Off The Grid Guide Blog

Bug Out Bracelet Video Review by Skilled Survival

Skilled Survival recently got their hands on our signature paracord strap, the Bug Out Bracelet. Check out their walkthrough video below. When yo...

Tactical and Survival Subscription Box - Barrel and Blade Q&A

Tactical and Survival Subscription Box - Barrel and Blade Q&A

I've tried 4 subscription box services and so far I have not found a better value or quality than those from Barrel and Blade. Below is the latest box I reviewed. Check out all that came with it!

Review of Tactical Uniform Boots - Altai Gear MFT 100

Review of Tactical Uniform Boots - Altai Gear MFT 100

So I have been wear testing the ALTAI™ 8″ Black Waterproof Tactical Boot Model: MFT100. As a law enforcement officer I am on my feet day and night and very often. I needed a boot that could handle a hike through a wooded area, the mud, a run on asphalt, then be ready for court appearance. 

Generator and Air Conditioner Install, Rainwater Setup, Trail Security Camera and Steel Target Update.

Generator and Air Conditioner Install, Rainwater Setup, Trail Security Camera and Steel Target Update.

Out at the lands with the dogs. Was a good week. Got AC installed. New Generator hooked up. Reevaluated the battery bank and now have the load hooked to the two ends of the parallel. We think this will give a more equal drain/charge on the system. Put up a new target and have a gun mount for zeroing. Padded my sleeping loft. Tweaked some things in the kitchen. Hooked up to rain water collection barrels and put them in a series to feed into our water for the cabin.

400 Watt Solar Panels Installed, Running Water, living on the land for a week.

400 Watt Solar Panels Installed, Running Water, living on the land for a week.

Here's what's new at the land. I has been a busy week. My work schedule and location allowed me to spend a week of night on our Basecamp. Most of m...

The Land - Installing the Battery Bank and connecting to the Kodiak Generator

The Land - Installing the Battery Bank and connecting to the Kodiak Generator

This past weekend we finished putting in the battery bank that will be connected to the Kodiak lithium generator. Here's how we did it. We used a garden box, a drill, 2 metal vents, jumper cables, pvc pipe, a polymer power box, 20 gauge wires, and a bunch of batteries.

Prepping with the Faraday Cage - Solar Flares, EMPs, Credit Card Skimming, Radiation Protection.

Prepping with the Faraday Cage - Solar Flares, EMPs, Credit Card Skimming, Radiation Protection.

A Faraday Cage and protect you and your valuables. At Superesse we have incorporated this idea into a handkerchief. We use nickle/copper ripstop fabric developed by Faraday Defense. We've borrowed the following information them and wanted to share it with you.

The Land - Cabin Arrives, Solar Install, Construction Commences

The Land - Cabin Arrives, Solar Install, Construction Commences

The cabin had arrived. Now the work begins.

The Land - The headache of setting up a solar powered cabin.

The Land - The headache of setting up a solar powered cabin.

A final discussion on how we'll wire our cabin to harness solar energy to power our cabin, water pump, TV, lighting, and more. A true offgrid arrangement with the amenities from home. BUT IT WANT BE EASY BECAUSE WE ARE NOT ELECTRICIANS!

The Land - Shooting Range, Beaver Dam, and Security at our Bug Out Location.

The Land - Shooting Range, Beaver Dam, and Security at our Bug Out Location.

So a lot has been done on The Land over past couple of weeks. Our offgrid getaway is ready for a March launch. I wanted to update you on our Solar solution to powering the cabin and talk about our shooting range. Also, Beavers!

The Land - Powering an Offgrid Base Camp with Lithium and Solar

The Land - Powering an Offgrid Base Camp with Lithium and Solar

The Land, our bugout base camp, will have power needs such as communications via HAM Radio, water collection via 2GPM water pump from well, lighting and security via motion LEDs and trail cameras... We'll also need to power ammenities like a freezer, AC unit, TV, Xbox, 12v ceiling fan, phones, etc. Yea, we are going to have the comforts from home, offgrid. But how do we accomplish this?

The Land - How to get water Offgrid

The Land - How to get water Offgrid

So as we plan to build an #offgrid #bugout location we've been identify various priorities to be addressed. Water is a big one! There is a small ri...