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Kerosene Heaters

Emergencies that take place during the winter months in the northern climates present a special challenge - keeping warm.  Kerosene space heaters provide a simple, safe, cost-effective solution.  They are indeed quite safe, contrary to the opinions of some who have never used them.  Unfortunately, they seem to be falling out of favor in the [...]

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Stoves

In the event of a disaster, you’ll want to make sure that you have some means of cooking the food that you have hopefully stored. 
The good news is that, if you have a natural gas connection to your house, your natural gas stove (and outside grill if you have one) will continue functioning just fine.  [...]

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Generators

With the winter season approaching, and the possibility of downed trees and power outages picking up, getting an emergency generator is a very good idea.
Before you rush out and buy an el-cheapo from the local big box store, there are a few questions you should answer to help make an informed decision.
Do I want a [...]

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Living off-grid versus de-gridding

One of the recurring themes of this blog will be optimizing your dependence on the grid.  In most cases, this means lessening your dependence on the grid, but still maintaining some level of dependence where it makes sense.  There is an inverse relationship between efficiency and reliability.  Efficiency simply refers to how much of an output you [...]

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Essential Kits

Today’s topic is kits.  Different kits serve different purposes, so there are a few listed.
First is the Bug Out Bag or the 72 hour kit.  The idea is to keep this bag handy should you have to evacuate quickly in an emergency.  It’s designed to keep you going for up to 3 days as you [...]

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The well-stocked pantry (and freezer)

At some point, I’ll write an entry on longer term food storage, but for the moment I just wanted to run down what everyone should have on hand at all times.  Many people never seem to have more than a few days worth of food on hand, particularly in the cities, where it’s always convenient [...]

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De-Grid!

Welcome to De-Grid, the blog dedicated to promoting preparedness and helping you lessen your dependence on the grid.

This blog is designed to help people prepare for unforeseen circumstances.
It differs from survivalist sites in a couple of key ways.  There is no religious or political agenda being pushed here.  Preparedness is something that should be important [...]

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