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My Off Grid Camper In Winter Snow Storm
 
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As of tonight I am fully off the grid again, in my camper in the forest. You can read a bit more here: http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=11523 I have been staying in a cottage on the property while moving into the off grid camper, which took me 5 months on grueling work. I had to hand carry boxes through the forest to the camper one at a time. Now I am finished and staying in the camper from now on. Follow the link above for full details. The Do It Yourself World and The Off Grid Project
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Homemade Bicycle Generator - people power for off grid living
 
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I took an old bike and a treadmill motor, some old wood and nails and now I have a homemade generator. http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=11488 This people powered generator produced about 300 watts of power. So if you pedal for one hour you will have 300 Watt Hours of usable energy. You could run a 1 watt LED light bulb for 300 hours. Or you could run a 100 watt incandescent light bulb for 3 hours. You could run a laptop for about 5 to 6 hours. Of course this all depends on your batteries and wires. And you must account for any losses in the system.
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Good News And Bad News For The Off Grid Camper
 
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Watch the video and read my blog post for full details: http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?p=1182 Please donate: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3TQSWXLLRZ6HW
The DIY Passive Solar Window Heater. How to make a passive solar heater.
 
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This is a very simple project proving that you can have free heat for just pennies up front. A bit of cardboard or styrofoam and some aluminum foil taped to it. Place it into your window and you get free solar heat. No moving parts and no maintenance. Take any type of rigid material and cut it to fit tightly into your window frame on the inside. Then cover it with aluminum foil on one side. Cut a slot in the top and a slot on the bottom for air flow. Paint it all black on one side. Put the heater into a south facing window and now you have free heat when the sun shines. If you use styrofoam and cover the window fully, you also have an insulated window to reduce home heat loss at night.
Simple Dollar Store DIY Alcohol Stove And Heater
 
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By using a few simple dollar store items I have a very easy to make diy alcohol stove for heating and cooking. Materials needed: 1. empty sterno can or tuna can 2. cotton balls 3. rubbing alcohol (denatured alcohol is better but costs a lot more) Each of the items above can be found at the dollar store. You must use the sterno or eat the tuna first though ;) Take a sterno can or any empty can. A tuna can would work as well. Stuff it with cotton balls. You do not have to pack it hard, just get the empty spaces filled up with cotton balls. Next pour in half a pint of alcohol (or until you see fluid rising above the level of the cotton balls). The higher percentage alcohol burns better but even 50% alcohol will work. If you use a lower percentage though then you cannot re-use the cotton balls next time around because the water will stay behind in the cotton. Carefully wipe the sides of the can to clean up any spilled alcohol to avoid any danger of burning outside the can. When you need heat, simply light the alcohol on fire with a lighter and you have a heat source. You can control the burn rate by putting the lid of the can halfway on. This will extend the total burn time you can get out of your homemade alcohol stove. You can use your new homemade alcohol stove for heating or cooking. Use more alcohol stoves for added warmth when using them for a heat source. These little stoves are a great addition to your vehicle survival kit. Keep the materials in their original containers until you need them for an emergency. If you are ever stranded in your vehicle in winter you can use the stove to survive. Visit The Do It Yourself World for more DIY articles and survival tips. http://www.thediyworld.com
Wise Food Company Survival Food Review
 
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This is the food advertised along with Doomsday Preppers. I finally tried it out. Read my full review here: http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?p=1053 This is the most affordable outdoor and survival food I have ever seen. Most outdoor freeze dried meals cost between $7 - 9 per serving. Wise sells their food for about $2 or less per serving, which has me sold. On top of that, the food has a 25 year shelf life and tastes good.
How To Use An Automatic Bread Maker For A Perfect Loaf Of Bread
 
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Find recipes and tips here: http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=1199 I am a strong believer in getting back to basics, but I also believe in using tech while we still have our modern conveniences. Anyway, a homemade loaf is bread is still better than store bought any time. I may not sweat over it for hours, but its a pure, fresh and healthy loaf of bread. Follow the link above to the full article and see the recipe plus other tips and ideas on how to use your automatic bread making machine.
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Animal Feed Grain Purchase And Preparation For Long Term Survival Storage
 
