Hello, Robert Raskin of Las Vegas here, and today I’d like to share some tips with you about getting your homestead started. Homesteading and survivalism can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but life can get complicated, and I understand that not everyone is ready to pack it all up and head to the woods just yet. However, just because you aren’t in a position to live off-grid right now doesn’t mean you can’t begin taking simple steps to prepare yourself for when the time is right. We never know what’s around the corner, after all, and you may end up homesteading sooner than you think.


Get Started Now – Wherever You Are

You don’t have to buy a plot of land in the middle of nowhere to start homesteading right away. There are many little steps you can take to begin preparing for off-grid living, even if you live in an apartment in the city. Many areas allow chickens, so you can start small with just a couple of birds, and even the smallest yards have room for a garden. If you don’t have any yard at all, you can even look into container gardening, which is an alternative that is growing in popularity across urban areas.


Do Your Research

One thing any experienced homesteader will tell you is this is a learning process, and you will pick up new skills every day. There are a lot of resources you can use to prepare yourself even if you aren’t ready to move off the grid just yet. You could begin taking first aid classes, you can learn about the wildlife that is in the area you plan to live in, you can take a firearms safety class, learn how to can food, and now is a good time to check out the library.


Talk to Other Homesteaders

Other homesteaders who have already embarked upon this journey will be one of your most valuable resources. Even if you don’t know any homesteaders or survivalists personally, there are many message boards and other websites where you can meet people, network, and ask questions. Chances are, the people you encounter have the answers you are looking for, and they can offer creative solutions to problems as well. This is Robert Raskin, wishing you happy homesteading and hoping you’ll visit the site soon, because I’m posting new blogs regularly.