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Off-grid isn’t a state of mind. It isn’t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Off-grid is the property of a building (generally a home but sometimes even a whole town) that is disconnected from the electricity and the natural gas grid. To live off-grid, therefore, means having to radically re-invent domestic life as we know it, and this is what this book is about: individuals and families who have chosen to live in that dramatically innovative, but also quite old, way of life. This ethnography explores the day-to-day lives of people in each of Canada’s provinces and territories living off the grid. Vannini and Taggart demonstrate how a variety of people, all with different environmental constraints, live away from contemporary civilization. The authors also raise important questions about our social future and whether off-grid living creates an environmentally and culturally sustainable lifestyle practice. These homes are experimental labs for our collective future, an intimate look into unusual contemporary domestic lives, and a call to the rest of us leading ordinary lives to examine what we take for granted. This book is ideal for courses on the environment and sustainability as well as introduction to sociology and introduction to cultural anthropology courses.
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Off the Grid confronts the ecological and cultural problems associated with the way we get and use energy, and explains how it is possible to live in a beautifully designed home using much less--no matter where your home is located. Our homes are connected by a nearly invisible grid of infrastructure that binds us together. It is a system of electrical poles, wire, substations, hydroelectric dams, telecommunication towers, and water extraction and sewage systems. From within this system we work, play, and raise families. We have also created one of the greatest environmental challenges known to modern civilization. The signs of our impact upon the world can be recognized in the reports of environmental changes occurring across the earth, and they can also be seen in the growing failures of the energy grids across the world as the current system is stressed beyond its capacity. Technologies that can be used to live off the grid (geothermal energy use, wind turbines, photovoltaic arrays, micro hydropower, rainwater collection and reclamation, and more) are explained as author Lori Ryker shows how to choose and incorporate these sources according to geography and climate. Off the Grid beautifully illustrates that this is not just a concept for rural living; examples of homes that are -off the grid- to varying degrees are found in New York City; Ontario, Canada; Stuttgart, Germany; Belmont, California; Pipe Creek, Texas; Clyde Park, Montana; Twin Lakes, Minnesota; Laytonville, California; Venice, California; and New South Wales, Australia. Off the Grid shows how we can take responsibility for our future choices and conveniences now, and proves that off-the-grid living is a concept that can be easily understood and adopted by everyone, regardless of where you live or how much money you make. Lori Ryker grew up in Texas and has lived and worked in a variety of locations, including Boston, New York City, Portland, and Basel, Switzerland. She now resides in Livingston, Montana, where she teaches in the School of Architecture at Montana State University and is a partner, along with Brett W. Nave, of Ryker/Nave Design. Their work has been published in The House You Build, and Western Interiors and Design. Ryker holds a MArch from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Ph.D. from Texas A & M University. She is the author of Mockbee Coker: Thought and Process.
A look inside the subculture of off-grid living, taking readers across the ideological spectrum and across America Written by a leading authority on living off the grid, this is a fascinating and timely look at one of the fastest growing movements in America. In researching the stories that would become Off the Grid, Nick Rosen traveled from one end of the United States to the other, spending time with all kinds of individuals and families striving to live their lives the way they want to-free from dependence on municipal power and amenities, and free from the inherent dependence on the government and its far-reaching arms. While the people profiled may not have a lot in common in terms of their daily lives or their personal background, what they do share is an understanding of how unique their lives are, and how much effort and determination is required to maintain the lifestyle in the face of modern America's push toward connectivity and development.
