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Building Off The Grid: Getting Started

By Amber Bradshaw | Feb 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
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  To begin, I need to state that every build is different and every situation is unique. It would be impossible to cover every possible case scenario for building off the grid. Hopefully, I will be able to lead you in the right direction in getting started, or at least give you some new ideas.

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Fellow Homesteaders Land on National TV by Building Off The Grid

By Amber Bradshaw | Jan 24, 2019 | 16 Comments
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Fellow Homesteaders Land on National TV by Building Off The Grid Formerly just small-town urban homesteaders, Timmy and Amber Bradshaw of Pawleys Island, South Carolina moved with their three children less than a year ago to the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Just three months on their new land, they received an opportunity to film…

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Home Security For The Off-Grid (or any) Homestead

By Amber Bradshaw | Jan 19, 2019 | 1 Comment
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  Home Security For The Off-Grid Homestead You’ve made the decision and investment to use an off-grid power source: solar, wind, hydro, your own generator, or a combination. You’ve detached your homestead from the grid. This is certainly a significant step in self-sufficiency but what about home security on the off-grid homestead?

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6 Space-Saving Tips For Tiny House Living

By Amber Bradshaw | Aug 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
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When we moved our family of five from over 2,500 sq ft to just 500, we faced some difficult challenges. Many involved too much stuff and finding peace in a tiny home. The biggest challenge was finding space for all of our things we needed for everyday use. Here are 6 space-saving tips for tiny…

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Foraging For Wild Edibles On Our Land

By Amber Bradshaw | Jun 5, 2018 | 6 Comments
Foraging For Wild Edibles On Our Land, finding FREE food

When we moved to our new land, I never imagined all the free food I would find. I wasn’t really purposefully foraging for wild edibles at the time, more just getting familiar with my surroundings.  But everywhere I looked, I saw food, FREE food!

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6 Home Security Issues When Moving to New Land

By Amber Bradshaw | May 14, 2018 | 3 Comments
6 Home Security Issues When Moving to New Land

When moving out to the country or off the grid, isolation and security do not always go hand in hand. Chances are if your future property has neighbors, it also has trespassers. Here are 6 home security issues when buying new land and tips to help protect both yourself and your family.

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How to Keep Food Cool Off Grid & Without Electricity

By Amber Bradshaw | Sep 25, 2017 | 5 Comments
How To Keep Food Cool Off Grid & Without Electricity

  What happens if a storm hits and you’re without power for a week or longer? How long would your food supply last without electricity? What if you live Off-grid, how will you cool your food? I will answer all of these questions and more in How to keep food cool off Grid & without electricity.

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Two Week Family Meal Plan for Disasters- With FREE Printable

By Amber Bradshaw | Sep 7, 2017 | 3 Comments
Two Week Family Meal Plan for Disasters- With FREE Printable

It’s only been one year since we went through a hurricane here on the east coast. We were without power, any form of communication, and the use of bathroom facilities for a week- we were fortunate compared to most. Banks closed early before the hurricane, store shelves were emptied, gas stations were out of gas…

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12 Things You Must Do Before Moving Off The Grid

By Amber Bradshaw | May 21, 2017 | 3 Comments
12 Things You Must Do Before Moving Off The Grid

Do you want financial freedom? Are you tired of being told what you can and can not do on your own property? Then you are probably one of the thousands that are looking into Off Grid Living. Before you give your two weeks notice and put your house on the market, there are 12 Things You…

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Top 6 Energy Sources for Living Off The Grid

By Amber Bradshaw | May 11, 2017 | 1 Comment
Top 6 Energy Sources For Living Off The Grid

Top 6 Energy Sources for Living Off The Grid When deciding to live Off The Grid, one of the main concerns (other than a water source) is generating energy to supply your needs. The first thing we all think of when thinking of green energy is solar. There are other viable energy sources out there…

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