As grocery stores continue to raise food prices, more people are turning to their own land to produce food instead of purchasing it at the store. Whether you want to grow your own herbs, harvest your own fruits or vegetables or raise cattle, there are many ways you can maximize your land as a food source. These 25 blog articles will dig into how you can live off the land.
How to Do It
There’s no way that one blog could give you all of the information that you need to live off the land, but combining these five blog entries can give you some ideas on how to go about starting the adventure.
- Live Off Your Land—Fifteen Steps You Can Take to Get Out of the Cubicle and Onto Self-Reliance
- Infographic: How Much Backyard Do You Need to Live Off the Land?
- The Floyd Eco-Village: Living Off the Land with an Economic Plan
- Tough (and Valuable) Lessons from the Homestead
- Rural Free Delivery: Living Off the Land, Almost
Hunting isn’t the only way to have meat on your dinner table if you are living off the land. Many folks choose to raise their own livestock to butcher for food. A family of four can eat for several different meals from the meat that comes from a whole pig or cow. If you live by water, you can add fish or other seafood to your diet. These five blog posts will share some of their insights with you.
- Living Off the Land
- The Year in Oysters
- Living Off the Land
- Abandon the Office: Be a Hunter-Gatherer
- Living Off the Land – And Sea—In Kotzebue
Probably one of the easiest ways to start saving money and living off the land is by growing your own garden. For instance, one tomato plant will yield about one bushel of tomatoes. These tomatoes will allow you to make and can your own tomato sauce, stew tomatoes and make salsa, in addition to eating them fresh. Just think of all that you could do if you had more than one plant. Making your own salsa is a snap when you grow your own onions, jalapenos and cilantro, and you don’t have to step foot into a grocery store. These five blog posts will give you some ideas for getting started.
- A British Town Relearns How to Live Off the Land [Video]
- Garden Prep [What I’m Doing to Prepare for Spring Gardening in DECEMBER]
- Gardening in November?
- The Progressive Garden—Living Off the Land
- Living Off the Land
Off the Grid
Some people have taken ‘living off the land’ one step further and have decided that they are going to live off the grid as well. Living off the grid means that you don’t pay for electricity from a company; instead, you create your own by using solar, wind or water power. Or you could go completely electricity free. Take a look at these five blog entries to see what others are doing to get off the grid.
- Living Off the Grid, Urban-Homesteading Style, With the Dervaes Family
- 16×9—Off the Grid: Living Off Land Hour from Vancouver
- Living Off the Grid—In a Bus
- Living Off the Grid: Could Decreasing Energy Dependence Ultimately Make Life Easier? (Video)
- Living Off the Grid
Little House on the Prairie Living
When you were a kid you may have read the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder or watched the spin-off TV show. If you did, you may remember how hard life was on the prairie and how the Ingalls family survived by living off the land for the most part. Read these five blog posts to learn a bit more about living like they did back then.
- It’s ‘Little House on the Prairie’ Up In Here
- The Meteorology of Little House on the Prairie
- In Search of Little House on the Prairie
- The “Historical Pa” (Little House on the Prairie, Controlling Love Etc…)
- Little House on the Prairie and Djibouti
For other resources like this visit GoodHouseKeeping.org.
Ted Ning is renowned for leading the annual LOHAS Forum, LOHAS.com and LOHAS Journal the past 9 years Ted Ning is widely regarded as the epicenter of all things LOHAS leading many to affectionately refer to him as ‘Mr. LOHAS’. He is a change agent, trend spotter and principal of the LOHAS Group, which advises large and small corporations on accessing and profiting from the +$300 billion lifestyles of health and sustainability marketplace. The LOHAS Group is a strategy firm focusing on helping companies discover, create, nurture and develop their unique brand assets. For more information on Ted visit www.tedning.com