Saving Money on Your Homestead

You don’t have to be a homesteader to benefit from tips on saving money. But if you’re living the rural life, it’s even more helpful when you can get insights from others who are doing it, too, because some things are unique to the homesteading lifestyle.

Jackie Clay-Atkinson gives practical guidance in the July/August, 2014, “Backwoods Home Magazine” (Issue #148) which could help you with saving money on your homestead. She covers…

  • Grow your own food
  • Groceries
  • Household products
  • Clothing
  • Animal Feed
  • Building material
  • Fencing
  • Heating your home
  • Energy costs
  • Taxes and credit cards

See the article excerpt below, then click the link to read the whole thing.

Saving money
on the homestead

By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

I come from a “penny-pinching-and-proud-of-it” family background and I learned the importance of saving a buck at an early age. Throughout my journey toward a self-reliant lifestyle, I’ve gained a lot of valuable insight into the hundreds of ways to save money in daily living as well as ways to save for those larger projects in the future.

Grow your own food

It’s said that the “typical” American family of four spends approximately $500 a month for food and household supplies. I don’t think we spend that much in a year, including toilet paper.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.

You’ve probably come up with a few of your own money saving tips along the way. But if you could use more guidance on saving money, see posts in the Survival & Your Money category on this site, and check out the Survival & Your Money page in the Prep Mart.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.