The State Of The Union, 7 Days After An EMP

Written by: Kevin Danielsen Determining the specific ramifications after something like a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse weapon (EMP) attack, or even a Carrington Event-style coronal mass ejection (CME) is kind of a guessing game at this point. However, one thing we do know is that some of the most horrifying effects of an EMP disaster will …

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This Water Pump Is Propelled By The Water It Pumps

With a ram pump, you don’t have to worry about being waterless if your electricity goes out. [by Jesse Frost April 27, 2016 repost: http://www.hobbyfarms.com/this-water-pump-is-propelled-by-the-water-it-pumps/%5D Moving water has been a challenge for farmers since time immemorial. Water wants to flow downhill, and often, you need it to flow uphill. Your animals need it. Your garden …

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Grid-Free Climate Control: 3 Innovative Ways To Keep Your Home’s Temperature Comfortable

Written by: Kevin Danielsen Spring is perhaps the best time of the year to experiment with super-efficient heating and cooling systems, since the temperature can flip from chilly one day to warm the next. However, another reason why spring may be a good time to get those systems up and running is because temperature swings …

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Simple, Low-Budget, Off-Grid, Gravity-Fed Water System

By Alyssa Craft Since moving to our off grid property just over a year ago, we've had plenty of adventures learning how to become more sustainable and self sufficient. One of the big challenges that we've had to work through has been setting up a long-term, off grid water system. After looking into lots of …

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6 Power Grid Problems That Should Terrify You

Written by: Rich M The American culture survives on a lifeline of electrical wires. This power grid crisscrosses the country, bringing electricity to homes, offices, factories, warehouses, farms, traffic lights and even campgrounds. Pretty much everywhere you go, you can count on being able to plug in and have electricity to use. It’s a good …

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Winter Storm Preparedness: Tips for Thriving Off-Grid

By Alyssa Craft  Inevitably, the beautiful fall weather will end, and when it does, winter will take its place. After purchasing our beautiful 5 acres last fall, we were almost immediately hit with a massive storm. When I say massive, I mean 100-year windstorm type of weather. Yikes! We learned fairly quickly and in the …

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