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Ex-cop predicts collapse
by NICK ROSEN on JUNE 13, 2014 - 7 Comments in PEOPLE, SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Former Law enforcement officer has had it with the man. Living off the grid is his solutionHarold Smith cam on our YouTube page today, commenting on our video Inside the Movement as follows:

I spent 20 years in law enforcement, and over that time I’ve seen a lot of changes not only in the federal government, but state and local.

At this moment I’m making plans to go totally off grid. Why? (more…)

Online privacy – talks series
by NICK ROSEN on JUNE 5, 2014 - 1 Comment in PEOPLE

how to protect your privacy online

Abhay: Knowledge is power

A californian hacker is touring the world giving advice on how to protect your own privacy.

This summer Abhay Agarwal is hosting dozens of conversations about online identity and the future of data privacy. His first talk, at a local hackspace in Oakland, CA named Sudo Room, went over really well, and he was offered sponsorship to give the talk around Europe (dates below).

Abhay is creating a new piece of technology for anonymous collaborative communication. (more…)

Happy Mondays’ Bez to stand for election
by SPY_VONDEGA on MAY 12, 2014 - 0 Comments in PEOPLE

Bez from Happy Mondays

Bez goes solar – Happy Sundays

HAPPY Mondays star Bez is living off grid in Wales and planning a move into politics.

Bez, the boggle-eyed freaky dancer from Happy Mondays, the band that defined the hedonistic ecstasy-fuelled 1990s, says he now lives an “organic life” and grows his own food, following his recent decision to launch an anti-fracking campaign.

The dance star plans to stand as a candidate in the UK for Salford and Eccles in their General Election next year. (more…)

It’s garden time!


I grew up watching gardening shows on PBS, one of my favorites was the Victory Garden, and during pledge week, they would always have Howard Garrett and Jerry Baker on, I loved watching their easy but effective DIY fertilizers and pest control, Garrett Juice and Jerry Baker’s tonics are easy to make, easy to use and work! Over the years, I have made my own concoctions using a bit from both recipes, yeah I cook the same way…

Don’t tell anyone but urinating on your plants works too, you will have to dilute it to about a 10% solution, and no kidding, if you do use urine, don’t tell anyone, no one will want to eat from your garden :) (more…)

A dome home I’d love to live in…
by WRETHAOFFGRID on MARCH 30, 2014 - 1 Comment in PEOPLE, WRETHA


This Guy Started With Nothing. What He Had Just 6 Weeks Later Made Me Ridiculously Jealous.

When most people imagine their dream home, they probably think of a large, sprawling vacation house that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. When Steve Areen thought about building his dream home, all he had to do was find $9,000 and a place to build. He did just that and, in a few weeks, he had a vacation home in the middle of Thailand that could make anyone drool.

Pioneer couple

I grew up watching Texas Country Reporter, back in the day it was called 4 Country Reporter, that’s when there were only a few TV stations to choose from, channel 4 was a Dallas TV station thus the name was born. This show began back in the early 70s and showcased Texans living simple yet interesting lives, TCR gave us a glimpse into the window of those wonderful people. (more…)

Survivalist shaves her armpits, shocker
by SPY_VONDEGA on MARCH 18, 2014 - 0 Comments in PEOPLE

Lifetime supply from Gillette? Or is she a Schick chick?

Lifetime supply from Gillette? Or is she a Schick chick?

Actress Shailene Woodley has been all over the media in recent days with stories of her deep green beliefs and survivalist lifestyle. The 23-year-old actress even gave up her cell phone, according to one report, due to a ‘lack of camaraderie and community’; Shailene studies survival skills in her spare time, including creating fires and shelters in the wilderness; she is very concerned about the environment and for years she had been studying American Indian survival techniques. (more…)

Half-prepping equals NO prepping: lessons from the icepocalypse

As a survivor of the Icepocalypse that recently gripped much of the South in crippling power outages and freezing temperatures, at least three lessons can be deduced from the experience.

  1. A very small minority of people are equipped to deal with an emergency in a competent fashion.
  2. A slightly larger number of people attempt to be prepared but fall short if the emergency persists.
  3. The vast majority of people are wholly unprepared for even a slight disturbance in their usual routine or living conditions.

While this statement may come as basic common sense to the majority of my usual readers, such observations do bear repeating. Indeed, it is important to remind ourselves of just how unprepared we may be, even though we may be more prepared than most of the rest of the population. (more…)

BBC- British Bullying Corporation
by AMY SUAREZ on FEBRUARY 6, 2014 - 0 Comments in PEOPLE, SPIRIT

Martin Davidson old fart, Lord Hall old fart

Martin Davidson’s BBC “output”

The BBC recently announced the sacking of one of its radio presenters and of channel boss Janice Hadlow. But her husband Martin Davidson remained in post despite presiding over decades of mediocre programming.

Now the full mediocrity of his work has been revealed — Davidson presided over the latest BBC season of films about the First World War, and they all bear the unmistakable tinge of old farts. This will have endeared him to biggest fart of all – Lord Tony Hall the BBC DG

Davidson has created a series of truly awful BBC dramas about WW1 – playing at prime time they are more suited to Open University than national TV.

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