What Are The Most Important Homesteading Skills You've Learned?

Reader Contribution by Staff
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In Homesteading Lessons Learned: If I Could Do It All Again, contributing editor and DIY expert Steve Maxwell shares the many lessons he learned during his twenty years as a homesteader. Man, is there a lot of trial-and-error involved in the process of honing those skills! Veteran homesteaders: Please, please share your wisdom with those of us who are just getting started down the path to self-sufficiency — what are the most important lessons you learned along the way?

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