Category Archive: Off Grid

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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Oct 08

How To Convert a Chest Freezer to a Solar Powered Refrigerator

This insightful method on how to convert a chest freezer to a solar off grid powered refrigerator is a frugal option towards self sufficiency homesteading. It is far cheaper to convert a chest freezer than to buy a ready made solar powdered refrigerator. The majority of homesteaders do not have large bank accounts overflowing with …

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Sep 30

No Service No Problem Send A Message With goTenna

This looks like it is a very handy little gadget. Evidently if you have iOS or Android device so you can get the app for it then you can send a message to someone else with one even if you have no cell service. GrayWolf Survival has a nice review with all the specs on …

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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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