I’ve been a fan of the apocalyptic genre, and a survivalist, since I was a teenager. For better or for worse, I’ve decided to cross a line. The goal: to move to a homestead-friendly property in the next 18 months… and be READY FOR IT.

I’m interested in learning to do this stuff for real. Maybe I’ll get the property that allows a huge garden, a smoker, chickens… and start living the dream. Maybe I won’t. But I think even homesteading on a small scale is good for people, and good for the environment. I think everyone should be self-sufficient on some level.

Self-sufficiency and frugality go hand in hand. I’m in marketing and social media, and kind of burned out on of both. I know the digital world too well. I’ve seen behind the curtain on how we’re engineered to want things that keep us in the retail system. I’m fighting that on a personal level, trying to save up for a homestead and a more secure future. Maybe my struggles will help with your own frugality efforts.

So that’s it in a nutshell. I don’t know where this journey’s going, but this blog aims to appeal to gamers and digital natives that love the idea of homesteading, but aren’t sure if there’s any way to fit that into real life. There is, guys. THERE IS!