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Living Off The Grid

Live Off the Grid…and Never Be Bored Again

When I moved out of the city and into a backwoods cabin in the mountains nearly 25 years ago, I had the desire to live a more off-grid life. But I didn't have the kinds of habits and knowledge...

Living Off The Grid

Is it Illegal to Live Off the Grid?

America has long been referred to as the “Land of the Free.” So why is it that homesteaders wanting to make their own way in the world are often unfairly targeted by local, state, and...

Living Off The Grid

How to Build Your Own DIY Wind Turbine

Wind turbines, are an effective way to harness renewable energy for your home. Large wind turbines stretch hundreds of feet into the air and can...

Living Off The Grid

Step Back From the Grindstone and Live Your Ideal Life

If you are like most mature Americans, you're still struggling to make ends meet, while spending a fortune on basic overhead and repayment of debt. You may see no clear path forward to retirement...

Living Off The GridSimple Living

Taking Time to Appreciate the Delights of Off-Grid Living

There is nothing more appealing to me, than waking each day, and looking outside at the snow to see what kind of animals may have visited during the night. We live off the grid in...

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Make Moves Towards Self-Reliance One Step at a Time

Drizzling honey from your own bees over your toast or oatmeal at breakfast means one less jar to pick up at the store. It's a small step to independence and comes with a big whack of satisfaction...

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Four of the Best Places in the U.S. To Live Off The Grid

When it comes to finding a place to comfortably live off the grid, there’s several things you should consider. There’s cheap, rural land to be found in almost every U.S. state...

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Capturing Solar Heat in a Traditional Way

Whenever you travel rural back roads you will likely see some cheerful, traditionally-colored red barns. My friend from Vermont has one of those, where a beautifully-restored circa 1968 Ford Fury...

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Five Electricity-Free Appliances for Living Off the Grid

You can save several hundred dollars a year by using power-free alternatives to your everyday appliances. You’ll find tried and true, traditional methods of cleaning, cooking, heating water...