Power Banks for Portable Power

power bank

When living off grid, there is still often a need – or at least a desire – to use electricity. One notable purpose is for charging a cell phone, which may be the only communication available for some who live off-grid. While many devices are becoming more efficient in power usage, it … Read more

Wilson Solar Grills

Wilson Solar Grills

Cooking food outside is a common way to prepare a meal in many parts of the world. Around 55% of the people who live in sub-Saharan Africa cook with firewood, which results in smoke inhalation, and deforestation of areas around the continent. Professor David Wilson, who taught at MIT, was in Nigeria … Read more

How To Make Your Own Off Grid Solar Grill

How To Make Your Own Off Grid Solar Grill

Living off grid is one way to increase self-sufficiency and reduce costs. It can help protect the environment and offers some definite benefits to those who participate. One of the ways to cook without electricity is to harness the power of the sun in a solar grill. While these can be purchased … Read more

Where to Get Off-Grid Cooking Supplies

Where to Get Off-Grid Cooking Supplies

Living off grid is a great goal for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint and for those who prefer to be self-sufficient. It comes with challenges, of course, including finding a good location, getting set up, and acquiring supplies. While many people who live off grid eat a quantity of … Read more

How to Heat Your Home Off the Grid

There are various reasons why people choose to live off-the-grid. Some are doing it because they want to save money. Others, on the other hand, think that living off-the-grid is the more practical and secure way of living in case the power goes out. Either way, living off-the-grid can provide a lot … Read more

Guide to Portable Solar Generators and Our Best Picks

Portable Solar Generators

What’s a Solar Generator? Solar generators harness Sun’s energy and convert it into electric energy. Solar panels used in solar generators have photovoltaic cells that capture photons and use them to charge batteries, which can later be used to power electronics. Most generators convert the charge stored in batteries into AC (alternating … Read more