Take Your First Steps to Get Back to Basics

Take Your First Steps to Get Back to Basics

There are so many distractions in today’s world.   Of course, I know I’m preaching to the choir when I say that we all need to slow down and take stock of what’s really important. And while it’s one thing to know that changes need to be made, it’s quite another...
The Power’s Out: How Do I Cook?

The Power’s Out: How Do I Cook?

Florida’s Hurricane Irma. The recent solar flare. Mexico’s earthquake. Aside from all impacting North America, what do these natural disasters all have in common? They all can negatively impact electrical power systems, of course! Our power grid is in a surprisingly...
Herrick Kimball on the Beyond Off Grid Film

Herrick Kimball on the Beyond Off Grid Film

Several years ago, Herrick Kimball of The Deliberate Agrarian was kind to support Beyond Off Grid. Today, Herrick blogs at Upland, where he recently posted his thoughts about the new Beyond Off Grid documentary film. Here’s a bit of what of he had to say… “Those of...
How Do You Live?  This Will Help You Break Free

How Do You Live? This Will Help You Break Free

How do you live? Most of us really don’t think about it much. Aside from a few exceptions, most of us live without thinking much about daily life. We buy food, clothing, and other essentials at stores. We get water from the tap. We accept unconstitutional regulation....
Franklin Sanders on Trump and Economics

Franklin Sanders on Trump and Economics

Our friend and economic commentator Franklin Sanders, who was interviewed for the Beyond Off Grid documentary and has been a guest on several of our webinars, sent out this analysis to his email subscribers this week. “Trump spoke to Congress last night and...
What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned as a gardener, entrepreneur and homesteader (and one who’s interviewed many dozens of homesteaders the past few years), it’s that what you don’t know can hurt you. Mistakes cost you time, money, and resources. And, failing...