Great little story about a family pushed by increasing economic challenges to make some radical changes to their lives to live more self-sufficiently. Here’s the thing: even if the really bad predictions that you sometimes hear from the doomsayers only have a 5% chance of coming true, isn’t it wise to do some preparations for it? You know, just in case? These people aren’t about stockpiling guns and bullets and living in the mountains in a compound — they’re just about lessening the utter reliance upon the extremely interconnected system most of Americans find themselves having. That’s a great thing, in my book.
When the economy started to squeeze the Wojtowicz family, they gave up vacation cruises, restaurant meals, new clothes and high-tech toys to become 21st-century homesteaders.