Tag: off-grid tips

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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Surprising Luxuries You Didn’t Could Be Operated Off-Grid

Prior to living off-grid, I, Matthew Davies, had a lot of preconceptions about what living off-grid actually entailed. I was under the impression that I would have to say goodbye to my 1000-watt microwave, my equally power-hungry waffle maker, and I would even have to let my dishwasher go. Boy, was I mistaken. While in…
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How to Homeschool When You Live Off-Grid

If you are dreaming of one day living off-grid, there are many things you must consider before pulling the plug. One such consideration should be how you are going to educate your children. While some families choose to send their children to local public or private schools, others prefer to homeschool. Although I, Matthew Davies,…
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Homestead Chores for Kids

Living off the land brings with it a lot of hard work. This means that everyone in the family will need to pitch in. Whether it is your toddler or your teenager, there is always something children can do to lend a helping hand. In this blog, I, Matthew Davies, and going to cover the…
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Ways to Make Money While Living Off-Grid

As is true for many people, one of the homesteader’s primary worries is that they will have enough money to afford the things they need. Just because people living off-grid do not have the same types of bills as people living on the grid, does not mean they will not need to pay for things…
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Tips to Host a Delicious Off-Grid Thanksgiving Meal

It is that time of year that we gather with family and friends to give thanks for all the wonderful things in our lives. Should this be your first Thanksgiving living off-grid, you may have many questions about how to pull off such a feast. If this is your tenth Thanksgiving, then maybe you will…
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Canning, Preserving, and Dehydrating Food

When living off-grid, food storage and preservation can present a challenge. Without access to the large appliances used by those living on the grid, I had to find new ways to preserve my food. In this blog, I, Matthew Davies, will be discussing the ways that I have learned to prolong the life of the…
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A Beginner’s Guide to Foraging

Starting a homestead from scratch can be a complicated task. Many projects must be undertaken. One of these projects is finding a stable food supply. When you first start your homestead, you should have the understanding that you will need to purchase some of your food. That is fine. In time, you will be able…
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An Easy Guide to Start Composting at Your Homestead

When you are not living off-grid, you take for granted certain conveniences. One such convenience is potting soil for your garden. Fortunately, you can make your own compost for your garden and it’s often better for your garden and for the environment. It is for this reason that I, Matthew Davies, am going to help…
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How to Stay Cool Outside in Extreme Heat

Depending on where you live, summer can be a great time of year. On the other hand, some people live in places that experience extreme heat. If you are lucky enough to have air conditioning, it will provide you with a respite from high summer temperatures and humidity when you need to spend extensive time…
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