One of the biggest ways we can become more self-sufficient is by being mindful about our energy consumption.  Here are some ideas on how you can cut back your energy use, or possible alternatives that create a more sustainable loop system.

Creating Your Off Grid Homestead {Book Review}

Do you want an off grid homestead? A few years ago I had grand visions of selling our house in ...
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20 Ways to Save Water And Cut Down Your Bill

Saving water is a great way to cut down on your water bill.  (Use that extra money to buy some ...
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How To Keep Warm and Happy In Winter Without Heat

How To Keep Warm And Happy In Winter With No Heat

Wood stoves and central heat are awesome!  Right up until they fail when there's several feet of snow on the ...
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17 Ways To Save Electricity (And Money Too!)

17 Ways to Save Electricity (And Money Too!)

Perhaps you are worried about your carbon footprint, or maybe you are switching over to solar panels and need to ...
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What To Do With Leftovers When You Have No Fridge

If you are living without a fridge, or with a very small fridge the number one easiest strategy for having ...
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Urban Permaculture Zone 4: Harvesting The Urban Landscape

If you are not familiar with permaculture, here's a teeny tiny run down before we dive into today's post. The ...
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Stop Refrigerating These 14 Foods

Here are some easy foods to stop refrigerating if you are thinking about going fridge free or just downsizing to ...
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DIY Composting Toilet

If you are longing to get off grid, a DIY composting toilet is simple to construct and use. I built ...
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How to Line Dry Clothes Indoors When Your Dryer Is Being Stupid

Maybe you woke up this morning and your dryer decided to be stupid.  Perhaps you usually hang your clothes outside ...
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Working With Urbanite: Recycling Concrete

With a little creativity and some grunt work, beautiful paths, patios and other projects can be made by recycling unwanted ...
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Why You Need a Wood Burning Stove

There is nothing in the world like sitting next to a blazing fire reading a book or chatting with family ...
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What To Do When You Have No Refrigerator

What To Do When You Have No Refrigerator

Uh-oh, sometimes emergency happen.  Your fridge DIED and it's going to some time before you can replace it.  Or it's ...
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4 Easy Things To Check On Your Wood Stove

Wood burning stoves are a great way to stay warm in the winter without being reliant on outside utility providers ...
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Can You Be Car Free With Kids?

If you are trying to decrease your reliance on outside energy you may be considering going car free.  Quite frankly ...
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Make Your Own Olive Oil Lamps

A fun way to decrease your electricity is to use olive oil lamps.  Even if aren't trying to save money ...
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How To Make An Easy Rocket Stove For Free @ Farming My Backyard

How To Make An Easy Rocket Stove For Free

I wanted an outdoor fire pit this summer, but we don't have a place on our small property to safely ...
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Dehydrating Foods Without Electricity

Preserving food by drying is easy and you don't even need to purchase an electric dehydrator. There are several ways ...
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Save Money On Your Garbage Bill

In my attempt to cut back on waste, I have also saved some money. We already set our garbage can ...
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Firewood Finding Season

Now is the time for free firewood. Summer is a great time of year to start picking up scrap wood ...
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How To Make Homemade Soap From Ashes

There are a few things you just don't want to live without.  Soap is definitely one of those things. Whether ...
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