Choose a life path that leads to freedom.
Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency.
Homesteading is all about doing things yourself, like agriculture, animal husbandry, or handicrafts. In that way, you can produce your own fuel, food, medicine, and other goods necessary to survive.
The beauty of self-sufficiency is that you can disconnect yourself from the 'grid'. You can be much more resistant to change brought by global politics, shortages, price hikes, etc.
Resources for your boreal forest homesteads:
Foraging on Your Land
If your homestead has access to a forest, you'll find it offers a variety of resources.