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  1. Cool Starve the beast - solutions

    I am writing this thread under Living of the Grid, because it makes more sense for what I am about to write, you will see. :) I am very concerned...

    Started by palehorse, 28th November 2022 16:59
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    solutions
    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 2,453
    Yesterday 21:22 Go to last post
  2. Solar energy for beginners

    I'm looking for advice - I've just ordered a 600w solar battery and 120v solar panels, that's the limit of what I could afford. It'll be great for...

    Started by Brigantia, 13th November 2022 14:40
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,318
    18th November 2022 12:05 Go to last post
  3. Emergency improvised heating and cooking

    A quick reminder to everyone stocking up now. Consider that you might very well end up cooking without electricity. What you invest your money in...

    Started by Metaphor, 20th December 2020 15:29
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    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 3,130
    7th November 2022 16:03 Go to last post
  4. Small simple technologies that are awesome

    The Wonderbag just came to my attention. It is an age old technology (heat retention cooking) re-visioned. I would like to hear about the old/new...

    Started by Delight, 14th October 2014 19:22
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 19,693
    1st November 2022 15:47 Go to last post
  5. Surviving a nuclear war

    We don't actually have a thread about this — and I was reluctant to start one, as it's a legitimately scary subject that we might not want to put too...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 9th March 2022 12:52
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    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 5,288
    17th October 2022 11:18 Go to last post
  6. Tiny Homes Banned In U.S. At Increasing Rate As Govt Criminalizes Sustainable Living

    As the corporatocracy tightens its grip on the masses – finding ever more ways to funnel wealth to the top – humanity responds in a number of ways,...

    Started by Althena, 6th November 2016 19:47
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 15,149
    28th September 2022 15:39 Go to last post
  7. Projects, Permaculture, Homestead, Farmstead and the likes

    Hello folks, I came across some resources a while ago, it was in an old bookmark from my last crashed browser and I just recovered the links...

    Started by palehorse, 12th November 2021 17:24
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    farmstead, homestead, off grid, permaculture, rural
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 6,959
    25th September 2022 22:16 Go to last post
  8. Wild plants which are beneficial.

    Please add your entries in this thread, and feel free to include plants we DON'T WANT growing in our plot. I'll start here with the Stinging...

    Started by Ewan, 13th June 2022 19:38
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,583
    13th September 2022 16:27 Go to last post
  9. Steve Wallis - Layman Camper and Outdoorsman

    I really enjoy Steve Wallis' videos. He's a layman camper and outdoorsman, as the thread title suggests, hardly Bear Gryllls or someone of that ilk....

    Started by Mike, 27th July 2022 19:49
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,005
    28th August 2022 04:54 Go to last post
  10. Fire Drills

    "Fire Drills" is just a metaphor. I had an interesting experience that prompted this thread, a particular aspect of prepping that can be easily...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 31st December 2021 13:14
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    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 4,717
    23rd June 2022 17:37 Go to last post
  11. Poll Poll: Virtual Meet-Up!

    Hi everyone! I am interested in hosting a virtual meet-up/videoconference on Zoom with homesteaders and those interested in living off the grid!...

    Started by Rebecca, 7th February 2022 21:09
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,207
    3rd June 2022 18:16 Go to last post
  12. Primitive technology

    This is John Plant's youtube channel. Bucky Fuller coined the term ephemeralization in 1938, a term which means doing more and more with less and...

    Started by Constance, 4th December 2020 20:17
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 5,376
    7th March 2022 16:39 Go to last post
  13. Doing well in an infrastructure collapse

    Hello, Everyone: of course, this thread is prompted by my direct personal experience of Turmoil in Ecuador. But don't forget, this stuff is...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 9th October 2019 18:33
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 10,592
    1st March 2022 12:28 Go to last post
  14. Questions to ask when purchasing land

    Hey all! For those of you who have purchased land for off-grid living, what are some of the best questions to ask before buying? :confused: ...

    Started by Rebecca, 8th February 2022 01:39
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 2,587
    12th February 2022 06:43 Go to last post
  15. Lightbulb The Complete Guide to Forming Communities

    The Complete Guide to Forming Communities - Free Online Course pVZcPLVP00w The Knowledge to Survive: FPhJ_LmRlQ4

    Started by ExomatrixTV, 11th January 2022 14:03
    forming communities, online course, stefan verstappen, survival communities
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,276
    11th January 2022 21:52 Go to last post
  16. More Than 350 Resources for self reliance

    I enjoy reading through this blog and this week a lot of valuable resources were presented. Enjoy! ...

