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I thank my friend and fellow broker, Billy May for introducing me to the Helical Outpost from Helical Holdings.  While the main purpose of its creation is to promote goodwill and low impact sustainability in poorly developed areas, it is a system that fits well into the prepper and homesteading demographic.  So what is it?  Click here for the full story.

Helical Holdings was founded by former MSNBC host and best selling author Dylan Ratigan and former Marine recon veteran Michael Hanes.  Ratigan reported from combat zones and together they realized the need for clean water, food and power in war torn areas.  They determined that there can be no lasting peace in these areas unless the local population has these basic necessities.  Most of these arid regions have no reliable power.  So they devised a self-contained system that is transported in a shipping container and once uncrated and set up, provides a large hydroponic based greenhouse and solar generator that is connected via satellite to the world wide web.

A Helical Outpost can produce up to 2,000 gallons of clean water per day and 10.8 kilowatt hours of electricity.  The hydroponic system uses only 20% of the water of a conventional farm, yet produces 10 times the equivalent of a three acre farm, all within a 6,000 s.f. greenhouse.  Imagine having one of these systems at your bugout property? But even if you can’t afford one, or stand to wait, you can still employ hydroponics at the 14 acre organic farm we presently have listed for sale.  Click here for details on this farm which just recently came back on the market.

Hydroponics are definitely the wave of the future for maximizing food production while requiring minimal resources to do so.  Its an ideal fit for homesteading, off-the-grid living and prepping.