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Owner of The Do It Yourself World, a website dedicated to researching and sharing projects in natural energy, off grid living, prepping and survival and natural foods.

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Recent Articles by Troy Reid

Join The Growing Social Community And Get Paid

Join one of the fastest growing social sites and get paid to do what you are already doing - sharing, commenting and writing articles. Steemit is one of the top growing networks on the net and justly so. Instead of making money for the platform, they pay you to interact and create content.

Connecting Solar Charge Controller & Solar Panels To Our Tiny Home

I installled an MPPT solar charge controller in our tiny home and connected the solar panels that I had just mounted on a homemade adjustable rack the other day.   First I removed the unused Renogy Tracer 40 amp MPPT solar charge controller from the off grid electronics shop.

Homemade Adjustable Solar Panel Rack For Our Tiny House

I made an adjustable solar panel rack to hold four 200 watt solar panels which will power our off grid tiny house. This solar panel mount was made using treated lumber for long life.   I used two 4x4 posts at 8 feet long, two 2x6x8 boards, and four 2x4x8 boards. Plus two 7 in

How To Build A Bedini Motor Series - The Coil Core

This is the next step in the How To Build A Bedini Motor Series - preparing the coil core. I am taking you step by step through building your own Bedini motor.   If you missed the parts list or the first video in the series, please see them below:  

Back To Basics - Field Medicine

We should all get back to basics and remember the old ways. If you know some of the old fashioned skills our grandparents used, it could save your life one day, quite literally. Field medicine and the knowledge of natural herbal remedies are important skills if you suddenly find yourself in a dis

A Working Fridge And New Batteries At The Off Grid Camper

Article from: May 2nd, 2013   I was gone most of the day today, only stopping in on a rare occasion to drop things and run back out again. It was a scorcher out today and the sun was shining down brightly. That is good for solar. I also started

Awesome Harbor Freight Deals And Painting The RV

Article from: June 30th, 2013     I heard about the driveway alarm you can get cheap and use for my chickens. Found one at HF and took a ride out to get one. I found some nice deals while I was there. I am stepping up the RV work t

A tornado at the off grid camper and a new surprise

Article from: April 10th, 2013   Last night was a terrifying time at the off grid solar camper because a tornado passed right through. It was so close I could hear it coming right at me at 2am in the middle of the night. All I could do was sit

A Sunny Day A Better Mood And Full Batteries

Article from: April 24th, 2013   Today was mostly sunny with just a few clouds overhead. The solar batteries were topped off by late morning. The weather finally took a turn for the better today as well with a heat wave of 70 degrees F. This al

Another Hot Day Working On A Generator Trying To Get AC

Article from: June 1st, 2013   Today was a hot one again. After months of cold and running my fireplace every night, it is a shock to the system to have such heat suddenly. So I am working on an old generator I got cheap a year ago and trying t

An Awesome Day At The Off Grid Solar Camper

Article from: April 25th, 2013   Today was a very good day at the off grid solar camper. I got a part time job, which will pay my rent and bills. The sun was shining brightly all day. A nice care package arrived. And there was a very awesome gi

Are You Prepared For Disaster?

Article from: February 14th, 2013     Recently there have been more and more natural disasters and super storms around the country. This includes tornado, hurricane, earth quake, blizzard or fire. With the coming of each big storm,

Old Fashioned Soap Made On The Wood Stove

I made a batch of old fashioned homemade soap on the wood stove in a cast iron pot. This homemade soap is easy to make and a lot less work than other processes.   I made a triple batch of soap using my tried and true recipe which you can find here:

How To Build A Bedini Motor Series - Wind The Coil

This is the next step in the How To Build A Bedini Motor Series - how to wind the coil. I am taking you step by step through building your own Bedini motor.   If you missed the parts list or the first video in the series, please see them below:  

A Huge Gift A Surprise And A Visitor At The Off Grid Camper

Article from: April 19th, 2013   It was a good day at The Off Grid Project. I received a very large, heavy package with an awesome surprise inside. Plus I got a nice care package, also a surprise. And today the off grid solar camper received th

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