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
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
Not long ago we had the opportunity to purchase a Cobb Cooking Grill and we love it. The thing that intriguing most was it's portability, the small amount of charcoal (or?) to cook with as well as only the top gets hot so you can cook just about anywhere with it. There's only two small vent … [Read more...] about Cobb Cooking Grill Review – Honest Thoughts
There seems to be an interest in staying clean in an emergency situation. That said, I have selected 3 YouTube videos for food for thought. :-D The first one is a Yuppie outdoor shower. Not for emergency situations unless you have a generator. But heck, there is preparedness and then everyday … [Read more...] about 3 Off Grid Shower Ideas
Since Bev has asked, I'll add my own experiences with my Sun Oven...which I adore! As I've mentioned (I'm sure) I love my Sun Oven. We were somewhat new at this type of thing so we just bought what we believed was the best and at the time we had the funds to do so. So far we haven't taken it … [Read more...] about Solar Cooking with The Sun Oven (My Honest Experience)
Thermal cooking has been around for centuries, but we are just rediscovering it. This is essentially crock pot cooking without the need for electricity. The Wonderbag is simply the next iteration of it. Here's How I Use My Wonderbag Get the food boiling and started for 20 minutes and then put in the … [Read more...] about I Use My Wonderbag for Thermal Cooking and It Works Great!