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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.
How To Build A Cold Spring House For Free Refrigeration
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.
- America's Natural Nuclear Bunkers: Find the Closest One to Your Home
- 56 Items to Stockpile in Your Easy Cellar