If you are interested in possibly living off-grid, you may want to pick up this new book. The Prepper’s Total Grid Failure Handbook offers information on several different energy options, rather than being tied to the grid.
Ironic that as I read this book, we were having what would turn out to be a 36 hour power failure here. At this time of year, I wouldn’t really normally care that much. Just don’t open the freezers at all. Heat a fire in the woodstove if we’re cold or hungry for a hot meal.
But this time, I had baby chicks here, and no mama to keep them warm. I moved them from the much cooler basement (when there is NO heat) to a guest room upstairs, the warmest place in the house. Some extra blankets for padding and they were ok.
Friends who live just down the road live off grid. They, of course, don’t even know if the power is off, unless they see lines down on the road.
They also don’t really care. They don’t have to; they aren’t tied into the electrical grid at all.
And they love their life and have been living off grid for more than twenty years. And no doubt they love not having to ever pay an electric bill!
They are also more prepared than most of us for these kinds of emergencies, right? Have you ever wondered what would happen if the whole grid went down?
Prepper’s Total Grid Failure Handbook covers micro-hydro generators, wind turbines, solar power, generators. It explains the science behind creating power and safety issues being off grid. It also demonstrates what could happen should the bigger electrical grids fail.
If you are interested in finding out how to create your own power and how to safely store it, keep an eye out for this book or order it from Amazon:
Some of what’s covered:
How to take care of your batteries and how big they really need to be.
Different kinds of solar panels and what to look for when buying.
Setting up solar arrays.
How to put your power to use, for lighting, fans, water pumps, electronics and more.
How to actually SELL power back to the power company, putting money in your pocket!
Off-grid living is really growing in popularity; not only because it can be so much cheaper than being tied to the grid, but it is another way (a great way!) that we can build towards self sufficiency.