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Long Range Wireless Charging Could Be On The Horizon!

By | January 13th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , |

While we all know that wireless charging is already a thing, so far the devices available still require you to basically "dock" your device to a pad, that itself is plugged in, and they tend to require you have specific phones designed with glass backed cases for their wireless charging [...]

Aquaponics Can Provide A Variety Of Food In Limited Space

By | January 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog, DIY, Healthy Food, Off Grid News, Urban Farming|Tags: , , |

Aquaponics is a great way to make use of limited space to grow a variety of food, including raising fresh fish. The beauty of it is that any vegetable where the edible portion grows above ground can be grown this way, with the root systems underneath in the tanks that [...]

Quaking Aspen Are Among The Oldest Living Organisms On The Planet!

By | January 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Outdoors|Tags: , , |

The Quaking Aspen is pretty unique among trees, in fact, some say it may be best not to even think of them as trees at all. The reason for this is that while we see what looks like an entire forest above ground, in reality they are all part of [...]

Tesla is Hiring! Work for a Sustainable World!

By | January 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Back in 2014 Tesla began construction on a brand new factory that would be the main production center of their power supply products, from their Powerwalls and Powerpacks to their batteries and drivetrains for their model 3's. Now the company is looking to hire as they get ready to start [...]

From the Brink of Extinction to Bottles Across the Nation. Jimmy Red is a Corn With a Rich History

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Homesteading, Off Grid News, Preparedness, Sustainable Living|

Corn has long been the staple of an underground economy, mainly moonshine, and with that, each moonshiner has their own recipe, technique, and various other habits that go into making their own personal variety of “whiskey”. While most use the more common types of corn available at almost any farm [...]

Go Back To Basics With The Barefoot Carvan

By | January 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Camping, Outdoors, Tiny Houses|Tags: , , , , , |

There is always a bit of nostalgia in the world, a longing for a when times seemed better, or simply something that reminds of us childhood memories. One thing that has benefited from this nostalgia in recent years have been two behind trailers and Air-stream campers. They do have a [...]

New Battery Lasts 10 Years, Costs Less & Better For Environment

By | January 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Energy, Off Grid News, Renewable Energy, Solar, Technology|Tags: , , |

A new breakthrough in battery technology could allow flow batteries to last up to a decade with minimal upkeep. By using neutral PH water as one of the primary components, these newer batteries would also be virtually nontoxic, which means that if they leak, there is no concern about acid [...]

6 Simple Foods That Fight Inflammation

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Gardening, Healthy Food, Homesteading, Off Grid News, Permaculture, Sustainable Living, Urban Farming|Tags: |

"Foods that fight inflammation - Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to quell inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator." - Harvard.edu So, apparently all this skepticism that natural cures don't work is just that. Oh, and before you go and say, "Preventative [...]

Tesla Goes Big (Rig)!

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Off Grid News, Renewable Energy|Tags: , , , |

Tesla has been making waves in recent years, from their PowerWalls, to their solar roofs, they have pushed the technology for off grid living forward at a pace many thought was impossible. They have built some of the largest batteries in the world, opened up factories to produce solar panels [...]

Should Children Be Taught How To Grow Food As Part of Their Schooling?

By | January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Blog, DIY, Gardening, Homesteading, Inspiration, Off Grid News, Permaculture, Survival, Sustainable Living, Urban Farming|Tags: , , , , , |

Do you think children should be taught how to grow food as part of their schooling? That is a very good question this day and age. It's really something I think we should be thinking about as parents. Modern times bring with it wonderful new innovative technology and exciting new [...]

Ugly Duckling Shipping Container Home Built by Artist Is a Beautiful Swan on the Inside

By | January 1st, 2018|Categories: Cabins, DIY, Homesteading, Off Grid News, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This shipping container home might be the ugly duckling on the outside, but the inside screams beautiful swan. Design meets function meets artistic style. It may not look spectacular on the outside, but what it lacks in appeal on the exterior, it more than makes up for inside. It's not [...]

101 Reasons To Live Off Grid

By | January 1st, 2018|Categories: DIY, Gardening, Inspiration, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , |

101 Reasons to Live Off The Grid - People go off grid for all kinds of reasons, the biggest one I think is that people seem to think life will be easier, less stressful and perhaps even make them happier. Well, it's WORK, and work is a four letter word. [...]

Is Poop Power The Future Of Renewable Energy?

By | December 31st, 2017|Categories: Activism, Blog, Energy, Off Grid News, Off Grid Videos, Renewable Energy, sustainable energy, Sustainable Living, Technology|Tags: , , , |

Poop power might be the future of energy. Yes, for real, this is a seriously real thing. There are companies out there that are manufacturing poop charcoal which is then used to to create power and ever to cook. And Colorado is even considering options on how to turn human [...]

