Category: Random Off Grid

Off-the-grid related articles that don’t belong in any of our official categories.

Reasons I Live Like This: #3 Money.. the root of all sheeple?

You Know What They Say About The Best Things In Life by Rachel Craig, OffGridHomestead.ca Money and ambition for it didn’t come with my deck of cards. The average annual income for my profession of choice in Canada is around

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Reasons I Live Like This: #2 Minimalist, though not quite Thoreau-ing it

Simple Thing by Rachel Craig, OffGridHomestead.ca The main part of our life here that qualifies as minimalist is the tininess of our cabin and the necessary de-cluttering to fit our junk in here. We had to give away not just

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Enter to win $100 for family preparedness plans #NatlPrep

Do you have family preparedness plans? Do you have food storage in case the grocery shelves are empty? How about water? What if there’s no oil, gas or electricity for warmth? It’s better to be safe than sorry, no matter

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Rural Shipping Woes

Ode to Canadian Kiosk by Rachel Craig, OffGridHomestead.ca Woe is such a strong word. “Inconvenience” may be more appropriate. With the exception of shippers that don’t accept a simple PO Box, yet ship via Canada Post (not to rural front

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Lost Gosling & Ontario Wildlife Rescue

First-hand Primer on Rescuing Wild Animals in Ontario, Canada by Rachel Craig, OffGridHomestead.ca About a week ago we found a tiny 1-week old gosling aimlessly scurrying around the homestead. Back when we moved here last year, I had Facebook-marked some

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Bold Black Bear at the Homestead

Now Initiated Into Black Bear Country by Rachel Craig, OffGridHomestead.ca I have to admit, even though I read up on black bears before we looked at this property, for a second there it was as if I hadn’t. The second

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Our First Algonquin Winter

Winter Near Algonquin Park (Because I Couldn’t Find A Similar Article Last Autumn!) by Rachel Craig, OffGridHomestead.ca The view from my work chair this morning. It's spring now… believe it or not. pic.twitter.com/339FG6CghB — Rachel Craig (@OffGridHomeCA) March 23, 2014

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5 Free Facebook Covers

Here are five free Facebook covers I made using items from our cabin: a bear, a chief, a moose, a rooster and a thunderbird. (Right click, “Save image as…” for those new to the interwebs.) Two of these needlepoint black

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Reasons I Live Like This: #1 Nature has always been my personal refuge

Wild Thing by Rachel Craig, OffGridHomestead.ca During my grade school years we lived next to the woods, and I loved nature walks or just sitting still in the woods on a log/chair, usually alone. (In some cases I was probably

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Steel Roofing Install (Off grid journey cont’d..)

Snow’s “Slip Slidin’ Away” by Rachel Craig, OffGridHomestead.ca Update (February 2014): we wish we’d installed a heated cable along the edges of our roof, because we’ve had some ice build up and the snow is blocked from sliding off until

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