Off The Grid

Off the Grid Living – Septic Tanks

By Matt Valzania

When living off the grid, one of the sacrificed conveniences is a municipal sewer system connection. Usually this is because an off-grid home isn’t in proximity to sewer pipes. However, you don’t have to be off the grid to use …

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Find Land Free From Light Pollution

By Candice Armstrong

Light pollution: if you live in a highly populated area, you’ve experienced it. You walk outside at night to look skyward and, instead of a glimmering carpet of stars, you see a sky muddied by the city lights below. It’s …

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Tiny Homes: Not Just for Tiny People

By Courtney Hageman

The era of supersizing everything is coming to an end, especially when it comes to modern-day homes. In an effort to save money and reduce one’s carbon footprint, the interest in the Tiny House Movement is growing rapidly throughout the …

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Growing a Vegetable Garden Off-the-Grid

By Matt Valzania

Off the Grid – Veggie Gardens   If you’re living off the grid, producing your own water and power, then you’re probably growing all or a portion of your own food in a garden. However, if you are still in …

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Digging Your Own Shallow Well

By Matt Valzania

Off the Grid – Digging Your Own Shallow Well   One of the biggest ticket items in developing your land is getting a reliable water supply. Whether you need to put in a well or connect to a municipal water …

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DIY Off-The-Grid Water Pumps

By Matt Valzania

Do-it-yourself Off the Grid: Water Pumps Do-it-yourself (DIY), is an essential component of living off the grid. For some it’s about the independence and the feeling of self-reliance. For others it’s dealing with the hard fact that there aren’t exactly …

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Off the Grid: 5 Reasons it’s Better than I thought

By Matt Valzania

Moving off the grid is a big step in anyone’s life, and it’s one that comes with unexpected surprises. These include collecting enough water to keep one’s body hygienically acceptable, and scampering down to the local rural post office, since …

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Catching Dinner: All that Bass

By Josh Speiss

It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice fisherman or an expert, you’ll enjoy the thrill of reeling in a bass. In our previous review of fishing, we explored fishing in four great states and found that bass was in each one. …

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Living off the Grid – Rain Capture

By Matt Valzania

One of the most vital elements to sustaining life after breathable air is water. Our planet is approximately 70 percent covered in water, but it’s not always where you need it. Thankfully, clouds function like water delivery trucks. However, if …

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