Category Archive: Off Grid

Jun 19

Living In A GreenHouse Year Round

In this article you will see how one man lived in his tent inside a greenhouse while he saved money to buy a house. He actually set up his tent inside a greenhouse that he would cover in winter with a covering of used billboards to both block the wind and keep out the rain. …

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Jun 15

DIY Inexpensive Solar Heater For A Pool

If you have a pool and would like to heat it using the sun this is a way to do it. You would need a pump which would use electricity but should heat the pool for far less than a regular pool heater. This set up is basically poly pipe on a wooden board that …

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Jun 14

Build a Homesteading Solar Food Dehydrator

This step by step tutorial of how to build a homesteading solar food dehydrator can use the sun’s powerful rays to remove moisture from fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Evenly thinly sliced fruits and vegetables that are generously spaced apart upon removable trays will shrink over a period of hours. All the materials you need …

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Jun 14

Hike And Backpack Better With These Five Rules From The Military

In this article you will learn how what you carry in terms of weight will affect your hike or backpacking trip. These 5 rules from the military come from reasearch and study and might come in handy next time you are going to be wearing a backpack. BackpackerShares the rules.  The rules tell you that …

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Jun 12

Getting Connected Off Grid

For folks that are off grid with no phone or internet, this may help. Here is how one family that bought an off grid retreat in New York state that had no phone or internet available to them and no electric service. They tell you how they managed to get phone service by running their …

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Jun 10

Direct Hydropower Back to Basics

Here is a look into direct hydropower, back to the basics of how people can use it to reduce labor and create power. All hydropower plants produce electricity and it would probably seem that transforming energy to electricity is the only way to harness water power; however it’s not. For 2000 years water wheels powered …

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