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Camping Water Filters

No matter how beautiful and unspoilt the scenery, how clear and pure it might seem, water taken from streams or springs can contain bacteria our stomachs can’t stand. These portable water purifiers let you drink water wherever you are, without … Continued

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Solar Power 2004

Solar Power 2004  18th to 21st Oct. Conference on solar power, open to industries, policymakers and individuals, at the Hyatt Regency, San Fransisco. www.solarpower2004.com 00   

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Compost It

Composting toilets are great off-grid toilets. No need for water or chemicals, they treat human and organic household waste by composting and dehydration, and the solid end product can be used as a fertiliser. 00   

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Natural living

Certificate for Earth-based Vocations  28th Aug lasts 20 weeks, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Comprehensive, hands-on course programme including renewable energy, permaculture, natural architecture. 10 weeks classes and 10 weeks internship. Fee $4250 www.ecoversity.com 00   



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Off-grid Holiday Farm

Even if you can’t live off-grid you can still unplug and go on holiday on an off-grid farm. Get the nitty-gritty off the grid experience, from relying on a solar power setup to tending a vegetable garden. 00   

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Recycle your organic waste

Green sanitation and organic waste management  27th Sept to 1st Oct at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynllet, Wales. Learn about eco-friendly off-grid sewage systems and how to store and recycle water. Fees 500/ 395/250 courses@cat.org.uk 00   

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Hi-tech Tents

New technology and new materials are making pop up tents lighter, stronger and easier to set up. Here’s an overview of the best expedition tents. 00   

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Learn about wind

How to build a wind turbine, with Hugh Spiggott- 3rd to 8th Oct at the Center for Alternative Technology in Machynllet, Wales. Fees �500/ �395/ �250 courses@cat.org.uk 00