This thread will be a list of interesting and useful threads from the Self Sufficiency and Off grid section of the forum. I am doing this so it will be easier for people to find posts on a specific topic. This will take time so please be patient. If you find an interesting thread that you think could be added to the list then please post below and I will assess it for inclusion. I will periodically purge the posts in this thread to keep it tidy so please don't be upset if you notice your post has disappeared. Please feel free to suggest additional headings and sub heading for the list as well.
Growing your own in the garden or allotment.
Ethical plant food some of which you can make at home
Great information on Companion Planting and Square Foot Gardening.
Don't spend money on expensive fertilisers when you can make your own.
Growing indoors. Sprouting,Micro greens, Mushrooms, Hydroponics, Aquaponics etc.
New to owning a greenhouse and don't know what to grow beyond tomatoes. Here are some ideas.
Growing in containers.
Garden construction projects. Sheds, Greenhouses, Cold frames etc.
Ma Bungo's 17' x 17' Greenhouse build from recycled materials is an inspiration
Building of a Geodesic Dome Greenhouse
Pallet Shed. Follow Oldkeith as he builds a sturdy shed from old pallets
Improving your soil.
Clayman explains how he creates his special compost
Preparing your home grown produce.
Preserving. Canning, Jams, Chutney, Pickling etc.
We need some quality content on Preserving.
Great Pumpkin and Ginger Jam Recipe
Brewing, Country wines, Beer, Cider, Cordials, Teas, coffee etc.
Dandelion wine goes slightly wrong but many suggestions to help save the day
Looking for an alternative to drinking coffee? Lots of ideas here
A discussion on making real cider from apples.
Brewing Beer from kits with some really great advice
FREE BOOZE! Lots of information on making country wines.
We need some quality content on wild edibles in the UK
Impressive solar set up down in Cornwall including NiCad batteries and mention of Tesla powerwall
Convert a chest freezer to a solar fridge. Link to article from Bimble Solar
Setting up a basic Off Grid system including how to size your system for your needs
Loads of money saving tips. Be sure to add some of your own favourite ways to keep the money in your pocket
Keeping warm in winter without spending a fortune
Freeganism with lots of tips on urban foraging for discarded food and more
Feed yourself for a pound per person per day. Omni, V, V+ lots of recipes, meal plans and shopping lists