In the land of the free, living comfortably without being dependent upon utility companies and government services is an ideal scenario. Buying a beautiful piece of property far from any utility services is still affordable because most people don’t see the potential in it. Once you’ve got the right land, housing for off-grid will be your next step.
I am the first to admit that I am not psychic and I have no educational advantages that allow me to forecast what our future is going to look like. In fact, this entire undertaking is pure conjecture based upon the reading of hundreds of articles, official papers, and opinions of others. My goal in writing this article is to make the best use of common sense which obviously is pretty uncommon these days. In addition to common sense some of what i relate is based on my own gut feelings.
Using plants that have multiple benefits is something we all do, regardless if we are off-gridders, preppers or survivalists enthusiasts. Moringa Oleifera is a fantastic plant that is gaining a lot of popularity due to its multiple uses. It’s called the tree of life and for a good reason! It has been labeled by many as “the ultimate survival tree” since every part of it can be used. Even more, this tree has become the engine of rural development in the zones where it is cultivated.
You may not always carry actual weapons to defend yourself. Maybe the law is against you or maybe you are in a country in which firearms are illegal. Regardless the reason, you sometimes have to use brute force to defend yourself. If you know which the best body targets to exploit are, you might live to tell the story on how it all went down.
There are different types of fuel you can choose from, but making the right choice is sometimes harder than it looks. Storing the right type of fuel will make a huge difference during an emergency and it will provide you with the comfort you are used with. This article covers the characteristics of different types of fuel you could use during an emergency.
After the fourth consecutive year of drought, the water reservoirs of California began to dry up. This lead to a serious number of water restrictions that Americans have to deal with. Unfortunately, it seems it is not only a short term crisis…it’s the beginning of something bigger.
Many people die in a flash flood because they make bad decisions, either by panicking or due to lack of knowledge. You may not know this but flooding is the most commonly occurring natural disaster you can experience. When a flood occurs you have to be prepared to act quickly and get your loved ones to safety.
We are used to having one or two cars per family, and we can’t see us living without these useful vehicles. Your vehicle will provide you with transportation to safety, and it may even become your shelter during a disaster. Prepping your car could save lives, and it’s critical to always have a well-prepared and well-maintained vehicle.
Off the grid living is something we all dream about, but only a few of us dare to actually do it. We love our convenient lifestyles and we cherish our electrical appliances that make life easier. Living off the grid means living off the public utilities and becoming self-sufficient. The tricky part is that nobody will tell you what it all implies in the end.
There are many times when people wish they were more careful and better prepared for a situation. How many times you said to yourself “Oh! I wish I haven’t done that..” or “Oh well, it’s too late now, let’s check what we can salvage”. Preparing for something means you’ll have the resources available to get you past any difficult situation and you should avoid making mistakes. Some of the prepping mistakes described in this article are being made without even realizing it.
Harvesting firewood is a skill that provides many rewards: it saves you money, it keeps you in good shape and it provides the security of having your own fuel supply. It also gives you that satisfaction of doing something productive for your family. Here are some great tips regarding the art of cutting your own firewood with minimal effort and maximum safety.
Living off-the grid and becoming self-sufficient in these challenging times is a dream for most of us. For a man named Manfred Mornhinweg the dream came true and for him and his family it is a day to day reality. As you will see below, he managed to build a micro hydro plant to generate electricity and power his dream.
Knowing the value of available resources is essential. If you have the option to choose where to build your off-grid home or bug-out location you should consider designing your environment to be as rich in resources and as safe as possible.