Category Archive: Off Grid

DIY Installation of Your Above Ground Cistern

DIY Installation of Your Above Ground Cistern An underground rainwater catchment cistern is ideal. They are also expensive to have built or to even build yourself. You need a lot of expertise to successfully build one on your own. So the majority of those with water insecurity who can afford to purchase an above ground …

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DIY Wood Stove From Tire Rims

DIY Wood Stove From Tire Rims This is a neat DIY project. I like the way this stove looks. Useful and attractive for your backyard barbeques.  It isn’t a project I would recommend for a bug out stove or even for camping unless you have a permanent  site for it. It’s simply too heavy to move easily with …

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DIY Outhouse ‘Easy Empty’ Composting Toilet (Parts 1 & 2)

DIY Outhouse ‘Easy Empty’ Composting Toilet (Parts 1 & 2) (Parts 1 & 2, 2 links) One of the things I recall most clearly about my grandparents farm is the outhouse! It is one of my least favorite memories too! I don’t recall them closing the old one and opening a new one, but I …

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How and Where to Drill Your Well Video

How and Where to Drill Your Well Video If you don’t live near a moving body of fresh water or if getting to that fresh water could be an issue at your bug out location. You will want to drill/dig a well.  This process could actually be life saving someday and if the water is …

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DIY Rainwater Catchment Cistern

DIY Rainwater Catchment Cistern A few weeks ago one of our followers on our Facebook asked a question regarding her defunct  cistern. One end had been breeched by tree roots and the property owner before her had begun to fill it with odds and ends including concrete bricks. Her question to the group was should …

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Cooking With Mud

Cooking With Mud Sounds horrible doesn’t it? Cooking with mud sounds really unsanitary. But if you do it right, it’s actually not. Cooking with mud was probably the advent of pottery to begin with (just my ponderings) It gets hard and then when done you break it away from the food. There is a bit …

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New Portable Camp Shower Kit

New Portable Camp Shower Kit I love seeing all the new designs for future products and this one happens to be near and dear to my heart! I hate, hate, hate a cold morning shower! The current solar camp showers are so much better than the previous models. They are also pretty inexpensive. See them …

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10 Things You’ll Really Miss If TEOTWAWKI

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10 Things You’ll Really Miss If TEOTWAWKI Some things are obvious like hot water from the tap, being able to purchase toilet paper, and bigger things like talking to friends and relatives who are long distances away any time by just picking up the phone. But there are other things that the folks over at more Than Just Surviving …

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DIY Rainwater Harvesting Tower

DIY Rainwater Harvesting Tower I have got to say this is one of the most awesome DIY rainwater harvesting projects I have ever seen! The step by step instructions allow you to build it as high or as low as your needs and location allow. Harvesting rain water has become more and more important as …

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Off Grid Limitations No One Talks About

Off Grid Limitations No One Talks About Living off grid just brings on the image of returning to the simple life of the generations before us and saving the world while we do it. I had a distant relative who never went on the grid to begin with. Believe me her life was anything but …

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