So I've been wanting to make a blog for awhile now, but I never seem to have the time. I'm going to try to make more time for writing though, because I really like to share my knowledge.
I'm going to tell you a little bit about myself first though, then (probably in my next post) I'll post up some of my tips for URBAN homesteading (as I call it).
First of all, I write and play country music songs, it's my greatest passion, second to that is my wish to become off grid. I was raised in a large city and I never really liked it, I moved to a small town when I was 17 and loved it. But, it still wasn't what I wanted, I wanted to live on a farm, have horses and be off grid. That's my dream (and to become a country music star, but that is far away yet, if at all).
So right now I'm renting in a mid-sized city, in Manitoba. I don't know what you know about Manitoba Canada, but the climate is ever changing, (just last week it was 34 degrees Celsius now its 10 degrees Celsius). We also have a very short growing season. Since I'm renting I didn't really think that there would be many things that I could do that is "Off the Grid". Most of the blogs that are going around are all very helpful if you own your own land, but that's not always the case. I've searched high and low for any information about going off the grid when your renting. Of course you can't do all the things that people with their own land can do, but you can start off and kind of "get the feel" of this lifestyle without committing to much, and without having to give up your damage deposit.
I'm no master of this, of course, I only just started doing most of these things, and some of these things are things I haven't tried yet, but I just might in the future. The first thing I will encourage you to do, is to read up on this topic, there are thousands of websites, apps, blogs, books etc. with information on this topic. Also look into the disaster preparedness websites and books, these also have a lot of good information, like how much food to stock in case of disaster etc.
Some of the items I want to discuss in this blog are based on having certain talents, homesteading/ going off the grid is not for everyone. It requires a great deal of patience and knowledge.
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