Transition to off-grid is not always a smooth sail, and during the cold months of winter it can get a little tougher, with less sunlight, temperatures dropping below freezing point and snow piling at our doors.
But fear not, this week we have stumbled upon some great off grid solution for problems such as housing, heating and gardening… yes you read well: gardening during winter! Read more below and remember to share your thoughts on the topic in the comments section below.
1. Inexpensive Supplemental Heating Through Solar For Preppers & Homesteaders
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Read more on Backwoods Survival Blog.
2. The Very Best Vegetables To Grow In An Unheated Greenhouse
“Eating fresh produce all winter is a gardener’s dream. There is a sense of pride and satisfaction from eating vegetables you grew in your own garden. Some may think growing crops during the winter is hard or impossible, but as you will see, winter gardening is easy and fun when you know what to plant — and when.
Cool greenhouses, cold frames or quick hoops are the easiest to handle and take care of. In most locations no heat is needed, as the structures absorb the sun and produce is protected from outside weather.”
Read more on Off The Grid News.
3. Versatile Off Grid Room
“Have you ever considered which room in your home would make the best Off Grid Room in an emergency? After reading Fernando Aguirre’s book, The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse, I began looking at my living space with a new perspective.
The book is based on the author’s experience living through the 2001 economic collapse of Argentina; Fernando describes in detail how his family all slept in the same room to keep warm when they lost power. To have an Off Grid Room you don’t need costly, complicated solar panels or a bug-out location in the mountains.”
Read more on Preppers Survive.
4. How to Preserve Body Heat in the Wild
“In a survival situation, you have to take advantage of every opportunity nature provides. Suppose a crisis scenery catches you in the winter, in a climate similar to Wyoming.
You know that the closest town is two days away and you need to spend the night in one of the harshest wintery colds on the planet. As in any critical situations, there are multiple solutions, but you need to keep an eye out for them. Every single stirring of the trees or change in the wind might be an opportunity.”
Read more on My Family Survival Plan.
5. An Easy Power-Out Prep
“I lost my power for about an hour today (Saturday). No snow, no wind, no ice storm, no extended disaster, just some random bozo backing into a power pole. Noon on a non-rainy day, and Allegany Power had it fixed in under two hours. (Thanks, guys.) No big deal.
It DID make me think about what might happen as the weather gets worse (and wind-storms happen in the summer, too). This $5-10 prep item was very handy at night a few years ago when the power was out for 2+ days.”
Read more on Survival Geezer.
This article has been written by Brenda E. Walsh for Survivopedia.