Posts from — July 2004

Camping Water Filters
by JULIETTE SMITH on JULY 30, 2004 - 1 Comment in MOBILE, PEOPLE, WATER

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 getting sick.

Katadyn Pocket

Pocket Water Filter

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Solar Power 2004
by JULIETTE SMITH on JULY 30, 2004 - 0 Comments in COMMUNITY

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

Compost It
by JULIETTE SMITH on JULY 30, 2004 - 1 Comment in LAND, OFF-GRID 101

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
by NICK ROSEN on JULY 29, 2004 - 0 Comments in COMMUNITY, OFF-GRID 101

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

Off-grid Holiday Farm
by JULIETTE SMITH on JULY 29, 2004 - 0 Comments in LAND, MOBILE, OFF-GRID 101

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.

Drome

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Recycle your organic waste
by JULIETTE SMITH on JULY 29, 2004 - 0 Comments in COMMUNITY, OFF-GRID 101

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

Holiday on a Canal Boat
by JULIETTE SMITH on JULY 29, 2004 - 0 Comments in LAND, MOBILE, OFF-GRID 101

No qualifications are needed to cruise a canal boat, although you do need to learn a few basics before you leave.

Boat

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Hi-tech Tents
by JULIETTE SMITH on JULY 28, 2004 - 0 Comments in MOBILE, OFF-GRID 101, PEOPLE

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
by JULIETTE SMITH on JULY 28, 2004 - 1 Comment in COMMUNITY, OFF-GRID 101

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

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