He turned his father's RV garage into an off-grid home relying on photovoltaics, rainwater and composting toilet. Attached to the home, he built a half-buried (6-feet-under) greenhouse (walipini) to use the earth's heat to grow figs and fruits du
When the Woolsey Fire burnt down their home in 2018, Molly and Ed Murphy wanted a house that would go up fast, that their limited insurance funds would pay for and that wasn't wood. They were introduced to Alexis Rochas whose Oasys prefab can be erec
Winter temperatures in Alliance, Nebraska can drop to -20°F (the record low is -40°F/C), but retired mailman Russ Finch grows oranges in his backyard greenhouse without paying for heat. Instead, he draws on the earth's stable temperature (around 52
Key dietary principles for losing excess weight and keeping it off include getting at least half or more of your daily calories from healthy fats, eating the right type and amount of protein, avoiding inflammatory foods including inflammatory vegetab
This is the perfect use for your sourdough discard. Fudgy, rich, from scratch sourdough brownies! Great for Valentines Day. When you have a sourdough starter going in your kitchen, you'll often have discard that you need to do something with. Why not
The Gaff Topsail Halyard Bend/Hitch is useful when using a tarp and 550 paracord for lightweight camping. Here's an illustrated guide to tying it.
Built-in BMS: Our LiFePO4 battery has built-in BMS (Battery Management System) to protect it from overcharge, over-discharge, over-current, and short circuit with excellent self-discharge rate. Built-in high /low-temp cut off prevents charging over 1
Set max voltage on psu to 13.6V. slower charge rate, but 4s LiFePO4 can float charge at this voltage. Increases longevity. Dial on psu needs a cover or remove it. Too easy to bump it.
Some activists that found a productive way to use their free speech shared their technique...
How does a car alternator work? learn from the basics where we use the alternator and how alternators work.
Depending on whether you live in the right climate, ice fishing might be an important food acquisition skill to add to your arsenal. Here's some expert advice on how to do it safely.
Whether you have a large backyard garden or a tiny balcony in the city, you can grow more food this year and have serious food production if you follow a few basic principles.
Electric motors can seem very mysterious! How do they use electricity to start rotating? Let's break it down step by step to understand how it works. Topics covered in this video: circuits, current, magnets, electromagnets, armature, commutator, br
With #BitcoinCash and #Flipstarter / Causes.cash, anyone can start an uncensorable fundraiser! And now, it's integrated into the Bitcoin.com wallet!
A solar chimney can be a possible solution as an off grid air conditioning that requires no fan, motors, or electricity. Using the power of the sun, we're trying to create a method to help passively cool the inside of the shed. Come along on this uni
If the SHTF, the homeless may be better equipped to survive than the rest of the population who depend on the grid. Here are lessons we can learn from life on the streets.
Does off-grid solar confuse you? Check out my website for solar system blueprints, suggested components and much more
Learn how your community can simplify and accelerate the process for adding these types of innovative and economical housing options at the Solution Summit for the Housing Crisis.
If you're looking for natural pain relief from sore muscles, tension headaches, or bumps and bruises, arnica may be the answer. This "no more pain" arnica salve recipe is great to have on hand to help ease the pain.
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In this recipe, we're making up a big batch of easy no-knead bread dough that we'll pull from throughout the week for fresh bread on the table any night of the week.
In today's episode of Ask Homesteady we explain how to use everything from your livestock!
If you want to quit social media but don't know how, these tips will help you remove it from your life once and for all.
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Part 4 Complete wiring schematic for our 6,400 off grid solar system. Red uses the wiring schematic to explain the system as a whole, with special emphasis on the minor components including connectors, cables, breakers, and fuses.
MERCURY will come close to Jupiter and Saturn in the sky this evening as the three planets form a rare conjunction. Stargazers should be able to spot the celestial event until January 11.
Learn Foundation, AirCrete Safety Engineering, slip form Casting to save time and labor, Electric, Plumbing, Solar System Design, Compost Flush Toilets, water recycling, Sizing Air-Conditioning for AirCrete, Installing Mini-Split HVAC and so much mo
Gaslighting may or may not be a proper fallacy of logic, depending upon how you look at it, but it is clearly a tool used to win arguments. And among the fallacies we've covered, this is clearly the worst psychological trick. It is, in fact, a very
Learn a super cost saving irrigation trick that also increases your control from Jared Smith of Jared's Real Food.