    Started by CurEus, 28th October 2021 15:36
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 894
    28th October 2021 18:56 Go to last post
  17. Solutions for preppers

    Solutions for Preppers Updated 04-16-2021 Food - Repackaging and Vacuum Packing At Home with and without electricity. Food - Camp Stoves....

    Started by Ron Mauer Sr, 31st March 2021 23:05
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 5,671
    28th September 2021 20:07 Go to last post
  18. Post 95 "How To" Survival Videos for Download Growing, Butchering, Water Filters, Bushcraft, First Aid

    From another forum (GLP) Quoting..."I've been gathering Videos for awhile now on all kinds of subjects before SHTF. I was inspired after the...

    Started by CurEus, 16th September 2021 21:06
    homesteading, learning, off grid, survival
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,999
    19th September 2021 01:40 Go to last post
  19. 13 GB of survival and preparedness books

    I came across another depository of interesting books and materials on preparedness, survivalist, off grid and independent living materials. It...

    Started by CurEus, 22nd December 2020 04:07
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 3,454
    10th September 2021 23:35 Go to last post
  20. Grid Collapse - Lessons Learned

    How We Are Preparing For a Texas Power Outage This Weekend - Power - Water etc.. Part 1 of 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqbhQL32Jts How We...

    Started by Ron Mauer Sr, 26th February 2021 21:14
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,798
    26th February 2021 21:23 Go to last post
  21. Paraiso Verde - A self sustaining colony in the making

    I have come to learn about a fairly new project with the name Paraiso Verde. It is a settlement with a total size of 1597 hectares that are being...

    Started by Michi, 25th January 2021 23:09
    off-grid, paraguay, paraiso
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,174
    26th January 2021 13:29 Go to last post
  22. Foraging for the chocolate bar tree.

    Something I would love to do is forage for the chocolate bar tree but fortunately nature has not modernised itself. The modernising of people has...

    Started by Trisher, 2nd September 2020 14:14
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 3,540
    17th November 2020 09:55 Go to last post
  23. A First Hand Account of Long Term SHTF Survival

    In this compendium, Selco describes what it was like living in a city for a year without power, fuel, running water, food distribution or any...

    Started by Ron Mauer Sr, 8th December 2011 18:40
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,474
    15th October 2020 16:24 Go to last post
  24. How to keep snakes away from bird nest???

    This might not be the best place for this, but I have a quick question! I have a cardinal that has 3 fuzzy babies in a honeysuckle shrub. I...

    Started by Sarah Rainsong, 25th April 2020 15:35
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 4,455
    1st September 2020 13:49 Go to last post
  25. Mike Adams' Global Reset Survival Guide (August 2020)

    Here's Mike Adams' Global Reset Survival Guide. (Copyright-free, published yesterday. The download links go to the Avalon Library.) Reference...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 8th August 2020 20:47
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 4,341
    10th August 2020 00:01 Go to last post
  26. Lightbulb Links for Workshops, Classes, Courses, that teach skills for self reliance, living lightly, bartering

    Inspired by Ron Mauer Sr.'s thread Brainstorming for potential solutions and encouraged by RunningDeer, I thought we could compile a one-stop...

    Started by BLynn, 21st September 2015 01:07
    bartering, classes, courses, self-reliance, workshops
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 13,888
    12th April 2020 00:32 Go to last post
  27. Community Groups During an Emergency/Disaster

    I have been thinking how in an emergency or large mid-long term disaster event it would be essential to be able to work with people in your...

    Started by pueblo, 6th March 2020 11:23
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,301
    6th March 2020 17:35 Go to last post
  28. Free Land in Canada and the USA

    I happened upon several articles that listed communities in Canada and the USA that are offering free - or almost free - lots of land to those who...

    Started by Nenuphar, 22nd January 2020 14:22
    crown land, free land, free lots, homesteading, yukon
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 3,807
    23rd January 2020 10:32 Go to last post
  29. Banana Girl: the controversial Aussie who's moved to Ecuador and is now a vegan in the jungle

    Hi, All: this is interesting. Our very own Debra knows Banana Girl's mother, and we've just been talking about her at length. She's somewhere in...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 22nd July 2018 14:05
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    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 31,899
    16th September 2019 22:29 Go to last post
  30. Mathew Stein: Scientist/Engineer who was inspired to write a survival book by ET

    Hi everyone, I was wondering, does anyone remember a story about an engineer or scientist who was inspired to write a book on technologies...

    Started by ashva, 28th June 2019 00:10
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 8,018
    14th July 2019 06:13 Go to last post

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