Musings from the Manhut

Where the ebb and flow of life creates a cascade of words down the paper's face

Tag: off-the-grid

A Different Life

#^A Different Way to Live

Outline for paper on cheap, self-sustainable life (this is a rough draft, please be patient) I am not a prepper or survivalist and while I do believe in taking care of our world I am not really what o…

The work is progressing, slowly but surely.

#off-the-grid #diy #minimalism


When a carrot goes to seed


#grow your own #off-the-grid

Solar Furnace

#^Simple Solar Furnace For Under $50 – Truth And Action


A simple solar heater that is cheap and easy to make. When there is direct sun on the unit it produces heat like a hair dryer.

According to the creator it produces a stream of air around 120 degres.

#diy #off-the-grid

home made soap

#^Low Cost Ways To Make Your Own All-Natural Soap | Off The Grid News


As you simplify your lifestyle, it is natural to consider making or growing many of the items you use every day. Not only do you save money, but you often can end up with a superior product. A great example is homemade soap…

#diy #off-the-grid

#^Teen’s DIY Energy Hacking Gives African Village New Hope


Prev Page 1 of 2 Next >> Some people see lemons and make lemonade. William Kamkwamba saw wind and made a windmill. This might not seem like a mighty feat. But Kamkwamba, who grew up in Masitala, a tiny rural farming village off the grid in Malawi,…

Very cool! #diy #off-the-grid

I’ve been shopping for a mechanical watch.

Having a goal of going #off-the-grid has made me think of all the things we do in modern life which require electricity. Some of the things we use electricity for seem a little silly to me and needing a chronometer which runs on batteriesis one of them.

As I type this we just had small brownout. Maybe the internet is a silly use of power too…

Talk to you tomorrow.

#^Easy Recipes for the Novice Home Canner

#off-the-grid #self-reliance

#^Off-The-Grid Secrets Of The Amish | Off The Grid News


The Amish culture is alive and well in America, and we can learn a lot from their way of life. There are approximately 300,000 Amish citizens still living an 1800s lifestyle in the United States. Amish co…

#amish #off-the-grid

#^How To Build A Dirt-Cheap, Off-Grid House | Off The Grid News


Are you thinking of building a new house, renovating or expanding an existing one? Looking for ways to dramatically cut costs and leave less footprints in the environment? Consider building “green.”


#^How to Raise Earthworms ::


Raising earthworms is one of the easiest ways you can go green and reduce the amount of trash entering our landfills and water systems. Instead of throwing your kitchen scraps in the garbage can or down the sink disposal simply feed them to your worms!  And if you enjoy gardening this is a great way to save money — your worms will produce f…

#vermiculture #diy #off-the-grid

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