,
|

Solar system balancing act

Life with a small solar system is a balancing act. We have lived 8+ years now with our small solar system, tweaking it, adding to it, improving it, trying to balance our system vs the power load. Of course we … Continued

,
|

DIY as much as possible

…and truck update. A few weeks ago, I had a chance encounter with an elk, an animal of much height, girth and weight. After looking up the average weight of a female elk (also referred to as an elk cow), … Continued

|

Laura Ling Launches New Web Series

Laura Ling is producing and hosting a new series called ‘Going Off Grid.’ It highlights people who have decided to disconnect from the everyday world. In 2010, Ling co-wrote a memoir, Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and … Continued

|

Microgrid trade fair, Barcelona

(PRWEB) – Microgrid technology developers and business leaders from around the world will gather in Barcelona, Spain, May 19-21, 2015, for the Microgrid World Congress (http://www.microgridworldcongress.com). Through a series of in-depth presentations and discussion sessions, expert speakers representing a range … Continued

,
|

Keyhole garden

It’s so nearly spring, I am itching to get out and do some gardening, I’ve been getting seed catalogs, the siren song of the gardener. About a year ago (+/-) I discovered another method of raised bed gardening, it’s called … Continued

|

2015 – the year of antitech backlash

Government spying, corporate prying, virtual sex, so-called freinds you never met …no wonder we are sick of it. A London PR agency says this year people will forsake gadgets, social networks and other technology in favour of the simple life. … Continued



,
|

Installing a Renogy 200 Watt Solar Kit

I have been looking into getting the Renogy solar panel kits, the price of solar panels have really come down since we moved off grid some 8 years ago. I ran across Bob Wells, a long time van-dweller, he posted … Continued

|

Free calls and wi-fi – forever

If you are not paying rent or a mortgage then your cellphone bill is your biggest expense, right? Wrong. Remember the early days of Internet wi-fi? You could go just about anywhere with your laptop and find a wi-fi hotspot … Continued

|

Book Review – The Utopia Experiment

The Utopia Experiment by Dylan Evans – Picador, $15.99, UK version €15.99 LIFE wasn’t so bad for author Dylan Evans in 2006. He was about to turn 40. He’d a good job at the cutting edge of artificial intelligence research, … Continued