Episode-1130- All About Urban Homesteading

The Survival Podcast show

Summary: TweetKelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen authors of The Urban Homestead and the blog Root Simple Given the announcement I made today about SilverBulletSilverShield.com it seems this is also an appropriate topic, I imagine some will get that aside and some won’t.  Today indeed we will discuss urban homesteading or as is often the more accurate term, suburban homesteading, but I just really feel like calling it urban homesteading today. Today I feel like I am somewhere in the middle, I am certainly not in the urban homestead camp nor even the suburban homestead camp as I sit on 3 acres in a quite rural and unincorporated area.  I did have an urban homestead not long ago in Arlington, TX. From there we went to a true mountain homestead and now we have what is more accurately a mini ranch.  All of this though has taught me a great deal about the advantages that exist in everything from large holdings to small lots.  The entire thing is a system of checks and balances, for everything you gain with one property, you loose the advantages of another. Join Me Today As We Discuss… What really makes an urban homestead “urban”, size, location, what? What are some unique challenges and concerns for the urban homesteader? How much land do you really need to have a true homestead feel? What things must you avoid 100% if you are to have a enjoyable urban homestead? How do animals fit into the equation, how do you pacify neighbors and avoid issues? What are some things you can do to increase self reliance even in the city? What are some real advantages of urban homesteading? How might a group pool resources and buy property with common property lines? Why I feel restoring the homestead in all locations is the solution to many of America’s problems Resources for today’s show… Members Support Brigade Join Our Forum Members Support Brigade 13Skills.com Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TSP Mint TSP Gear Back Yard Food Production – (sponsor of the day) Fortress Defense Consultants – (sponsor of the day) My Video About SilverBulletSilverShield The Urban Farming Guys Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.