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How to find low cost bulk grain at animal feed stores. Find free plastic food grade storage containers. How to prepare your grain for long term storage for survival or disaster preparedness. http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=11367 You can buy bulk grain at animal feed stores for human consumption. Simply do the research on the company first, and if it is pure, it will be good for human use. Grain, if stored properly, can last over 30 years and be as fresh as the day you got it.
Dollar Store Survival Gear Shopping for SHTF bug out bag
 
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http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com Got some dollar store survival gear to add to my shtf bug out bag. I am on a mission to prove that you can put together a complete bug out bag from dollar store items. You will need to visit various dollar store types to get a good variety of items. I have been to three separate dollar stores and now have a pretty good survival bag put together (watch for video). I am just looking for a few more important items. The bug out bag I am making right now will be a vehicle bug out bag. Hopefully this one will get me to my main survival gear or a shelter. It should keep a person alive for 3-5 days, enough to get to shelter. In the Army I could march about 20 miles per day. The city, which is the farthest I usually go from home is about 80 miles away. That puts me at 4-5 days from home at the worst on a hard march. One of the most important items cannot be found in any dollar store though. That would be a good water filter. Everyone should have the ability to filter water on the run if needed. Iodine tablets can be used in a pinch if you pre-filter the water first using coffee filters to get the junk out.
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The Best Survival Shelter In The World
 
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Read full article: http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=11528 A truck camper is the ultimate survival and bug out shelter you can get. It has many benefits over any other camper out there. See why. Read the full article on the link above.
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The Best Ant Bait To Get Rid Of The Whole Ant Colony
 
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This is not a commercial. This is my experience with ant baits and the one that works best for me living out here in the woods where ants are a serious problem. I saw a carpenter ant walking along the wall one day carrying an egg. This is bad news. Very bad. This means that the ants were forming a colony inside my RV. I went out to get some Terro ant bait. I have two different ones from the same company that I use all the time. They have an indoor version which comes in a clear plastic container. This one you cut a small piece off the bottom and place it out of the way of human and animal traffic but near ant traffic. The ants will find it and empty the whole container in a couple days. The worker ants take this back to the colony and within three days you have no more ants. The other one I use is an outdoor version. This one has a sort of weather protection but you should place it out of the rain anyway. It comes with some small plastic stakes which I keep for my gardening. You press down the plastic container, which punctures the seal and then give it a bit of a turn. Place it under your home or where ants are entering and leave it. The ant colony will be gone within a few days. Be careful with the ant baits though because the bait is sweet and animals may want to taste it as well. The indoor version is very sticky and makes a horrible mess if spilled so make sure it is place out of the way where it will not be spilled. I am talking from experience here. This stuff is a mess to clean up. Each colony of carpenter ants consists of up to 10,000 ants and there can be up to 10 satellite colonies. This means that once you destroy one colony, dont jump up and down in celebration just yet. More will eventually come. Keep the ant baits out all season to be sure that you do not have another infestation. Carpenter ants love old dry wood such as found in your home or camper. They nest in the wood and bore through it, ruining the structure and causing serious damage to your home or camper. When I first got my RV, it had a complete colony inside it. They had formed a nest in some wood framing and inside the styrofoam insulation in the walls. I had to get rid of the colony and do some serious repairs to the RV. I have tried natural ant baits but this stuff works the best for me. Follow my daily progress on the path to self sufficiency on my off grid solar homestead. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlUzPxYD3Ngr8yJw88YYZYzCSC8G3W0O2 Please donate to help keep The Off Grid Project going: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3TQSWXLLRZ6HW Join The Off Grid Project and The Do It Yourself World forum and share your ideas, tips and projects. http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/forum The Off Grid Project is presented by The Do It Yourself World. http://www.TheDoItYourselfworld.com Experiments and projects in off grid living, alternate energy, survival, hiking and more.
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How To Pasteurize Dried Food For Long Term Storage
 
