Category: Off Grid


The Ups and Downs of an Off-grid Life

The Ups and Downs of an Off-grid Life - Living off the grid is a dream for many of us and becoming totally self-sufficient is what drives us forward with our prepping plans. However, getting used to an off-grid life may be difficult for certain people.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Living off the grid is a dream for many of us and becoming totally self-sufficient is what drives us forward with our prepping plans. However, …

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Survival Lessons Learned from Long Camping Trips

Survival Lessons Learned from Long Camping Trips - The average person knows the rule of thumb regarding water: a gallon of water per day, per person. What they don't tell you is that truly is the barest minimum required. If you want to take a shower, one gallon per day isn't enough - not by a long shot.

People all across the country enjoy the recreational activity of camping. Whether that’s “glamping” in an RV or backpack hiking and camping, there are some really great survival lessons that can be learned on longer camping trips. The definition for “longer” means more than one just one or two nights. It can be in the …

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How To Live Without Electricity

How To Live Without Electricity -Electricity is the blood of our modern world and without it we cannot function. We believe that, no matter how many times the power goes off, it will come back on, sooner or later.

Electricity is the blood of our modern world and without it we cannot function. We believe that, no matter how many times the power goes off, it will come back on, sooner or later. We take electricity for granted and we are unaware how fragile our power grid is. Anything from a local ice storm …

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How To Grow Potatoes Off The Grid

How To Grow Potatoes Off The Grid - When living off the grid, potatoes should be a major storage crop grown in your garden. They’re not difficult to grow, taste delicious, and are packed with energy. Keep in mind that there are tons of ways to learn how to grow potatoes (some of which are easier than others).

Are you struggling with finding a food source that is sustainable, easy to acquire, an inexpensive to grow? If so, then consider growing potatoes. If you’re even a little familiar with gardening, you know that potatoes can grow pretty much anywhere. You can even grow them in bags once you learn the proven steps! Their …

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How To Cook When The Power Goes Out

How To Cook When The Power Goes Out - At some point in our lives the power will go out. It may be caused by a freak storm or man made like an EMP or nuclear war. Either way knowing how to cook food and have the ability to purify water will save you and you family/neighbors lives.

At some point in our lives the power will go out. It may be caused by a freak storm or man made like an EMP or nuclear war. Either way knowing how to cook food and have the ability to purify water will save you and you family/neighbors lives. If you normally cook with gas …

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5 Non-GMO Edible Plants In Your Back Yard

5 Non-GMO Edible Plants In Your Back Yard - Where is a good place to look for chemical-free and GMO-free fresh veggies this time of year? Your back yard is where!

Where is a good place to look for chemical-free and GMO-free fresh veggies this time of year? Your back yard is where! One of my favorte pages on FB is Willow Haven Outdoor and they posted a great article on 5 non gmo plants to eat in your back yard the other day and I liked …

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70+ Homestead Hacks to Make Life on the Homestead a Bit Easier

70+ Homestead Hacks to Make Life on the Homestead a Bit Easier - The goal is the simple off-grid homestead life. These 70+ homesteading hacks will get you there that much quicker.

I love articles like this one. I think you will be very busy with these 70+ Homestead Hacks. I think it’s just amazing how people can come up with ideas like these to make life easier and save you money all at the same time. Hacks refer to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that …

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DIY Cob House

Build This Cob House For $3000 - Cob houses keep the temperature inside more regulated, thus saving valuable energy on cooling and heating. They are a very inexpensive to build, too.

Building a cob house is second on my list after a log cabin. If I am honest with my self, a cob house should be first because they are easier to build and repair. Cob houses actually keep the temperature inside more regulated, thus saving valuable energy on cooling and heating. They are a lot …

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45 Homestead Tools for Off the Grid Living

45 Homestead Tools for Off the Grid Living - The list is organized into four parts: everyday tools, emergency tools, agriculture tools, and luxury tools. If you're not sure about all these tools, just remember, it's better to have something and not need it, than to need something and not have it.

One thing every homesteader will tell you is that things break. Harsh weather hammers away at your fences and other structures, and constant use wears down your doors, windows, and anything with moving parts. So if you truly want to live off the grid and be completely self-sufficient, you are going to have to gather …

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How To Make An Arc Welder

How To Make An Arc Welder - You just never know when you will need a welder in a SHTF situation. I know that a microwave is now worth so much more to me than warming up food!

WARNING: Stick welding, and/or the modification of a Microwave Oven Transformer (M.O.T), can be very dangerous and presents risks of UV radiation, shock hazards, burns, fires, fumes and a multitude of other risks.  This project should not be attempted without a thorough understanding of electricity, adult supervision and adequate training.  Misuse, or careless use, of …

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