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Off Grid Undertaker

Anti-consumerist pioneer, Duke University grad, walks away from middle class life to live the simple life in a 12×12 cabin

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UK Surf Centre to go off-grid

00   A SURF centre in Easter Compton near Bristol is launching a £150,000 crowdfunding campaign that will help fund some of the site’s sustainability plans. The Wave Bristol’s campaign got underway Monday, November 24 and Chris Hines MBE, head of … Continued

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Permaculture in Colorado needs a water permit

+1-1   “A forest full of food” has a nice ring to it, and the concept is realized using permaculture farming techniques. Grant and Kathy Curry of Dolores are creating an innovative farm at the head of Trail Canyon in Dolores, … Continued

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Garlic festival

00   ORANGE, MASS, 28 Sept — Thousands of people began making their way to a field in the middle of nowhere Saturday to enjoy the 16th annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival — a two-day celebration of music, garlicky … Continued

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Alaska to be the next Florida?

+4-4   Climate change will make the most desirable places to live currently, uninhabitable by the middle of this Century – according to a scientific paper in Nature magazine last year, and recently picked up by the New York Times snoozepaper. … Continued

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Delivery Van to RV for £6000

00   The ordinary-looking blue van has a chimney protruding from the roof. This leads down to a wood burner in the former window-glazing truck, which a pair of university graduates have converted into an RV. Stuart Humphreys, 24, and Claire … Continued

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Satellite Panic Buttons – Boon or Bane?

00   Spot satellite emergency signalling devices have saved 3000 lives to date – but are they an essential piece of kit for the outward bound, or a darned nuisance that is unleashing a bunch of idiots into the most unspoiled … Continued

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Inequality is why so many want out of the system

00   The war on drugs sends thousands of poor kids to prison for using the same illegal substances that rich whites can often get away with; meanwhile, Wall Street bankers responsible for the financial crisis get off with zero punishment … Continued

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Top 10 wild foods to forage in spring

00   Roger Phillips, author of a new book on foraging, shares his top 10 springtime finds and throws in four recipes that combine them to best effect for your springtime dinner parties. 1. Sea beet (Beta vulgaris) The parent of … Continued

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Direct Energy sister company gouges consumers

00   The owners of Direct Energy – one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related services providers with more than 5 million residential and commercial customers, has been accused of paying staff bonuses to inflate customers’ bills by up to … Continued