Starting your off-grid living with solar power

Starting your off-grid living with solar powerHarnessing the sun’s power has become a popular trend in the last ten years and we now have a large array of options for powering our homes using solar power. Living off the grid requires a lot of work and innovation in order to reach a certain level of self-sufficiency. Things get easier if you are able to harness the power of the sun and use it for all your needs.

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Cordwood building – An old-school building technique

Cordwood building - An old-school building techniqueCordwood building is an old construction technique that is gaining popularity among those who decide to live off the grid. Cordwood houses started appearing in Wisconsin with the coming of the first settlers and these natural, hand-built houses are being constructed even in these modern times.

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Ask yourself these questions when a crisis arises

Ask yourself these questions when a crisis arisesWe prepare for the worst and we do everything we can to assure the safety of our loved ones. However, a crisis can hit unexpectedly and the timing and manner in which you act will determine your odds for survival. Before you start evacuating or hunkering down, there are some questions you need to ask yourself.

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Choosing a Bug Out Location – Small town versus Isolated retreats

Small town versus Isolated retreatsIf you need to select a bug out location or a survival retreat there are two main options: small town or isolated. The former depends on some form of local infrastructure while the latter is designed to be completely self-sufficient and self-contained. Before you conclude which approach is right for your family, you should know about the pros and cons of each retreat.

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9 Vital Considerations for a Long Distance Bug Out

9 Vital Considerations for a Long Distance Bug OutIf your preparedness plan includes a long distance bug out, there are certain considerations you need to pay attention to if you want to reach your safe haven.  Bugging out without having a decent preparation plan and a specific target is just a gamble and you’re betting with your own safety.

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Planning a shelter in the wild

Planning a shelter in the wildIf you ever built something in your life, you know that planning is the most important part of any construction project. Building a shelter in the wild is no different than any other homestead project and you shouldn’t rush headlong into the building phase. Before you chose a site for your shelter and start cutting down trees you should make sure you have the following covered.

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