Off-Grid Living

Off-Grid Living

Raising Fish for Survival Food Raising fish for survival food has gained popularity in recent years as more people seek to provide a healthy food source for their families. Due to the overwhelming evidence of chemicals and impurities in foreign raised fish, raising fish at home is a safer alternative than buying fish from the [...]

Left Your Survival Can Opener Behind Yet Again? Whether you’re a prepper or not, chances are that you have some canned goods stored in your pantry. And like most people, you probably open them with an electric can opener because: a) It’s fast and convenient. b) You don’t own a manual can opener or can’t find [...]

Building a self-sufficient lifestyle is no easy task under the best of circumstances. If you are a city dweller, or even a suburbanite, it can be downright daunting. Don’t be too discouraged, though. Even if you live in a studio apartment in upper Manhattan there are things that you can incorporate into your life that will [...]

How Much Does Off-Grid Energy Actually Cost? The answer is…well, there isn’t one. The amount you will pay to ditch public utilities for off-grid energy is based on a ton of variables. Although it may be a difficult question to answer, let’s take a look at some of the basic cost considerations of off-grid living. [...]

We often hear about people going “off-grid.”  What does that mean exactly?  In fact, what grid are we even talking about? The grid originally referred to the power grid.  During the late 19th century, power systems were extremely localized.  A generator might be connected to a few hundred lamps within a neighborhood. As these localized [...]

A steady supply of fresh vegetables for as much of the year as possible is a good thing in the best of times. In a long term crisis it can be the difference between simply surviving and thriving. There are several methods to extend the traditional growing seasons well into if not all the way [...]

A lot of time has been devoted to the subject of food storage in the prepper/survivalist community. While food storage is a vital part of your preps, a survival garden lasts year after year. In a long term survival situation (think extended grid-down scenarios, prolonged social disorder, disruptions in transportation and distribution systems, or a [...]

Sanitation and Hygiene In a Disaster

Oh No! The Toilet Won’™t Flush! Maintaining Sanitation and Hygiene without Running Water One of the biggest sources of disease and food-borne illness is contact with human fecal matter, or, as many of you may prefer to call it, pooh. That’™s right. This may not be a pretty topic, but unless the words dysentery, cholera, [...]