Off Grid Living Sale price. You will save 66% with this offer. Please hurry up! 9 Lessons on How to Live off The Grid and Organize Your Home (off grid living, off grid survival, prepper supplies, cleaning and housework organization) Off Grid Living 9 Lessons on How to Live off The Grid and Survive in the Wild. Grow Your Own Food Source & Become Energy Independent. Part #1 Have you ever wondered what the term ''off the grid'' means? Would you like to know what practical steps you could take to reduce your impact on the environment? Have you considered living an autonomous lifestyle in a self-sufficient home? Do you ever feel as if modern life is causing unnecessary anxiety and that getting back in touch with nature would improve your quality of life? This book considers some of the reasons why people decide to live an Off Grid life, and provides a brief look at some of the aspect of life that need to be re-thought in order to do so. You will learn how to make your home more self-sufficient, how to feed yourself when living Off the Grid, and what some of the main challenges of Off the Grid living include. Topics covered include: Why live an Off the Grid life? Getting the right mindset Preparing to transition to Off Grid living The home Energy and utilities Why to avoid packaged foods, and how to grow your own Food: Foraging and finding Clothing Leisure and Entertainment The biggest challenges and some solutions Organize your home Cleaning and housework organization. Getting rid of clutter now. In what can be an incredibly busy world, you may find yourself wondering how you could make your home life at least a bit easier. What could you do in order to make the most effective use of your time at home and enjoy its aesthetics? This book will guide you in some easy yet effective ways to eliminate clutter and chaos from your home, once and for all!Not to worry! There are some basic solutions you can employ, and this e-book is specifically tailored to help you get organized, feel good about your home and yourself, and focus on what''s most important in your life. These guidelines will save you time, aggravation and all of those unnecessary negative feelings about not being able to find what you need when you need it as well as making your home as appealing and welcoming as possible. Not to mention eliminating questions such as, "Have you seen my backpack?" or "Mom, where are my favorite sneakers?" Here are some of the topics covered in this book: The "Clock" Method of Organization & Cleaning Eliminating Paper Clutter Ways to Organize Your Home Room by Room Download your copy of "Off Grid Living" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button. Tags: off grid, off grid living, off grid survival, off grid living free, living off the grid, survival for beginners, off grid power, off grid living free, off grid magazine, Survival, off grid cooking, off grid eating, off grid home, survival books, preppers survival handbook, preppers survival pantry, Growing Fruits, preppers, prepper''s, preppers survival handbook, prepping on a budget, prepping books, survival books, survival guide bug out bag, Declutter, decluttering, declutter your life, declutter your home, declutter and organize, decluttering your home, declutter your house, minimalism, minimalist, minimalist lifestyle, minimalist budget, minimalism books, Organized, Organization, Declutter, organize, clean, organizing, organize, simplify, save you time, time management, get clutter free life, get rid of clutter, how to declutter, save time, save money, improve your life, clutter busting, time management, homesteading self sufficiency, homesteading animals, homesteaing for beginners, homesteading books basic guide.
Off the Florida coast, Grace MacBride, partner in software company Monkeewrench, thwarts an assassination attempt on a retired FBI agent. A few hours afterward in Minneapolis, a young girl’s throat is slashed. Later that day, two men are killed execution style. Minneapolis Homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth struggle to link the three crimes, but the wave of murders across the country has only just begun. Piece by piece, evidence accumulates, pointing to a suspect—and a motive—that shocks them to the core. It puts the entire Midwest on high alert...and Monkeewrench in the line of fire.
A committed doctor to Vancouver's inner city, nothing fazes Sophie Monroe--until a pregnant teenager shows up at her clinic on Christmas Eve requesting sanctuary and claiming the baby's father is one of the city's most influential businessmen. Sophie is in over her head and thankful when aid shows up in the form of an attorney who's a little too confident and a lot too sexy. Family Law expert Caleb Quinn just wants a date, a chance to prove he isn't the elitist jerk Sophie assumes. Helping deliver a baby is not what he has in mind. But before long protecting a traumatized teenager and her son become his first priority. Even if saving them pits him against the baby's father, a childhood friend. A man who will do anything to keep his dark side private. But justice never comes cheap. Will doing the right thing cost Sophie and Caleb their reputations? Or their lives?
If variety is the spice of life, then you will love these savory meals. Some of these recipes are challenging, and others are a snap. Some are one-pot wonders that leave you only one pot to clean up. The last recipe in this book is a fry bread that you can make quickly and easily.
When an elite special ops team recruits him to help defeat a domestic terror cell in Wyoming's Red Desert in exchange for expunging his criminal record, Nate Romanowski, assisted by Joe Pickett, discovers a sinister agenda behind the operation.
