If you have ever harbored dreams of homesteading but always thought that the idea was financially out of your reach, the question is, can you actually achieve this goal, even on a shoestring budget?
If you are out in the wild open countryside, you could probably do with some survival skills, and you could also do with some financial survival skills if you are to fulfill your homesteading ambitions, with very little in the way of money to begin with.
Getting to grips with the basics
If you are going to work on putting together a plan that allows you the chance to make homesteading work for you and your family, you will need to cover the basics of what it means to take this new direction in your life.
So many of us have probably sleep-walked into spending money that we didn’t really have to, if we had just taken a step back and been a bit more resourceful.
Being resourceful is one of the cornerstone of achieving your homesteading dreams. Rather than thinking how much a project is going to cost you if you buy all the materials needed, flip that around and work out how you can use what you already have to achieve the same result.
Resourcefulness is something that you will need in spades if you are going to run a homestead on a shoestring.
The need for creativity
Another of the basics would be to have a creative flair about you.
Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes and it is mainly about things like finding a temporary fix and being able to think outside of the box to find a creative solution which works for you and solves a problem or fills a need, without breaking the bank.
Quitters need not apply
Another key attribute your will probably need is an iron-will and plenty of determination to see something through, regardless of how the odds appear to be stacked against you.
There is absolutely no question that homesteading is a tough challenge whichever way you look at, and there will be plenty of times where you even think that you are facing an impossible task.
If you are someone who is not fazed by a few setbacks, such as finding that the seedlings you raised have been wiped out by disease, and plenty of other disheartening scenarios like that along the way, then you may well have the level of determination needed to see your homesteading ambitions become a reality.
Happy with what you have got
It is also important to have a decent sense of perspective about where you are with your homesteading plans and be content with what you have achieved and what you have.
Having a sense of contentment will ensure that you are not easily discouraged and it will equip you with the right amount of patience to see projects through to the end, without worrying too much if it takes long that anticipated to get there.
The general message to take on board if you are interested in homesteading, is that the main attributes you need to succeed come from with and cost you nothing, so yes, you can start homesteading on a shoestring.
By Conrad Novak. “As the Editor of Survivor’s Fortress, I’m committed to providing you with the most accurate and up-to-date tips and information to help you become more self-reliant and keep you prepared for whatever life throws at you.”
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