Home Systems


off-grid
Yes, You Can Have an Off-Grid Home Completely Independent from Central Utilities It is true that you can have a semi-off-grid option to most city/county utilities.   It is extremely important that you can provide yourself with the basic survival needs independently. This is an obvious truth to mature survivalists.  We typically know a lot on […]

Why REAL Preppers DO Want Utility Service Connections on Their ...


bugging out
You have learned from the best… You have a well-stocked bug out bag.  You have a keen eye and can pay attention to everything in your surroundings. You listen to all the local radio streams and know everything that is going on around you. You can get out of dodge right away, before most people […]

11 REASONS WHY LEAVING IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST OPTION



Passive Solar Heating: Solar Thermal Energy for Hot Water: DIY Heating Element
Although it isn’t the largest bill in the home, hot water accounts for 10% of the energy consumption in the typical home.  This means that in just a year’s time, you could be spending up to $600 a year on hot water, which doesn’t even include the water you are using! Wouldn’t you like to […]

Passive Solar Heating: Solar Thermal Energy for Hot Water


Reinforced Concrete Concepts, Advantages/ Disadvantages of Concrete
I should not have to explain this to anyone that is serious about home construction for prepping, but for the rest of you, a concrete/cement home could be what you are looking for in your home, bunker, shelter, or root cellar.  It is strong, durable, and resistant to a lot of the common ailments of […]

Reinforced Concrete Concepts, Advantages/ Disadvantages of Concrete



The Importance of Water Reservoir or Cistern & How to Store Water in it Indoor Cistern
[sociallinkz] Today, I will explain the importance of a water reservoir or cistern as your home’s main water supply, and how you can store water in one.  I will also discuss the basic design of one and how simple it can be made. I have one announcement and one call to action before I get started. […]

The Importance of Water Reservoir or Cistern & How to ...


Basic Sanitary Systems, Water Consumption, General Physical Health: Low Cost Survival Checklist P7 1
[sociallinkz] Today, in part 7 of the “Low Cost Survival Checklist”, which is a community requested post, I discuss basic sanitary and health systems that need consideration, general physical health and the need to be functionally fit, and water consumption and how it will be the lead cause of death in a disaster.  I want to explain […]

Basic Sanitary Systems, Water Consumption, General Physical Health: Low Cost ...



Survival & Emergency Shelter & Kit: Low Cost Survival Checklist : Emergency Shelter
[sociallinkz] Today is Part Four of a user requested series: Low Cost Survival Checklist.  I will be discussing the use of your home as a survival shelter or emergency shelter and what you should have available as a shelter kit in the case that you must leave your home.  I discuss alternative shelters as well. Before I […]

Survival & Emergency Shelter & Kit: Low Cost Survival Checklist ...




Water Reclamation & Conservation: How to Irrigate & Preserve 1
[sociallinkz] This post is mainly about greywater.  So why did I title it “Water Conservation?”  Because we need to understand that having greywater means that we have used water already.  I want everyone to understand that not using water is better than water reclamation.  I want everyone to know how to preserve water.  Only after this, […]

Water Reclamation & Conservation: How to Irrigate & Preserve