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 »

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 »

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  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 »

Simple Home Solar Power System

A post from from 2012 maybe the materials are cheaper now at least the solar cells, but good information to have if your wanting to get off the grid. This basic off-grid solar power system is simple to install and can be easily expanded… By Greg Seaman, Posted Jul 18, 2012 Bringing some […] Read more »

survivalist alternative energy

 Preparedness  Whether the next emergency comes from a hurricane, earthquake, terrorist attack, or peak oil crisis, we will want to consider alternative ways for heating our homes during the cold winter months when there is an interruption to our electric, natural gas, and heating oil supplies. We will also need to consider alternative methods for […] Read more »