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12 Things You NEED To Go Off Grid NOW!

12 Things You NEED To Go Off Grid NOW!
What do you need to go off grid NOW? Do you think you’re ready to live off grid? Where are you going to go without money? Unless you’re planning on bugging out to the wilderness in Alaska or some other wild frontier with just the clothes on your back and a way to hunt for game and live off the land, you’re going to need money to buy the things you need to live off the grid. The fact is, to do anything nowadays you need money, and usually lots of it. There’s a whole list of things you need besides money, that money will buy you as you prep for your move off grid. First and foremost, you’ll need a place to go. A place to go seems obvious at first glance, and people know this of course. Consider first, the fact you will be OFF GRID. So, when choosing the perfect location, you have to find a place which has good sun, moderate wind, and which is close enough to other resources to make living off the grid safe, comfortable and manageable for your family and yourself. Buy land which has WATER! Related:  Others PearltreesGuids

Survival Rules of 3 INFOGRAPHIC Survival has rules? No, not really. You can think of these more as guidelines on what you should prioritize if you end up in a situation where you are fighting for survival. These guidelines are often known as the survival “rules of 3″. 3 minutes without oxygen3 hours without shelter3 days without water3 weeks without food Of course, there are many factors that can influence these numbers, both external factors and in the needs of individual people. If you have oxygen, shelter should be the next priority, especially in temperature extremes. Here’s a video that breaks down each of these in more detail, along with another rule – 3 months without hope.

9 Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living When you grow your own food, generate your own energy, and work from a home office or farm for your livelihood, the so-called “costs of living” largely disappear. You become untethered to the work-earn-spend consumer economy and thrive, instead, in a more locally centered, self-sufficient economy in which monetary income is less essential for a rich life. Making this self-sufficiency dream a reality has been our goal since my wife, Lisa Kivirist, and I moved to our 5 1/2-acre farmstead in southwestern Wisconsin in 1996. Self-reliant living can take many forms. You can provide your own food and energy and be your own barber, repair person, home-school teacher, house cleaner, painter, and child care provider. By running a home-based business, you can generate the money needed to obtain essential products or services you’re unable to produce for yourself. Transitioning to self-sufficient living requires research and planning. The Journey to Self-Reliance Begins 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Off Grid Community Pilot Project: The “Off Grid Community Project” is the first stage of a multi-stage project which if successful could expand into a small self-sustaining community. Concept: Build a sustainable living self sufficient off-the-grid home system, which anyone can build for less than $100k, and open source the plans to the world. An “affordable” 1500-2500sq ft Open Sourced natural material home, greenhouse, 5kw wind turbine, and a 5kw solar array, for less than $100k (Crowdsourced Home & Community Building) UPDATE: $25k 1280 SQFT RANCH STYLE SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME THE PROBLEM: All over the world people cannot afford to live sustainably much less comfortably. They cannot afford to buy a home, land, and the needed technology to make themselves and their families self-sufficient. THE SOLUTION: The idea is simple. By combining proven technologies the learning curve isn’t as great a hurdle, and you remove the troublesome burden of “reinventing the wheel”. HOME: 320-2500 square foot home.

Guide to Self-Sufficient Living: Advice From Nine Modern Homesteaders - Modern Homesteading Related Content Healing the Earth Self-dubbed “lunatic farmer” Joel Salatin describes how sustainable living and more conscientious ag... A growing number of us are shifting our focus homeward, making our homesteads the heart of our life’s work. For some, the quest for self-reliance begins simply: The search for a decent-tasting tomato leads you to a seed catalog, which opens the door to gardening, canning and composting. Others recall a pivotal moment. According to a recent survey of MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers, more than four out of 10 of you now raise chickens. “In previous homesteading movements, people had to make it on their own,” says Harvey Ussery, author and longtime homesteader. Modern homesteading and homemaking are built upon many choices, not solely on managing money. MOTHER: What motivated you to choose a self-sufficient, homesteading lifestyle? Harvey Ussery: It was a natural progression. Cam Mather: I was burnt out on suburban life and on earning my income on a computer.

Home Page Do You Really Need A Job? 9 Free Emergency & Preparedness Printable Lists and Resources Preparing for disasters can mean the difference between life and death, but putting together plans and kits can be overwhelming. What do you need to stock up on at home? Should you have an emergency kit in your car? How do you prepare for a long-term crisis? Here is a collection of free printables to help get you started. 72 Hour Kits & Bug Out Bags Most relief agencies recommend people put together a 72 hour emergency kit – enough food, water, and medical supplies to keep each person in a household supplied for three days. This 2 page list from PG Ward includes visuals on what you should include in your 72 hour kit as well as lists for additional things you should include in a car kit, a child kit, and a pet kit. While not exactly a printable, Top Spec US has put together a nice, simple graphic showing what to pack in a bug out bag.

The Off-Grid Dilemma The prospect of having no bills to pay sounds exciting, does it not? How would one go about this, you may ask? Simple, all you need to do is generate your own electricity! The true definition of living green would be living off-grid. Unfortunately, for the typical university student, making any of the changes mentioned above, are close to impossible. Seeing as I am renting out my own townhouse for the up-coming school year, I will not be able to make any of the green lifestyle changes previously suggested, solely as I am not the property owner. I have found a couple of documented stories of people who have made drastic changes to their lives in order to be completely self-sufficient. Video:

(1) Facebook How much does it cost to go Off-Grid and to live on the Land? How much Money does it take to Go Off Grid? There are 10 things that you need to consider when going off grid and living on the land. 1. One of the most important items to find when preparing to go off grid is land with running water on it. 2. 3. Video: Is living off the Grid now a crime? Apparently living off the grid, off the land, and without government assistance is now a crime that can land you in jail, and cause you to lose your home. Government officials across the country are forming so-called “nuisance abatement teams” to intimidate people into giving up their land, or conforming to the governments demands and hooking back into the grid. Counties across the country are actually jailing people for living the way they want to live. I was alerted to this video by a reader, and was troubled and sickened by what the poor people in the California Desert are being forced to deal with. It’s a sad day when living off your own land becomes a crime.