Category — EVENTS
by NICK ROSEN on MAY 31, 2014 - 1 Comment in COMMUNITY, EVENTS, OFF-GRID 101
by NICK ROSEN on MAY 30, 2014 - 0 Comments in EVENTS
Sportsman Channel is getting unplugged in a new TV series about people living off-grid.
Premiering June 5 at 8 p.m. (ET) America Unplugged, hosted by former U.S. Navy SEAL Cade Courtley, author of SEAL Survival Guide: A Navy SEAL’s Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster
will look at the stories of eight Americans who have chosen to live off the land, including generating their own electricity. (more…)
by NICK ROSEN on MAY 17, 2014 - 6 Comments in EVENTS
Their latest big idea is a show called Utopia where a bunch of “ordinary people” live in an off-grid community for a year and make up the rules as they go along.
So they can design their own Utopia for a year. Is that because Fox thinks we are too shallow to understand building a Utopia might take a little longer than that?
Or will it be like the new Bear Grylls show “Island,” where Channel 4 TV in the UK have put actors and professional soldiers in with the “ordinary” guys? And said they have to get their own food and water, but then surreptitiously fed them.
Fox contacted me the other day asking for my help with Utopia. (more…)
by AMY SUAREZ on MAY 14, 2014 - 3 Comments in EVENTS, LAND, OFF-GRID 101
Dinah and Stig Mason were refused permission to build a house on the four-acre site in Willand, classified as open countryside.
Changes to planning laws mean the Masons can now convert an old barn on the site.
Mrs Mason said: “We’re ecstatic. We can finally live the life that we choose.”
We are going to have to spend a lot more money, but we have got our dream” (more…)
by TREETOPSJEN on MAY 5, 2014 - 0 Comments in EVENTS
Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis knows cabins; he has five of his own. One is just to visit with his family; another is for what he calls his “happy hour” crew. “It just gets trashed every Friday night,” he said.
Paul DiMeo knew little about the cabin world. “It’s a lifestyle that a part of me longs for,” he said. (more…)
by AMY SUAREZ on MAY 2, 2014 - 0 Comments in EVENTS
So now we know what China’s biggest property developer really thinks about the Chinese housing boom and its consequences for the rest of the economy.
A leaked recording of a dinner speech by Vanke Group’s vice-chairman Mao Daqing more or less confirms what the bears have been saying for months. It is a dangerous bubble, and already deflating. In the year when China’s economy was set to overtake the USA in size, China may instead decide to get the trauma over and done with sooner rather than later. But the rest of the world should be under no illusions as to what this means. (more…)
by SPY_VONDEGA on APRIL 3, 2014 - 0 Comments in EVENTS
The big question for survivalists who choose to build themselves a cocoon is : do we fight them or feed them?
Filmmakers have become intrigued with this issue recently, with World War Z, It’s A Disaster, This is the End, After Earth, Oblivion, The Fifth Season, and Cloud Atlas all tackling the subject. Now add Denis Hennelly’s Goodbye World to that list.
In this heart-warming indie movie releasing in USA Friday 4th April, James and Lily live off the grid, raise their young daughter in a cocoon of comfort and sustainability. (more…)
by NICK ROSEN on MARCH 29, 2014 - 0 Comments in EVENTS
That is the conclusion of TWO separate reports issued in the past 24 hours, one from the Bank of England and the other from the US Federal Reserve.
The crisis is looming because Western banks have quietly expanded their lending in the less regulated Asian markets. And regulatory changes brought in amidst intense lobbying by the banks themselves, have made matters WORSE, by blurring the lines of oversight.
Six years after the crash, the financial system is no nearer to a transparent system whereby every transaction between banks can be traced and tracked, so that a dollar which goes into Citibank in New York, and then re-emerges out of the Caymans into UBS Zurich can be identified.
Scandalous but hardly surprising. (more…)
by NICK ROSEN on MARCH 21, 2014 - 1 Comment in EVENTS, SELF-SUFFICIENCY
There are so many who doubt that off-grid community even exists, and who doubt that it is a viable lifestyle and doubt that they could do it themselves – even if the do believe in the viability of living off the grid.
PLEASE lets show the grid what we do, how we do it and who we are – - send us your selfies and we will showcase your lifestyle online – firstname.lastname@example.org. (more…)
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