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When people think of homesteading, they usually think of a big piece of land out in the country, a large pasture with grazing cows, a huge garden with row after row of crops, a barn filled with livestock and chickens, or something along those lines. This is a misconception. Although that description could certainly be of a homestead, the term “homesteading” refers to any set of activities that make you more self-reliant.
For example, growing a garden in your backyard is a type of homesteading because it makes you less reliant on grocery stores. No, it won’t make you completely self-sufficient, but anything that makes you a little more independent is a type of homesteading. Making your own soaps, candles, foods, clothes, and so forth.
Many of our readers are people who rent houses or apartments because they just can’t afford a piece of land in the country. At least not yet. But the good news is that you don’t have to put all of your homestead dreams on hold. There are plenty of things you can do right now to become more self-reliant. This article from Be Survival has 15 options.