Category: Off Grid


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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10 Most Popular Foods to Forage

10 Most Popular Foods to Forage — Unless you’re living in the middle of the desert, there is a very good chance that the natural habitat around your home is abundantly stocked with wild foods just waiting to be harvested.

Unless you’re living in the middle of the desert, there is a very good chance that the natural habitat around your home is abundantly stocked with wild foods just waiting to be harvested. Foraging is the process of going out …

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7 Tips For Living in the Woods: Are You Ready?

7 Tips For Living in the Woods: Are You Ready? - To escape the stresses of everyday life, some people opt to escape to nature. Some people escape for only a few days, while others do it indefinitely. The thing about living in the woods is that you can’t just “go out and do it”.

To escape the stresses of everyday life, some people opt to escape to nature. Some people escape for only a few days, while others do it indefinitely. The thing about living in the woods is that you can’t just “go …

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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.

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 them …

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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 …

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