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When you have dehydrated your own food it must be pasteurized before vacuum sealing it for long term storage: http://www.thediyworld.com/articles/article.php?id=5159 I had some fruits and vegetables that I had dehydrated in bulk a few months ago. But then I moved to a new location and these were tossed into a container for later. Now, months later, they needed to be inspected for moth and insect damage first. If you find any insect damage, you must toss the whole package for your own safety. If not, then you can pasteurize your food and vacuum seal it for long term storage. Read the full article on the link above. The Do It Yourself World Self Sufficiency
How To Dehydrate Fruit and Vegetables
 
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http://www.thediyworld.com/articles/article.php?id=91 Dehydrating your own fruits and vegetables allows you to keep your harvest throughout the year. You can enjoy the vitamins and nutrients of your garden in the winter, long after the garden itself is gone. For preppers, drying your own food allows you to carry a lot more food per pound. A pound of dried fruits and vegetables weigh about 2 ounces on average when dried. You can make your own MREs using all dried foods as well.
Hurricane And Disaster Emergency Survival List
 
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This is my hurricane and disaster survival kit. Read full article: http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=11529 It is kept in two plastic boxes that can be grabbed in an emergency and tossed into the car if I need to evacuate. If a natural disaster hits while I am home, this survival kit will keep me warm and fed for a week. There is also enough water for 7 days. After living through two hurricanes in the last two years, plus multiple power outages, this little kit comes in handy quite often. Prepare your family for any possible disaster.
DIY Solar Garden Light Hack - Solar Battery Charger
 
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Make a solar battery charger using some dollar store path lights. Using 4 cheap dollar store garden lights you can make a very good solar AA or AAA battery charger for one or two batteries. This is a simple solar garden light hack which gives you a decent solar charger worth about $20 if you were to buy it retail. http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=11504
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Ink Pen Sized Mini Fishing Pole - Rod and Reel Combo Review
 
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Video review of the miniature ink pen sized fishing pole and reel combo. Reid full review: http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=11526 This is an ultra light weight fishing pole and miniature fishing reel combo. It would be perfect for bug out bags and survival backpacks due to its light weight and small size. It is kept inside a metal housing which protects it from damage inside your backpack. Get yours here: http://amzn.to/2yvei4o
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Memorial Day At The Off Grid Solar Camper
 
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I spent my Memorial day garage sale-ing looking for deals. This is the weekend that all the big garage sales start up in NY. Living in the country, you can usually find some nice things that you can use for off grid living. I went out to buy some things and came back with a truck load of stuff without spending a dollar. A lot of places had their sales all weekend and were just giving away stuff today. I got some material to upgrade and insulate the chicken tractor plus some nice off grid stuff for me. For my big memorial day celebration, I went fishing and got a whopper for dinner. I had fish, chips, watermelon and ice cream. It was a nice day. Follow The Off Grid Project http://www.theoffgridproject.com and learn how to get your home off the grid on a budget.
Dollar Store Solar Battery Charger Using A Solar Path Light
 
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Read the full article: http://www.thediyworld.com/articles/article.php?id=841 You can make a solar battery charger with just a simple hack using a solar path light. Look for this type of solar path light and you have a solar battery charger in your hands. Compare this rugged weather proof solar battery charger with any expensive retail version which will be destroyed in the rain. This is the best solar battery charger with hardly any work involved. Even a child can handle this solar path light hack.
Wild Foraging Series Sheep Sorrel
 
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Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella) is a very common herb in North America which is not only tasty, but a great medicine and anti cancer agent. It is full of antioxidants and anti cancer vitamins which have not only been used to treat cancer experimentally, but has also been used as a cancer preventative. Now thats a fine herb!!! Sheep sorrel is also great straight out of the field and makes a nice addition to salads. Read more about sheep sorrel here: http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=11589
Wild edible foods found in your own yard - an abundance of food in an average lawn
 
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See just a sampling of the huge amount of wild edible foods found in an average front lawn. Follow the wild edible foraging series: http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?cat=9
Chocolate As Survival Food?
 
