Water, the essence of life .. tho it also needs treatment before it can be put back into nature after we used it. All OffGrid-Dwellers must maintain a sewage / septic solution . A simple DIY Offgrid Three stage Septic with attached drain-field Project.
Rotten Roof Beams or rotten/damaged wood in a house or cabin ?!? A Issue where a lot of craftsmen simple call for a replacement and subsequent tons of work.. Check out a more simple solution in our latest video.
Berries.. Simple, Healthy, Tasty ! OffGrid and sustainable Food Production
Summer time means berry time. With a diverse range of aromatic berries, which taste just as good on their own as in juice or compote, on cakes or in desserts. In addition, the healthy and delicious berries provide numerous valuable ingredients. Because berries not only taste good, they also offer a high content of vitamins and minerals as well as plenty of dietary fiber , which promote intestinal activity and thus digestion. At the same time, berries have a variety of secondary plant substances that have antiviral, antioxidant , anti-inflammatory and blood pressure-regulating effects. Read here how healthy berries are and what effect the different varieties have.
Ingredients and healthy effects of berries
Berries are very low in calories, but due to their high fiber content, they quickly fill you up. The following table shows which vitamins, minerals and other ingredients are in the various berries for different types of berries. You can also find out more about the healthy effects of the berries in the list:
Beneficial for the stomach and intestines, antioxidant, digestive, anti-inflammatory
Quercetin, many times richer in vitamin C than citrus fruits
Fortification of various products with vitamin C, pharmaceutical use in skin damage caused by burns and sunburn
Which berries are in season and when?
The following table shows the harvest times of various regional berries:
May to July
May to August
July to August
May to July
June to August
May to July
September to October
August to October
Since the berries are very sensitive, gentle and rapid processing is important.
Look out for plump fruits and dry, shiny skins, as the berries are very sensitive to pressure and quickly become moldy after injury. Some berries, such as ripe blueberries, have a whitish veil that serves as protection and is a sign of freshness.
To clean, briefly dip the fruit in standing water and immediately drain on paper towels so they don’t soak up the water and become mushy or lose their flavor. The leaves and stems are best removed just before consumption.
Store berries in a cool, dark place, for example in the cellar or in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator. The fresh berries will keep in the fridge for a day or two.
Freeze berries properly In addition to their diverse uses, for example for juice, compote, muffins, fruit ice cream, berry crumble or as a cake topping, the berries can also be frozen well. At the same time, valuable vitamins are retained, so frozen berries are still healthy. However, due to their high water content, they often become mushy and stick together after thawing. This can be avoided if they are first frozen on the outside in individual layers (side by side on a board, in a flat dish or spread out on foil) and only then put together in a bag and frozen properly. And even if the berries aren’t as crunchy after thawing as they were after they were harvested: the delicious little fruits are always suitable for certain types of preparation such as fruit puree, jelly, jam, smoothies or milkshakes.
Spare tire, tire plug kit and a good air compressor
Ventilation is important , specially if it is more then one person in a vehicle. the humidity of 3-4 exhaling humans that sleep in a closed car can be enough to have condensation water run as little rivers inside on the windows. A simple vent fan can be the difference between a comfortable space and a sauna and/or humid freezer with temp shifts. Vent fans use power too- not much but some- so yet another reason to emphasize having more solar/battery capacity than you strictly need.
Special thanks to Sylfix for providing Pics and Infos to present his “Le Petit Chaque – Little Shack” as Project. This one coming from all the way up in Northern Ontario. Another great Off-Grid Project for reference and ideas. Sharing is caring..
Solar to Crypto/Research – A Heating that pays you ! How to use spare electric energy
Many OffGrid Dwellers and Solar system owners alike have the same thought: How to use excess Electric Energy after the batteries are full ?!? Grind injection (if possible) pays very little and letting all the power go to waste is such a tragedy.. A possible Solution for you could be to convert that into bitcoin or support medical research…
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