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Dustoffer
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I suppose camping is one way to be off grid for a short while, at least in one spot.  Usually rules make it so it can only be for so long.

The main thing about off-grid.net is alternative power systems.  Alternative building materials, gardening, greenhouses, living more simply and greener, are all part of it.  Some have no alternative power, live in little framed shacks or pre-fab metal buildings, vans, or old farm houses.

I wonder if there are any web sites devoted to camping type of off grid permanently.  Usually that is more for people who are not connected to the internet, or unable to afford to live any other way(i.e. from overpopulation’s effects).

To me, there is a big difference between being an off-grid green living person versus living out of a tent or vehicle, or in a non-eco house.  Design Principles
1) Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling(or geothermal, all with thermal mass)
2) Solar & Wind Electricity(or other non-emissions power)
3) Contained Sewage Treatment(septic system or community septic, both with composting)
4) Building with Natural &
Recycled Materials (along with super insulation)
5) Water Harvesting (rainwater and recycling systems)
6) Food Production (inside and outside gardens, aquaculture, and small animal husbandry)