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Chocolate is a valuable survival food. Read more: http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?p=1064 Having chocolate vacuum sealed and put away for long term survival emergencies can be a valuable addition to your food lager. Chocolate releases endorphins in your brain, which make you feel happy. There are other healthy benefits of chocolate as well. Read the blog post, at the link above. Candy in general when vacuum sealed and kept cool and dark will last many years until that day when you need it for a little bit of happiness in the midst of a disaster or survival situation.
Survival Food Bulk Shopping Spree
 
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My friend and I went out this weekend and bought a truck load of bulk food. The hurricane is on its way and we were putting together a survival training weekend for some friends anyway, so we went all out and got hundreds of pounds of bulk foods. We wanted to demonstrate just how much food you really need for a year. This is about 2/3 of my overall survival food stash. I also have about 12 cases of mixed canned foods and some other bulk grains and foods put away in storage. http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com
How To Wire Solar Battery Bank ~ Setting Up Off Grid Solar
 
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Connecting my off grid solar battery bank. We are taking our new home off the grid. How to connect batteries: http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=11436 The first step in setting up an off grid homestead is to connect your batteries together to give you a larger capacity battery bank. My batteries are 6 volt golf cart batteries at 225 amp hours. I have to fist connect the batteries in pairs in series to increase the voltage to 12 volts. Then I have to connect those pairs in parallel to increase the available power capacity. When I connected my golf cart batteries in series I ended up with four 12 volt battery sets from my 8 golf cart batteries. Next I connected the batteries in parallel. Simply connect all the positive terminals together and then connect all the negative terminals together. Now you have a larger battery bank. Mine is now rated at 900 Amp Hours. Stay tuned for more articles on how to go off the grid. Thanks for watching. Please Subscribe & follow my daily videos. Troy http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com http://www.theoffgridproject.com Note: Copying this video, in part or in full, is a violation of copyright unless the user has express permission from the owner. Violation of this copyright will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law.
Recovering from the blizzard in my off grid camper and charging batteries
 
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After getting about a foot of snow overnight, I had to find a way to charge my batteries in the off grid camper. Read the details here: http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=11532
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Parabolic Survival Fire Starter Its Awesome
 
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I just got one of these parabolic solar fire starters from a fellow youtuber to try out. His channel is: http://www.youtube.com/user/douglasfi2re I have seen these solar emergency fire starters before, but never took them seriously. I doubt that I would have ever purchased one. But now that douglasfi2re sent me one, I decided to give it a workout. It is the "Solar Spark" from Sundance Solar. This is a parabolic reflective fire starter. You place a flammable object into the metal clip in the middle of the mirror and hold it into the sun. The suns rays get concentrated onto the center focal point and the item bursts into flame. This seems to be a good survival fire starter. I tried it with jute twine, cotton balls, tissue, leaves, cardboard and twigs. On darker colored materials it works very well, but with lighter to white items, it is not as effective. Using good, dry tinder you will have an instantaneous fire with this solar fire starter. It is going in my survival bug out bag permanently. Visit The Do It Yourself World for more survival tips and reviews. http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/category.php?id=12
Swimming Pool Filter For Rain Water Collection
 
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Going to use an old swimming pool filter for my rain water collection system. Adding charcoal and clean filter sand should make a nice rain water filter. It is after all a filter already. All I need to do is clean it and it is ready to go. Follow The Off Grid Project: http://www.TheOffGridProject.com and the articles pages: http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com
Full time off grid RV living updates
 
