9 Off Grid Must Haves

by Veronika B

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Living off the grid can be a fulfilling and empowering experience, but it also requires a certain level of preparedness and self-sufficiency. There are a number of essential items that every off-grid homesteader should have in order to live comfortably and sustainably. In this list, we will cover 9 of the most important items that are must-haves for anyone living off the grid. From eco fan to generators, these items will help you to live comfortably and independently while also reducing your impact on the environment.

1. Eco Fan 

The Ecofan is a heat-powered wood stove fan that is designed to sit on top of a wood stove and uses the heat from the stove to power the fan, which in turn circulates warm air throughout the room. Overall, the Ecofan Original is a great product that can help to efficiently distribute heat from a wood stove and improve the overall warmth of a room. It is an eco-friendly, cost-effective solution to increasing the efficiency of a wood stove.

2. Percolator

The Percolator Pot is made of stainless steel and is designed for making coffee while camping, traveling, or using a campfire stove. The pot has a capacity of 9 cups, making it a great option for groups or larger gatherings. The percolator design allows for fast brewing, so you can enjoy your coffee quickly. The stainless steel construction makes the pot durable and easy to clean. Additionally, it is built to withstand high heat and can be placed on a WOODSTOVE for brewing. Overall, this camping coffee percolator pot is a great option for those who love to enjoy a cup of coffee off grid and looking for a sturdy and efficient way to brew.

3. Generator 

A 3500 watt inverter generator is a portable power source that converts DC power from its internal battery into AC power that can be used to run appliances and tools. It is designed to be quiet during operation, making it a great option for off grid life or use as a backup power source even if you have a solar system.

Inverter generators are known for their ability to produce clean power, making them safe to use with sensitive electronics such as smartphones, laptops, and televisions. Additionally, they have a feature called “throttle control” that allows to adjust the engine speed to the load, resulting in fuel efficiency and noise reduction.

A 3500 watt generator is powerful enough to run basic household appliances like lights, refrigerator, small air conditioners, as well as power tools like drills, saws, and more.

In summary, a 3500 watt super quiet inverter generator is a powerful and portable option for those in need of a reliable source of power living off grid. It is designed to run quietly and safely, making it a great option for a variety of uses.

4. Engel Fridge/ Freezer 12/24V DC- 110/120V AC


The ENGEL MT35 is a 34 quart portable fridge-freezer that can be powered by either 12/24V DC or 110/120V AC. The Platinum series is a top-of-the-line version of this product.

This fridge-freezer is designed for use in outdoor or mobile settings, such as RVs, camping, boating, off-road vehicles, or off grid homes. It is built to withstand rough conditions and has a durable construction. The top-opening design allows for easy access to the interior, and the 34 quart capacity provides ample storage space for food and drinks.

The fridge-freezer can be powered by both DC and AC power, making it versatile and convenient for use in a variety of settings. It also has a digital thermostat that allows you to easily adjust and monitor the temperature, and a built-in battery monitor to ensure the user to monitor the battery level.

In summary, the ENGEL MT35 34 Quart Platinum Series Portable Top Opening 12/24V DC – 110/120V AC Fridge-Freezer is a high-quality and durable portable fridge-freezer, a MUST for off grid life. It is versatile, with the ability to be powered by both DC and AC power, and has convenient features such as a digital thermostat and battery monitor.


5. Outdoor Propane Stove/Oven


The Camp Chef Deluxe Outdoor Camp Oven is a portable oven that is designed for use while camping, tailgating, or in any outdoor setting where a conventional oven is not available. It is made of stainless steel and is insulated to help maintain consistent temperature and ensure even cooking.

The oven has a matchless ignition system that makes it easy to start and the temperature can be adjusted with the built-in thermostat. It also comes with a convenient built-in temperature gauge that helps you monitor the temperature of the oven.

The oven has a large enough interior to fit a 9×13 inch baking pan and a 2-burner stove top that can be used to cook on. It also has a door that can be locked to keep the heat inside and a built-in oven rack that can be adjusted to different positions.

This oven is ideal for outdoor cooking and baking, it is also great for those who like to cook and bake at home but have limited space. It is also perfect for camping and tailgating, as it allows you to prepare a variety of dishes without having to rely on a conventional oven.

Overall, the Camp Chef Deluxe Outdoor Camp Oven is a well-constructed, versatile and portable oven that is perfect for outdoor cooking and baking. With its stainless steel construction, insulated oven box, matchless ignition and adjustable thermostat, it provides a convenient and efficient way to cook and bake in any outdoor setting.


6. Temporary Portable Toilet


The Portable Toilet is a compact and versatile toilet designed for use for off grid life. 

This portable toilet has a 5.3-gallon waste tank that can be easily emptied and cleaned. The built-in pour spout and washing spray make it easy to clean and maintain the toilet. The piston pump flush is designed to provide a powerful flush, ensuring that waste is thoroughly removed from the bowl.

The portable toilet also comes with a travel bag, making it easy to transport and store when not in use. It is lightweight and compact, making it easy to take with you on your next camping or boating trip.

In summary, the Portable Toilet is a convenient and practical solution for those who want the convenience of a toilet while living off grid. It’s easy to transport and a great option for a temporary fix before you build a compost toilet.

7. Tankless Water Heater


The GASLAND Outdoors is a portable tankless water heater that runs on propane gas and can provide hot water with a flow rate of 1.58 gallons per minute (GPM) and a 6-liter water tank. It is designed for outdoor use and can be a great option for off grid life.

One of the key features of this water heater is its instant heating system, which eliminates the need for a storage tank and provides hot water on demand. It also has an overheating protection system that automatically shut off the heater when the water temperature exceeds 167°F (75°C) to ensure safety.

The GASLAND Outdoors is also easy to install and comes with all the necessary hardware and a detailed user manual to guide you through the process. Once installed, it is also easy to use, with a simple control knob that allows you to adjust the water temperature to your desired level.

In summary, the GASLAND Outdoors is a portable and convenient tankless water heater that is designed for outdoor use but can be used indoor. It is easy to install, has a flow rate of 1.58 gallons per minute, a 6-liter water tank, and an overheating protection system that ensures safety. It is a great option for RV, cabin, barn, camping, and off grid life that need hot water on-demand.

8. 5 Gallon Water Jug PUMP 


The Water Jug Pump is an electric water bottle pump that is designed to make it easy to dispense water from a 3-5 gallon bottle. It is a great option for off grid living when you don’t have running water just yet.

The pump is powered by a USB charging system and can be charged via a power bank, laptop, or car charger. It is easy to use, just insert the tube into the water bottle and press the button to start dispensing water. The automatic shut off feature allows you to dispense the desired amount of water without having to hold the button.

The pump is also portable and lightweight, making it easy to take with you on the go. It is also designed to fit most standard water bottles, which makes it compatible with most brands of water bottles.

In summary, the Water Jug Pump is a convenient and easy-to-use electric water bottle pump that is designed to make it easy to dispense water from a 3-5 gallon bottle. It is portable, lightweight, and USB rechargeable, making it perfect for camping, picnics, outdoor activities, and any other situation where access to a tap is not available. It is an excellent solution for those who need a portable water dispenser.


9. 5 Gallon Water Jug


The 5-gallon bottles are a convenient and cost-effective option for households, offices, and other places where a large amount of water is consumed. The bottles are made of durable plastic and have a handle for easy carrying. You can use these bottle to use as a temporary storage on your off grid land until you have water lines added. 

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