Living offgrid is synonymous with living a simple life, one free from materialism and conspicuous consumption. But that doesn’t mean abandoning all remnants of modern civilization and living like a caveman. In fact, with a few handy products you can greatly enhance your levels of comfort and utility without sacrificing the minimalist and sustainable ideals. Whether you’re a prepper getting ready for the coming apocalypse or a family trying to comfortably live offgrid, these products should help. Have any suggestions we should add to the list? Feel free to let us know in the comments.
1Luci Solar Lantern
We first saw this sweet lantern outside this tiny house, and the owners seem to love it.
2$40 Pedal Washer
This awesome little washing machine made by Giradora runs off your foot, and does both washing and drying. Though not yet released, you can find out more and follow their development progress via their Facebook page.
3DIY Energy Monitor In A Jar
When you’re generating a limited supply of energy from the sun and storing that precious power, it’s crucial to know how much energy you’re using. This simple device will help do exactly that. Check it out at Enerjar.net.
4eCool Underground Beer Fridge
Few things disappoint more than a warm beer. With precious room in your fridge, the eCool offers a unique and smart solution. Visit their website to learn more.
5Instapark Solar Charger Station
Anker provides a nice portable solution for recharging your phone, computer, or any other small devices with this versatile solar power pack. Check it out here.
6All American Sun Oven
Unless you plan on living off wild berries and foraged greens, you might want to have a proper way to cook food. The Sun Oven gets high scores for its ease of use and effectiveness. Check it out here.
7SunRocket Solar Thermos & Kettle
Similar to the solar oven, having a way to make a cup of tea or enjoy a french pressed coffee in the morning should be at the top of your list. This stylish unit can heat your water and keep it warm with its thermos. Check it out here.
8Cooking With Sunshine
This guide might come in handy to get your creative juices flowing when cooking with that solar powered stove.
With a combination that includes a radio, flashlight and a charger for your phone, this little unit has a ton of great reviews and only costs about $23. Get it here.
10Just in Case: How to be Self-Sufficient when the Unexpected Happens
Aside from the rest of these gadgets you’ll probably find a need arising for plenty of other situations you never imagined. This book is a great resource for preparedness when you need it most. Get it here.
11The Nomad Hot Tub
Think you need to forgo luxuries when living offgrid? Sure, a hot tub is nice to have, but they’re a serious electricity suck, you always have to replace the cover, and not to mention where would you put one? We recently shared this new product with our readers, and think it deserves a spot here. While it might not be entirely necessary, it does offer a little slice of luxury. Learn more here.