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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Greetings. I intend to build an off-grid home with a greenhouse in the desert southwest. I'll catch rainwater on a huge roof, over 20,000 gallons a year, and grow whatever I can using "ollas" to stretch the water 10x. I'll control summer temperatures by running earthtubes into the greenhouse...
  2. Book Reviews
    By Barbara Demick This book is a non-fiction chronicle of life on an urban residential street in Sarajevo, Bosnia during the siege of the city from 1992 to 1996. During the war, the mixed ethnic Bosnians fought against the Serbians for control of Bosnia. Serbs encircled Sarajevo and placed a...
  3. Books, Movies & Stories
    I searched for a thread on this and nothing turned up. There is an interesting book on Amazon titled "Forgotten Skills of the Mormon Pioneers". I'm wondering if any has this book and if it offers anything of interest to preppers? I'm not really looking for 19th century recipes for apple pie...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Even if you’re not off-grid? I do, and I’m not off-grid, and I don’t plan on ever leaving the grid. But, if the grid ever leaves me, I want to be able to still sew. Hi, I’m new here on the board and I do mending and repair sewing for the public using treadles. I have a photo album here at...
  5. DIY - Do It Yourself
    In 16 years, our power system has been ultra reliable. Our Trace Inverter has never let us down. It was with a great deal of consternation that I watched our power system suddenly start kicking on and off the other night. A light and dishwasher which were on at the time cycled on and off with...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I am curious to other's opinions as to the best environments to live off grid in.
  7. Financial Forum
    Pending retirement for my wife My wife works for one of the alphabet Federal agencies. Federal employees have a goofy retirement system. She just learned that she will qualify for 'early' retirement at the end of next month. This early pension is based on how many years she has been with...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    We got a new camera, began testing it, and decided to share a few photos. Here are 4400 watts of PV panels: :)
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Time to plug this old book again. Five Acres and Independence, by M.G.Kains. Amazon has it. Written for back-to-the-land hopefuls in the depths of the Great Depression, when the vast majority of farms had no electricity, it is full of ideas for the potential off-grid subsistence farmer.
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Let me first state that the way I will be developing my homestead is not for everyone. It is a dream of mine I have had off and on since I was 16 and, now at 41, I am finally in a position to do it. I am all for constructive criticism but I would please like to not see any negativity just for...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Some areas have annual fairs that focus on things like: survival, preparedness, primitive skills, farming, off-grid homesteading, sustainable lifestyles, ... I go to ours, how many others go? What kinds of these fairs do you have in your area? Does anyone else go to our fair? If not...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    . ... Didn't want to hijack Packhorse's thread about 2 great books. The book is : Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls (of Little House On The Prairie fame). Farmer Boy (Little House): Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams: 9780060581824: Amazon.com: Books This book follows a year in the life of a...
  13. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Self Installed-Developing our Spring & Drywells, Documented Happy New Years to all! I just finished the article on our spring development. We started doing this over about 18 months ago, and have consistent, fresh, clean, potable water that fills a 1,000 gallon cistern year round, from a small...
  14. General Discussion
    Anybody else envious of these off-the-grid adobe New Mexico homes? I recently saw a show on the Weather Channel called 'Cantore Stories' that piqued my interest. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthship http://earthship.com/ http://taosearthships.com/about.htm *POLITICAL OPINION* Based...
  15. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I've been thinking of perhaps building my next 'house' myself, hopefully with the aim of owning a livable property with no house payment whatsoever. (Probably in Montana, though Idaho or Oregon are also possibilities.) After doing some looking around, a yurt or ger seems to be an enticing...
  16. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    For 30 years, in a remarkable cabin he hand-crafted with simple hand tools, Richard Proenneke lived alone in the Alaskan Bush in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Retired at age 50 in 1967, the story of D!ck Proenneke :rolleyes: left the rush of city life behind and headed into the Alaska...
  17. DIY - Do It Yourself
    It's bad enough there are video cameras taping our every move from the minute we walk out the door to gas up the car to the local supermarket for a gallon of milk.. Now we have to deal with radio frequency chips!? Enough's enough! The best way to disable the chips in your credit card/debit card...
  18. Polls and Surveys
    1. How many folks are living in their BOL [Bug-Out Location]? I mean like in it permanently; full-time; stocking-up; setting up defenses; self-sufficient or working toward self-sufficiency. Maybe even off-grid already? On the other hand: 2. How many have a BOL setup but are not living in it...
  19. Books, Movies & Stories
    You can get the torrent file here: http://conspiracycentral.net:6969/stats.html?info_hash=d16e1e2f88089db2b949af90519dc70c470de0dc Survivorman - Les Stroud - Off The Grid Video codec: XviD Resolution: 512x384 Audio codec: mp3 160kbps Duration: 1:07:24 In this poignant and personal documentary...
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