Category Archives for Off Grid

how much land do you need to be self sufficient

How Much Land Do You Need to Be Self-Sufficient?

Want to start a self-sufficient homestead? Find out how many acres of land you really need to achieve self-sufficiency and supply your own food and power.

Continue reading
homestead designs

Homestead Layout Plans on 1 Acre or Less

You want to start homesteading but don’t have a lot of land?  Lack of land is one of the biggest excuses that I hear from people who’d like to become more self-sufficient but just don’t get started.

Continue reading
chicken coop

11 Backyard Chicken Coop Ideas for Aspiring Homesteaders  

Raising backyard chickens is one of the best ways to get on the path towards homesteading.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading
what to do after a power outage

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.

Continue reading
1 2 3 5