Makers of ‘Saltwater Battery That Can Power Your Off Grid Home For 10 Years’ Returns to Production in 2018

By | December 31st, 2017|Categories: Activism, DIY, Energy, Off Grid News, Off Grid Videos, Renewable Energy, Solar, sustainable energy, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , |

Aquion Energy, the makers of a saltwater battery that can power your off grid home for 10 years is returning to production in 2018 according to a recent press release on their website. "Aquion Energy is excited to announce its return to the market in 2018. An improved AHI product [...]

17 Ways To Make Money While Living Off Grid

By | December 31st, 2017|Categories: DIY, Homesteading, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , |

Here's how you can make money while living off grid. This list is designed to give you some ideas and inspire some creative thinking on ways to make a living from home while living off grid. There are many reasons for this, the first and perhaps most important is it [...]

3 Month Long Blackout, Half of Puerto Rico Still Without Power After Hurricane Maria

By | December 30th, 2017|Categories: Activism, Blog, DIY, Energy, Off Grid News, Renewable Energy, Solar, sustainable energy, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , |

So do you remember hurricane Maria? Yeah, most people have forgotten about it..mostly because it doesn't affect them. Nearly half of Puerto Rico is still without power after the hurricane slammed into the Caribbean island. If this had been mainland USA I'd be willing to bet that the power would [...]

12 Steps How To Build a Cozy 1720sqft Solar Powered Shipping Container Cabin with Living Roof

By | December 30th, 2017|Categories: Cabins, Homesteading, Sustainable Living|

This 1720 square foot cabin is made from reclaimed wood and two recycled shipping containers. The cabin comes with 2 140 square foot lofts on either end of the home, and sports a living roof for growing fresh organic fruits and veggies. This step by step guide will go into [...]

How To Build a DIY Hot Tub for Your Off Grid Cabin for Only $250

By | December 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog, DIY, Homesteading, Inspiration, Off Grid News, Off Grid Videos, Survival, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , |

Now this looks like a fun off grid project! Easy DIY Stock Tank Hot Tub For Your Off Grid Cabin - Got a spare stock tank laying around your property? Turn it into a DIY hot tub and relax in your new wood fire heated hot tub! This looks simple [...]

Man Builds Off Grid Log Cabin in Canadian Wilderness with Hand Tools

By | December 29th, 2017|Categories: Cabins, DIY, Off Grid News, Off Grid Videos, Outdoors, Preparedness, Survival, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Man Builds Off Grid Cabin in Canadian Wilderness - Shawn James built this nice little cabin in the Canadian wilderness by hand, using hand tools and sheer dedication and determination. Shawn's skill and dedication is evident in the quality and craftsmanship of the cabin. It is by far one of [...]

How To Build a 400sqft Solar Powered Off Grid Cabin for $2k

By | December 29th, 2017|Categories: Cabins, Homesteading, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , |

How to build a nice small cabin powered by solar panels. Lamar Alexander built this cute little 400 square foot cabin for approximately $2000, and powers it with a 570 watt solar and wind power system. The whole system is very inexpensive, and the best part is he is mortgage free. [...]

10 Prefab Shipping Container Homes From $24k

By | December 29th, 2017|Categories: Cabins, DIY, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , |

Shipping containers are cool! They're big, empty, uniform boxes that you can put things in, and, with a bit of elbow grease, turn into a livable space. You can call them Off-Grid Legos! What also makes shipping containers awesome is their portability. They're designed to be moved! Unfortunately, they often [...]

1 Million Pounds of Food Per Year on 3 Acres Year Round Growing

By | December 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Aquaponics is one of the best ways to grow massive amount of food on a small parcel of land. Growing your own food is part of living off the grid. It's part of self sufficiency and a way to feed your family. As well as your neighbors, and maybe the [...]

What Would You Do With A Universal Basic Income?

By | December 28th, 2017|Categories: Activism, Adventure & Exploration, DIY, Homesteading, Inspiration, Off Grid News, Sustainable Living|Tags: |

What do you think of a universal basic income for everyone. Before you answer, read this. Think about this. Your shelter, water, food and power would be taken care of. All your basics would be covered. This would free you up to do whatever you wanted. Let's do a thought [...]

10 Things You Must Have To Live Off Grid

By | December 28th, 2017|Categories: Homesteading, Land For Sale, Off Grid News, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , |

Well, here’s the deal. I have to face it. I just don’t have the credit or the cash to buy land where I live...yet. It’s way overpriced and as much as I’d like to just get a piece of land here, it’s not feasible right now due to the high [...]

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