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Should You Be a Homesteader?

Should You Be a Homesteader?

The worlds of survival, preparedness, self-reliance, and homesteading often overlap. There’s a big movement in our country right now of people who realize the precariousness of our global grid systems, and yearn to be free from the dependence on, and shackle to, modern life. Of course, these interests do not always collide. There are some people who homestead as a simple hobby and interest, some people who prepare for disaster in their urban or suburban homes, and some people who have their primary interest in wilderness survival. If you’ve ever considered homesteading and are already interested in survival and disaster […]

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The Reality of Living Off-Grid

The Reality of Living Off-Grid

If you’re a survivalist, prepper, or aspiring homesteader, one of your goals is probably to live off-grid. And it is certainly a wise goal to have; our global energy grids are growing increasingly precarious and connected to bigger and bigger networks, making them more likely to be shut down by events like a solar flare, EMP, or terroristic hacking. Not to mention, you probably get sick of shelling out high energy costs and taxes to large corporations of government entities, and want to be free and independent. Going off-grid is great, but are you sure you’re really ready for it? […]

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