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The American Dream Vs. The Off-Grid Way Of Life

The American Dream Vs. The Off-Grid Way Of Life

Upgrading to a larger house or a bigger car is exciting. And the sense of achievement and pride that come with it? Priceless! But downsizing? Absolutely degrading! After all, it’s the American dream, right? No one would actually do it ...

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How To Turn Manure And Table Scraps Into Electricity

How To Turn Manure And Table Scraps Into Electricity

Alternative energy sources are extremely important, particularly if they are versatile. Even people who aren’t off grid should have a backup source in which they can rely in case of power outages or other emergencies. One source to consider: biogas. ...

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Where Have All The Fireflies Gone?

Where Have All The Fireflies Gone?

Don’t you miss those warm summer evenings lighted intermittently by the little flashes of fireflies? Many of us have been fortunate enough to enjoy the magic of fireflies and have even seen them up close, a privilege our children may ...

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Thriving During Your First Year On The Homestead

Thriving During Your First Year On The Homestead

Most people’s first year on the homestead can be summed up in one word: chaos. Making the move into homestead living is often simultaneously exciting and intimidating — even more so if you’ve been accustomed to living in the city ...

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How To Build An Off-Grid Home From Dirt

How To Build An Off-Grid Home From Dirt

It is not hard to imagine that the first real homes must have been earthen structures, because earth happens to be the most abundant and handy material available to man. They might have been nothing more than tiny huts originally, ...

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