Can A 'Real' Woman Live Off the Grid?

Can A 'Real' Woman Live Off the Grid?

Woman-hood and Off Grid living... Most people I meet think those two words don't belong in the same sentence. As a woman living off the grid I'm often asked what its like 'roughing' this kind of living (with two little ones, no less!). Well, let me tell you... For...
Optimizing Solar Panels

Optimizing Solar Panels

It's the middle of March, the sun is rising higher in the sky each day. That means we can do our bi-annual adjustment of the solar panels to get the maximum amount of power possible. There are a number of factors that affect the efficiency of your solar panels, and...
EMP Alerts

EMP Alerts

If you have been reading this website for some time, you are most likely aware of EMPs (electromagnetic pulse). They have a far reaching implications on any modern nation, such as impacting the power grid among many other things.  For those of you who are not familiar...
Fuel Storage and Emerging Threats

Fuel Storage and Emerging Threats

Please note: The following article was written a little while ago by Ralph Lewis, a principle at Power Research Inc.  We have personally used their products for fuel storage with excellent success for over 15 years (in one case successfully storing gasoline for 6...