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  1. The Tech Zone
    For some time since I've joined this board I've notice there are countless misconceptions regarding the use of smart phone as viable and reliable multi-purpose tool, moreover I also notice abundant numbers of members here simply doesn't have knowledge of how to fully utilize their smart phone...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    In a previous thread I talked about this old cabin on the back of the property Thread 1 - Thoughts on this rural cabin. There was a lot of good feedback and I want to thank everyone who made suggestions. This is what I have come up with. Feel free to post suggestions and ideas. 1 - Build...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Cabin dates to around 1975, plus or minus a year or so. It measures around 24 X 36. Has 5 rooms - living, kitchen, spare, bathroom, bedroom. I thought about turning it into an off the grid cabin for my kids and nephews. Water well needs to be fixed. Rural area, just a few neighbors...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I finally bought a solar panel. In all honest, I do not know why I waited so long for. It is a Nekteck 20 watt solar panel. Before I bought the panel I asked myself, what purpose will the panel serve? I decided to go with a foldable solar panel with USB outlets for recharging flashlights, AA...
  5. Book Reviews
    I was messing around on amazon and found this (looks like it might have even just been released today): Amazon.com: Off The Grid: How To Go About Living Off The Grid (Simple Survival Book 1) eBook: Carl Reiner: Kindle Store It's only 99 cents so I picked up to see what was in it. Now for 99...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So, I've noticed shows like Doomsday Prepper's with people using shipping containers as underground shelters for a shtf situation and did some looking online about it. I found a few links that say NOT to do this. Just thought I would bring up the topic and see what everyone thought about it. Any...
  7. Site Information & Suggestion Box
    How do yall feel about an "off the grid" section dedicated just to solar, wind, wood,,, and renewable resources? Right now off the grid post are supposed to go in with farming, gardening and homesteading. I thought about adding a dedicated section just to off the grid resources.
  8. DIY - Do It Yourself
    The new chicken house is getting close to being finished. The next phase is a lean-to and solar power. The solar panel will go in top of the lean-to. I want something that can provide lights, and maybe run a skilsaw or drill. What size solar cell, how many batteries, what size inverter should...
  9. General Discussion
    So I'm thinking of ditching city life with all the people and problems. Been thinking of buying some cheap land or maybe even renting some wooded forest land from someone. Buying a camper and taking tons of supplies and food for long term survival. Maybe even build a little homestead. Or a...
  10. General Discussion
    http://www.offthegridnews.com/2014/02/22/court-rules-off-the-grid-living-is-illegal/ murica Havent seen it posted yet, but I miss stuff.
  11. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I came across this website! Drill your own well. Good info on this site especially for all the "off the grid" enthusiasts or places in remote areas. USE PVC as your drill! Why pay those expensive fees to hire someone else to do the work. This site is dedicated to technique and is not one of...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello all. I am pretty new to this and am overwhelmed by many things, but I find that what I am the most overwhelmed about is working towards being off the grid. I am sure there are others who have financial barriers who also wonder how in the world to prepare to live without public water...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    For those that don't know, this phrase "Going Galt" refers to kinda backing out of society, especially a society that feels it should take from those who have and give it to those who the govt determines needs it. (Essentially socialism) I currently make a very comfortable living and must...
  14. The Tech Zone
    I don't know if this has been discussed before, And I don't like digging up old threads. But has anyone here attmpted to removed themselves from the internet? I've been using the internet since '95 and for the most of that time I've used my real name, Up until recently it dawned on me, That's...
  15. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Please tell us about your system,likes,dislikes,and mistakes. I finally went OTG last November(2009) and would like to hear from others. Please include solar electric,solar thermal,wind,batteries,inverters Cannot wait to hear any responses. Happy and...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just returned from my weekly run to WalMart. Interesting turn of events. Normally I use my ATM Debit Card at check out but a few weeks ago I decided that when I was heavy on "Pantry Items" I would start paying by cash, as I did today. But, today, paying by cash, the cashier asked for my phone...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Off_the_Grid_Life_on_the_Mesa/70100106?strackid=57b5875b95fda5f_1_srl&strkid=514006691_1_0&trkid=222336 Anyone seen this yet?
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    okay, I went around with the iPhone and took pictures of our power system. I can't put pictures into the forum with the phone, so you'll have to visit the blog for pictures, but here is our system: 4 Rolls 6v deep cycle batteries wired as a 24v array. Outback MX60 MPPT charge controller Outback...
  19. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I put this in this section because the section description says "or living off the grid" if it needs to be moved please do so! I hope this is allowed on this website but I am writing a term paper on off the grid living and homesteading and would like to include some survey results. If anyone...
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