I would take this a bit further and say refuse to use Federal Reserve Notes from the private scam called the Federal Reserve Bank if you can. It hits the banksters where it hurts the most: loss of banking fees and interest earned on other people's money.
Barter instead when able, despite the inconvenience. Trade services or goods if you can. We have what's left of an organic mango orchard that the typhoons didn't destroy and we trade those in advance for veggies and chicken from other neighbors later. It's the honor system, and it makes for good neighbors. They come over and help us harvest them, and we split the bounty. Same with our fish ponds. When people are hungry, I don't object to them fishing in my ponds. Gives me great standing in the community.
In the United Police States, you're just another unhappy number on Big Brother's chit list if you start growing things in your front yard or hanging up your laundry on a line. In many communities, the taser-torture man will show up and give you a ticket for it.
Shopping in the US now is a real scary thing. No real produce anywhere. You're just another victim for monINSANEco's Frankenfood experimentation GMO's at the Wall Street Chit-Food Store. They're going to force you to eat that poison and they've already outlawed catching rainwater in barrels in the Pacific Northwest. Pretty soon the DEA will add seeds to the list of prohibited contraband.
Here in the islands, we've got fruit trees all over the place, and locals climb a tree in someone's else's yard without the cops being called.
Is that socialism?
OH MY GOD!