Food and Water

How To Clean and Purify Your Water for Survival or Off Grid Living

Finding water while living off the grid may be a difficult task but an equal challenge is getting that water to acceptable drinking standards. To do this, you will need to utilize a purification system. Though there are various ways to clean drinking water, here are a few different ways we’ve listed below to purify your drinking water in any situation.

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Food and Water

Your Options for Getting Water Off the Grid

Are you looking for water while living off the grid? All you need to do is look down or look up.

1. Look Down: Drill a Well

Rivers flow just underneath our feet. The challenge is tapping into them. The theory behind a drilled well is quite simple, drill a hole until you hit a nice reservoir of water and use a pump to get that water to the surface.

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Reviews & Giveaways

Review: Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System

The Sawyer mini water filtration system weighs in at only 2 ounces! It’s so small that it easily fits right in the palm of your hand. I believe this is probably the lightest and most useful water filtration systems on the market today. It’s made to allow direct drinking from any stream. This water filtration system should be in everyone’s bug out or survival cache!

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Off Grid News

Court in Florida Rules Off-Grid Living is Illegal

A story several months ago caught the attention of many news outlets around the world, especially the attention of the off-grid community. Living off the grid was ruled to be illegal in Cape Coral, Florida, according to a court ruling back in February.

The Special Magistrate, Harold S. Eskin, gave a ruling that the city’s ordinance and codes allow Robin Speronis to live without utility power. But there’s one caveat. She is still required to have her home connected to the city’s water system. Plus, her alternative source of power must be approved by the city, Eskin said.

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