The hubby and I have a dream- a dream to someday live off grid. Completely off grid. The idea of having the freedom and independence that only comes from not having to rely on any other person is glorious to us. We want to have a cabin in a remote part of Alaska where we […]
Did you know you could recharge batteries without electricity? That’s right, no electricity needed, a completely off-grid battery charger. This is a cool product!
In our tiny little town, we have tiny little backyards. Our home sits on less than 1/5 of an acre, actually. Yet, we strive to grow 75-80% of our own food each year. It’s truly possible, you just need to know how to maximize your growing space. Here are 8 tips to help you get […]
There are nine strategies for self-sufficient living and the first is to be frugal. Being frugal allows you to get the things you want for your homestead. Being frugal does not mean being cheap! I never advocate being “cheap”. But, if there is something that you can save money on then do it. Here are […]
It’s sometimes hard to call being self-reliant a “simpler way of living” for many reasons. One of which is that we’ve been trained from a very young age how to cut corners… how to do things faster… how to do things out of convenience. We have big box stores that sell groceries, clothing, oil changes […]
Taking a moment to study the existing environment before you start a new project can help with your sustainability efforts. Here are our thoughts on the important items to consider!