Category Archive: Off Grid

3 Reasons New Homesteaders Fail

3 Reasons New Homesteaders Fail Failure can come in all forms and isn’t always a bad thing. If you think about it, all of the things we use that makes our lives “easier” came about through a lot of trial and error (aka failure). Homestead failure, on the other hand, can have some pretty devastating …

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DIY $3 Solar Powered Small Electronic USB Charger

DIY $3 Solar Powered Small Electronic USB Charger If you are looking to improve your DIY skills and save money at the same time this easy project is for you. This little garden light hack allows you to charge small electronic devices like phones, MP3 players etc. The cool thing about this little project is …

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How To Raise Chickens – The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

How To Raise Chickens – The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide One of the biggest challenges to living off the grid is having a sustainable source of food. Gardening is one way to do this, but it’s not the only way. I’m a big fan of raising chickens. The reason? Because chickens can provide you with a …

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Here’s What a National Electricity Shortage Looks Like

Here’s What a National Electricity Shortage Looks Like Did you ever consider that the SHTF might not be a dramatic total blackout, like the kind caused by an EMP or a direct hit from the sun? What if the SHTF is actually an incremental electricity shortage that changes our very way of life? That’s exactly …

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5 Logical Reasons to Prepare

5 Logical Reasons to Prepare Preppers all have their own reasons and events they prepare for. Some worry about EMPs, others worry about an economic crisis, and still others worry about nuclear war. All of these events are possible to some extent and should be considered when making your overall plans. These tend to be on …

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The Best Frugal Gardening Ideas on the Internet

The Best Frugal Gardening Ideas on the Internet Everyone knows that growing your own food is the best way to save money on groceries…but few stop to consider how expensive it can be to get started with a garden. There’s a lot more to it than just dumping a handful of seeds into a hole …

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Step by Step How to Make an Emergency Tin Can Stove

Step by Step How to Make an Emergency Tin Can Stove Hopefully you already have a portable stove, but what if it ends up lost or destroyed? Do you have a backup plan for boiling water and cooking food? If not, you’ll have to make a stove with whatever materials you can find. And two …

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9 Best Guard Dogs For Home Defense

9 Best Guard Dogs For Home Defense For most people, home security is about nothing more than installing an alarm system and hoping for the best. Newsflash! Alarm systems DON’T keep burglars out. All they do is alert you when a burglar has already made it inside. This isn’t to say that alarm systems are …

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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Going Off The Grid

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Going Off The Grid People go off the grid for a variety of reasons. Some do it because it allows them to become more self-sustainable. They can grow their own food, get their own water, and don’t need to rely on grocery stores to survive. Others do it for the …

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How To Get All Your Hot Water Needs From A Compost Mound

How To Get All Your Hot Water Needs From A Compost Mound Did you know that composting can provide you with hot water? Goes to show all those kitchen scraps you throw away is actually costing you more money that you think! Did you know that when compost breaks down it produces heat? With this heat …

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