This thought-provoking book is about the use of solar energy at our home. It is about a solution to the countrys most urgent problempower shortage. The book details basic principles, usage, and current development and growth of solar energy in India and around the world, with add-on chapters about other renewables, climate change, energy efficiency, green buildings, electrical vehicles, etc. We are proud to present this first-of-its-kind book to be published in India. Even though a few publications in the subject are available today, most are pure technical for a niche segment. This book is now unique in India with its broad range of interesting subjects of mass appeal related to deployment of solar energy, its importance in our daily life, and other related topics and happenings. The introductory chapter of the book looks into the history of solar energy. The next couple of chapters get more specific on solar energy and its usage. The amazing range of products that work on solar energy, which gives us an alternative to grid power, is briefed here next. The next section of the book talks about climate change, its impact on our ecology, and an exhaustive list of organizations working to combat climate change. This is followed by the solar energy utilization around the world. Indias power requirements is then followed by the status of solar power in India, the aggressive action plan of the government of India, a serious look on why to minimize the use of grid power, and then tips for selecting and installing the right solar system for your use. The wonderful concept of the worlds first carbon-neutral city comes next, followed by a chapter on the importance of energy efficiency. The world of renewables has an astonishing range of power-generation techniques, and this is detailed in the next chapter. This is followed by the chapter on green buildings. The main book comes to a landing with a chapter on one of the most promising conceptelectric vehicles. This book on contemporary science and its imminent use is a well-thought-out and prepared collection of useful information for every discerning reader to enjoy reading and improve his/her knowledge on the subject.
Off the Grid Living - Survival and Prepping Guide Table of Contents Introduction: Considerations Before Getting into Off the Grid Living: You Should Have a Conservation Mind-Set: Energy Conservation: Selection of an Appropriate Site and Location Along With Proper Design and Building Specification: Generation of Your Own Source of Power: Availability of Water Resource: Waste Management: What is Off the Grid Living? Alternative Energy Sources: Solar Energy Resources: a) The Mechanism of Solar Power: b) Installation of Solar Panels and Power Generation Equipment: Wind Energy: a) The Turbines: b) The Towers: c) Mechanism of the Wind Power Generator: The Hybrid System: Water and Sewer Off Grid: Using Your Own Produce and Resources: Augmenting Home Energy: Use of Propane Gas: Tankless Water Heaters: Solar Water Heater: Power Generators: Fire Places and Wood Burning Stoves: Building Techniques for Cooling and Warming of House: How to Do Financial and Cash Management Factor into This? Conclusion: Author Bio Publisher Introduction: People at large are fed up with the water, gas, electricity, sewer and many other bills that knock on their doors month after month without any break or relief. Everyone wants to get rid of such a lifestyle where you are dependent on these artificial things to survive. In many instances, people become so addicted and dependent on them that it becomes difficult and sometimes even impossible to survive without them. People spend all their lives working hard to earn a decent living and income, but the utility bills drain most of these hard earned funds. What if there was a way they could get out of this routine of bill payments and frustration. Going “Off the Grid” is the answer to such problems. All you have to do is produce your own resources and energy. This is why more and more people are turning towards this greener and environment-friendly way of living. The phenomenon of living with less is something that is everyone seeks. The idea of living with less has been described by Thoreau in Walden. Human lives have become very artificial and technical. There are a number of manmade technologies that we are now dependent upon. In many cases, our survival has become impossible without the presence of these human technologies. Our lives have become robotic like science fiction movies. There is a gadget for every activity and function. There are times in everyone’s lives where we want to have a reprieve from these gadgets and technological wonders. This is when people rush towards the great wilderness and outdoors where the living is still natural and untouched by human evolution. You do not rely on utility services and manmade resources out in nature. There are many people in the world who want adopt this way of living in the natural habitat for their entire lives. They want to abandon the urban lifestyle and artificial way of living and move to the wilderness to have a close encounter with the natural resources and habitats of the world. As per the statistics of various official sources, in the United States alone, more than 200,000 people are adopting this way of living in natural conditions. It is also known as “Off the Grid Living” lifestyle. They have said goodbye and farewell to community municipal services and have decided to face the challenges that are accompanied from this freedom from various types of utility services.
A guide for the modern homesteader, this book covers energy efficiency, finding and pumping your own water, keeping chickens, goats, bees, and other critters, and much more from a practical hands-on perspective.
"Get out! Get out now!" is J. David Cox's advice to city dwellers. If you're thinking of moving off the grid you'll learn from Dave how it feels. Sometimes practical, often philosophical, you'll learn things you won't hear elsewhere. Settle back and enjoy Dave's unique, personal, and, in this book, more serious approach, to life off the grid. Also by J. David Cox: OUR LIFE OFF THE GRID - An Urban Couple Goes Feral. Nominated for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humor, this is the story of Dave and his wife Sally's journey from a white collar urbanite life to living off the grid on a remote island.
