[–] nosejobsforequality 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Let me sound all liberal here... "maybe if we make it inclusive" - I just say that because I'm a suburban gardener and DIYer who is all about he homesteading idea but still depending on the city job for the time being. I'm trying all of the homesteading techniques I can now in my suburban environment so I know what I'm doing when we can cut all the cords.

We have rain barrels (nearly 1000 gallons worth) and enough crops in 2000sq ft to cover roughly a third of the annual needs of a family of 5. (I mean that economically not calorically) and are looking at solar and wind... we're in a very windy part of the eastern great plains/midwest.

I have about 1/4 acre of trees along the back of my property and have plenty of firewood just from the fallen debris... we're thinking about a wood stove to replace the furnace but I don't know enough about it.

anyway... as someone who's looking to implement homesteading techniques I think we should just get it going no matter how many want to jump on the bandwagon.

let's grow it, build it, do it!

[–] andrew_jackson [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Let me sound all liberal here... "maybe if we make it inclusive" - I just say that because I'm a suburban gardener and DIYer who is all about he homesteading idea but still depending on the city job for the time being. I'm trying all of the homesteading techniques I can now in my suburban environment so I know what I'm doing when we can cut all the cords.

I like it. I'm not really a hard-ass or anything and I get along with most people. I think that we'd probably end up splitting up into three or four groups, or whatever. That's fine. Different people have different visions of what Biblical living looks like.

[–] Creggieb 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Zero clearance wood stoves have gotten a lot better. Even though I'm sure to catch some flack, its valuable to recognize that insurance companies used to refuse claims involving such, and now they do not. This shows that the insurance company has recognized a major increase in safety regarding these devices and can now profit off of insurancing premises with this heating method

[–] andrew_jackson [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's funny. I was just about to give the opposite advice. From my homesteading experience, wood stoves end up being a lot of work and don't really save that much money. Isn't gas cheap these days?

[–] Fahrvergnaked 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The comments seem to suggest we haven’t matured enough, but regardless I’m definitely interested in a homesteading subverse.

[–] andrew_jackson [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Give it time. There are more and more nice people posting prominently on Voat. The trolls will begin to recede.

[–] Inaminit 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Only problem is @andrew_jackson being a mod for anything.

[–] preacherusmvmcva2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Maybe it would be better to do one on self sufficiency which would incorporate all about homesteads, as well as gardening, farming, survival, bush crafting, camping, smoking meat, dehydrating, food storage basically everything the idea of homesteading would incorporate..... The idea of a traditional husband is to be the provider/protector - it would definitely help with the provider department.....

[–] andrew_jackson [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I like it. Let's plan to do the inaugural run on Thursday!

[–] BlackSheepBrouhaha 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

All in favor of @andrew_jackson being mod of v/homesteading, say aye.

@PrivateJoker

[–] Inaminit 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

No thanks.

[–] Inaminit 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I don't discuss topics with shill censors and neither should anyone else.

[–] andrew_jackson [S] 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

LOL, you mad, Bro? I'm going to ban you!

[–] Inaminit 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

Mad? You are equated and you did it to yourself, faggot.

[–] WolfShepherd 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

Rope yourself

[–] WolfShepherd 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago  (edited ago)

OP is a retard niggerfaggot