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If you have chosen, or are planning, to live off the grid as a self-sufficient homesteader/prepper, standard refrigerators are not an ideal choice.
Simply put, they defeat the purpose of being off grid. Refrigerators use an enormous amount of electricity and your typical solar systems will not be able to power them for long (if at all).
A great option is to build a cold spring house. A spring house is a small building, usually one room, constructed over a spring. Food can be kept cold and safe from animals in a spring house throughout the year.
Once it’s built, you are one step closer to being self-sufficient!
The below article will give you pointers on what kind of structure is needed, building the floor correctly and, most importantly, the location.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.