Category Archive: Off Grid

Sep 16

Cheap Heat

Really interesting methods of heating for cheap. By using stacked clay pots to create a sort of candle furnace and some really cheap window solar heaters you can bring in some heat to a room or camper or other small space very inexpensivly.The Skinny Witch shows and tells us how to create both of these …

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Sep 05

Build A Simple Homemade PVC Water Hand Pump

A motivated homesteader can build a simple homemade PVC hand pump with inexpensive parts, simple design and a little work that in the end will save tons of back breaking work of transferring water. Cutting PVC pipe to size, installing a rubber gasket, adding check valves then assemble everything together and your pump is ready. …

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Aug 31

A Forum For All Things Forestry

I just found this forum site and it is really a neat place for any thing to do with forestry. From the site, “Do you have trees to grow? Logs to saw? A forest to manage? Chainsaws to fix? A sawmill to purchase or maintain? Timber related business to run? Lumber to dry? Trees or …

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Aug 08

Simple Explanation of A Off Grid Solar Panel System

A simple explanation of a off grid solar panel system in easy words that the average person can understand will make it clearer and easier to understand. Things to be explained: GRID CONNECTED STAND ALONE SYSTEMS SOLAR PANELS MOUNTING SYSTEM INVERTER Visit us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google + or send an email to [email protected]

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Aug 07

Answers About Grey Water Recycling from Bob Vila

Here is a short article with Answers About Grey Water Recycling from Bob Vila about re-using barely used water a second time to water your garden and flushing toilets. Grey water is defined as waste water generated from: bathroom sinks showers baths laundry dishwashers kitchen sink But never from a toilet because of human waste. …

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Aug 05

How To Build a Spring House for Refrigeration

If your homestead has a creek you could do like homesteaders of olden times did and build a spring house to use the running water to keep the spring house cool and use it to help keep foods cold. They would build the spring house near the creek and then divert water from the creek …

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