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http://tinyurl.com/mdwx6y6 The best power is free power. It’s good to have options. I already have the Biolite Stove, so adding a good Solar Power option rounds it out. This charger boasts 14W, 5V output for only $59. Is it worth it? Wellll…..allegedly. When testing a solar panel, it helps to have cooperation from the sun.

http://tinyurl.com/mdwx6y6 Preparedmind101 upgrades the Biolite Stove with the latest new product from Biolite: The Biolite Kettlepot. This outstanding new product not only allows you to boil water, cook, and pour without spillage, but it also doubles as a hard case for the Biolite Stove itself. Don’t resist the pull…you know you want one! Or maybe you don’t….I have no idea what’s going on in your head. It’s still cool though!!

From HGTV, Building an Earthship in Montana.

One of the best and most comprehensive films we have seen about living offgrid. From renewable technology with solar photovoltaics for electricity, to flat plate solar for heating water, battery storage, edible landscaping with wonderful gardens full of fruit, vines and vegetables to the technology of sewage disposal and water filtration, this is a really useful insight into living entirely independently. There is even a section of producing methane gas, building an underground food store and Zilvinas Paludnevicius’ philosophy of zero waste and our crazy disposal, consumer society. He talks about the benefits of yard sales and buying locally too!

This is a beautiful, thought provoking film. We hope you enjoy it.

This is an update of living off the gird. Hope this helps others people living off gird and people thinking about going off gird. These systems can also be used with grid tie systems. please like or comment if you like, or email if you need help. Cut the cord today and start living better. Be safe and live free… I have been living off the grid for over a year now and its working out grate. My next step is to install 1 more wind turbine and around 10 solar panels so that way i am making 2-3 times more power then i use so i can use the extra power to heat my home and still have extra to run my out door spa which would be the dump load side of my system. I use to pay $250 monthly before going off the gird. Thats about $3,000 or more a year.

At 15 Square meters and completely off-grid, Brett Sutherland has constructed a true, tiny house treasure. Packed with unique, space saving design elements, Brett has created a fantastic space to both live and work.

Perhaps best of all, this was all achieved on a budget of NZ$21,000. The Tiny House was constructed on his parents property, and will soon be moved to a friends property in Bethells Beach in Auckland.

This modern tiny house is filled with treasures obtained over a lifetime of adventure, and may just be the ultimate bachelor pad.

As of tonight I am fully off the grid again, in my camper in the forest. You can read a bit more here: http://www.thediyworld.com/blog/?p=1147

I have been staying in a cottage on the property while moving into the off grid camper, which took me 5 months on grueling work. I had to hand carry boxes through the forest to the camper one at a time. Now I am finished and staying in the camper from now on.