How To Live Off The Grid: 8 Things You Need Now

Living off the grid

How to live off grid. It's simple really. Move to the woods, build a cabin, throw on some solar panels and wind turbine for power, drill a well, raise chickens, cows, and pigs, and sit on your front porch while sipping coffee and staring out at the beautiful natural wilderness around you. Easy right? Not really. It takes a lot of planning and prepping  and work to make the move off grid. And once you're off grid, the maintenance and upkeep of your homestead takes a lot of work. Let make ...

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Living Off The Grid: What Does It Mean?

Log cabin living

What is living off the grid? It's all about sustainable living and renewable energy. But what does it really mean? Is it just a term? Is there some secret mysterious explanation? Is it simply opinion? There's an ongoing debate in the off grid world about what it really means to "live off the grid". For some folks it means primitive living, cutting ties with all forms of technology and thumbing your nose at "The Man". It's kind of a political statement to move to the wilderness and ...

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Federal Government Ends Prohibition on Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Now Legal

The decades long war to legalize medical marijuana is over! Medical marijuana is now legal federally, and in the states which have legalized medical marijuana, sellers will not have to worry about being raided or shut down by federal authorities. "...Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill's passage over the weekend marks the ...

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How To Build A Square Log Cabin

square log cabin dovetail notched corner

How to build a square log cabin. A square log cabin is a traditional hewn log design with squared Dovetail notched corners. It's a bit more labor intensive design, but affords a nice clean look. This is a simple and elegant little square log cabin built using dovetail notches rather than the more familiar saddle notched log corners. It's efficient and simple. See the video below to see how this cozy little cabin was built. Fast! No scribing or laying out the cut ...

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$500 Off Grid Cabin: How To Build A Cabin Without a Permit

Off Grid Cabin

How to build a cabin for $500 without a permit or building codes. This sounds impossible but it's not. Especially if you realize exactly what it is and what it means before moving forward with your build. There will be limitations on what you can build for this amount of money, lower of increased costs depending where you source your materials, and where you ultimately end up building your cabin. All these variable have a direct impact on how large a cabin you can build for $500. Having said ...

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How To Build an Off Grid Cabin on a Budget

Off Grid Cabin

Building a cabin on a budget is easier than some might think, but it does have its challenges. When I say ‘easy’, I don’t mean it’s easy to build. I mean it’s easy to save money and build on a budget when you do everything (or as much as possible) yourself. The biggest expenses in building are materials and hardware. You must be creative in how and where you acquire materials, the tools, and the equipment needed to build your cabin. This article will touch on the basics and also assumes one ...

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“Going Off Grid” Isn’t Just For Hippies & Crazy People

VW Bus

Going off grid is no longer fringe. (we've been saying this for a long time now) We're going mainstream, baby! As we become more knowledgeable about sustainable living, the term "going off grid" is becoming more socially and culturally acceptable as an alternative lifestyle. Even more than that it's becoming less of an alternative than it is a responsible way of living. Living sustainably is what it's all about, and as such some big names are getting on the bandwagon. This is more than ...

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How To Build A Tin Can WiFi Antenna For $5

How To Build A Tin Can Waveguide WiFi Antenna

How To Build A Tin Can Waveguide WiFi Antenna for 802.11(b or g) Wireless Networksor other 2.4GHz Applications ~ by Gregory Rehm ~ by Gregory Rehm Got no dough for a commercial WiFi antenna? Looking for an inexpensive way to increase the range of your wireless network? A tin can waveguide antenna, or Cantenna, may be just the ticket. This design can be built for under $5 U.S. and reuses a food, juice, or other tin can. I am not an electrical engineer, nor do I have access to any fancy test ...

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How To Find Off Grid Land

Off Grid Land

Land is the foundation of life. It provides all the resources needed to put down roots and gives you an area to call home. A place all of your own. Land gives you a place to grow, good footing, and a solid foundation to build upon. So it goes without saying that you need land to start a homestead, you need land to go off grid. For without land you'll spend the rest of your life making everyone else rich through your labors. But alas, finding land that you can afford, that is open and free to ...

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How To Choose a GOOD Knife: The Quick & Dirty Guide


Want to know how to choose a good knife? That's easy. Don't by crap! Here's some good knife brands by type, quality and price. This is a quick "short list" of brands I would go with when choosing a good knife. Brands I've personally used in the field, and brands I have owned in the past or own now.  First and foremost is practicality. No one wants a knife that doesn't do the job. Forget it. If you're going to by a cheap knife then you deserve what you get. Broken blades, dull edges, bent ...

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