Off grid laundry has come up a number of times as a self-sufficiency topic for 2 reasons: Because many people in our crowd are wanting to be free from the electrical and water grids, and need find another way of washing clothes. Because we are also usually looking for ways to save money. The … [Read more...] about 7 Best Off Grid Washing Machines
If you are planning to use some kind of off grid washing machine, it's a good idea to check out some alternative laundry detergents as well. Why? Because if you're off the grid, it's likely that your wastewater is being handled by a septic system. And if you use powdered detergents (or … [Read more...] about Best Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe
The heart of a homestead is the hearth. And when our off grid family was making building decisions, the choice to have a masonry heater was the first one they made. Their masonry wood heater was a DIY project built from native limestone and includes a baking oven. It was built in the center … [Read more...] about Should You Heat Your Home With a Masonry Heater?
Solar cookers harness the power of the sun's rays to heat and cook food. Because they use only the sun, they are not reliant on a source of fuel, like propane and wood stoves are. This makes them great as a backup cookstove for emergency situations. Also known as "solar ovens", "solar grills", or … [Read more...] about How To Make a DIY Solar Oven
In A Sea of Rocket Stoves, Which Is The Best? After viewing many videos on YouTube, I decided to purchase the Deadwood Stove. Seemed like the best value for the money. And I can say that I am not disappointed! It arrived promptly and I was totally impressed with the quality, construction and good … [Read more...] about My Favorite Indoor Rocket Stove – The Deadwood Stove
One of the basic needs for any survival situation is a means of cooking food. The most abundant fuel available is wood. There are many ways to use wood to cook food... the most common being a camp fire or the “rocket stove”. However, these methods are not the most fuel efficient, and a lot of … [Read more...] about How To Build and Use Your Own DIY Wood Stove