Off-grid

Dozens of Japanese cities and towns quietly go off-grid

Dozens of cities and towns in Japan have quietly shifted from traditional utility-based grid power system to a more local, resilient model of …

Self-sufficiency

Winnebago Revel

With on-demand 4WD and a standard solar power system, the Winnebago Revel is both off-road and off-grid. It's built on a 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, …

Shopping

Welcome to Weedville: Pot Grower Buys Entire US Town to Create ‘Cannabis-Friendly’ Off-Grid City – New Earth Media

A revolutionary new vision has just been set in motion to create a cannabis friendly town that will be energy independent. Welcome to …

Cannabis

The Tassie winery where you can drink wine and charge your electric car

It is not often you can pull into a winery to charge your car and fill your glass at the same time, but at Moores Hill winery at Sidmouth in northern …

Renewable Energy

EGEB: Not illegal to offgrid in Florida; British coal dead; World’s largest solar thermal $3.9B; more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>Want solar panels? You still have to pay Florida – This article is wrong regarding going off grid. It is NOT illegal to go off grid in Florida – and you don’t necessarily have to …

Self-sufficiency

Portable Lithium Power Goes Truck Camping

Share Email Comments<p>Truck Camper Magazine experiments with a Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium portable power station and weighs the impact of lithium …

Campers

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for September 18, 2017

Toronto-Montreal corridor among finalists for hyperloop competition; Living nearly off the grid in Riverdale; What is the Kirby GO station and why …

Toronto Film Festival

Off-Grid Water Preparedness - Homesteading and Livestock

Obtaining water off the grid is one of the most valuable activities on any self-sustainable homestead. The value of water is so important that …

Self-sufficiency

Off-grid trial gives WA farming community cheaper, more reliable power

An off-grid power trial is exceeding farmers' expectations, and the technology has the potential to save West Australian taxpayers hundreds of …

Australian News

Off-Grid Electrification Financing Is Failing

For all of the excitement about using solar power to bring electricity to the more than 1 billion rural poor worldwide living without it, big picture …

Renewable Energy

Finding land for a tiny house just became a whole lot easier

Kiwis are offering up their land for tiny home buyers to move their portable houses on in temporary and permanent deals.A new website, Landshare has …

Housing

How to use your watch as a compass | GrindTV.com

<i>This story was originally published on OFFGRID. Words by Patrick McCarthy.</i><p>The sun is essential to survival, and not just because its presence keeps …

Astronomy

Living nearly off the grid in Riverdale

It’s hard to go off the grid on a residential Riverdale street, but Rolf Paloheimo has managed for two decades.<p>With no hookup to municipal water or …

Canadian News

Sex robots and 'off-grid' parents: the worst, weirdest This Morning guests

Ruth Langsford

How Off-Grid Renewable Energy Came To The Rescue In India's Flood Zones

Recently, deadly floods in India and South Asia and powerful storms in United States knocked out power to millions. But when people’s lives are thrown into chaos by devastating natural disaster, using alternative energy source may not seem like an obvious response. However, since energy grids are …

Renewable Energy

How To Store Potatoes For 20-Plus Years

Image source: Pixabay.com<p>Extending the shelf life of root vegetables like potatoes has been practiced for centuries as a method to enjoy the harvest …

Self-sufficiency

Going Off Grid in Colorado

<i>Fall is a beautiful time for active travel, and of course, there’s really no better time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. One of the best ways to</i> …

Colorado

No power, but radioactive–!

My CommRadio CR-1a, with an internal lithium battery, is the perfect off-grid radio companion.<p>Monday night, the remnants of Hurricane Irma moved …

Hurricane Irma

The Way We Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever

Batteries are everywhere these days: in our iPhones, toothbrushes, vacuum cleaners, and electric cars. But batteries—really big batteries—are just …

Business

The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever

The age of batteries is just getting started. In the latest episode of our animated series, Sooner Than You Think, Bloomberg’s Tom Randall does the …

Renewable Energy

Aiming at Entry-Level AR-15s for Survivalists

In This Article<p>Advantages<br>• Disadvantages<br>• Buy It<br>• Build It<br>• Turnkey<br>• Conclusion<br>• Bought<br>• Built<br>• Turnkey<br>• Dry Storage<br>• Tool Kit

Self-sufficiency

Off-grid family branded 'feral' after child peed on This Morning are being evicted from home

Laid-back parents Adele Allen and Matt claimed they are being turfed out of their flat because of neighbours' complaints about a 'wet buggy.'<p>The …

Parenting

Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining Could Be a Very Profitable Business Model

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are now a major business, with the global market capitalization of these coins exceeding $170 billion at their …

Renewable Energy

Innovation by Design Awards 2017

Honorable Mentions<p>003<p>A new LED light from Plumen that emits a soft, warm glow.<p>See Credits<p>Abode DIY Security System<p>A simple, affordable home security system, consisting of a hub, a motion-detecting camera, two door and window sensors, a key fob, and a mobile app, all wireless and easy to assemble …

Bang & Olufsen

The Easy Way To Grow Lemon Trees Indoors

Image source: Pixabay.com<p>Local lemons can be hard to come by unless you live in an area with a year-round warm climate like California or Florida. …

Plants

13 Off-the-Grid Getaways

Travel<p>Top 20 Wellness Retreats<p>Travel<p>20 Affordable Romantic Retreats<p>Travel<p>17 Great Snowy Getaways<p>Travel<p>42 Best Cabin Getaways<p>Limited-time …

Travel

The Ultimate Off-Grid, Waterproof, Protective iPhone 7 Case: SnowLizard's SLXtreme

I've been a fan of the SnowLizard SLXtreme ($129.99) solar-charging, waterproof, and ruggedly protective iPhone cases for many years now, going back to the company's earliest days on Kickstarter. Over the years I've called upon these protective iPhone cases for some of my most extreme outdoor and …

Gear & Gadgets

Sheep farm deep in Iceland's fjords transformed into luxury off-grid retreat

A sheep farm tucked into the mountainous landscape of Iceland’s Troll Peninsula has been transformed into the stunning Deplar Farm resort. Surrounded …

Iceland

Off the grid and away from the grind in western Maine’s Huts and Trails

KINGFIELD, Maine — Blue sky broke through the fir and spruce as we pedaled up the rocky path cut through thick forest. It was a gorgeous, warm …

Denver

MARCH OF CRIME

The founding member of the Murder-by-Month club is at it again.Mira James, who ekes out a meager living as a reporter, librarian, and wannabe private …