New data on US beer sales, confirms these fears by offering evidence that pot appears to have eaten into Colorado beer sales in January.
Beer sales fell 4.9 per cent across the US last month, but 9.2 per cent in Colorado. Moreover, beer’s share of total alcohol sales also fell more in Colorado than in the rest of the country. [Read more →]
The mother of a 20-year-old from Newton Iowa who went on a cross-country trek to gather fodder for an “off-the grid book” has reported her son is missing.
Noted beautician, Susanne Landgrebe says she last heard from her son, Daniel, on June 24.
“In Cheyenne, Wyoming, they ran into this Freight Train Riders of America gang. If you Google anything about them, they’re like a horrible, violent gang that are well-known. I’d never heard of them, but they’re horrible,” Landgrebe says. “…Daniel got a knife pulled on him for getting in a freight car where one of the guys was in.” [Read more →]
MARYSVILLE, Mont. (AP) – Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer is proud of his off-the-grid getaway. A day spent with Schweitzer riding four-wheelers and talking politics makes it easy to understand why he’s one of the most unusual – and most effective – governors in the country.
The former scientist and mint farmer built its spring-fed fishing ponds, rigged the plumbing system, designed the rudimentary battery-and-solar-powered panel for the log cabin 40 miles from Helena. It has no cellphone service.
At his ranch – and anywhere else – Schweitzer, a popular Democrat in a conservative state, never misses a chance to leave a lasting, even outlandish, impression. “I’m well-armed,” says Schweitzer, who hangs a gun on his office wall despite a gun ban in the Capitol. [Read more →]
Over ninety million Americans are descended from the “homesteaders” of the late 19th Century. The United States on Sunday marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln signing the Homestead Act, the law that gave away 270 million acres of land and transformed the vast American interior. The Act led to a rush of European settlement of Plains states. [Read more →]
Lot of stuff about off-grid toilets in the right wing media at the moment.
At the top of the tree, Fox News has been contemplating the horrors of composting toilets. At the other end of the media power spectrum, the Sun newspaper in Corsicana Texas has been railing against men who defecate in the wild.
We had a conversation in our office the other day about men who want to leave their modern lives and go “off the grid,” says the papers prim writer. Essentially, the women in our office were wondering why anyone would want to sacrifice indoor plumbing, while the guys were simply saying “who wouldn’t want to?”
Meanwhile at Fox they are sniggering about the crazy people who compost their poo: [Read more →]
Without water, life is impossible. Always buy land with a water source, if you can afford it. If not, make sure you catch the rainwater.
There’s a reason you can buy land in the west Texas desert for next to nothing. The reason is that it doesn’t have a water source. A water source doesn’t have to be a river or stream. It doesn’t even have to be groundwater. It can be rainwater, provided that the rainwater source is steady and reliable. [Read more →]
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