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Never a better time to unplug in South Africa

00   Soaring utility costs and power blackouts are pushing more and more South African homeowners to find new ways of living. Warnings earlier this month that power utilities would be implementing rolling blackouts in light of collapsed coal storage depots … Continued

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We were an island

00   Art and Nan Kellam bought an uninhabited island off the coast of Maine in 1949 and lived there for more than 35 years, content with little more than each other’s company. They had no electricity or running water, and … Continued

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Res Publica publishes our call for off-grid UK villages

00   Res Publica, a London Think Tank for “Radical Traditionalists” has published Nick Rosen’s call for off-grid settlements in the UK. The Disraeli Room is ResPublica’s blog, where experts, fellows and friends of all political stripes from the worlds of … Continued

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How to have your own spring-water

00    Thomas Lawrence has his own off-grid place – here is what he learned about securing his own water source. From the moment I became interested in the self-sufficient life style, always wanted to have a source of water … Continued

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Nick Rosen on CNN

00   Off-Grid founder Nick Rosen is interviewed on CNN today. The article puts Off-Grid living into the context of Copenhagen.  In the interview given at the start of the climate talks, Rosen dismissed the whole process,saying it had no chance … Continued

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10 ways to beat the Depression of 2008

00    This is what to expect Off-gridder Lamar has researched the great depression and “gleaned much info from my parents that lived through it” to come up with some useful tips for what, thanks to our great leaders in … Continued