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Follow me on the trail deep into the forest through about a mile of dirt roads and meadows on the way to the off grid trailer. On the way you will see a nice sized lake, a creek with trout, a couple deer on the path and lots of wild nature. I have moved into an RV full time in the mountains to show people that you can get off the grid on a budget. I started out with no running water and only one 65 watt solar panel. I have been making life more comfortable through the passing months while sharing my experiences with the world. Especially with our current economy, people are looking at RV and camper living as a valid option. I am here to tell you it can be done. Follow my journey here: http://www.TheOffGridProject.com and the articles pages: http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com
Putting The Off Grid Solar Camper Back Together
 
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Today was a very busy day getting the off grid solar camper back in shape after the move. Read the full details: http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?p=1199 Please donate and help me keep The Off Grid Project going: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3TQSWXLLRZ6HW Today I worked very hard getting the camper cleaned up after the move. I also insulated the leaky windows. I got the fireplace going again. The boiler still needs work but I have heat. And I got a surprise package in the mail, read the full article at the link above to find out more. The Off Grid Project blog: http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?cat=111 Presented by The Do It Yourself World http://www.thediyworld.com
Huge Wires Improve Solar Panel Output by 2x
 
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I have literally doubled the total amount of solar panel output to the batteries by installing heavy, large gauge wires from the solar panels to the charge controller and then through to the batteries. All of my wires along the whole path have been enlarged. I was using 12 and 10 ga to the charge controller before. Now I am using 6 and 8 ga wires. The performance increase is astounding. The original RV campsite hookup wires were used for this purpose because I had them laying around unused and could not afford to buy 30 feet of heavy gauge wire. Always use the biggest wire you can afford when hooking up your solar panels to get the full charge current to your batteries. I knew my wires were too small, but to keep The Off Grid Project on a budget, things take time to find inexpensively. You have to shop around or dig up used parts sometimes to save money. A high quality extension cord would also work well up to a certain extent. You always need to check the current capacity of the wires you are using and the total current coming from your solar panels. http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?cat=111
Inside my bug out backpack for long term survival
 
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This is my large bug out back pack for long term survival. If I need to head to the mountains on food, this is the gear I would take with me. This is the backpack I used when hiking in the mountains. Use your gear. Practice with it. Get used to it. Many people think they will bug out with an over loaded bag and will end up dumping half the contents when they are really out there hiking with it. If you know you gear and your own personal limits, it will save your life. Visit The Do It Yourself World for more survival tips. http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com
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The Off Grid Solar Camper is Ready To Move
 
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The camper is ready for the move. Tomorrow at 8am, it moves out. Hope all goes well. Please donate and help keep The Off Grid Project going: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3TQSWXLLRZ6HW
Inside The Off Grid Camper - living off the grid
 
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A look inside the off grid camper where I will spend my summer to prove that you can go fully off the grid on a budget. Please donate: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3TQSWXLLRZ6HW I have moved everything I have into the trailer where I will continue to perform experiments and share projects in off grid living and alternate energy. From now on everything will be solar powered from my food storage to my computer to my lights. A cell phone will provide an internet connection so I can update everyone on the progress. http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?cat=111
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Preserve Green Coffee Beans For Survival Storage & Trade
 
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If you want to put coffee away for emergency and survival food stash, you should store green coffee beans. Learn more: http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=3214 Green coffee beans can be kept for years and stay fresh. Once you roast coffee beans, they must be used soon. Roasted coffee beans start to go stale almost immediately. Coffee grounds should be used within 3 days of being ground. They start to go stale right away. Green coffee beans are fresh and shelf stable. Learn how to roast your own coffee beans here: http://www.thediyworld.com/articles/87/how-to-roast-green-coffee-beans-yourself/
Harbor Freight Solar Panels Kit For The Off Grid Camper
 
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I have some new Harbor Freight solar panels for my off grid camper. This is a good starter kit with everything you need. Read more: http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?p=1173 Presented by The Do It Yourself World http://www.thediyworld.com
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Living In An RV - deep in the woods and off the grid
 
