Cost of Creating an Underground Fridge

an entrance to a root cellar

A root cellar is quite a cool idea as they are nature’s refrigerators. Basically, they are holes that were dug into the ground and used the whole year to keep vegetables and dry goods. It is a dry and cool place that does not freeze during the winter season or get too … Read more

Tips for Maintaining Good Hygiene When Living Off the Grid

A tiny home in a forest

Off-the-grid or off-grid is a lifestyle that people choose over different times in their lives. It is a living style without relying on one or more utilities. It usually refers to not being connected to the electricity grid but it includes other utilities such as sewer systems, gas, water, etc. Off-the-grid living … Read more

How to Live Off Grid in Florida

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Living off-grid is something that many more people are working to do, whether due to the expenses of standard on-grid living, or whether due to choosing to limit government interference, or whether due to the desire to reduce one’s carbon footprint, or some other reason. People are working to be self-sufficient. Off-grid … Read more

Protect Food with a Ground Fridge

Protect Food with a Ground Fridge

Refrigeration is actually a relatively recent invention – the earliest recorded invention of a home refrigerator was in 1913, though Frigidaire did not develop its self-contained appliance until 1923, and the combination refrigerator/freezer was not invented until 1940 – less than a century ago at the time of this article’s writing. Considering … Read more

9 Must Have Eco-Friendly Products For Your House

9 Must Have Eco Friendly Products For Your House

There are a number of products you should try to have if you are going to have an environmentally friendly home. This is something you do because you are conscious and you want to do the right thing for all concerned. Remember, you are the one who can make a difference with … Read more

Are You a Closet Prepper? Don’t Be. Let Me Explain Why.

Prepping Coming Out of Closet

Are you a closet prepper?

If your answer is yes, then read on. I will explain in this article why you should never have to fear being embarrassed or judged by telling a co-worker, family member, or friend that you’re a prepper. Survivalism and the tools for the trade is some cool stuff. Don’t get caught with Prepper stigma!

You see, I used to be a closet prepper. I always kept my prepping to myself. I found that I hardly ever brought it up to family or friends, except for the one or two friends that I knew who were into the same types of preparing that I was. But lately, I’ve been opening up more to people that I know. Actually, it’s been kind of liberating and not as big of a deal as I made it out to be regarding telling others that I want to prepare for unforeseen times or situations.

People that I would have never told about my prepping before have actually become quite open and receptive in our conversations. In fact, some of the people I’ve been more open with about my prepping mindset have even started doing a little prepping themselves. That’s pretty great!

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Self-reliance Guide: Hot and Cold Smoking Red Meats and Fish

Fish Smoke Box in Alaska

If you are familiar with smoking fish or other meats you’ll know that you can get some amazing flavor if done with some care and knowledge. Off-grid people and hunters have been doing this for hundreds of years with little to no modern conveniences or cooking tools. By smoking your own meats, you can also have the enormous benefit of being able to save and preserve the meat or fish for longer periods of time. Often, smoked meat can store for many days depending on the type of meat and smoking method used.

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