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The Crazy Gardening Trick That Gives You 10 Times More Potatoes

The Crazy Gardening Trick That Gives You 10 Times More Potatoes

Americans love potatoes, eating about 125 pounds, per person, per year. Although potatoes are easy to grow, many off-gridders on small plots of land avoid them because traditional growing techniques take up a lot of space. However, by using the ...

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Why Conventional Wisdom About Stockpiling Food Is Just Plain Wrong

Why Conventional Wisdom About Stockpiling Food Is Just Plain Wrong

A lot of us off-the-gridders don’t much believe anything the federal government says. That’s particularly true with statements like, “don’t worry, when Apple gives us their phone encryption key codes, we’ll protect your privacy.” Or, “we assure you that with ...

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The 5 Biggest Challenges To Moving Off The Grid

The 5 Biggest Challenges To Moving Off The Grid

Living off the grid is a rewarding lifestyle that millions of Americans enjoy, but it is hard work for the newly initiated. Here are the five biggest challenges for most people who want to move and begin living off-grid. 1. ...

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Dropping Out Of Society: How To Prepare For A Solo Life Off-Grid

Dropping Out Of Society: How To Prepare For A Solo Life Off-Grid

Many of us dream or desire to live off-grid by ourselves, enjoying a peaceful life of solitude. But it’s easy to underestimate the difficulty of this. Living off the grid is hard enough if you have family and other homesteaders ...

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3 Delicious Odd-Sounding Tropical Fruits You Can Grow

3 Delicious Odd-Sounding Tropical Fruits You Can Grow

Off-the-grid homesteaders who grow their own food and who live in the hot and frost-free parts of the country have many more options than their northern counterparts. These benefits include the ability to grow an amazing array of tropical fruits ...

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The 4 Best Berries For Warm-Weather Homesteaders

The 4 Best Berries For Warm-Weather Homesteaders

Those off-the-gridders living in the south, where freezing temperatures are rare, have the opportunity to grow a wide array of berries that we northerners can only dream of. What makes a berry the best choice for a southern garden? Well, ...

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Life-Saving Skills You Can Practice In Your Own Yard

Life-Saving Skills You Can Practice In Your Own Yard

Many off-the-gridders have extensively prepared for an uncertain future. Much of the preparation concerns being as self-reliant as possible on a self-sustaining homestead. But if disaster strikes, the only option may be to abandon the homestead and flee as fast ...

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