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No man is an island


No man is an island, in the case of those wanting to go off grid, that must also remain true. So often, those who are looking to go off grid, to become more self sufficient, tend to want to get away from society, and getting away from the big cities, the major population centers is a good idea. But don’t take it so far that you become isolated, that is usually not a good idea under any circumstances. (more…)

Stops Along the Way: Part 2

Five o’clock quickly arrived at my desk on my first night as a full-time RVer.  I left my office and walked into the dark parking lot knowing I would be home in less than 30 seconds.  No one from work knew it.  Since I land acting and print gigs on occasion, they believe my camper is to go on jobs out of town.  Half-truths go a long way.  I also made it a point for them to know that owning an RV has always been a dream of mine.  I considered letting my co-workers know of my new lifestyle, but I’ve grown less trusting with age.  My managers may feel less compelled to give me higher raises since I have fewer expenses.  My supervisor may look at me with scorn if I come in late on a snowy day. Co-workers may think I’m just plain kooky… and they would be right!  Yes, none of these things would be fair, but life isn’t fair and neither are people’s judgments and actions.  If the folks at work ever did find out (and some may already suspect), I guess it wouldn’t be a big deal.  However, why put myself out there if I don’t have to?

As I approached close to my camper, I visually took it all in.  “This is my home!”.  Realizing this felt odd, good… and a little scary.  I got in the van and drove to my RV friendly parking spot.  Like a dog, I instinctively circled the lot twice before parking.  There were two big rig trucks settled in for the night, so I parked next to them under a light post. (more…)

Green homes can help solve the housing crisis
by SPY_VONDEGA on JULY 1, 2012 - 8 Comments in EVENTS

Rosen: How to live off-grid

Nick Rosen talks at Port Eliot Festival, Sunday 22nd July

*Author of HOW TO LIVE OFF-GRID launches plan to build homes for less than £50,000 ($80,000).

*They consume 25% of average energy and water

*Using the new Localism Act to create a proof of concept

Off-grid settlements – historically a fringe interest in the UK, although they have a long history in other countries, including the US – offer an important new alternative — important because they help solve three problems:

– Cheap housing – how to enable it
– Energy security – how to improve it
– Rural regeneration – how to kickstart it (more…)

looking for a group to move off grid with
by FREEDOM420 on JANUARY 2, 2012 - 10 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID

I’m looking to move off grid as soon as I graduate high school which will be the summer of 2012. I want to go with a group of people if possible and join or start some sort of community that is 100% self sustainable. I can move anywhere and am looking for open minded smart creative people.

Mental Preparedness Tips
by SUPERJOE on SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 - 3 Comments in OFF-GRID 101

Depression Era: next time it could be you

IF YOU READ the article on Global Storming last month, you will know why changes in weather patterns are making extreme weather so common, and natural disasters so much more likely. Then there are the signs of imminent economic collapse to consider, plus geopolitics, terrorism and disease. Finally there is the distinct possibility that each of us face that our home, our job, our family, might be the next one sacrificed on the roulette wheel of our national economy.

But the key question is: what do you do about it?

Resilience is far more in the mind that in the larder or the fuel supply. There are three principles for people to find meaning and inspiration when times are the blackest. (more…)

HI there Artur From Chile
by ARTURO on APRIL 4, 2011 - 4 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID


im a chilean-spaniard boy who want to go off the grid.
I’ve always felt, that do not fit in this society.
I have wanted to free myself and not rely on those who do not want to depend.
I’ve always felt that I was born in another era to which should have been born.
I do my things, for me and my community.
but I want to decide the community to which belong.

my dream its to live in the countryside of finland

salutes :D

As The Sun Awakens, NASA keeps a Wary eye on Space Weather
by ALROD53 on MARCH 1, 2011 - 0 Comments in EVENTS

June 4, 2010: Earth and space are about to come into contact in a way that’s new to human history. To make preparations, authorities in Washington DC are holding a meeting: The Space Weather Enterprise Forum at the National Press Club on June 8th.

Many technologies of the 21st century are vulnerable to solar storms. Richard Fisher, head of NASA’s Heliophysics Division, explains what it’s all about: (more…)

Christians Unplugged
by VEG-HEAD on MAY 31, 2010 - 1 Comment in COMMUNITY

Summer Lake, Oregon (CNN) Looking at this beautiful lake in the western U.S. state of Oregon is to understand the meaning of the phrase “God’s country.” And that’s exactly why Brother Gregory lives here.
He is part of a an off-grid movement of conservative Christians who are choosing to live their lives on the edge of society, unplugged from civilization as much as they can, living under basic biblical principles.
Brother Gregory — the “Brother” is more of a nickname than an occupational title — ministers from the Oregon desert where he lives with his wife, some of his grown children and grandchildren. (more…)

Couple looking to go off the grid
by BY A READER on MAY 27, 2010 - 4 Comments in I WANT TO GO OFF GRID


We’re a young couple that’s looking to go off-grid and build our own earthbag home. We’re looking to either join an existing off grid communnity or a land-owner that is willing to lease us a piece of woodland.

Thank you.

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