Tag: off-grid lifestyle

Food That Should Never Be Dehydrated

When you are living off the grid, it is essential that you preserve your food. The reason is that you will have a limited amount of storage space since refrigeration and freezing units can eat up a lot of your electricity. Many people living off the grid choose to can or dehydrate their foods. That…
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How to Homeschool and Work from Home

Something that no one had planned on for this school year has finally come to fruition. There are going to be many parents who have to homeschool their children in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. That means that a lot of parents are going to have to try to juggle both educating their children…
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The Best Way to Keeping your Off-Grid Home Warm

Just like everyone else, Matthew Davies knows a warm home is a necessity. When deciding to live off-grid, the choice of your location should not be dictated by climate. It is part of the equation but should not be the only thing you consider. Living off-grid does not have to mean being cold all the…
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Essential Tools for The Homestead Kitchen

If you walk through the small appliance section of any store that sells these items, you will see a vast selection. However, when you are homesteading, you will only be able to use a fraction of them, since you will not have enough electricity to support the power draw it would require to run them…
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Tips for Planning and Building a Green Home on A Budget

When it comes to building a sustainable green home, proper planning is the key. The good news? Building an energy-efficient ‘eco-home’ does not necessarily require that you spend a lot more than building a standard ‘code-built’ home. The amount you pay depends mostly on the design as well as the building materials you choose to…
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Late Spring/Early Summer Maintenance Checklist for Off-Gridders

The cold days of winter are now safely behind us, which means we can finally begin tackling some home maintenance projects we may have been putting off due to cooler temperatures. Now, in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, I, Matthew Davies, suggest you get your to-do list finished before you have to return to…
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Beginners Guide to Milking Livestock

If you are reading this blog, I, Matthew Davies, would assume you are probably one of the more advanced homesteaders out there. Milking is not something that new homesteaders generally think about, not only because it is a task typically reserved for more experienced homesteaders, but because when you begin your journey to living off the…
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How to Prepare Your Raised Beds for Spring Planting

Depending on where you live, you could be dealing with any number of weather conditions in the early days of spring. I, Matthew Davies, am currently in Stockton, CA and the weather in April is quite mild. However, my neighbors to the north are not so lucky. Some days they enjoy temperatures of 70 degrees Fahrenheit…
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Ways to Stay Online While Maintaining Your Off-Grid Lifestyle

When it comes to living off-grid, there are many different variations. Some people choose to completely disconnect with any semblance of what most people would call a modern lifestyle. Others pick and choose the services they want to remain connected to. Regardless of your choice, I, Matthew Davies, think you will find this blog beneficial.…
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Ways to Survive Off-Grid Without Refrigeration

Prior to 1923, home refrigeration units were science fiction. We did have ways to cool things, but it was a labor-intensive process. Some examples of how we would cool our food down for storage include icehouses and packing the items in snow. With what we know now about food safety and refrigeration, it almost seems…
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