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When it comes to prepping, one of the many important things to think about is how you’ll get the hot water you need.  Hot water is used for cooking, cleaning, bathing and many other important things we do every day.  In the event of a total loss of power and/or gas, most people would be without a good way to get the hot water they need.  It is possible to set up solar water heaters, or use generators, but those are often expensive and inefficient.  Heating the water in a pot over an open fire is also a slow and inefficient process.  The following guide will show you how you can make virtually unlimited hot water for a minimal investment. […]

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Making Your Own Deodorant Fast and Easy! Making your own deodorant is a great way to save money. Instead of paying a couple dollars for a stick of deodorant at the store, you can make your own for pennies. Just follow the directions below and watch our Video to see how. Homemade Deodorant Recipe You’ll need: • 3 Tbl Cup Coconut Oil • 1/4 Cup Baking Soda • 2 Tbl Soy Wax or Beeswax Pellets • 13/4 Cup Cornstarch • Empty Deodorant Tube

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Review of the Sun Oven   All American Sun Oven® When we received our All American Sun Oven we were so excited to test it out.  There are several reasons why we wanted to add this product to our preparedness supplies. As stated on their website, SUN OVENS® can be used year round on sunny days. Even though it is called an oven, food can be baked, boiled or steamed. So other than fried foods, anything normally cooked on a stove top or in an oven can be cooked in a SUN OVEN®. Cook for free Bakes, Boils or Steams Any Kind of Food with the Power of the Sun – No Fuel Needed! This is a huge benefit for us as […]

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 Starting camp fires using magnesium fire starters and others by   Making Fire was one of the most important tasks undertaken on practically a daily basis by Native American Indians, especially if the tribe that they belonged to live a nomadic lifestyle. One of the first things to be done when setting up a new camp was to build a campfire. The campfire had many purposes and making fire ensured that the Indian camp would have heat for warmth and cooking but it also provided light and served to frighten animals and bad spirits. Fire was also used as a warning signal, similar to smoke signals. Native American Methods of Making Fire There were no matches and it was […]

Can You Afford To Go Green

Posted: 6th March 2013 by admin in Off The Grid
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Solar energy is expensive and most families and individuals would not be able to afford it. The panels can cost anywhere from 6,000 dollars up to 20,000 dollars depending on how many kilowatts you need to produce and this does not include the cost of installation. Many start out small by getting a few panels to run some higher energy appliances such as air conditioning units and electrical furnaces and hot water tanks. The panels generally are installed on the roof and in some communities; you would need a permit and permission to install them. There are two types of solar panels installations, off grid and connected to the grid. People only wanting to operate high-energy appliances would have to […]