New Prepper Comic Book
by SPY_VONDEGA on JULY 13, 2013 - 0 Comments in spirit


Off-Grid is everywhere

Graphic artist Plaid Klaus launched the Off Grid comic book series in April 2013. The illustrator and writer is focusing on life after a societal collapse and the resulting civil unrest in his new series.

Released by Mind Comics, an indie comic book publisher, Off Grid is the tale of a band of “Resistance” fighters, strategically trying to survive on the outskirts of society. (more…)

Buy real estate with Earth Energy advice
by NICK ROSEN on JULY 1, 2013 - 0 Comments in spirit


Roy Riggs grimaces his lips to emit his favourite sound: ssshhhhh…. its the sound of white noise.

That is what he wants to hear when he turns on one of the seven gizmos packed neatly into his black leather attache case.

Riggs is a Geopathic and electromagnetic energy consultant, operating from his home in Brighton UK. White noise means there are no unhealthy outside influences in the vicinity. No mobile phone masts, no underground rivers, no wireless modems or other electronic gadgets. (more…)

Kings of Summer
by SPY_VONDEGA on JUNE 14, 2013 - 1 Comment in spirit

kings of summerMarketed as the next Superbad, this movie is more simply the next summer classic.

Three 15-year-old boys in suburban Ohio stumble on a wooded area not far from home and decide to abide there for the summer, living off the land and off the grid. Their hunter-gatherer lifestyle quickly turns into more shopper-gatherer, or bargain-hunter; and of course the communal wilderness friendship is tested when girls show up. (more…)

Relationship (Part 2)
by WRETHAOFFGRID on FEBRUARY 14, 2013 - 6 Comments in spirit

Today is traditionally the day when men are supposed to show their love and affection for their women by buying flowers, chocolates and cards, then there is the obligatory dinner, if you have more money to spend, maybe a splurging on a bit of bling for your woman…  All month, the world has been filled with red hearts and cherubim flying around shooting heart shaped arrows, all the commercials on the TV and radio has been trying to make men feel guilty if they do not do the traditional things that are supposed to be done by today to make the woman in their life feel complete.

BLAH I say! I had a discussion with PB today about this very subject, I don’t understand why some women feel so giddy when their man spends half a C note or more on a dozen roses and a box of chocolates, in a week the flowers will be turning brown, the chocolate will be on its way to adding inches where they aren’t wanted, then you have to toss the refuse in the trash. I say, if you are going to spend money like this, why not spend it on something that is really useful? (more…)

It’s December, again!
by WRETHAOFFGRID on DECEMBER 2, 2012 - 3 Comments in spirit

South side of the Sky Castle in winter

I can’t believe it’s already December! Where did the year go? As I posted previously about being thankful, I can’t say it enough, I am so very happy with my life. One reason, and I believe it to be a really big part is the fact that I am content with my life. I don’t have the best money can buy. I don’t have everything I ever wanted. But I am happy and contented with what I have and how I am getting to live. Can you honestly say that? (more…)

Govt happy index supports off-grid development
by NICK ROSEN on JULY 24, 2012 - 0 Comments in spirit

The first results of the British well-being Index have been released and they are an important boost for hopes of changing housing policies to encourage more off-grid development.

the Government says it will use the Index to help set economic policies, and one of the key findings from the survey released today was that the highest ratings of life satisfaction were found in the remote Scottish Isles- the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland Islands. (more…)

UK couple abandon money
by NICK ROSEN on JULY 15, 2012 - 9 Comments in spirit

Damian Smyth is giving up everything.

He and his wife Victoria Groom are giving up their rented six-bedroom house in the British countryside, their tennis court, their swimming pool, even their Audi convertible.

In fact, they are almost finished giving away all their possessions as the prepare to promote Damian’s new book, DO NOTHING!
“We’ve had enough of living from the ‘outside-in’,” said Damian, a graphic designer who is reinventing himself as a life trainer.

Health tips for the heatwave
by VEG-HEAD on JULY 3, 2012 - 0 Comments in spirit

Sweating cleans the pores

To keep safe the Health Department recommends that people:

• Slow down and reduce outdoor activities, especially during the hottest part of the day, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothes.

• Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic, caffeine-free fluids. Check with your doctor if you are on diuretic medications or have a problem with fluid retention. (more…)

Now marketers want a piece of off-grid
by NICK ROSEN on JUNE 11, 2012 - 0 Comments in spirit

Alleluyah – The London Sunday Times has discovered unplugging.

‘Welcome to our “always on” society,’ journalist Laura Atkinson informed readers yesterday.

‘Whether we like it or not, we’re now used to “bleisure” (the blurring of business and leisure). Our work lives bleed into our social lives, and being constantly connected — whether to our smartphones, tablets or just the office in general — is par for the course.

What if the constant wall of noise — Twitter, Facebook, email, conversations — means we’re never scratching beneath the surface, where our real creative juices lie? (more…)

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