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.
Can you imagine what life would be like if suddenly you lost your house, your bank accounts and almost everything that matters to you? What then? How will you survive being homeless? One thing is sure; it isn’t going to be easy. These homeless survival lessons learned from the less fortunate might come in handy one day.
A lot of people are storing food and there are many reasons to do so. If you are going to store food, you need to make sure that the food you save is adequate for the need your family expects. Most people make serious errors when storing food. These food storage mistakes will take a toll on their supplies and many will end up being hungry and dissatisfied.
Being able to see in the dark will prove useful during an emergency situation. There are simple ways to improve your night vision. Knowing about these methods will help you to survive in a darkened world.
Treating wounds using alternative healing methods will become a vital skill when there is no doctor around. Besides providing you with the much-needed food, your pantry also holds two items that will help you treat wounds: honey and sugar. These two ingredients are beneficial for cleansing and healing traumatic wounds.
Having in your survival bag a versatile item like a tarp will come in handy during an emergency situation. It will help you gather water, camouflage your supplies and it will provide an excellent shelter in case nothing else is available. Improvising a basic tarp shelter can keep your head dry, it will help you conserve heat and it provides a sense of comfort and safety.
Doing laundry in the old days was no easy task, and it involved heating the water, using a washboard and overall, it was an intense labor. If you live off the grid or if you worry that one day there will be no more electricity, you should learn how to make an off the grid washing machine. This DIY project will show you how cheap and easy it is to make one.
We are a generation that was born on innovation. In a short period of time, we became addicted to all the electronic devices that are part of our daily lives. The Internet, the cell phones and our personal computer are all devices that control us. We can’t function properly without them. All these devices rely on a common denominator – electricity. When the flow of electricity suddenly stops, our normal existence will end as well. We will have to adapt to a new world, a world without electricity.
Sooner or later, the power will go off, and chances are it will never come back on. For most of us, the loss of power means the complete loss of normalcy, and we will have to adapt to a new world. Five primary areas are disrupted if the power goes off and you need to know what to do to live without electricity.
Nothing brings a man down like the fear of hunger. It’s something we all think about, regardless how full our pantry is. We can’t really help it, and it’s a genetic memory that was seeded in us throughout human history. Since food was often scarce and starvation was always a problem, food storage was one of the first skills humans learned. Food storage allows us to survive for extended periods of time and give us a comforting feeling that enables us to concentrate on developing other skills.
Sugardine is a homemade antiseptic that uses the antibacterial proprieties of sugar and iodine to prevent and kill infections. Sugardine was developed in the old days as a primary method to treat abscesses and thrush on the hooves of horses. However, only a few people know that this homemade antiseptic is also useful for humans. It is cheap and easy to make, and it is a perfect solution for preppers and survivalists.
An off-grid life is a goal for many of us and being self-sufficient is what prepping is all about. However, the adjustments to an off-grid life may be difficult for some people. If they don’t get used to the routine they will bounce back on the grid. In this article, you will read about the confessions of a family that has been living off the grid since 2001. It provides a big picture of what you should expect if you want an off-grid life.
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.