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Surviving off the grid. Offthegrid.com
« on: September 29, 2011, 10:51:24 AM »
Surviving Off Off-Grid: The Real Deal

http://theintelhub.com/2011/09/26/surviving-off-off-grid-the-real-deal/

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRGhDGlmzq0&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

I found this to be interesting and simple.  I have started my own survival set-up over 11 years ago.  The idea is to keep it simple, be prepared.  In an area where we experience hurricanes every year or almost every year, my family has learned to be prepared.  We have learned to maintain simplicity in our preparedness.  Hope this helps someone.
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Re: Surviving off the grid. Offthegrid.com
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 11:05:45 AM »
In the first post I am not hawking a book but it does keep things simple.  I have a survival pantry with seeds that are not genetically modified and that can be grown in a small makeshift planter in the backyard.  I have food staples that you can trade for other things that you might want or need from others.  Food of various types that is rotated like a store shelf.  These are food we eat everyday.  You name it, we have it.  We have our own protection and we are trained to use it.  I know how to use a compass to land navigate as well as a GPS.  I am not one of "those" as people would say that is in a cult or member of a militia, but a man that will protect his family.  I try to keep it simple and I have been taught by my military training an other training how to take care of myself.  KEEP IT SIMPLE.
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Re: Surviving off the grid. Offthegrid.com
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 01:58:59 AM »
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAFlPK-oF9U&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

This is just a basic example showing the principles of how to turn wood into "fuel" to run a generator or other gas powered engine in an extreme emergency...

The metal hose must then be routed to the generators carburetor (removing the air breather cover) allowing the wood gas to flow into the engine...

Wood chips can be used instead of saw dust.

Obviously in this case using the propane to do so a waste, but you could do the same thing by setting the can on a wood burning grill etc...

Hand crank radios and flashlights are another nice basic to have. Some even have a plug in jack allowing you to recharge cell phones...

If you're using solar panels/ wind generators I highly recommend "Norcold" brand 12v DC/ 110 AC auto switching refrigerators for their very low amperage draw.

Of course fresh water is a must, but Salt is another major thing to keep on hand as your body needs both...

Doing offshore commercial fishing I learned one hard boiled egg has all the basic nutrition needed to last you through a hard day of work (with some salt sprinkled on of course). Can't say exactly how true it is, but has always worked for myself and the crews I've worked with.

(If you're at sea, having a few nerf footballs around is handy - if a bilge pump fitting/thru hull etc breaks, you can rip off a piece of nerf and shove it in the hole until further repairs can be made. It's also nice to have various sized wood wedges (cones) around as well, they can be knocked into a hole pretty quick...)
« Last Edit: January 09, 2012, 02:35:08 AM by Captain Dave »

 


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