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Download the free US Expatriation Guide Wind power Solar cells Hydro Geothermal heating and power Don't forget to also stock up on gasoline Don't forget to stock up on plenty of rewood! It needs to dry for 6-12 months before it's ready for use. Reduce your energy consumption Invest in a backup generator Got a house? Consider investing in a wood heating system or upgrading your open replace to a more efficient system. How will you light your house in case of a long term power outage? Have plenty of candles, lamp oil, wicks, ash lights, batteries. And matches! It's cheaper to heat yourself than to heat an entire room. Own efficient clothing. If you own a car (or a generator) it's a good idea to always have a couple gasoline containers. Don't forget to rotate the containers each time you ll up on gas. Diversify your energy generation

You need to hedge the vulnerable systems you interact with on a daily basis How long would you last if these systems broke down tomorrow?

How well do you know your neighbors? Having strong relationships with your neighbors will be very valuable in times of crisis. Learn to grow your own food Build strong networks (download our free Network Inltration Report for how-to advice) Plant Fruit Trees RIp up your chemically treated lawn and turn it into a vegetable garden Look into hydroponics and aquaponics Consider, if you have a yard and live in a location that doesnt zone you to death, acquiring a small goat for milk and cheese. Or chickens Learn Permaculture

If you don't own land your rst choice should be to buy some if you've got the capital, if not you can look into joining a grow co-op

YOU The Social System

This involves also learning how to collect and preserve seeds

If you don't mind moving, consider relocating to a resilient community. More and more likeminded people are forming resilient communities all over the world (In fact, we have an ongoing project in Chile which will put these like-minded people together.) Work towards getting a second passport (Here's why) Warning: Scams!

Buy and Grow in Bulk

The Energy System

Stock up on non perishables such as rice, beans, wheat, sugar, salt, honey, syrup, spices, our Canning Drying Learn to Preserve Charcoal and lighter uid Preserving Fermenting Salting

Learn to Hunt and Fish

Hedge the Systems

The Food System

Start capturing rain water in a cistern Learn how to cook your food without electricity Invest in a good water lter Cook on wood Propane stove

Invest in low ow toilets

Open a Foreign Bank Account in a country with a stable banking sector, i.e. NOT the US or Europe. Here's four reasons why.

Do what it takes to gain access to a well If necessary, purchase land somewhere where you have water rights and can dig your own well. Get a couple of water containers, clear hard plastic. Make sure they're food grade if you plan to drink the water.

The Financial System The Water System

Less bureaucracy
Invest cash into real estate abroad

Less taxes If you're an entrepreneur, set up an entity abroad. More privacy and freedom or how to make an extra $12,422,575.54
You never know when the government decides to "cash in" again and ban private ownership of precious metals.

Think about establishing a trust (if you've got signicant assets)

Hedging the Systems is only one of six pillars of Self-Reliance that we've identied. Download the free report Six Pillars of Self-Reliance to learn about the other ve pillars.

Invest in precious metals and store them overseas Foreign Earned Income Exclusion for US citizens. If you are a U.S. citizen or a resident
alien of the United States and you live abroad, you are taxed on your worldwide income. However, you may qualify to exclude from income up to an amount of your foreign earnings that is now adjusted for ination ($91,400 for 2009, $91,500 for 2010, $92,900 for 2011, $95,100 for 2012). In addition, you can exclude or deduct certain foreign housing amounts(IRS).

If you've got the money to invest, invest in up and coming economies such as Mongolia.

Optimal Tax Structure