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How to Raise Meat Rabbits in Small Spaces

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | Whether you are planning to survive disasters or simply want to be self-sufficient and less dependent on outside resources, raising your own meat animals is a smart choice. That said, raising farm animals can be tough for those who live in urban areas, small homes or apartments, or under the rule of restrictive homeowners associations. ...Read More »

Catching, Cleaning and Cooking Fish for Survival

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | When you think about being out in the woods, what do you envision as a staple meal? Do you see yourself sitting by the fire roasting some fresh venison on a spit? Maybe you live in an area with a great deal of waterfowl, and you can see yourself enjoying some roasted duck? What you ...Read More »

Homesteading Basics: How To Dehydrate Herbs for Long-Term Storage

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | Herbs are one of the first plants we put in our garden. There is nothing like fresh culinary herbs to intensify the flavors of food. As well, herbs are hardy garden plants that don’t have to be watered as much as vegetables and can serve more than one purpose by being used as natural medicine. ...Read More »

4 Tools to Cut and Chop Wood for Survival

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | One of the basics of survival is having the ability to cut and chop wood.  It is wood that will fuel the fires that keep us warm, boil our water, and cook our food. It seems simple enough, right?  Grab your tool of choice, head outdoors and chop away.  Alas, if it were only that ...Read More »

18 Practical Ways to Use the Ashes from Your Fireplace

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | Do you heat your house with wood? What to do with the ashes is a question for most. Obviously, you want to take great care to dispose of them in a way that won’t start a fire, but did you know that the ashes have all sorts of uses? Here’s an article from my good ...Read More »

How to Store Vegetables Without a Root Cellar

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | Anyone who loves to garden, especially those who wish to be able to provide wholesome foods for themselves and their families and live independently enough to survive economic or natural disasters will need to know what to do with all of the surplus from the summer. It’s great to be able to eat vegetables right ...Read More »

Court Officials Who Jailed a Veteran for Living Off-Grid Were “Just Doing Their Jobs” (VIDEO)

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | 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-grid on his own land? What if that guy was a veteran? What if his only crime was refusing a service that he was supposed to pay for, ...Read More »

Cooking Off Grid With a Wood Burning Stove

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | As much as I enjoy reading and learning about living off-grid, nothing interests me more than off-grid cooking using a wood burning stove. Sure, there are rocket stoves, and all sorts of grills available for use outdoors but it is a big, beautiful, antique-style wood-burning stove sitting in the kitchen that captures my imagination. Alas, ...Read More »

The Big Blackout: Why I’m Going Low-Tech To Prep For An EMP

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | This might be stating the obvious, but in the event of an EMP, things will not be the same, no matter how great your generator is. Aaron Dykes of Truthstream Media wrote an excellent article about the extreme likelihood of a catastrophic event that could take out our power grid: Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul ...Read More »

City Farming with Backyard Quail – An Alternative to Raising Chickens

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | Some time ago, I shared some information about raising livestock.  Although it was a bit tongue in cheek, the serious part of it all was that if given the room, it would be wonderful to have a small flock of chickens that could provide fresh eggs for consumption.  That plus chicken meat, of course. A ...Read More »

Propane For Preppers – Part One

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | Having sufficient fuel for cooking and heat following an emergency is always an concern for preppers.  If you are lucky, you live in a wooded area and have access to a wood burning stove as well as plenty of wood to feed the fire.  Most of us, though, turn to propane as our primary source ...Read More »

One Man’s Perspective From Living Off Grid

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | Who hasn’t, at one time or another, wondered what it would be like to chuck it all, give up the job, abandon suburbia, and become totally self-sufficient by living off of the land?  Back in the late sixties and early seventies, folks with that mindset were sometimes called hippies. The reality is that some were ...Read More »

4 Critical Components To Getting Prepped For A Blackout

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | By: Ryan Banister, Ready Nutrition | Power outages can happen at any time. Just this summer, there were up to 14 days of blackouts across California, and while they were not necessarily consecutive days, these power outages can be devastating for those who may be without a plan – especially in the peak of summer. As ...Read More »

How To Build An Outdoor Mud Oven For Use Now And When The SHTF

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | Rocket stoves and outdoor grills are great for cooking in a pot or skillet when the power is down or non-existent following a disaster or a worst case SHTF situation where fuel is either flat-out unavailable or intolerably expensive. There are some things, though, that cook best in an oven. One solution, of course, is ...Read More »

How I Left The 9-5 Rat Race To Work From Home In My PJs

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | Did you ever want to get out of the 9-5 rat race and work from home? A lot of folks ask me how I got started working from home and rocking the PJs, farm boots, and a perpetual mug of coffee. While it seems to be the goal of many, few are actually doing it. We ...Read More »

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