The 50 item checklist from Freedom Guerrilla, a very interesting a provocative blog:
2. Support local, sustainable agriculture. “Certified organic” generally is a better option when shooting in the dark, but not always. You should discuss these subtleties with your grower. To do this, you can support local farmer’s markets or join a CSA. You can also go so far as to work (labor for board) on a sustainable farm.
3. Live like a homesteader regardless of your zip code. This means learning the basic skills and labor that have been used by humans (and still employed today) for centuries regardless of if you live on a farm, in suburbia, or in New York City. Some of these skills include farming, canning/preserving, carpentry, metal work, sewing, etc.
4. Employ self-inflicted brown outs. Take your entire existence off the power grid every week for hours to days.
5. Drive less or not at all. Explore moving closer to your food source (I call it, “a job”). Make a goal and measure progress. If you’re not within bike range, you may be stretching the commute a bit far.
7. Choose natural, sustainably harvested materials or better yet, invest locally with people you know.
8. Support artists, artisans, craftspeople by buying and trading with them. This eliminates unnecessary markups, middlemen, product travel, and wasteful overproduction that over inflates modern finance.
9. Eliminate your debt by either paying it off or walking away from it. Either way, live without debt and choose with method best supports your overall financial independence plan.
10. When in doubt, cooperate. Seek and create living solutions that support friends, family, and the tribe. This may include moving into one house or homestead together (doubling, tripling up), sharing of tools or resources (eliminates unnecessary waste or inefficiency).
11. Eat less/no meat. Beef production is horribly unsustainable and destructive (read Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West for a bit of history). There are dozens of better alternatives. Try fasting for awhile to break a food addiction.
12. Eat less in general. The modern American diet leaves the practitioner overweight yet malnourished, addicted yet unsatisfied (pick up Food, Inc.: Mendel to Monsanto–The Promises and Perils of the Biotech Harvest for the complete lowdown).
13. Use the barter economy. This helps reduce the demand for new products and keeps this engine alive a little longer while massaging the lizard brain with new crap.