How to be an urban homesteader?

Homesteading and urban  living …a beautiful collision that is taking the country by storm. Are you trying to feed yourself from your own garden? Maybe you’re trying to squeeze a few chickens into your postage-stamp sized backyard? 

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A great many people feel that they need to be self-reliant, which is generally simple to accomplish in the country or rural areas. But what are the ways a city occupant can take to accomplish self-reliance? There are a few approaches to be self-reliant in the urban zones. The key is you should be willing to have a homesteaders heart, to cut expenses, and learn how to get back to the basics.


Here are five ways you can become an urban homesteader:

  1. Container Gardening – The initial step is to begin “container gardening.” It is a prevalent misconception that vegetables can become just on the land. Vegetables, for example, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, and squash can without much of a stretch be grown in pots or barrels. Container gardening is the perfect type of planting for the individuals who are new to this field. The principal focal points (aside from being self-reliant) are that it is less costly, less weeding is required, and just limited amounts of plants should be taken care of. In the event that you arrange appropriately enough, you can develop various types of vegetables in a restricted space. Strawberries and zucchini can be developed in bushel baskets and tubs can be utilized for developing potatoes. Additionally, knowing how to grow your own fruits and vegetables can come in handy in case of a disaster. Survival foods that you may have access to in certain conditions will run out at some point or the other. Not knowing how to produce your own could prove to be fatal in such situations.
  2. Solar Oven – The second step is making a “solar oven”. Making a sun-powered stove is anything but difficult to learn and cuts vitality costs. In the middle of summer, utilizing a customary stove can put an additional strain on your energy bills.
  3. Keep Chickens – Another approach to accomplishing an urban homestead is to add a couple of chickens to your backyard. Many urban areas now allow for backyard chickens.  Free range or pen kept they can be a great addition to your urban homestead.
  4. Practice Simple Living – Another approach is to practice simple living. This should be possible by looking for approaches to slice family costs and to decrease the clutter in your home.
  5. Bulk Buying – The fifth step is to purchase basic needs in mass. Buying in bulk will reduce your overall grocery costs and help you learn to use what have and make do before buying new.

5 Steps to Urban Homesteading

About the author: James Smith is an avid prepper and a homesteader. He loves to write about prepping and natural living. Follow @JamesSmith1609 for more updates.

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Tracy Lynn

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