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Going Off Grid? How to Prepare for Your First Year

•, by Will Ryan

Homesteading usually requires a lot of trial and error. If at first, you don't succeed, try, try again. Homesteading is an integral part of our country's history. Families would purchase large land plots for next to nothing as they attempted to build a life on the frontier. 

Don't let small mistakes ruin your dream of living off the grid. Use these tips to plan out the first year of your homestead and focus on taking things one step at a time. 

Budget (with Plenty of Wiggle Room)

The first thing you're going to need is money. Homesteading can cost up to $5,000 over the first two years, and that doesn't include the cost of land, real estate, or constructing your own house. Most of this money will go toward working the land, building a greenhouse or garden, and growing your food.