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I am living in the middle of the forest, fully off the grid in a 32 foot camper I got for free from the classifieds. My rent is $200 a month for the permission to live on 90 acres of wild forested land. There is a lake for fishing and swimming and a fast running creek for fresh, cold water. I have homemade solar panels and a homemade charge controller for power. Homemade LED lamps light up the place at night. There is even an outdoor LED light to keep predators at bay. During the night in the forest it can be a bit scary. It seems like just about everything wants to eat my chickens. Every night is a battle for their lives. I battle while they sleep unknowingly. But it is peaceful, quiet and beautiful by day. I have a screen tent to work in outside. The mosquitoes and deer flies are horrible this year due to the light winter, so I cannot so anything much outside. The tent is a workshop for making solar panels and other off grid projects. For more about the off grid living project, see http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?cat=111 The Do It Yourself World Join the forum to get personal help with your own projects.
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How to read resistance with an analog multimeter - ohmmeter
 
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Read resistance of a potentiometer (pot, or variable resistor) and a standard resistor with an analog multimeter. Instructional video. Read the full article here: http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=11511 Thanks for watching. Please Subscribe & follow my [daily YouTube videos](https://www.youtube.com/user/techman2015) Read my articles at [The Do It Yourself World](http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com) Troy http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com http://www.theoffgridproject.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHECK OUT OUR OTHER CHANNELS: Off Grid Homesteading With Melanie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFRwlShDuXP5WXdtXV15rAQ The Do It Yourself World Electronics: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMIqpFAOBkppGkgrSC11p6Q TR Tech Tactical & Survival: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChPdsvwahC2wh8lvWs6ud4g ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Join our Patreon account for special videos and footage, prizes, gifts and more: https://www.patreon.com/TheDoItYourselfWorld Watch, comment and earn money on my steem channel: https://steemit.com/@thediyworld
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Inside the off grid camper - providing free heat - the antique wood stove
 
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This is my old, antique Sears Roebuck wood stove inside the off grid camper. You can also see how I repaired the interior water damage by replacing the whole ceiling and adding new insulation. While I had the ceiling exposed, I put a chimney up through the roof and installed the wood stove. You will also see the DIY passive heat exchanger on the chimney pipe. All from www.TheDIYWorld.com
Sprouting & Planting Grocery Store Dry Bulk Soup Beans
 
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I have tried sprouting bulk soup beans purchased from the grocery store and planting them in the garden to see if they would produce fruit. Here are my results. Read the full article here: http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=11313 I bought some Goya brand beans from the grocery store with the intent to plant them in the garden and see if they will grow. At one dollar per pound these beans are cheaper by far than the little handful you get sold as seed beans for about triple that price. I put some various beans on a paper towel on a tray. I wet down the paper towel and then put another two paper towels on top and wet them down. I left them in a dark and cool area for three days. The red beans and kidney beans had a near 100 percent germination rate. The chickpeas started to sprout a bit. The lima beans just molded. The barley molded as well. So I gave them all another day to sprout and checked them on the fourth day. They were looking very good. So I planted them in the garden. Just over two weeks later the beans are all growing very nicely. Even the chickpeas came up happily. The only problem is that some worm ate most of the red beans as they opened up their new leaves. These all died off. The same worm got to the kidney beans but did not do as much harm. In the future I will plan them indoors until they are tough enough to survive the wilds outside. But overall the experiment was a success. You can plant bulk dry soup beans from the grocery store and grow your own food. Thanks for watching. Please Subscribe & follow my daily videos. Troy http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com http://www.theoffgridproject.com Note: Copying this video, in part or in full, is a violation of copyright unless the user has express permission from the owner. Violation of this copyright will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law.
How To Make A Simple Pallet Wood Picket Fence
 
