(Natural News) For most people, it takes quite a bit of time to get set up as a prepper. Between learning about and obtaining the right gear, growing food and figuring out what to put in a bug out bag, nothing happens overnight.
In our topsy-turvy world, it's hard to predict from one week to the next what will happen.
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How do you go off the grid? This is probably one of the top questions I receive, but the answer to that question isn't always that easy, and even the term "going off the grid" can mean a million different things to a million different people.
You can't squeeze blood from a stone, but wringing water from the desert sky is now possible, thanks to a new spongelike device that uses sunlight to suck water vapor from air, even in low humidity.
(Natural News) With threats by North Korea to drop a nuke on the U.S., and hopefully this is just saber rattling, plus escalating tensions with Russia over the Syria missile strike, it may now be an appropriate time for some advance planning about ba
Last week was tense as far as international relations go. We're standing in a big puddle of gasoline and hoping that no one decides to light a cigarette because if they do, we'll all go up in flames. For some background, here's the information
How would imagine home away from life in the city, and in on-the-grid cookie-cutter urban life?
Living in the desert has taught me not to take water for granted. Unlike the Pacific Northwest, I am not footsteps away from streams, ponds, or a vast sea just waiting for me to collect and purify for personal use.
Going to the firing range isn't enough to get you ready to handle an emergency in which you may need to use your firearm. There's a split second decision process in which you must decide if a) the threat is legitimate, b) if lethal force is neces
Scuttlebutt is slang for gossip, particularly among sailors. It is also the name of a peer-to-peer system ideal for social graphs, identity and messaging. Scuttlebutt was created by Dominic Tarr, a Node.js developer with more than 600 modules publish
If you have ever dreamed about breaking away from society and starting your own settlement, or simply preparing for the worst, the Helical Outpost is your new best friend.
CAMPING is now child abuse? Michigan government seizes kids to punish family for off-grid camping trip
Off-grid housing that actually works for families is hard to come by, but that's what ReGen Villages is striving towards with their concept for new self-sustaining communities.
1.2 billion people currently do not have electricity. It costs $800-2000 per person to connect people to a grid many poor countries do not the means or capacity to create a universal national grid.
Did you plan on getting lost in the middle of the woods, where no one could hear your calls for help? Of course you didn't.
If you weren't paranoid before, it may be time to start paying attention. "They" are spying on everything you do, and are collecting information about every purchase, appliance, vehicle or place you make, do or interact with. For the first t
The most difficult problem with off-grid living, solar, and wind power systems is the batteries. Traditional lead batteries are cheap but low quality and die quickly in the cold. What if a battery existed that could run for 100 years, run in any kind
On the run? Have you been labeled a target? Maybe an operative for Russia because you didn't support Hillary during the last election? Perhaps you have been driven into bankruptcy and off your property, and must live off the land in some capaci
Here's an entry for the "Job-Doing Hall of Fame." What if your job meant that you had to go arrest a guy who just wanted to live off the grid on his own land? What if that guy was a veteran? What if his only crime was refusing a service that h
If you are looking for a family retreat property, there are several great places to build additional homes on the property and still give everyone "elbow room."
Vancouver's Leckie Studio recently launched the Backcountry Hut Company, to offer modular cabins that come flat-packed and are put together like a piece of furniture from Ikea. Still in the design stage, the cabins will be able to run on or off-the-g
You'll want to start a Hobbit village or an off-grid community with these adorable, energy-efficient smartdome homes.
Jay Nygard's decision to install a wind turbine on his own property earned him prison time. It's the perfect example of how the US government has been criminalizing "off the grid" living and eroding the rights of private property owners in the pr