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29 Acres in Anaconda Montana – $69,000

+6-5   This listing is for a beautiful mountain property in Anaconda Montana, about 8 miles from the center of town, near Mt. Haggin. The map system used by craigslist doesn’t show the correct location of the property. If you go … Continued



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Book Review – The Utopia Experiment

00   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 … Continued

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Colorado beer sales up in smoke

+1-1   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 … Continued

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Mother calls her son in missing

+1-1   The 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, … Continued

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Off-Grid Governor

+2-2   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 … Continued

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Conservative press goes potty over toilets

+1-1   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, … Continued