Tips for Cooking in the Wilderness

There’s a common misconception that the wilderness cooking is limited to hot dogs, hamburgers, canned food, eggs, and ramen noodles. There’s no one right way to cook in the wilderness, but to enjoy your trip, there’s no reason you must sacrifice food. Knowing how to cook in the wilderness without a lot … Read more

Ways to Keep Food Safe Without Electricity

We’ve all heard about power blackouts, haven’t we? If you haven’t experienced one yourself, then at least you know how hard things get when there’s no power. Daily chores and routine take a hit when there’s no electricity. However, the most difficult thing is to come up with is to keep all … Read more

Growing Onions 101

Onion harvest

Onions are the perfect complement for any garden and quite nice to have in a home garden or for survival and off-grid living. If you are thinking about growing onions, these steps below will help you enjoy your onion harvest.

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Your Options for Getting Water Off the Grid

Off Grid Well Water Sources

Are you looking for water while living off the grid? All you need to do is look down or look up.

1. Look Down: Drill a Well

Rivers flow just underneath our feet. The challenge is tapping into them. The theory behind a drilled well is quite simple, drill a hole until you hit a nice reservoir of water and use a pump to get that water to the surface.

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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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Soursop Super Fruit with Anti-tumor and Cancer Properties

Soursop Super Fruit Anti cancer Food

HEALTH TIP: The soursop fruit, also known as graviola (Portuguese) guanábana (Spanish), or corossol (French) is a large, green fruit with a dull spiked surface, found mainly in tropical regions. It comes from a small evergreen tree with dark green leaves. You can eat it ripe by tearing off the green surface. A ripe soursop fruit can be very soft and easy to tear apart with the fingers. On the inside is a soft creamy pulp embedded with numerous black seeds. The pulp, the seeds, and even the leaves and bark can be of significant health benefits.

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