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I'm going to live off-grid. Read my blog and learn how to do it yourself!

Self-sufficiency vs self-reliance off the grid

The more I learn about modern survival and being prepared for SHTF (which is one of the reasons I want to live off-grid), the more interesting concepts I undertand. Not being english native for some time I didn’t get the difference between self-sufficiency and self-reliance. It took me some time, and now it’s clear.

You measure self-sufficiency in percent, while self-reliance is measured in hours or days.

If you’re 100% self-sufficient in terms of electrical power, it means that you can produce all the power you need, all the time. In such a case, your off-grid energy source is able to produce enough power for all your appliances, day and night, during winter and summer. (more…)

Off-grid appliances: washing mashine

This is the first detailed post in the new series about appliances for off-grid living. Today I want to start with the washing mashines, as I think they are the most interesting. Not only you can change ordinary washing mashine to one suitable for renewable energy sources, but also you can buy one suitable for our special needs.

I thought about it for some time and have a couple of ideas I want to share with you. (more…)

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