More and more people are getting hooked to the grid and can’t survive without someone providing for their basic needs. Even though they have to pay for these needs with their own money, it’s still a risky coexistence that isn’t as satisfying as self-sufficiency.
At GridSub, we focus on providing you with alternatives that will make you less dependent on the grid. All the information here is a result of detailed research and personal experiences as we are working on cutting the grid and attaining true self-sufficiency by the time we hit 40.
Our Main Interests
GridSub is split into three main section:
- Off Grid Power
- Off Grid Water
- Producing, Cooking and Storing Your Own Food
- Troubleshooting guides
Off Grid Power
In this section, we will explore different solutions you can try to produce and supply electricity to your off the grid home. We will focus on pertinent issues like:
- Solar Power
- Wind Power
- Small Hydro Power Plants
- Battery Storage Systems
Off Grid Water
Finding water off the municipal supply takes some work. We know it because getting running water is our biggest challenge here. We teach you a wide range of tricks, from getting running showers on a budget to purifying, pumping, and storing water.
- Well Water
- Rainwater Collection
- Water Storage
- Water Purification
- Setting up a Running Water System
Producing Your Own Food
The other crucial ‘off gridding’ pillar top on our radar will be producing food. After all, you can’t be truly self sufficient if you can’t feed or nourish yourself. We will look into:
- Gardening tips and tricks
- Beginners Guides to Keeping Animals
- Food Harvesting and Preservation
All Sections Will Be Orderly
To avoid confusing you along the way, we will ensure that each section is handled with easy to understand content in these lines:
You can get a wide range of beginner guides that teach you the basics of different off-the-grid solutions. These will help you choose which solution is best for you or give you the knowledge you need to get started.
- How Many Solar Panels Do I Need for My RV?
- Creating an Off-Grid Self Sustaining Garden 101
- How to Keep Chickens Laying Eggs
Since going off the grid requires buying equipment and fixtures, we also have a buying guide section to ensure that you don’t end up regretting after making the wrong purchase. We will teach you what to consider before buying.
Don’t want to risk buying some gear or equipment on your own? You can check out our recommended gear list to see what we use or recommend. This is a fast and easy way to get the best value for your money.
Tips and Tricks
Going off-grid has a lot of challenges, most of which you must solve on your own. Our tips and tricks section gives you the knowledge you need to overcome a wide range of challenges and new tricks that will make your off-grid life more fulfilling.