More and more people are starting to find ways to survive off the land. It’s almost as if we’re heading a little backward in some ways. With technology taking over our world, we’re on information overload yet losing a lot of our core purpose.
Having values and a purpose in life is what helps us steer from evil. People who live with a purpose and stay true to their values are better able to learn how to survive off the land. This isn’t going to be a walk in the park, but you must be steadfast in staying true to your values.
Before you go out and buy a piece of land for your homestead, you’ll need to consider a few things.
- You’ll need at least 5 acres of land.
- Check to see if there are any free parcels of land available (yes, it’s a thing)
- Are you ready to be a minimalist? Learning to survive off the land means giving up those extras you’ve grown accustomed to having.
- Sacrifice is necessary to live off grid.
- Be open to adapting to change. This will be a whole new lifestyle.
While 100 acres of land may sound amazing! It’s not necessary. You’ll want to buy enough land to work with but not so much that you’re overwhelmed. If you already have a huge plane for a 100 acre lot, then by all means try to grab a good price on 100 acres.
Most people survive off of about 5 acres for a family of four or more. This is reasonable and goes right along with us saying that you have to be a minimalist to survive off the land.
Get Rid of Debt
You’ll have to put a lot of your time and energy into living off grid. It’s best to set up a savings and get prepared financially before diving into this new lifestyle. Start a plan today to pay off any debt you have and start saving money every week.
You’ll want to go into this off grid lifestyle with as little debt as possible. Consider saving money until you have enough cash to buy the land outright, this will help reduce the debt involved with your new lifestyle.
Learn to Grow Food
The key to surviving off the land is to learn how to grow food. For those out there with a black thumb, well this may be your biggest challenge! Do all the research. Read all the articles. Watch all the videos. You’re going to want to know the ins and outs of container gardening, growing food on the land, and growing food on vines, and so on.
It’s best to utilize as much space as possible on your land to growing food. You’ll need to learn how to preserve your food so that you have a winter supply, as well!
Find a Freshwater Source
If you can purchase land that has a freshwater source then you’re ahead of the game! You must have some form of water source for drinking and irrigation of your crop. If you don’t have access to fresh water, then consider having a well dug so you’re able to access water.
Water is one of the most important resources you’ll need access to when you start to survive off the land. A human being and your food won’t last long without a consistent freshwater source.
We recently shared some off grid toilet options that included a compost toilet. This composting toilet allows you to easily reuse your poo as fertilizer. This is just one way to repurpose things around the homestead. You’ll need to watch videos and read online articles about ways to repurpose everyday items for the sole purpose of living off the land.
This repurposing of things will be part of your journey towards becoming a minimalist and it will help you feel more relaxed and free in this life!
Hopefully, this entire post has enticed you to learn more about surviving off the land and transforming your life entirely. Living off grid is a fabulous way to be independent, relaxed, and feel more confident.