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Updates on the DIY radiator heating system for my off grid trailer

February 22nd, 2012   The new homemade radiator heater system for my off grid trailer is working quite well. It takes the temperature up to the 70s within half an hour now with the water pump and fans running and good fire burning in the fireplace. There is a blo

Using My Homemade Off Grid Camper Wood Boiler Heating System

Well, the trial run of my off grid camper heating system was a success. Using an antique wood stove with built in boiler and some cheap fittings and parts, I have a fully functional wood powered boiler heating system. It is a completely off grid construction using salvaged or inexpensive parts.

Necessary Skills In A Survival Situation

In the case of a complete economic collapse, large natural disaster, nuclear war, or other major breakdown, certain skills will become very valuable. In today’s modern society, people have become specialized. Each person learns a certain skill for the performance of their job. After a major

Added Homemade Wood Stove Water Boiler Heating System To The Off Grid Camper

February 2nd, 2012   Today I completed my fireplace water boiler heating system for the off grid camper. The wood stove heats up water, which is routed through PEX tubing to a car heater core. A homemade heater blower box pushes heat through the camper. B

A night in my off grid camper during a snow storm

January 23rd, 2012   A friend and I spent a couple days in my off grid camper during a heavy snow storm this weekend. Saturday night was also one of the coldest nights we have had so far this winter. It was a true test of the off grid camper’s abilities.

Setting up free homemade camper skirting and passive solar floor heating

January 20th, 2012   I have been working on my camper skirting using free materials I found laying around. I also made some free passive solar heaters under the camper using salvaged materials. Total cost for camper insulation and heating – $0. &nbs

Remodeling My Off Grid Camper

January 19th, 2012   I just finished building a desk and a set of book shelves in my off grid camper. The camper originally had two twin sized beds in the bedroom. In all, it had space for 6 adults to sleep. Since I am alone, I figured the extra bed would not do

Passive Solar Window Heater For My Off Grid Camper

January 16th, 2012   I recently made a passive solar window heater for my off grid camper. You can find the details here: Passive Solar Window Heater. It is

Winter Living In My Off Grid Camper

January 10th, 2012   I have moved my off grid camper even farther away from the nearest house. It is about 1,000 feet into the forest, in a clearing all its own. I also have full sunshine most of the day now, which helps with my solar experiments.   I am

Survival Gruel – Eating Your Survival Grains and Stock

I was thinking about how to use all those grains, legumes, rice and other dried survival foods I have put away with minimal cooking and preparation time. And it should be enjoyable to eat, plus fill you up nicely. And it should not leave the body starving for any necessary nutrients. &nbs

The Value Of Trade Items In A Survival Situation

You hear a lot of talk about saving up for an emergency, holocaust, natural disaster or all out war. Many people believe some sort of disaster is coming. The beliefs vary from nuclear war to hurricanes or earthquake, or a complete economic collapse. Whatever the cause, you should be prepared for

Mainstay 3600 Emergency Survival Rations – Review

I recently tried the Mainstay 3600 Emergency Food Rations just to get an idea what it tastes like and how satisfying it is. It is not a good idea to suddenly need survival rations and then start to experiment with your taste buds. Food should taste good as well as providing all the necessary nutr

Buy whole grain animal feed for cheap long term survival storage. Storage, preparation and use of whole grains

After many weeks of research and considering the idea of buying “horse feed” for long term food storage, I finally broke down and got a bag. You can find bulk grains at animal feed stores for much cheaper than grain packaged as “people food” and it is normally the exact sa

Survival preparations do not need to be expensive. Many items can be found cheaply or for fee.

One of the biggest obstacles facing people who want to prepare for survival or an emergency is the cost. Many people spend thousands on expensive freeze dried meals, top of the line outdoor survival gear and expensive military style assault rifles. If I went with those ideas, I would still be sit

Dont just plan for survival and emergency preparedness – practice it

Some people may already be putting away supplies for a rainy day, so to speak. Many people plan for emergencies or a survival situation and stockpile food, blankets, ammo, water and other supplies, but never practice using any of them. What good is it to go out and buy a brand new shiny $1,600 as
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