Earthships or Earthhomes, best of all Off Grid

Some of these homes are goofy looking but most are very cool and most preppers I know would probably love to build one. . Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the […] Read more »

Change Wind Corporations 36KW Helical Wind Turbine

In the industry of wind this 36KW Helical Wind Turbine that is only 30 ft tall  by Change Wind Corporation is a game changer, going into production this year it has the potential to really shake up the industry. There 252KW only 42 ft tall Helical Wind Turbine will shake it up even more…… Find out more at […] Read more »

A Self-Sustaining Homestead

How To Create Your Own 1-Acre, Self-Sustaining Homestead Illustration by: Dorling Kindersley There are endless ways to create your own self-sustaining homestead using 1-acre of land. Some people prefer to keep cows, goats, pigs and hens, while others prefer to keep animal livestock to a minimum, or none at all. With or without livestock, your […] Read more »

Fire pit using concrete tree rings

I thought this looked kind of nice and easy so I figured I had better save it. We recently moved from the remote north-woods of  Wisconsin where large lakeside fire pits were simply dug into the ground and lined with large rocks creating great campfires.  We now live in a residential neighborhood in  the Central […] Read more »

What if the electricity GOES OFF?

Issue #55 • January/February, 1999 of Backwoods Home Magazine Just as everyone was getting ready to throw the party of the century and millennium—out with the old and in with the new—someone springs Y2K on us. Power outages, banking woes, communication breakdowns, and even economic collapse are some of the predictions I’ve heard. There is […] Read more »

2015 THE YEAR OF PREPAREDNESS

I THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD ARTICLE FROM THE HEALTH RANGER, MIKE ADAMS; HAVE THINGS IN PLACE TO BE READY TO UNHOOK FROM BIG GOVERNMENT WHEN IT FAILS. Natural News declares 2015 the “Year of Self-Reliance” by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor (NaturalNews) Here at Natural News, we’re declaring 2015 to be the “Year […] Read more »

Off Grid Air Conditioner: DIY Bucket Air Cooler for Camping

Kind of a neat idea if you have the need. Posted by: Robert Richardson When I was much younger I didn’t need a sleeping bag, mat, or even a tent when camping.  We would take off for the wilderness with only an Indian blanket, a canteen of water, a Zippo lighter, or box of matches […] Read more »

Using Compost To Heat Their Homes

I thought this was a good idea from http://www.farmshow.com/view_articles.php?a_id=1444  I already have the tubing in my floor for radiant heat, but the idea to use it for just heating air sounded great also.  Here’s the Article. Instead of burning wood for heat, some Europeans now build a compost pile over plastic water lines that extract heat from […] Read more »

Make a Biogas Generator to Produce Your Own Natural Gas

This sounds interesting so I thought I would include it on my site. Transform grass clippings, food waste and livestock manure into renewable biogas energy with a homemade biogas generator. By Paul Scheckel August/September 2014 A 200-gallon biogas generator in Oregon turns 15 pounds of food waste into cooking fuel daily. As food and yard waste […] Read more »