Prepping for the long haul
Homesteading is more important than ever, especially as news reports indicate that sh*t is about to hit the fan in more ways than one.
If you've always wanted to create a self-sufficient homestead or set up an off-grid sanctuary, here's how you can fast-track your progress for maximum results ASAP:
Prioritize Food Self-Sufficiency
For any off-grid base to be worthwhile, it needs to be self-sufficient in terms of food. Ideally, you'll pick a homestead location with great land where you can:
- Raise some livestock, like chickens at a minimum
- Have access to a flowing water source, preferably a freshwater river where you can fish
- Have enough fertile soil so you can plant crops
Food self-sufficiency is your number one priority aside from water (more on that below). Start setting up farmland and consider purchasing a few basic farming supplies and moving them to the homestead now rather than later, when it may be too late.
4. Water is Life
Just as important as food is water. Make sure that you have a flowing freshwater source for drinking, cleaning, and cooking. Rivers are good, but groundwater wells are perfect and they allow you to set up your homestead in a more off-grid, untraceable location. If sh*t really does hit the fan, people may congregate near rivers – you'll only be able to keep your homestead secret if you aren’t close to these natural water sources.
Set up a well and pump so you can rely on water retrieval if you and your family need to relocate to your off-grid base in a pinch.
3. Build Up Stores of Supplies Now
Go to the store and purchase supplies like canned food, batteries, and so on now rather than later. The last thing you want to do is be stuck in a grocery store trying to pick up toilet paper like everybody was at the onset of the COVID-19 hysteria.
If you need to, take several trips in your truck. Fill the closets and cabinets of your off-grid base with everything you may need. Be sure to store any food items or other perishables in cool, dry, dark places to stop them from going bad.
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2. Electrify Your Homestead
Any long-term homestead will need a solid source of electricity. With that in mind, fast-track your homestead’s self-sufficiency by installing some solar panels or windmills. These renewable electricity sources will keep your off-grid home powered up and illuminated throughout the dark nights that may come in the future.
1. Get DIY Repair Stuff Together Early
Lastly, start transitioning your tools and workshop supplies to your off-grid base now. Bring them with your perishable foods and cans if you like. By getting your DIY repair stuff to your off-grid homestead, you’ll be able to handle any maintenance or repair tasks that fall in your lap in the future, plus continue to add to your homestead over time.
By taking these smart steps, your homestead will be more prepared and defensible should the worst come to pass. Good luck, fellow prepper!
Thanks for reading - stay strong, patriots.
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