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Sharing our off-grid homesteading successes and failures to assist others who desire to share our lifestyle.

Sharing our off-grid homesteading successes and failures to assist others who desire to share our lifestyle.
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United States

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Gardening

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Sharing our off-grid homesteading successes and failures to assist others who desire to share our lifestyle.

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English

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Episodes

Going Off-Grid – Reduce Electricity Needs 1

10/17/2017
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The costs of off-grid systems have come down over the years. However, solar power is still no small investment. But here are significant savings to be had by reducing our electric energy footprint. So, to put first things first, we’ll take a look at ways we can reduce electricity needs. This is the sixth episode […] The post Going Off-Grid – Reduce Electricity Needs 1 appeared first on Higher Octave.

Duration: 00:15:56


Going Off-Grid – Overview of My Home Solar System

8/20/2017
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In order to build more familiarity with off-grid solar systems, we take a high-level overview of my home solar system. The post Going Off-Grid – Overview of My Home Solar System appeared first on Higher Octave.

Duration: 00:07:31


A Cord of Three Strands is Not Easily Broken

8/15/2017
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Much of the Higher Octave audience would consider themselves "self-reliant" or "self-sufficient", or at least striving to be so. I, too, am in that camp. But a series of recent personal events has caused me to consider a balance to this approach to life. The post A Cord of Three Strands is Not Easily Broken appeared first on Higher Octave.

Duration: 00:15:59


Going Off-Grid – Simple Inverted System

8/9/2017
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How do we get our typical household 120 VAC current from a 12-volt battery? Let’s take a look at a simple inverted system which provides that function. The post Going Off-Grid – Simple Inverted System appeared first on Higher Octave.

Duration: 00:14:18


Going Off-Grid – Basic System with a Battery

8/8/2017
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When we rely on solar power for our off-grid system, how can we have power when the sun isn’t shining? Let’s take a look at a very basic system with a battery. http://higher-octave.com/11 The post Going Off-Grid – Basic System with a Battery appeared first on Higher Octave.

Duration: 00:04:27


Going Off-Grid – Most Basic Example

7/29/2017
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What is the simplest solar system? Let’s take a look at one. Though it will not take our entire house off-grid, we can get our feet wet as we work towards understanding off-grid systems. Show Notes: http://higher-octave.com/10 The post Going Off-Grid – Most Basic Example appeared first on Higher Octave.

Duration: 00:09:47


Off-Grid – Introduction

7/19/2017
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One of the most frequent questions I get is, “How do I go off-grid?” This is the first episode in a new series that will help YOU answer that question. The post Off-Grid – Introduction appeared first on Higher Octave.

Duration: 00:38:35


Selecting a Homestead Location – Evaluating a Specific Property 2/2

7/7/2017
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This episode wraps up the series on Selecting a Homestead Location. Evaluating a specific property is key to getting your ideal homestead location. To get the most out of this episode or others in this series, I suggest you go back and start at the beginning, Core Values. The post Selecting a Homestead Location – Evaluating a Specific Property 2/2 appeared first on Higher Octave.

Duration: 00:36:17


Selecting a Homestead Location – Evaluating a Specific Property 1/2

6/12/2017
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When selecting a homestead, evaluating a specific property is where the rubber meets the road. The post Selecting a Homestead Location – Evaluating a Specific Property 1/2 appeared first on Higher Octave.

Duration: 00:44:57


Selecting a Homestead Location – Finding Your Property

6/6/2017
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Though it can take some time, finding your property can be fun. And it can be rewarding in other ways. There is no hurry. There are always deals to be had. Time spent up front can refine your features list and build familiarity with the market, which will help you identify a truly good deal. We'll take a look at some ways to help in your homestead search. Episode notes: http://higher-octave.com/6 The post Selecting a Homestead Location – Finding Your Property appeared first on Higher...

Duration: 00:26:52


Selecting a Homestead Location – Choosing a Region

5/22/2017
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This is the fourth installment of the Selecting a Homestead Location series. As the business adage goes: It's all about location, location, location. This is especially true for our homestead. We'll cover what we should consider when choosing a region for our homestead. The post Selecting a Homestead Location – Choosing a Region appeared first on Higher Octave.

Duration: 00:18:09


Selecting a Homestead Location – Counting the Costs

5/15/2017
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Counting the costs is the critical process of creating a budget from our homestead features list. This budget can help us avoid the risks of overpaying for a property and skyrocketing expenses. In the previous episode we discussed our core values and homestead features list. While looking for an image for that blog post, I came […] The post Selecting a Homestead Location – Counting the Costs appeared first on Higher Octave.

Duration: 01:15:12


Selecting a Homestead Location – Core Values

5/12/2017
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Why Should We Consider Our Core Values? Our core values will determine what we will actually do, not what we hope or say we will do. They are often unconscious, but influence us nonetheless. They do not change easily, especially when we are unaware of them. Ensuring our homestead selection matches up with our core values will … Continue reading "Selecting a Homestead Location – Core Values" The post Selecting a Homestead Location – Core Values appeared first on Higher Octave.

Duration: 00:41:31


What is Homesteading?

5/8/2017
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In this episode, we ask, “What is Homesteading?” A few of the answers may surprise you. A short, unrelated anecdote This is not the be-all, end-all Just a word from George Carlin Historical context: Homestead Acts Tends to be rural, but can be suburban or even urban Convert home ownership costs into productive income Sustainable agriculture … Continue reading "What is Homesteading?" The post What is Homesteading? appeared first on Higher Octave.

Duration: 00:16:39


Welcome & Introduction to the Higher Octave Podcast

5/1/2017
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Just a short introduction to Higher Octave, Homesteading Simply. Sharing our off-grid homesteading successes and failures to assist others who desire to share our lifestyle. Please subscribe to receive future episodes. The post Welcome & Introduction to the Higher Octave Podcast appeared first on Higher Octave.

Duration: 00:06:22