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OTG in Montana! Willing to teach others.
by PSIMATION on JUNE 15, 2012 - 55 Comments in post

Update: Spring has sprung. We’ve added another horse, a couple more goats, kittens, more chickens, etc., etc. Bandsaw mill is up and running. Lots to do… Come on by and lend a hand.

June 15, 2012   55 Comments

Montana off-grid place for sale
by LINDAM on AUGUST 19, 2004 - 1 Comment in off-grid-101

I have an off grid place in Montana for sale. Here is some info.

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August 19, 2004   1 Comment

Colorado beer sales up in smoke
by VEG-HEAD on FEBRUARY 4, 2014 - 1 Comment in land

download (1)Legal marijuana is a major new cash crop for the off-grid community in Washington State and Colorado.

And a “marijuana hangover is starting to hit the beer industry,” the Financial Times reports.

The end of pot’s prohibition has rattled the beer industry for years, raising fears that consumers will be able to – legally – get their buzzes from new places. So if you live off-grid – start growing – Cannabis Grow Bible, The: Definitive Guide to Growing Marijuana for Recreational and Medical Use

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 →]

February 4, 2014   1 Comment

Mother calls her son in missing
by SPY_VONDEGA on JULY 6, 2013 - 3 Comments in people

DanielandSusanneLandgrebeThe 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 →]

July 6, 2013   3 Comments

Off-Grid Governor
by LINDSAY on OCTOBER 15, 2012 - 0 Comments in people

It takes all sorts to make the off-grid community

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 →]

October 15, 2012   No Comments

Mountain Men – TV’s usual trashy take on off-grid living
by SPY_VONDEGA on JULY 17, 2012 - 90 Comments in community

Eustace Conway – the Last American Man

The love affair between reality TV and the off-grid lifestyle continues with the new series Mountain Men (finale this thursday 8/9pm)on History Channel.

Eustace Conway, one of the stars of Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America
is a lead character. The sales pitch for the series links it unashamedly to off-grid living – “Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live your life off the grid?” runs the Web site. “Have you wished you could shed the complications of modern society and live in the wilderness, using only the things nature has provided? ”

And like all reality TV, the cracks are showing as viewers realise that the series is extremely unreal. [Read more →]

July 17, 2012   90 Comments

U.S. marks 150th anniversary of Homestead Act offering free land
by SIYAH on MAY 20, 2012 - 1 Comment in self-sufficiency

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 →]

May 20, 2012   1 Comment

Conservative press goes potty over toilets
by NICK ROSEN on APRIL 15, 2012 - 2 Comments in spirit

Corsicana - a great place to go off-grid

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 →]

April 15, 2012   2 Comments

Five top things for an off-grid life
by CHARLES on APRIL 7, 2012 - 3 Comments in land

1.  Rain
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 →]

April 7, 2012   3 Comments

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