WELCOME TO OFF GRID WORKS

This blog site is operated by Ed and Laurie Essex in Wauconda, WA. We created this site to share our experiences as they unfold in our transition from city condo life to off grid living in the mountains of Eastern Washington State.

Join us in a discussion about what works and what doesn’t in your daily choices for healthier living and greater self sufficiency. Share your stories about off grid living or things you are doing to reduce your environmental impact whether you are off grid or not.

Ask questions, offer advice or just enjoy reading what others have to say. Just click on Blog in the upper right corner of this page and choose a category you mihgt be intrested in.



Visit our website Good Ideas For Life where you will find products to help you become more self sufficient whether you live in the country or city, on acreage or in a condo. These products will help provide you with your own safe food and clean water and help prepare you for any emergency you and your family may face in these uncertain and trying times.

Our self sufficient products include Tattler reusable canning lids, Berkey water filters, indoor and outdoor gardening products, Mayday emergency kits, chicken coops, Easygreen automatic sprouters and much more. We use the products we sell.

Featured

  • Water Cisterns

    Just for fun, let’s be a little controversial – who owns the water that falls on your roof or land? To tell the truth I haven’t got a clue and I really don’t care but there are others out there who do. Believe it or not there are some states where it is illegal to catch rainwater and others that require a permit. I live in Washington State. A few years ago it was illegal. Now it is legal but anything over 3500 gallons requires a permit. If you don’t believe me just do a Google search and you will Read More
  • Home Made Deep Well Pump

    In the course of blogging for MEN we have met many people from all over the world. Recently that included Darren and Linda Holliday from Missouri. Darren contacted me to ask my opinion on a water pumping invention he had created. He wanted to know if it might be useful for off grid use. Not only would it be useful but it is something I could personally use in keeping with my philosophy of having a backup for everything here. We can pump water three different ways but all of them require electricity. There are hand pumps available but to Read More
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