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In this video I demonstrate how to make a simple pallet wood picket fence for free. This is a very easy project and goes together quite simply. All you need are some free pallets, a circular saw and some protective gear. Read the full article here: http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=11309 I chose a pallet that is clean and free of major cracks, splinters or missing boards. If you have a bad pallet, you can salvage parts from that one to repair other pallets that may need a single board replaced. When you have a good pallet in place on your work bench, choose which side will be the top of your picket fence. Next make a cut with our saw along the inside edge of the pallet frame, all the way across on the fop side of the pallet. Next turn over your pallet and then, on the bottom side of the pallet, make a cut across the inside edge of the frame, as shown in the video. Now remove the unwanted piece of the pallet and discard it or keep it for other projects. Now all you have to do is make the angled cuts on the top of your pallet wood picket fence. I do this free hand but you can make a template if you want. I First make all the cuts on one side and then do the other side, making the spikes on top of your pallet wood picket fence. To hold your pallet wood picket fence in place, you can either use 4x4 fence posts or metal stakes as I have used. I only used the stakes because I cannot dig in the ground here due to rocks and hard packed clay. Otherwise I would advise treated lumber posts for this job. I used baling wire to attack my pallet wood picket fence pieces to the stake. If using wood posts then you can screw or nail the boards in place. For longevity you should raise the pallet wood picket fence off the ground a few inches to allow the wood to dry and prevent ants and termites. I will eventually get some free bricks and use them to raise the wood off the ground a couple inches. Thats it. It is that easy to make a pallet wood picket fence. Thanks for watching. Please Subscribe & follow my [daily YouTube videos](https://www.youtube.com/user/techman2015) Read my articles at [The Do It Yourself World](http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com) Troy http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com http://www.theoffgridproject.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHECK OUT OUR OTHER CHANNELS: Off Grid Homesteading With Melanie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFRwlShDuXP5WXdtXV15rAQ The Do It Yourself World Electronics: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMIqpFAOBkppGkgrSC11p6Q TR Tech Tactical & Survival: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChPdsvwahC2wh8lvWs6ud4g ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Join our Patreon account for special videos and footage, prizes, gifts and more: https://www.patreon.com/TheDoItYourselfWorld Watch, comment and earn money on my steem channel: https://steemit.com/@thediyworld
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How to desolder electronics remove solder with a desoldering pump
 
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Desoldering various components is shown here. How to remove capacitors, relays and other components. How to remove IC chips from a circuit board. http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=11513 The Do It Yourself World
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Foraging For Wild Edible Asparagus Organic Free Food
 
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During my short stay in Michigan at my parent's place I had the chance to pic some wild asparagus that grows along the ditch banks. Wild asparagus is just like the stuff you find in stores with a bonus. Its organic. Wild asparagus is pure, fresh organic food just because it grows in the wild. Depending on the area you pick it from, it is pure and free of all chemicals and pesticides. When foraging for wild edible foods be careful and make sure that the area you are picking the food from is safe. Make sure the area has not been sprayed with weed killer or other hazardous chemicals. Wild asparagus is very good and tastes amazing fresh right out of the field. You can use it just like the stuff from the stores and cook it up as a side dish. I prefer it fresh and raw though for the most nutrients, health benefits and taste. In just 30 minutes walking along the ditch bank I got a large collection of asparagus in a bag I was carrying. When picking asparagus you can make sure you have no woody parts by starting at the base of the stalk and then carefully give it a bend. Do not use too much force. If it snaps off cleanly then it is all fresh and good. If it does not snap off at the base them move up a little ways and try again. Keep moving upwards on the stalk until the asparagus snaps off crisply. If it just bends under your fingers then that part is woody. Keep moving upwards until you find a fresher part. Testing for woodiness like this takes a little bit of practice but yields perfect fresh and crisp asparagus with no need of cutting any off in the kitchen or on your dinner plate. I like to leave a few stalks to grow wild so that they can bear seed for future plants. My family grilled the asparagus up on the BBQ and we had it with our dinner. Everyone loved it and it did not last long. Follow my daily progress on the path to self sufficiency on my off grid solar homestead. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlUzPxYD3Ngr8yJw88YYZYzCSC8G3W0O2 Please donate to help keep The Off Grid Project going: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3TQSWXLLRZ6HW Join The Off Grid Project and The Do It Yourself World forum and share your ideas, tips and projects. http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/forum The Off Grid Project is presented by The Do It Yourself World. http://www.TheDoItYourselfworld.com Experiments and projects in off grid living, alternate energy, survival, hiking and more.
Inside My Survival Camper - Bug Out SHTF Shelter
 
