The definition of homesteading is being self sufficient.
Something that I have wanted to do for a long time, is to live a life less dependent on the "system".
Growing our own vegetables 🍅 🌶
Growing our own fruit 🍉 🍎 🍇 .
Having our own water supply. (Chlorine and fluoride free)
Producing our own electricity.
Having chickens 🐔 or ducks for eggs 🍳
Having bees for honey 🍯
Having maple trees for syrup.
Heating with wood.
And so on....
There are many reasons for wanting this type of lifestyle.
First of all it's fun and rewarding. Yes it is a bit (okay a lot) of work but that's ok.
Another good reason is the food we grow is healthier than what we can buy at the grocery store. There are no herbicides or pesticides in our fruit and vegetables.
We can also save money 💰if we grow lots of our own food. That's always a bonus.
Last, but not least, is a reason that many never think about.
I think that there is a good possibility that life as we know it may change (a lot sooner than later) and not for the better unfortunately.
Most people think that things are going to stay as good as they are forever. They believe that we will always be able to drive down to the grocery store and have fully stocked shelves to choose from. That banks (and bank machines) will always be there so we can accesss our money. That when you turn the switch on the lights will come on, or when you turn on the tap, water 💦 will come out.
We (North Americans) have been spoiled for a very long time and have come to expect this quality of life. When things start to change for the worse it can happen very quickly.
The inflation in Venezuela 🇻🇪 has increased over 40,000% since 2015/2016. It now takes 1,000,000 (million) bolivar to equal $1 CDN dollar.
I recently met a lady that moved to Canada from Venezuela with her husband. She assured me what I had read was true about the economy and hyperinflation there. Grocery stores were now weighing the money that people had rather than counting it as it takes too long due to its devaluation. Store shelves were almost empty and things like toilet paper were no where to be found.
It wasn't that long ago that Venezuela was one of the wealthiest countries in the world.
What does Venezuela's economy have to do with us?
Many of the articles written by economic/geopolitical experts that I read say this is coming to America (Canada and USA).
The probabilty of a similar situation to Venezuala happening in the USA 🇺🇸 and Canada 🇨🇦 Is very likely. This is according to people like Bill Holter, Dr Paul Craig Roberts, Greg Hunter, Nomi Prins and Catherine Austin Fitts just to name a few.
What should you do?
Stay tuned for Part 2 of Homesteading! "Where to Start"