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Right now you are sitting in a normal home and thinking to yourself, “how can I get better?” We always want to get better and most who are reading this are just looking to be a little self-sufficient. You realize that your home is just a few steps away from being your own urban homestead.
How can you start making that turn? How do you start turning the ship towards the self-sufficient side of things?
There are a number of things that you can do to make a quick change.
Get Some Hens
You really need to look into chickens. About 4 hens can change the outlook of your home life. Nothing says urban homestead like a little bit of backyard livestock. Hens are very easy to take care of and they are actually pretty interesting.
Most cities are even letting people keep hens within the city limits. Nothing is like getting that first egg and realizing you have opened a new door.
Grab Some Off-Grid Power
You don’t have to throw a ton of solar panels on the roof to start getting off-grid. You don’t need to throw a wind farm in the backyard either! Off-grid power can be something as simple as a $3 Solar Powered Cell Phone Charger just to get a feel for it.
Learn to Really Cook!
It might sound elementary but when you start cooking and baking you are going to become something different. Cooking is going to change the way you look at your garden, the way you look at ingredients, and how much you can control what you need to buy at the supermarket.
This all goes a long way in changing your home from a modern, convenience laden suburban house into a radical suburban homestead. Give it a shot and see what sticks.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.