How to Grow Food Off Grid | A Self-Sufficiency Survival Garden

When I first started going off grid, growing all my own food seemed like a daunting task. But, it doesn’t have to be that complicated. Here is how you can grow your own off grid garden for survival or self-sufficiency.

Is Off Grid Solar Legal? | You Might be Surprised…

For those just getting started, you might wonder is it really legal to generate your own power. Surely the government and big corporations have figured out a way to lock you in to a power bill.

7 Reasons NOT to Go Off Grid

Achieving self-reliance, sustainability, and independence just isn’t right for you. So, shut up, sit down, and listen to what you are told. Here are seven reasons why going off grid just isn’t right for you!

Are Chickens Aloowed Where You Live?

Are Chickens Allowed in Your City? | How To Find Out What’s Allowed

The other day, a friend of mine asked me whether backyard chickens are allowed where they live. Since so many people have this, I thought I would right out everything I’ve found out. This is the most definitive way to figure out what you can actually do on your land.

April 13, 2020
off grid air conditioning unit

Better Off Grid Air Conditioning | 5 Out of the Box Ideas

As summer approaches, I thought it was time to spend some time researching off grid air conditioning. While traditional AC units are generally quite expensive to run off solar, I though that there must be a better way keep cool off the grid, and I wasn’t disappointed.

April 06, 2020
How Much Land For Off Grid

How Many Acres Do You Need To Go Off Grid?

While searching for my own off grid property, I wondered how big a lot I really needed to be self sufficient. So, I went about finding reliable information on how much land a family really needs. And, he answer may surprise you.

March 28, 2020
How Many Solar Panels Do You Need Off Grid

How Many Solar Panels? | Sizing your off grid system

One question that I often hear from people getting started with off grid solar is, “How many panels do I need?” While there is no universal answer, here are some common sizes, and the easy way to figure out exactly how many panel you need.

March 21, 2020
Alternative Toilets for Off Grid Sites with No Septic

Best Alternative Off Grid Toilets - No Septic!

If you are like me, the cost of new septic was too high, and you weren’t sure if one would work way out on your property anyway. That’s why I went out and found the best off grid toilets for remote cabins or eco-friendly homesteads.

March 14, 2020
Building Your Own Self Sufficient Homstead

How to Live Off Grid: A Checklist for Self Sufficiency

Many people ask me, what does it take to go off grid and live self sufficiently. So, today I decided to sit down and write everything you need to get started off grid, along with a checklist.

March 10, 2020
Off Grid Cabin and Land for Free

Free Land — Living Off Grid With No Money

If you are like me, the biggest obstacle to the dream of living off grid is money. Today, I thought I would help out wannabe homesteaders by gathering together tips for living off grid without money, some you probably haven’t seen before.

March 08, 2020
Free Low-Cost Off Grid Cabin

Best States to Live Off Grid: All 50 States Ranked

Today, I was wondering exactly what state is best to live off grid. So, went out and did a bunch of research on 12 key factors that make a state great for off grid living. You may be surprised which states came out on top.

March 07, 2020
A Complete Guide For Off Grid Solar

Off Grid Solar: A Beginner's Complete Guide (Part 3)

Getting started generating free solar power is really not as hard as it seems. In the last 5 years, I have learned the key concepts of building a low-cost off grid solar system. Now I’ve written everything down right here. Just everything you need to know without the fluff.

March 06, 2020
A Complete Guide For Off Grid Solar

Off Grid Solar: A Beginner's Complete Guide (Part 2)

Getting started generating free solar power is really not as hard as it seems. In the last 5 years, I have learned the key concepts of building a low-cost off grid solar system. Now I’ve written everything down right here. Just everything you need to know without the fluff.

March 03, 2020
A Complete Guide For Off Grid Solar

Off Grid Solar: A Beginner's Complete Guide

Getting started generating free solar power is really not as hard as it seems. In the last 5 years, I have learned the key concepts of building a low-cost off grid solar system. Now I’ve written everything down right here. Just everything you need to know without the fluff.

March 02, 2020
Off Grid Water Purification Pump Drinking Water Clean Safe for the Homestead

Off Grid Water Purification: Safe and Low Cost

Like me you might have wondered, do I really need to pay out for an expensive deep well when I have so much water on my property? I have spent time researching the best low cost water yet reliable filtration systems for my off grid homestead, and this is what I have found.

March 01, 2020
How to Buy Off Grid Land

How to Find Off Grid Land - Ways You Haven't Heard Of

If you are like me, you may be a little intimidated by the prospect of shopping for and buying land. Unlike traditional homes, there isn’t much help out there for people hoping to buy rural off grid land. After my two years long search for my own land, let me help you through this by sharing what I have learned through the process.

February 20, 2020
Wasy to Keep Deer Out

Ways to Keep Deer Out of the Garden that Actually Work

There are a lot of recommendations out there about how to keep deer out of the garden, but I find that many of them don’t really work. Or they work for a while before the deer wise up. These are the methods that I found work and work for good.

February 17, 2020
DIY Off Grid Micro-hydro Power System

Off Grid Hyrdo-Electric & Micro-Hydro How-To Guide

While building up my own off grid homestead, I wondered if off grid micro-hydro might be a good match for my needs. With more consistent power generation and less visibility, micro hydro can be a good power source. Let me share what I’ve found with you.

February 15, 2020
How to Live in an RV on Your Own Land Legally

How to Live in an RV on Your Own Land Legally

For many people, the quickest and simplest way to move on to their own plot of land is to live in an RV or motor home. In my own off grid journey I’ve researched this path extensively. And, since many people are confused it they can legally live in an RV at all, I’ve decided to share what I’ve found.

January 27, 2020
Cost of Buying and Owning a Large Yurt

Cost of Buying and Owning a Large Yurt

If you are anything like me, you have fallen in love with yurts at first site, and have to have one. But, how much do these portable structures really cost. Let me break down what I’ve found for the true cost of buying and owning a yurt.

January 24, 2020
Clothes Washing for Off Grid and Homesteading

5 Ways to Wash Your Clothes Off Grid

Once the dread of mother’s Mondays across the world, many people wonder if going off grid means you need to return to the world of the washerwoman’s drudgery. Luckily, there are many modern and classic methods for washing clothes without electricity or even running water that make laundry on the modern homestead a breeze.

January 20, 2020
Us Land Deed How to Live Off Grid Legally

How to Live Off Grid Legally in the United States

People who considering living off grid are often concerned that it may not be legal to live the lifestyle that they want. While generally increasing in popularity, going against the grain by living off grid can be a bit unnerving when you get started. However, with a few common sense practices and a some basic knowledge you should be alright.

January 18, 2020
Offgridders

Who Are OffGridders?

With so much interest from many different places, many people are asking what does it really mean to be off grid or count oneself as an “off-gridder”. Although some people might tell you there is no true Scotsman when it comes to authentic homesteading, in reality there are many types of authentic “off-gridders” and room for many more.

January 10, 2020