Posts Tagged "WATER"

A small DIY septic system
by WRETHAOFFGRID on AUGUST 9, 2013 - 16 Comments in OFF-GRID 101, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, WRETHA

outhouse
Living off grid often means living in rural areas with little or no utilities available, we are left to fend for ourselves, which is typically the goal anyhow and not a problem. One of the biggest things the rural off gridder needs to take care of is human waste disposal. There are a few options, one is the Joseph Jenkins Humanure method of composting the waste material, that works very well but not everyone is on board for handling their own poo and waste products, and having company over can create its own set of challenges. If you have sufficient water resources, you may want to have a regular flush toilet, something unassuming and un-intimidating for you, your family and friends who may come visit. (more…)

Off-grid float cabin: retirement tiny home in BC wilderness
by WRETHAOFFGRID on JUNE 19, 2013 - 7 Comments in MOBILE, WRETHA

float-cabin

This is a unique cabin system, it’s not a houseboat, but a floating cabin, I found this while on YouTube and thought it very interesting. If I didn’t live in the high desert, this is one way I would enjoy living. I love the floating garden. (more…)

How about now?
by WRETHAOFFGRID on NOVEMBER 2, 2012 - 3 Comments in COMMUNITY, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, WRETHA

I am so saddened by the aftermath of the big storm that hit the north east part of the USA. This is so apropos to what I have been writing about lately, namely prepping on a budget. I have to wonder how many people were really prepared for this storm, how many had food, water, fuel, batteries and such… (more…)

Prepping on a budget, part 4 – water
by WRETHAOFFGRID on OCTOBER 28, 2012 - 4 Comments in SELF-SUFFICIENCY, WATER, WRETHA

Water, it IS necessary for life. For drinking, cooking and cleaning, it’s more than handy to have around, it’s a matter of life and death. In my previous water article, I discussed how my hubby and I deal with water in our off grid life. Chances are if you are reading this, you live in a more traditional setting with city water on tap, all you have to do is turn on the faucet and clean water comes out. Hopefully that situation never changes for you, but it’s always a good idea to be prepared for the eventuality that it might not flow out as readily as it always has, and if it does, perhaps it will not be clean and sanitary as you would want it or need it to be. This article will address that situation. (more…)

Water off grid
by WRETHAOFFGRID on OCTOBER 24, 2012 - 3 Comments in WATER, WRETHA

Water. It’s necessary for life, and it’s pretty handy to have around. Drinking, cooking and cleaning, you need water. This will be a 2 part article, the first part discussing how we have water living off grid (ie with no city water), the second part will discuss how to make sure you have water if you are living in town but services get interrupted, that will be also part of the “Prepping on a Budget” series. (more…)

Dirt-cheap survival retreat-book review
by WRETHAOFFGRID on APRIL 5, 2011 - 6 Comments in OFF-GRID 101, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, WRETHA

Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat

There are people who have seemingly unlimited funds to purchase whatever goodies they want. This book is not written for them, though they could glean some great ideas. It’s really written for the rest of us, those who have limited incomes but still want to go off grid and live comfortably. (more…)

7 Things I use, living off grid
by WRETHAOFFGRID on SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 - 24 Comments in ENERGY, FOOD, OFF-GRID 101, WRETHA

PB and I have been living 100% off grid since December 2007, we have done most everything ourselves, mostly by hand, it’s cheaper that way. Over these last couple of years, we have discovered a few favorite items that really work well for us. These are items we actually use on a regular if not daily basis, these are things I wouldn’t want to live without.  Many of these items we salvaged (ie FREE), some we purchased and were worth every penny. (more…)

Water price gouging in Queensland
by NICK ROSEN on JUNE 29, 2010 - 0 Comments in WATER

The cost for water and sewerage in Brisbane for the average household is now AU$2.59 a day. If you lived off the grid getting water trucked in could cost $2.23 to $2.30 a day.

Residents in the Moreton Bay Regional Council area were facing a rise of between 27 and 66 per cent from July 1 until the local council stepped in to subsidise it. (more…)

DIY washing machine and homemade laundry soap
by WRETHAOFFGRID on APRIL 22, 2010 - 139 Comments in OFF-GRID 101, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, WATER, WRETHA

Off Grid Washing Machine

What do you get when you combine a 5 gallon bucket and a toilet plunger? An off grid washing machine. Well, maybe not a machine in the traditional sense, unless you consider my hands the motor. This is something I have been wanting to make for quite some time now. The other day while I was in town, I saw a toilet plunger on the shelf and put it in my cart. I also picked up 3 bottles of Mrs Stewart’s bluing, I’ll explain more about that in a bit. (more…)


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