When I began searching for a rural property for my off-grid retreat, I quickly found all sorts of places that looked promising at first glance. Everything from mountain views, to green pastures and all sorts of idyllic landscapes that I thought would make a great acquisition. Buying off-grid land requires preparation and there are a few things that you should know before signing the papers.
It took just a few weeks for society to collapse after the stock market crashed. Bank accounts were frozen, cash was a rare sight and it was pretty much useless, stores were looted and home invasion was a daily reality. Only a few people can remember what happened during the Great Depression and for most of them, bartering was the only salvation.
Our ancestors didn’t need much to survive. With a good piece of land and a little backwoods know-how they managed to live a fulfilling life. Today, picking the right piece of land for an off grid home is not so easy. There are many things we should consider before making this step.
Big mutual funds that supported rapid economic growth in developing countries have started to retreat hasty from these markets. They are contributing to the recent rapid decline in global stock market.
Life is already hard for most preppers and off-gridders as it is without having to deal with debt. If you add it up to the daily struggles it can be something truly difficult to manage. You have to pay it off every month, but with the interest added constantly, it seems like it will never go away. These strategies should help you get that debt paid down in no time.
Being able to harvest the power of the elements to produce our own electricity is something we all long for. We are used to see solar panels and giant wind turbines spinning in the breeze as we drive down the highway. But when it comes to wind turbines, the game is about to change. Some guys from Spain have decided to take the lead and make wind harvesting a lot less difficult. They are developing a new generation of wind turbines that we should all keep an eye on it.
Although I’m not a financial expert, I like to think of myself as an informed person. One who knows a thing or two about how the economy works and how it affects us all. While we were celebrating the 4th of July, at the other end of the world, the Greeks were digging their grave. According to partial official results, over 61% of Greek voters voted “No”, rejecting the creditors’ reform proposals. This has already caused a chain reaction on the stock markets and it’s just the beginning.
In these harsh economic times every penny counts and prepeprs know it all too well. We can live with older clothes, we can drive an older car, but we must have food. Water and food are a must for whatever scenario the future throws at us. Without a good stockpiled pantry, our chances of survival are slim. Some preppers consider they have to struggle twice as much compared to their average neighbor, since besides the daily cost of living they have to also stretch their budget for additional supplies. There are some tips to make your life easier and help you save some money.
There is no greater sustainable energy source than the sun. Mankind has been trying to take the most from it since PV panels were invented. There are all sorts of DIY projects involving solar panel and harvesting solar energy. However, most of the PV panels have a low efficiency and even more, their performance is affected by the sun movement and setup location.