How to harness solar energy to power an off-grid air conditioner

You don’t have to sacrifice the comforts of a grid-tied home when you go off-grid. Thanks to recent advances in technology, you can now operate an air conditioner without relying on the power grid. Harnessing solar energy is one of the best ways to power an air conditioner. Here’s what you need to set up a solar power system in your … Continue reading How to harness solar energy to power an off-grid air conditioner

8 Skills you need to learn if you want to become self-sufficient in the wilderness

TV shows and movies may portray surviving out in the wilderness as a fun adventure, but this is the furthest thing from reality. Becoming self-sufficient in the wilderness is a task that many survivalists spend years trying to accomplish. There are certain types of skills you need to master in order to survive for long periods … Continue reading 8 Skills you need to learn if you want to become self-sufficient in the wilderness

Tips for prepping on a backyard homestead

Don’t get stuck on the dream stage when thinking about your own homestead. With some planning and hard work, you can also set up a backyard homestead for all your prepping needs. (h/t to MDCreekmore.com) Getting started If you’re serious about homesteading, you need to understand one thing. Before you can relax on your porch and watch … Continue reading Tips for prepping on a backyard homestead

6 Useful medical devices to have when SHTF

Because there are many medical devices available, it can get confusing to choose which ones to invest in. To help you out, here are six medical devices that may be important to have when SHTF. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com) #1 Advisory external defibrillators (AEDs) Having an AED on hand could save lives, especially in post-SHTF or other … Continue reading 6 Useful medical devices to have when SHTF

5 Skills you just can’t live without when you bug out

Survival skills are techniques to ensure that your personal safety and basic needs such as food, water, and shelter, are met. They are not commonly taught but can save your life during disasters. Here are five skills that every prepper must possess, especially when bugging out. (h/t to ApartmentPrepper.com) Getting clean water When bugging out, you … Continue reading 5 Skills you just can’t live without when you bug out

How to repurpose household items to create powerful remedies

Preppers get a bad rap for doing their part to make sure their homes are same when SHTF — sometimes, from both sides of the fence. Those who aren’t in the know dismiss these steps as a waste of time and money to prepare for something that might not even come. However, those who are … Continue reading How to repurpose household items to create powerful remedies

A guide to planting fruit trees in poor-quality soil

Growing your own food is an essential skill when living off-grid, building your own homestead, or even when bugging out. In this endeavor, one of the things you must consider is the type of soil where you will grow your produce. Choosing the best ground for planting is crucial to the survival of whatever plant or tree you want to … Continue reading A guide to planting fruit trees in poor-quality soil

How to prep your land: Natural ways to clear out invasive plants, tree stumps

The ability to grow your own food is a valuable skill for anyone who is planning to go for a self-sustaining way of life. However, the type of land you have plays a major role in growing plants and crops. In order to start planting and growing your own produce, you need to prepare your … Continue reading How to prep your land: Natural ways to clear out invasive plants, tree stumps

Off grid living: Grow 25 pounds of sweet potatoes in a bucket

Although sweet potatoes are an important staple food for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, this versatile, orange root tuber can be added to many other meals all year round. While sweet potatoes have been used for ages by many cultures around the world, until recently they weren’t a regular sight on American kitchen tables outside of … Continue reading Off grid living: Grow 25 pounds of sweet potatoes in a bucket