Living Off the Grid: How to Generate Your Own Electricity

 Electricity

Have you ever noticed how many things we tend to take for granted? When we wake up in the morning and head to the bathroom to get ready for school, we don’t give much thought to how we’ll see in the dark. We just take it for granted that we’ll flip the light switch and, like magic, the lights will come on!

But have you ever thought about how many things have to happen for those lights to come on when you flip that switch? For starters, you have to have electricity flowing to the outlets and switches in your house. [Read more…]

Doomsday Survivalists: Paranoia or Preparation?

Doomsday Survivalists

Doomsday Survivalists: Paranoia or Preparation?

With the Mayan calendar predicting that the end of the world is near, many doomsday survivalists have been preparing for the worst.  With more and more doomsday predictions being released on a daily basis, determining which predictions are possible and which are simply designed to cause panic in the population can be difficult.  There is a major difference between being prepared for doomsday and being paranoid.  If you let your survivalist preparation take over your life, you very well might be paranoid.  If you simply take time to prepare for an emergency regardless of whether or not the emergency happens, this is a different story.  Learn how to be a prepared doomsday survivalist without going overboard and becoming paranoid. [Read more…]

HOW TO LIVE OFF THE GRID: 8 THINGS YOU NEED NOW

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HOW TO LIVE OFF THE GRID: 8 THINGS YOU NEED NOW

How to live off grid. It’s simple really. Move to the woods, build a cabin, throw on some solar panels and wind turbine for power, drill a well, raise chickens, cows, and pigs, and sit on your front porch while sipping coffee and staring out at the beautiful natural wilderness around you. Easy right? Not really.

It takes a lot of planning and prepping  and work to make the move off grid. And once you’re off grid, the maintenance and upkeep of your homestead takes a lot of work. Let make this as simple as possible by breaking it down into a step by step process which explain the most important things you need. It all goes back to the basics and living a sustainable life while being self-sufficient is key.

First you’ll need a good location. How do you find that? Well we wrote a good article detailing How To Find Land For Living Off Grid. It goes into detail about how to find and pick the perfect property.

Here’s how to live off the grid.

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