Maintaining Hygiene When You Live Off-Grid

Maintaining Hygiene When You Live Off-Grid

It’s believed that by 2035, 12% of Americans will be living off the grid in search of either a simpler lifestyle or for environmental or financial reasons. Living off the grid can mean you need to get creative when it comes to certain tasks – like cleaning and maintaining hygiene. You don’t need to sacrifice the showers, modern toilets, or helpful kitchen appliances that make cleanliness easier and more practical; but you...

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Quality Kitchen Equipment For Living Off The Grid

Quality Kitchen Equipment For Living Off The Grid

By Sally Keys There are around 1.7 billion people living off-grid worldwide and 200,000 families living off-grid in the U.S., and these numbers are rising each year. The kitchen is the heart of many homes, so when it comes to living off-grid it shouldn’t be any different. Whether you’re searching for a solar powered oven, an off-grid refrigerator or pots and pans, outfitting your off-grid kitchen with good quality appliances may...

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Energy-Efficient Home Construction: The Basics

Energy-Efficient Home Construction: The Basics

Check out this infographic full of great tips on the different types of building materials to use and which ones to avoid in the new construction of a modern, energy-efficient home. Information on the costs and insulation properties of various materials and treatments for walls, windows, doors, and roofs are covered – and more. Source:...

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Off-Grid Cooking Without Power

Off-Grid Cooking Without Power

By Sally Keys Thinking of going off-grid? Off-grid living is exciting, but can be scary at the same time. Incidents like storms and equipment malfunctions can occur with little warning and leave you without an electrical stove or oven for days, so having an alternative and electricity-free cooking method is the only way to truly be prepared for survival (plus it’s an excellent way to conserve energy and save money). And it’s easy...

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Tips For Maintaining a Garden Off the Grid

Tips For Maintaining a Garden Off the Grid

By Sally Keys It has been predicted that 12% of Americans will be living off the grid by 2035. Some people manage to live off the grid and maintain a living allowing them to buy food and supplies. Others live in communities who share the load. For most, however, there is always going to be some amount of gardening involved. Given that gardening improves mental health, relieves stress, strengthens your immune system and has many other key...

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Finding Your Gardening Style

Finding Your Gardening Style

By Uma Campbell As we move into warmer months, many of us are already thinking of creating a garden. Whether it’s our first one or we’re an old pro at making it beautiful, many decisions need to be made. Of course we want to make our gardens beautiful. But in this day and age of environmentalism, many of us share a concern of saving water. So what kind of garden style can you find that fits all of your needs? You’re in luck...

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