Off Grid

Getting Started

Want to Go Off Grid? It Might Be Illegal in Your City
Off grid is defined as “not being dependent on public utilities, especially the use of electricity.”  Pretty much everyone believes[...]
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[...]

Off Grid Homes

10 Amazing Off Grid Homes that You Can Get Today
Most of us know by now that it is possible to go 100% off-the-grid with your home.  We also know[...]

Power

Best Kerosene Heater for Indoor Use (With Reviews)
Every winter, power outages inevitably hit. When they do, hundreds or even thousands of people find themselves without a source[...]
7 Mostly-Great Options for an Off-Grid Refrigerator
Those of you old enough to remember the TV show The Honeymooners, may also recall their ice box, which (spoiler[...]
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[...]
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[...]
The Survivalist's Guide to Solar Power
When it comes to off-grid living, it is the thought of going without electricity which gets to most people. This[...]
These Off Grid Gadgets Making It Easy to Cut Ties with Your Power Company
Going off grid isn’t just about saving money or doing your part for the environment.  Going off grid means you[...]
5 Emergency Heaters You Can Make with Everyday Household Items
The grid has gone down and you have no heat! Luckily, there is the internet with loads of information about[...]
12 Ways to Cook without Electricity When the Grid Fails
When I was in my 20s, I moved into an apartment. Little did I know that the landlord hadn’t turned[...]
Why All Preppers Should Go Low-Tech Now
I recently went camping with a neighbor who had previously boasted about his wilderness skills. When we arrived at base[...]

Water & Hygiene

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[...]
The Oh Crap! Guide to Off Grid Sewage and Waste Disposal
When you live off grid, you are also disconnecting yourself from the municipal sewage system.  Sewage is something that people[...]
Rainwater Collection Illegal In Many States! The Infuriating Truth about Water Rights
There are 3 core things we need for survival: food, shelter, and water. Of these, most of us really take[...]
Genius Rainwater Harvesting Ideas for Survival Situations
You can go weeks without food but your body can only survive about 3 days without water. Before those 3[...]