Category Archives for Off Grid

23 Survival Skills that Our Great Grandparents Knew (That Most of Us Have Forgotten)

These 23 survival skills below are examples of things that we all used to know and practice in our everyday lives. Remember, there was a time when people were self-reliant and didn’t depend on a chain of systems to get them though.

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The First 12 Things to Do During a Power Outage

Power outages are incredibly common.  Surprisingly, power outages are even getting worse in the USA.  According to Inside Energy, the annual average of power outages doubles every five years! The reason for this has to do with aging infrastructure, more frequent storms, and problems sustaining the electric grid as populations grow.

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Off Grid Checklist: Become Self-Reliant with these Steps

All through social media and in blogs across the net, we see inspirational people who have completely cut ties with the grid…

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10 Things You Only Know Once You’ve Lived without Electricity

For most people, it is nearly impossible to imagine a life without electricity. How are you supposed to cook your food? How do you entertain yourself without TV? And what about those basic needs which we constantly overlook – like lighting and our washing machines?

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So You Want to Go Off-Grid? How to Live without Running Water

When talking about off-grid living, it is usually electric systems which gets mentioned first.  I guess people can’t imagine living without their cable TV and washing machines!

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