Kilauea's smoldering lava fields—a unique place to bury the bodies A scrap of cloth fluttering in the wind leads Hilo police Chief Detective Koa Kane to the tortured remains of an unfortunate soul left to burn in the path of an advancing lava flow. For Koa, it's the second gruesome homicide of the day, and he soon discovers the murders are linked. These grisly crimes on Hawai‘i's Big Island could rewrite history—or cost Chief Detective Koa Kane his career. The dead, a reclusive couple living off the grid, turn out to be mysterious fugitives. The CIA, the Chinese government, and the Defense Intelligence Agency attempt to thwart Koa's investigation and obscure the victims' true identities. Undeterred by mounting political pressure, Koa pursues the truth only to find himself drawn into a web of international intrigue. While Koa investigates, the Big Island scrambles to prepare for the biggest and most explosive political rally in its history. Despite police resources stretched to the breaking point, Koa uncovers a government conspiracy so shocking its exposure topples senior officials far beyond Hawai‘i's shores. Perfect for fans of James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux
Are you tired of the rat race and want to get away from it all? Are you tired of giving so much of your paycheck to utility companies? Tired of the local government telling you what you can and can't do with your own property? Maybe you just want to live a minimalist lifestyle and leave a smaller footprint. For a lot of people, getting off the grid is the answer. In How to Get off The Grid and Survive, I show you what you need to do to prepare for life off the grid. This is a beginner's guide and will help you answer the big question Can I make it off grid without starving or going crazy? People like their electronics - cell phones, computers, video games, etc. Giving them up is easier than you think. But with careful planning, you can have some electronics. What you'll learn: - How to choose the right property - What supplies you'll need - How to wean yourself off tech reliance - Skills you'll want to be good with - How to get food and water And more! I have an extra section at the end describing the easiest crops to grow and the most useful crops. Scroll up and click "Add to Cart" to start your journey.
One family's journey from a comfortable life in the city to living sustainably off the grid in a century-old farmhouse.
Have you imagined living off the grid? Do you wonder what is like living off the grid? Do you want to live off the grid? If you are, then this is the book that you are looking for! Imagine living off the grid, afar from the city with stress free and calm environment that will lead you to peaceful life. Imagine living off the grid with minimal knowledge about it, but able to do so like an experienced one. In this modern world, with the earths limited resources quickly disappearing due to our increasing demand for more of everything, many of us see the eventuality being that these resources will run out, whether it is a decade or a century from now, it is commonly accepted that it will happen. Aside from being passionate and committed to self-sufficient living, this is the main reason why those who live off grid have turned to this way of life. You will be equipped with 12 Essential Must Learned Knowledge about living off the grid that will help you live a peaceful and meaningful experience living off the grid. In Off The Grid: A How-To Guide To Simplify Your Life, you will discover: What is Off the Grid Living? Getting Started Choosing the Right Property Basic Supplies Prepping Homesteading Alternative Energy and Utility Resources Electricity (Off-grid solar powers) Water Collection and Storage Water Treatment Raising Animals Food Sources Living off The Grid is for any individual who needs to get independent and living off the lattice isn't something for the cowardly; it requires energy, difficult work and sense of responsibility. Notwithstanding, the feeling of accomplishment that originates from living off the land is the thing that makes a huge number of Americans go to along these lines of life consistently. In spite of the fact that individuals live off matrix for various individual reasons, one thing that everybody shares for all intents and purpose is the longing to get away from the framework. Each and everyone of us has its different reasons why they choose or would want to live off the grid If you do decide to move off-grid, the first decisions that you make can often be the most important. Firstly, many people think about where to live. This can mean looking at buying land or even deciding to stay in your existing home whilst making off-grid improvements. In making your first decision this book will be a very big help in making the right decision. Off the grid communities are becoming increasingly popular for those who are new to the idea of self-sufficient, and environmentally friendly living. Don't waste a very precious time of yours as your opportunity is a right click away! this is the right time to become one of them. Grab your copy of "OFF THE GRID: A HOW-TO GUIDE TO SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE: THE BASICS, ACTIONABLE TIPS, AND RESOURCES THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO START AN OFF THE GRID LIFESTYLE" today for you to be equipped with basic knowledge in living off the grid and start your new and beautiful life!