Since I am living in a century-old home off-grid without air conditioning during what is shaping up to be the hottest summer on record in the Pacific Northwest, I am learning some lessons on staying cool. First, we need to ...Read More »
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Surviving Extreme Heat Without Air Conditioning
I don’t know how it is where you live, but where I live, it’s over 100 degrees Fahrenheit half the days of the year. We only end up using our home’s furnace a couple of weeks in January and February ...Read More »
Can Solar Alone Get You Off The Grid?
When you’re looking to go off grid, there are several options, but you’ll often begin by asking: Can solar alone get me off grid? The answer to this question is “yes,” but keep reading if you want more details. Using ...Read More »
8 Simple Ways To Live Off Grid On Less Watts
How often do you take electricity for granted? If you are like I once was, it happens quite frequently. I would shut off lights and unplug things when not in use. However, I still never really took the time to ...Read More »
Why You Should Put Garlic in Your Ear Before Going to Sleep
An old book I bought recently holds some very interesting information you might want to know about. Besides turning into my go-to book whenever I have a health problem, you’ll find some interesting things like: *why you should put garlic ...Read More »
Low Cost Ways To Build An Off-Grid Home.
There is nothing quite as exciting as purchasing bare acreage with plans to turn it into a working homestead. But building a traditional home, even one considered to be small by most standards – say, a 2 bedroom, 1 bath ...Read More »
Which Solar Energy System Is Best For You – Grid-Tied Or Off-Grid?
Solar energy systems are not all created alike. Just because homes have a set of solar panels on the roof, it doesn’t mean that they all are operating similar systems by any stretch of the imagination. Primarily, there are two ...Read More »
Six ‘Lost’ Off-Grid Lessons From The Amish Community
Several years ago we had a week-long power outage in my region. We live in a fairly old-fashioned rural community. Nonetheless, panic still set in somewhere around hour 12 of the weather-related disaster. It was summer, a really, really hot ...Read More »
3 Off-Grid Ways To Make Dandelion Wine (Yes, Wine)
You’ve heard the motivational phrase about making lemonade from lemons. Well, what about making wine out of weeds? Literally. The next time you see a fresh crop of dandelions spreading across your lawn, don’t think about how you are going ...Read More »
How Taking One Family Camping Trip A Year Will Benefit Everyone.
If you have never taken your kids on a family camping trip, it is time to reconsider. They joys of spending time together in nature with the ones you love are immeasurable. Family camping is a great time to reconnect ...Read More »