Category: Off Grid

Situational Awareness: How You Can Master Survival, Work and Life

Situational Awareness: How You Can Master Survival, Work and Life - Arguably one of the most important skills to have going into 2017, situational awareness is tough one to understand. SA is an even harder thing to employ because it requires focus and diligence in most aspects of your life.

Arguably one of the most important skills to have going into 2017, situational awareness is tough one to understand. SA is an even harder thing to employ because it requires focus and diligence in most aspects of your life. It …

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Lessons Learned as a First Responder to Hurricane Harvey

Lessons Learned as a First Responder to Hurricane Harvey - As preppers these disaster events are incredible. Not just from the aspect of reaffirming our actions but also from the standpoint of learning.

Hurricane Harvey will be remembered for years to come. There is no getting around it. The events that followed were as terrifying as any human experience for the people on the ground floor. As preppers these disaster events are incredible. …

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3 Ways to Find Bodies of Water in the Wilderness

3 Ways to Find Bodies of Water in the Wilderness - While it may be easy to pack your backpack full of high-energy protein bars and take off, it's a lot harder to carry enough water for you to last weeks on your back. Once your water bottle is empty, you're going to be praying for signs of a natural source of water, and in places that don't get too much rain, that can be even harder to come by.

Wilderness survival skills are important skills for every prepper to learn. What happens if the SHTF, you need to bug out, and for some reason, the location you’ve scouted or prepped has already been invaded or pillaged by others? You’re …

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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 …

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ADAK Camping Trailer Keeps You Cozy Off The Grid

ADAK Camping Trailer Keeps You Cozy Off The Grid - As many of you know, I love camping trailers. I especially love this off grid trailer from ADAK because it is just pure awesomeness rolled up in one of the best trailers I have ever seen.

As many of you know, I love camping trailers. I especially love this off grid trailer from ADAK because it is just pure awesomeness rolled up in one of the best trailers I have ever seen. In designing a trailer, …

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DIY Fence Posts With No Digging

DIY Fence Posts With No Digging - Knowing how to put in fence posts with no digging is a great homesteading skill you may want to know in case you need to put up a fence in hard clay or rocky and tree root infested ground.

Knowing how to put in fence posts with no digging is a great homesteading skill you may want to know in case you need to put up a fence in hard clay or rocky and tree root infested ground. I …

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Cordwood Building – An Old-School Building Technique

Cordwood Building - An Old-School Building Technique - Cordwood building is not complicated, however it may become labor intensive if you plan to do everything yourself. The diversity of cordwood structures recommends this old building technique for anyone that needs to build a sustainable and energy-efficient house without breaking the bank.

The first time I found out about cordwood construction was while visiting a close friend of mine. He built a great retreat in the woods of North Carolina. He did it after researching his family history and the way his …

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How to Build a Solar (or Trombe) Wall

How to Build a Solar (or Trombe) Wall - a Solar Wall, or otherwise known as a Trombe Wall, can be a beneficial installment to your home in order to provide you with the warmth you need when nighttime comes without wasting all of your money on switching back and forth between the air conditioner and the heater.

In the months separating summer from winter, in the heart of autumn, it is not too rare to encounter weeks where it is stiflingly hot in the daytime and inhumanly cold in the evenings. Because of this, it can be …

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56 Essential Items for A New Homesteader

56 Essential Items for A New Homesteader - Starting a new homestead, especially as someone who has been living in the city the whole life, takes a huge amount of courage. It's not easy, mentally and physically. But that's not the only thing you need. Realistically, you'll also need tools, equipment, and supplies to help you live the new life. Preparing these items is the first step to living a self-sufficient homestead life.

Starting a new homestead, especially as someone who has been living in the city the whole life, takes a huge amount of courage. It’s not easy, mentally and physically. But that’s not the only thing you need. Realistically, you’ll also need …

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Pump Water Without Electricity

Pump Water Without Electricity - Consider a hydro powered water pump that requires no external energy (electric, solar or otherwise) using only the current of the water to power your water pump. It works due to the water in the wheel being higher than the release pipe, the larger the wheel the more pressure you will have to pump the water. More coils provide a greater head lift, or ability to pump uphill. What a ingenious idea and could be a lifesaver.

If SHTF you could experience a drastic disruption to your water supply. Given the importance of water for survival, having a reliable source of water after a disaster needs to be one of your main priorities. Even worse, if the …

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