Category: Off Grid

Post Disaster Communications for Preppers

Post Disaster Communication for Newbies - During and after a disaster, information is at a premium. Never underestimate the importance of having multiple ways to communicate after a disaster or crisis. To rely solely on your cell phone is a surefire way to be left in the dark.

What on earth are you going to do if you have to reach someone you love and the power and cell signal is out? This is the backbone and the main concern of post-disaster communications.  There are more options than …

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How To Make a DIY Chicken Coop From an Old Swingset

The humble yard bird can transform a typical backyard into something of an urban homestead. Suddenly you are producing eggs and that takes what you produce to a lot more valuable. You have an answer for protein in your own backyard. 

The humble yard bird can transform a typical backyard into something of an urban homestead. Suddenly you are producing eggs and that takes what you produce to a lot more valuable. You have an answer for protein in your own …

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Using a Wood Burning Stove to Cook Off Grid

Using a Wood Burning Stove to Cook Off Grid — Using a wood burning stove to cook off grid is not as easy as many people would think! Sure, anyone could start a fire in the stove, put food into a pot or pan and heat it up but would it taste good? Will it be cooked enough so no one gets sick? There is a real skill involved!

Why do we all have fireplaces and so few have wood stoves? In those expensive condos, you see gas-powered fireplaces that work with things like a remote control are much more common than the old school wood stoves. This has …

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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 effects that affect not only the homestead itself, but your entire life and in all areas.

Homesteading has taken on an air of absolute fantasy lately. Nothing wrong with it but people need to understand that its a tough undertaking. Success isn’t guaranteed!  We are going to look at three things that affect homesteaders and really …

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An Essential Prep: Fish Antibiotics

An Essential Prep: Fish Antibiotics - There's a lot of information out there about storing fish antibiotics for survival stockpiles but how much of it is really true? Can you really get the same antibiotics that are prescribed without getting an actual prescription?

At SHTF Preparedness, we are not medical professionals, we do not staff any or have any writers who are either. We can not give legitimate medical advice or diagnose anything. We are going to talk about fish antibiotics and the …

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When The World Ends: 5 Essential Items You Need To Survive if North Korea Sends Nukes

When The World Ends: 5 Essential Items You Need To Survive if North Korea Sends Nukes - While no one hopes that we enter another nuclear age, it seems it may be only time that is by our side. What would you do if we were attacked by a nuclear weapon -- as many people throughout the world have experienced at the hands of unjust governments.

You don’t have to watch the nightly news long to understand that we are under constant threat throughout the world — and that nuclear weapons threats are a reality. While no one hopes that we enter another nuclear age, it …

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Hyper Efficent DIY Solar Power

Being able to follow the sun's path through the sky can raise your solar panel system's output considerably (30-50%)

For a photovoltaic solar panel, following the sun’s path across the sky raises efficiency by 30-50%. This DIY sun tracker is easy to make and will help you stay less reliant on the grid during the colder months due to …

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How To Make The Mini Metal Foundry

How To Make The Mini Metal Foundry — I have been sharing great DIY articles for years now so I thought I had pretty much seen all there is in regards to DIY projects but boy was I wrong! This DIY mini foundry project is easy and cheap to make and best of all, you can cast your own aluminum from old soda cans.

There are lots of things in this life that simple. We should all strive towards a more simple life. It makes everything better. You might look at this foundry and wonder, why on earth, but it is a multifunction DIY …

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Don’t Purchase a Generator With Out Reading This First

Don't Purchase a Generator With Out Reading This First - A generator will keep it on for an extended period of time afterwards until the electricity can be restored. This is a very helpful and even lifesaving invention – but there are a few things that you should consider before investing in one.

If you are looking to build a base of preparedness that can be built upon you are going to need, at least, six things. Really, its more like six answers. What will you do for each of the following? Water …

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Off Grid Mistakes you Can Avoid

The idea of living off the grid is a dream to many Americans.

The idea of living off the grid is a dream to many Americans. It’s the idea of throwing away the life of total convenience. Of course, there are a number of hurdles the average person will face. In a way …

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