Tools Everyone Should Own + Tool Tutorials by Pretty Handy Girl -- I've followed Pretty Handy Girl for many years. She gives clear and safety-conscious advice for DIY, for anyone, but esp. for women if they are the least bit hesitant to use certain tools.
Build your own solar generator to really go off grid Jesse Ventura-Style! You can build a 17 amp generator for about $150. That's enough power to charge multiple electronic devices and power tools in case you have to build an impromptu cabin.