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This is my old 1979 Coachmen truck camper I have set up as a fast get away bug out shelter. It is fully loaded with literally everything I will need for long term survival. The shelter includes various heat and cooking sources, hunting and fishing gear, clothes, food and much more. It is ready to back up the truck under it, drop it and go. Bugging out will take about 5 minutes. http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?p=508
Fastest Way To Hang Peppermint To Dry - Food Saving Tips
 
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http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?p=653 This is the fastest and easiest way to hang peppermint to dry. Using twine to tie it all up in bundles is wasteful and takes a lot of time. I have found a very fast way to hang peppermint. Use little utility clips and safety pins from the dollar store. See the video for details. Read the full article and find more food tips on The Do It Yourself World
Can You Eat Expired Food - See Here
 
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This is a survival experiment in eating a jar of 2 year expired spaghetti sauce. The jar seemed fine and the seal was good, so I tried it. Well, I am still alive to tell you about it. After a complete economic collapse or huge natural disaster, you may find yourself eating old, expired food products. Well, I just wanted to know now how safe it is, while the hospitals are still around. Inspect the container. If the seal is not broken and the lid is still vacuum sealed nicely, then make sure there is no rust on the lid or the container. Make sure no fluids are leaking out. If everything looks, good, open it and smell. Then try a tiny bit on your tongue. If you want, taste a bit and wait a few hours first, before eating it. If you suffer no ill effects, enjoy.
Off Grid Camper Fighting Wind And A Few Surprises
 
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Off Grid Camper Living Laundry Bathing And Dishes
 
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Today I did some more insulating in the off grid solar camper. I also show you how to bathe, wash clothes and dishes off the grid. Read more: http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?p=1206 When you live off the grid you need to be creative about every day life. Washing clothes, bathing yourself and washing dishes must be done in a water conserving manner. Learn how I did, follow the link above. Follow The Off Grid Project: blog http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?cat=111 Please donate to help keep The Off Grid Project going: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3TQSWXLLRZ6HW
A Cold Winter Night In The Off Grid Camper
 
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Well, a blizzard hit last night and dumped 8 inches of snow on my camper in the forest. My batteries were drained so no heat and light. Read all about it here: http://www.thedoityourselfworld.com/articles/article.php?id=11527 It got down to 40 degrees during the night inside the camper. The snow covered my solar panels so there is not charging today. I swept them off, but they were immediately covered with snow within minutes. If I do not get power, there will be no heat again tonight. My fireplace has a built in water boiler which needs to have a water pump running and a couple fans to blow the heat. So I had to shut it all down last night and tough it out.
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How to raise chickens day one - bringing them home.
 
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The first part of a video documentary on how to raise chickens from their first day out of the egg. The series will follow the babies as they grow up and show how simple it is to care for chickens in your own back yard. www.TheDIYWorld.com
Insulating And Improving The Off Grid Camper And Charging My Electronics
 
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I spent the day today insulating the off grid solar camper more. The wind was horrible last night and cold. Read about the day:http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?p=1202 Follow The Off Grid Project blog: http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?cat=111 Presented by The Do It Yourself World
Planting My Raised Bed Gardens By My Off Grid Solar Camper
 
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The whole afternoon today was spent planting my seedlings in the raised bed gardens. Not much more to say. I planted tomatoes, garlic, potatoes, vine plants, white and yellow onions and peppers. These took up all my raised bed space. I will have to make more beds in order to plant more seeds. I want to try all of the 135 varieties of seeds that I have. Please donate and help keep The Off Grid Project going: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3TQSWXLLRZ6HW Follow The Off Grid Project: http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?cat=111 Get off the grid on a budget