Prepping – Eco Snippets

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Man Living Off-Grid In A Tent On An Island…

Jojo has been living off-grid in a tent for 18 months, the last 12 of which have been on an island in Sweden! He has a 5 meter (16-foot) Sibley Bell tent set up on a platform, a wood stove for heat, a multi-fuel stove for cooking, a solar panel and a car battery for […]

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Building An Off Grid Cabin Using Free Pallet Wood…

We built this small off grid log cabin using recycled pallet wood that we collected for free. The aim of the DIY project was to try and save money by building a cabin in the forest on the cheap. Living off grid is something we have always admired, being able to forage and gather food […]

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These Shoelaces Double As A Fire Starter For Emergency Situations…

If you’re into the outdoors, although you can always expect the best, you’ve also got to be prepared for the worst just in case you end up in a sticky situation. And having the ability to start a fire whenever you need to could mean all the difference. That’s where these really cool Paracord Shoelace fire starters come […]

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Homestead Waterworks – Farm Ponds & Swales

“An area of our homestead infrastructure that we spend A LOT of time thinking about, worrying about, and being creative about, is water. As we are living completely off-grid, we have to figure out ways to source water for drinking, bathing, washing dishes, cooking, watering the garden, watering fruit trees, and watering animals. Over the […]

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One Persons Yearly Homestead Schedule

“Keeping an Annual Homestead Calendar has been an incredibly beneficial organizational tool for me as I attempt to manage our schedule a bit more efficiently. It makes this otherwise undisciplined person, well, slightly more disciplined. Helps me to get my ducks in a row, if you will. As I previously mentioned, having this list on […]

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5 Survival Uses Of Pine Resin

“Pine resin has multiple uses for survival. This sap is produced by the pine tree to seal up cuts or damages to the tree. If you ever find yourself lost in a wilderness environment, having a pine tree in the area is one of the best case scenarios you can hope for. There are many […]

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6,000 lbs Of Food On 1/10th Acre – Urban Farm

Over 6,000 pounds of food per year, on 1/10 acre located just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The Dervaes family grows over 400 species of plants, 4,300 pounds of vegetable food, 900 chicken and 1,000 duck eggs, 25 lbs of honey, plus seasonal fruits throughout the year. From 1/10th of an acre, four people […]

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The Start Of An Adventure: Totally Off-Grid!

“I recently visited a land cooperative of 4 families owning 60 acres in a northern state—opsec. These families came together with a common dream of owning land in the country over 15 years ago, but that is where most of the commonality ended.  Each family has a home site, but also cooperatively makes decisions about […]

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Doortop Stash

“Pop quiz: What does the top edge of say, your utility closet door look like? I’m betting that you’ve never seen it, even if you’ve lived in your home for awhile. And although there’s not a lot of room to hide stuff in there, well, if you’re like me, the stuff you want to hide […]

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