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Camping Water Filters

00   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, … Continued

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Solar Power 2004

+1-1   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

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Compost It

0-1   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.

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Natural living

+1-1   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

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Off-grid Holiday Farm

00   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.

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Recycle your organic waste

00   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 [email protected]

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Hi-tech Tents

00   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.

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Learn about wind

+2-1   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 [email protected]

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Off-Grid Communities

00   If you’re planning to go off-grid, spending some time in a community can be a good way to learn the basics. Here’s where to find communities online. We encourage comments, advice and questions, via the comments section at the … Continued

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Organic Week

+1-1   Organic Week 4th to 12th September all across the UK. Events include the Organic fair in Bristol on 4th and 5th Sept, discounts on organic products in most shops, organic farm tours and open days, walks and worshops. For … Continued