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Top 6 Energy Sources for Living Off The Grid

By Amber Bradshaw | Feb 14, 2021 | 7 Comments
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 electrical needs. The first thing we all think of when thinking of green energy is solar. There are other viable energy sources out there that may be better suited for you.…

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Fellow Homesteaders Land on National TV by Building Off The Grid

By Amber Bradshaw | Jul 24, 2020 | 20 Comments

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 the construction of their new homestead for Building Off The Grid.

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Living Off The Grid- What You Need to Know

By Amber Bradshaw | Jul 5, 2020 | 1 Comment

After living in the city for all our lives we decided to leave it all behind and move off the grid. Smart? Crazy? A little insane? Maybe a touch of all three. If you’re considering this lifestyle, I’m sure you have a lot of questions. We want to share our experience with you, the good…

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Two Week Family Meal Plan for Crisis & Disasters- With FREE Printable

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 21, 2020 | 3 Comments

  The crisis that we are world today has many of us in quarantine and more to come. They are calling for two weeks but some are facing months or longer. The empty store shelves are causing global panic and people are rushing to the stores in hopes to find food for their families in…

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Building Off The Grid: Getting Started

By Amber Bradshaw | Feb 2, 2019 | 2 Comments

  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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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 | 11 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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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 5 Reasons to Move Off Grid

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Top 5 Reasons to Move Off Grid

Our Top 5 Reasons to Move Off Grid What does ‘Off Grid’ mean? Well, it means many different things to different people and believe it or not, the simple definition of living ‘Off Grid’ causes arguments within the Off-Grid communities. To me it means: to be independent from electrical, water, and gas, it means reducing…

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3 Easy Ways to Dehydrate Herbs Off-Grid

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 15, 2017 | 1 Comment
3 Easy Ways to Dehydrate Herbs Off-Grid and Without Electricity

  3 Easy Ways to Dehydrate Herbs Off-Grid. Drying herbs has to be one of the easiest things to do to preserve your harvest and save money. You can use your dehydrated herbs for: gifts, tea blends, spice mixes, potpourri and so much more. I love projects that take very little time and effort but have…

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