Much of the Higher Octave audience would consider themselves “self-reliant” or “self-sufficient”, or at least striving to be so. I, too, am in that camp. But a series of recent personal events has caused me to consider a balance to this approach to life. Continue reading “A Cord of Three Strands is Not Easily Broken”
How do we get our typical household 120 VAC current from a 12-volt battery? Let’s take a look at a simple inverted system which provides that function. Continue reading “Going Off-Grid – Simple Inverted System”
When we rely on solar power for our off-grid system, how can we have power when the sun isn’t shining? Let’s take a look at a very basic system with a battery. Continue reading “Going Off-Grid – Basic System with a Battery”
What is the simplest solar system? Let’s take a look at one. Though it will not take our entire house off-grid, we can get our feet wet as we work towards understanding off-grid systems. Continue reading “Going Off-Grid – Most Basic Example”
One of the most frequent questions I get is, “How do I go off-grid?” This is the first episode in a new series that will help YOU answer that question. Continue reading “Going Off-Grid – Introduction”
This episode wraps up the series on Selecting a Homestead Location. Evaluating a specific property is key to getting your ideal homestead location. To get the most out of this episode or others in this series, I suggest you go back and start at the beginning, Core Values. Continue reading “Selecting a Homestead Location – Evaluating a Specific Property 2/2”
When selecting a homestead, evaluating a specific property is where the rubber meets the road. So far, you have invested time and effort into:
When evaluating a specific property, that work can now begin to pay off. Continue reading “Selecting a Homestead Location – Evaluating a Specific Property 1/2”
Though it can take some time, finding your property can be fun. And it can be rewarding in other ways. There is no hurry. There are always deals to be had. Time spent up front can refine your features list and build familiarity with the market, which will help you identify a truly good deal. We’ll take a look at some ways to help in your homestead search. Continue reading “Selecting a Homestead Location – Finding Your Property”
This episode, Choosing a Region, is the fourth installment of the Selecting a Homestead Location series. Continue reading “Selecting a Homestead Location – Choosing a Region”
Counting the costs is the critical process of creating a budget from our homestead features list. This budget can help us avoid the risks of overpaying for a property and skyrocketing expenses.
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