Category Archive: Off Grid

Dec 21

Bushcraft Tripod Water Filter Using Natural Materials

Here is a step by step tutorial of how to make a bushcraft tripod water filter using natural materials in the wilderness.  Water purification in the wilderness is life saving when dirty water is unsafe for consumption due to dangerous parasites. This method will get rid of a lot of the parasites but will likely …

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Dec 10

Building A Cabin In The Woods

Take a tour and watch this cabin being built. From choosing the right spot in the woods to installing and finishing the ceiling and walls you can see pictures of all the steps.Hobbybuilder shows how he built his cabin that is  12′ x 12′ and has a 6′ x 12′ covered porch on the front …

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Nov 26

How To Build a Off Grid Solar Hot Water Heater

This step by step tutorial of how to build a off grid solar hot water heater is a do it yourself project made from a mix of recycled and new materials. Using the sun’s rays to heat water is a great way to bring hot water to a cabin, a barn, outdoor shower or even …

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Nov 10

WATER STORAGE and PURIFICATION

Part of good emergency preparedness plan for a family household should include water storage and knowledge of it’s purification.  This downloadable six page pdf covers many different aspects and options of water storage. A good  rule of thumb is to store at least one gallon per person per day for drinking but you should double …

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Nov 08

How To Build a Solar Powered Water Heater

These detailed instructions of How To Build a Solar Powered Water Heater is a simple off grid design of a thermosiphon loop to slowly heat and move water between a solar thermal collector and a storage barrel.  At a low water flow rate you can accomplish 10°F per hour temperature rise within the stored water. …

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Oct 10

Build A 275 Gallon Rain Water Barrel

This amazing step by step tutorial of How To Build A 275 Gallon Rain Water Barrel to collect and store rain water can be a helpful resource for a homesteader’s garden. Rain water has not been treated with chlorine and is the best option to nourish a garden but you must collect it first. I …

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