Posts Tagged "offgrid"

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…)

What is living off-grid?
by LINDAM on FEBRUARY 11, 2012 - 3 Comments in OFF-GRID 101

Could be anywhere - country or city

The literal definition of living off-grid (or offgrid or living off the grid) is living without Utility power or water or waste disposal.

It can go further than this, to include being disconnected from the infrastructures that make life convenient, including roads, banks, schooling, doctors and so on. Even the Internet is a grid of sorts. Wikipedia has an extended discussion

In the absence of Utility electricity, energy needs are often supplied by solar, water or wind energy. (more…)

Jewel spurns Discovery
by SPY_VONDEGA on JANUARY 26, 2012 - 98 Comments in PEOPLE

Jewel Kilcher - prefers Bravo to Discovery

Raised off the grid in Alaska, singer Jewel Kilcher,  known professionally as Jewel, has sold tens of millions of records.  The multi-platinum-selling singer and songwriter also co-hosts a successful TV series.  But she is having nothing to do with her family’s latest venture – a low-budget reality show following their off-grid lives.

Her father and siblings are cashing in on her fame by allowing cameras from Discovery TV to follow them as they endure winter off the grid in Alaska. Jewel has not confirmed she is feeling betrayed by their decision to go for the series without her.  She says the roots of the family are more adventuring than ecological:  “”As a kid, we traveled by bush planes to Alaskan native villages. It would drop us off in the night, and dog sleds would pick us up in the village. I was probably about 6 or 7 years old.”

The simply titled, “Alaska: The Last Frontier,” is just the latest in the ever-expanding list of reality TV shows set in Alaska. (more…)

Anyone off-griding in canada?

I’d want to go offgrid at that point in the map, anyone near me?

A quick hello
by MOTORCITYMIGRANTS on JULY 2, 2009 - 6 Comments in EVENTS, OFF-GRID 101

Charlotte and Erron
Charlotte & Erron
Hello to everyone at!

We are new contributors here and are very excited about the opportunity to share our thoughts, experiences and lives with others.

We are a couple who has decided to start the move to being truly off the grid. Some things have already been accomplished. Soon, we will add the few posts we had on our old blog, which will be completely moving here. (more…)

Green Christmas starts here
by NICK ROSEN on DECEMBER 16, 2008 - 0 Comments in COMMUNITY

Now where can I get Green Snow? Its beginning to feel a lot less like Christmas.

As ecological considerations remain high on the agenda, its goodbye to pointless presents and gift wrap, a lighter touch on the table groaning with food, a new set of rules for the blazing log fire,  and a carefully considered decision to go without the traditional tree.

The equation is simple: Christmas is the time of maximum consumption each year. The environment is being damaged by overconsumption.  Therefore Christmas should be about consuming less. (more…)

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