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Harness your own kinetic energy

Ampy’s Move harnesses your own body energy and pumps it back into your cellphone or any other device. Checking the expected battery life of any new mobile gadgetry has become a key consideration. We all know that feeling of peering … Continued

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WIN A COPY OF "OFF THE GRID"  

WIN A COPY OF “OFF THE GRID”  

Do you have ​great pictures of your Off Grid cabin, shack, trailer​…. ​or somebody else’s that you happened to be visiting? Now is your opportunity to put them to good use! You could win a copy of Nick Rosen’s book, … Continued

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Freezing week

A great deal of the USA went through a major deep freeze, we were not spared here in far west Texas. We got dumped on with snow, it snowed as far south as Presidio, an area where one rarely needs … Continued

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Florida: People vs. Utilities

A battle is developing in Florida between the solar power movement, and some of the most venal and vindictive utility companies in America. At stake is the economic viability of Solar power in the state.  Florida is one of  four states — along … Continued

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Montana Music Man

Greg Grant, born in New York, has spent the last 21 years living in his self-built off-grid home in Montana. In this clip we interview Greg about his lifestyle and share some of the videos from his own web site. … Continued

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Cold War launch center for auction on Ebay

There are silos and missile bunkers for sale all over the USA, but California investor Russ Nielsen can assure you that the hardest work is done in reclaiming his Cold War relic. Earlier this year he and his hired crews unburied … Continued

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Queensland farmers battle “Ergon rip-off”

State-owned energy companies in Australia are gouging their captive market – farmers and companies that depend on energy to make their profits – and employ tens of thousands of taxpayers.. Three long concrete strips in a Bundaberg cane field mark … Continued

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Putting the Pee into PC

A new form of recycling is about to hit Silicon Valley. The eco-friendly technology uses urine to power a computer. The technology is the next best thing to water power – it creates enough energy to send a wireless signal … Continued

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Do you see what I see?

There are many things we can live without and still do pretty well, but eyesight isn’t one of them. I know there are many folk who live with limited or no sight, but living independently is near impossible without good … Continued

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Tiny home on wheels in Chattanooga

More and more commercial businesses are getting into the small home or tiny home business, this company based out of Chattanooga, has gone above and beyond to show these mobile tiny homes. I love their use of space, especially how … Continued

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Heat my Homestead

There are many ways of staying warm in your off-grid home without the aid of the sun. Here are some tips on how to keep toasty during the frosty winter months.Clothing: Warm yoursefl and not the room!! Two great websites … Continued

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Badlands, Texas

National Geographic is airing a show about the community of Terlingua, I suppose you could call it a town, but I like to say community because that is what it is. The show, Badlands, Texas is a 6 part docu-drama … Continued