Learn how to homestead and learn to be self-sufficient with this helpful handbook.
Modern-day homesteaders are throwbacks to the days of old. They raise and grow much of their food, practice food preservation techniques and know how to live off the land. While some may scoff at the lifestyle of a homesteader, they tend to be happier and healthier than most people caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Western lifestyle.
Homesteaders make efficient use of their time and their money in an effort to be largely self-sufficient. This book covers many of the topics a beginning homesteader is going to want to learn more about before getting started.
Here are just some of the many topics covered in this helpful handbook:
- What homesteading is and how it can benefit you.
- Why the all or nothing approach isn't the best approach for most people.
- Urban homesteading: Homesteading with limited space.
- How to get started when money is an issue.
- 20 ways homesteading can save money on groceries.
- How to save money by buying food in bulk. Includes a number of places you can buy bulk food from you might not know about.
- Purchasing land and building a home.
- How to get free or inexpensive land for a homestead.
- Growing your own produce.
- How to store food by preserving it: Canning, drying, fermenting, freezing and root cellaring.
- Raising livestock.
- Rainwater collection.
- Greywater collection.