The off-grid homesteading
Welcome to our blog!
Lessons learned on the journey toward independence
In our blog is a wealth of knowledge that we've accumulated over many years of off-grid living, as well as the lessons we've learned through trial and error. Our experience in the School of Hard Knocks has taught us valuable lessons that we are excited to share with you. In addition to our own expertise, we've also hand-selected a group of guest contributors who are experts in their respective fields. Their contributions provide even more valuable insights into homesteading, off-grid living, and emergency preparedness. We hope you enjoy learning from their knowledge and experience as much as we have!
Electricity is the kingpin in modern homes. Without it, many essential systems can't function. Learn how to make your own power with solar, micro hydro, and other sources.
Learn to grow your own food with tips on starting a homestead garden, including vegetable gardens, fruit orchards, small fruits, composting, and more in this section.
Learn to preserve and store your own food with off grid kitchen tips, recipes, and info about canning, dehydrating, and other food preservation related topics in this section.
Most water systems are completely dependent on the power company. Learn how to make yours as independent as possible so your family has a reliable source of water.
Prevention and preparation are key to ensuring safety, covering physical security, home fire protection, wildland fire preparedness, and more in this section.
Communications is an often overlooked part of preparedness and homesteading. Learn how to stay in touch while living in a remote location as well as during emergencies.
most recent posts
A little while ago, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law brought over scrumptious lunch foods from their garden! Various peppers, tomatoes, onions, and the most vibrant deep green basil!! They said they have lots more basil still growing in their garden...
There’s a lot of talk going on about probiotics! Sauerkraut is one great source, and I’m not talking about the canned sauerkraut found on the shelf at your supermarket. Most stores also carry a refrigerated brand that tastes fresh and crunchy. Our local health...
Canning methods for food preservation had almost become a lost art until the recent revival of homesteading skills. Now more and more people are learning this rewarding skill.
Did you know that dehydrated foods can retain up to 90-95% of their nutrition if dried properly? If you’re still on the electric power grid, Excalibur is a well-known brand of electric dehydrator, but there are many others that work very well and are probably...
Let's say you have a new neighbor who has never lived in fire country. They start burning a small slash pile on a hot dry day, and the fire begins to spread. They call you in a panic as the fire starts creeping toward your property.What are you going to do? Are...
A well log generally contains all of the essential data you need to know about your well. Here is how to find a well log in all 50 states.