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A Shower in a box

If you need a portable shower, or a way of cleaning food or dishes – or even dogs – on the move, RinseKit is a portable, pressurized water tank with a hose hidden inside. It opens like a toolbox. The company … Continued

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Arvo off grid

Arvo Thompson went from wanting to live off grid to actually doing it, a step that sadly, not enough people actually do. He has been living the life for 15+ years, designing and building everything on his property himself. He … Continued

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Huge copper mine goes off the grid

Increasingly it is big business that is taking a leaf from the off-grid philosophy. Australia’s largest integrated off-the-grid solar power system will be up and running in 2016 at a copper mine in remote Western Australia. The 10.6 million megawatt … Continued

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Budget solar install

I love seeing how other people do their solar systems, especially those who create and maintain their systems on a shoestring budget, which is how we do things around here. A quick search on YouTube for solar power netted this … Continued

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Water issues

Living in our little rural community in the mountains, we don’t have many choices for over the air radio stations, the mountains block most if not all of any potential signals we might receive, in fact for us, our only … Continued

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Transitioning to the Off-Grid Mindset

Its all about downsizing.

The more you bring the off-grid mindset into your life before you move, the easier the move will come. You will begin to live cheaper, healthier, and happier before you build a single thing. One day at a time. One step at a time.

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Killing parasites naturally

Two nights ago, THEY arrived, the dreaded kissing bugs, they are known to carry Chagas, it seems that each year they are more and more numerous, they show up at night, when you are asleep, they are attracted to our … Continued

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5 things you never knew about Dustin Brown

The Rasta-headed German who beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon this week may have been knocked out of the competition today, but his past living off-grid in a Volkswagen is now a part of Tennis history. For years Brown toured the … Continued

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More details emerge on Tesla Powerwall

We previously reported on Tesla’s announcement of home power storage units. Now the company has released the price: $3,000 for seven kilowatt-hours or $3,500 for 10 Availability: Summer The larger of the two battery models should keep an average-size home running … Continued