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
After doing the Off-Grid series with the masonry heater this just caught my eye! An inexpensive owner-built masonry heater that uses sticks like a rocket stove! "Rocket mass heaters" in a nutshell: heat your home with 80% to 90% less wood exhaust is nearly pure steam and CO2 (a little smoke at … [Read more...] about What is a Rocket Stove Heater?
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 leather gloves that were included. I like … [Read more...] about Reviewed: Best Indoor Rocket Stove [Deadwood Stove]
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 of … [Read more...] about DIY Masonry Heaters [pictures and diagrams]
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 Solar Grill [Easy DIY]
I recently got a link to a lady who has been experimenting with a gutted toaster oven and tea lights. And I just had to try it in my toaster oven that I converted for rocket stove baking. Wow, it works! I did a little research and found there is a tea light oven out there called the Herc (puppy … [Read more...] about Tea Light Stove [Easy DIY]