OFF GRID LIVING
OFF-GRID LIVING
OFF THE GRID LIVING




OFF GRID

5 THINGS YOU NEED TO LIVE OFF THE GRID

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OFF GRID
OFF-GRID
OFF THE GRID




Off-the-grid is a system and lifestyle designed to help people function
without the support of remote infrastructure, such as an electrical grid.
In electricity, off-grid can be stand-alone power system or mini-grids
typically to provide a smaller community with electricity. Off-grid
electrification is an approach to access electricity used in countries
and areas with little access to electricity, due to scattered or distant
population.

The term off-the-grid (OTG) can refer to living in a self-sufficient manner
without reliance on one or more public utilities. People who adopt this
lifestyle are called off-gridders.



Off-the-grid
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off-the-grid



Sustainable Development
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Sustainable_development




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WHAT ARE THE
FIVE THINGS YOU NEED
TO LIVE OFF THE GRID?




For some, the idea of doing without municipal services is a nightmare.
For others, itís the culmination of a long-held dream. Living off the
grid means itís just you and nature existing harmoniously side-by-side.
No building codes, no dependency on the power grid, no monthly payment
to the trash collection service. If you currently live in a home that
depends upon the energy grid, itís not just a matter of snipping the
wires. It requires resourcefulness and the ability to adapt to an
unfamiliar way of life. Five things top the list of what you need make
it in your new off-grid lifestyle.



The Right Mindset

A spirit of independence and a commitment to a sustainable lifestyle is
required to make a successful go of off-grid living. You wonít escape
society entirely; even self-sufficient residents pay property taxes.
Living off grid means different things to different people. Some want
modern conveniences and large power-generating stations. Others are
happier taking a step back in time and living with rustic forms of
heating and food storage. Going off-grid can be an expensive proposition
if you try to replace all the modern amenities you now have. If you donít
mind hard work, sacrifice and jack rabbits as your nearest neighbors, an
off-gird lifestyle might be in your future.



The Right Site

The best spot for an off-grid home is in a remote region where building
codes donít apply. This doesnít mean you have to buy an isolated lot at the
top of a rugged mountain. Look for sparsely populated counties in regions
where you like the climate and scenery. A quick call to the county building
authority will determine whether restrictive codes and covenants exist. You
need legal access as well. During the purchase of the land, make sure you
will always have a legal right to use any existing roads, paths or waterways
to reach your land.



Power Generation System

With todayís alternate power technology, off-grid residents can generate their
own electricity, but power systems can be expensive and they require the use of
large batteries for energy storage. A sustainable power source depends upon the
geography of the lot. High trees can block the wind, making a wind turbine
unsuitable, and southern exposure is necessary to power a solar system. To use
hydropower, the lot must have an all-season river or creek. On a calm or cloudy
day, wind and solar systems wonít produce energy. Running the refrigerator,
water heater and stove on propane, and using wood to produce heat, will conserve
electricity. Itís also a good idea to invest in a backup generator. Through 2016
and maybe longer, taxpayers can receive an energy credit when filing their income
taxes for installing some types of renewable energy systems.



Water Collection System

A site with a reliable water supply is essential to off-grid living, and buyers can
stipulate finding potable water on the property as a contingency of their land-buying
contract. A drilled water well is standard and requires the use of a pump and a large
collection tank for water storage. Wells used for drinking water should be regularly
tested and treated, if necessary, to ensure water safety. Rain barrels can supplement
supply, especially for gardening needs, or depending on your location's annual rainfall,
provide most or all of the water for household needs. Collecting water from a nearby
stream sounds simple, but the risk of contamination from animal feces, bacteria and other
pollutants necessitates the use of water filtration and purification systems, which might
require additional solar power units to operate.



Waste Disposal System

Even in areas without building codes, youíll probably run into sewage regulations.
Indiscriminately disposing of waste isnít healthy for anyone and most local health
departments, in addition to the Environmental Protection Agency, require safe waste
disposal. Allowable off-grid options include septic tanks with buried leach fields
and open-air lagoon pits. Composting toilets are acceptable in many regions. Personal
septic systems require ongoing maintenance and inspections to keep them functioning
correctly.



What Are the Five Things You Need to Live Off the Grid?
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/five-things-need-live-off-grid-79744.html



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SECTION 3



OFF GRID LIVING
OFF-GRID LIVING
OFF THE GRID LIVING
LINKS




5 Techniques To Preserve Meat In The Wild You Should Practice
http://www.bioprepper.com/2017/02/10/5-techniques-preserve-meat-wild-practice/

10 Lessons from Living Life Off the Grid
http://www.alternet.org/environment/10-lessons-living-life-grid

12 Things You Should Have at Home in Case of a Hurricane
http://inhabitat.com/nyc/12-things-you-should-have-at-home-in-case-of-a-hurricane/

16 Survival Foods You Should Always Keep In Your House
http://snip.ly/20iub#https://www.littlethings.com/survival-food-list/

1001 Pallets
https://www.1001pallets.com/

AROUND THE CABIN
http://aroundthecabin.com/

Awesome Stuff 365
http://awesomestuff365.com/

Backdoor Survival
https://www.backdoorsurvival.com/

Bulk Apothecary
http://www.bulkapothecary.com/

Budget 101
http://www.budget101.com/

Common Sense Homesteading
http://commonsensehome.com/



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ehow
http://www.ehow.com/

Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water
https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/emergency-disinfection-drinking-water

Generating Off-Grid Power
http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/generating-off-grid-power-the-four-best-ways.html

Green T
http://zerowastegreent.com/

Green Matters
http://www.greenmatters.com/

A Guide to the Development of on-Site Sanitation
http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/hygiene/envsan/onsitesan.pdf

Happy Preppers
http://www.happypreppers.com/

House And Family Tips
http://houseandfamilytips.com/

How To Live Off Grid Successfully
http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2016/09/12/how-to-live-off-grid-successfully/

How To Prepare And Preserve Your Meat For Long Periods Of Time
http://www.survivalonline101.com/long-forgotten-secret-helped-ancestors-preserve-meat/

How Living Off the Grid Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/living-off-the-grid.htm



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How to Disappear (almost) Completely: living off the grid
https://www.engadget.com/2014/07/07/how-to-disappear-completely-part-three/

How to Live off the Grid
http://www.wikihow.com/Live-off-the-Grid

How to LIVE OFF-GRID
http://oureverydaylife.com/live-offgrid-2361974.html

InspectAPedia
http://inspectapedia.com/

Instructables
http://www.instructables.com/

Learning And Yearning
http://learningandyearning.com/

life off the grid
http://westtexasweekly.com/field-lab-john-wells/

Little Things
https://www.littlethings.com/

living off-grid
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/interview-doug-fine-200803.html

Living Off-grid
http://www.moneylessmanifesto.org/book/living-off-grid/

Living Off the Grid
http://www.off-grid.net/



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Natural Therapy
http://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/

Off Grid Magazine
https://www.offgridweb.com/

Off Grid Net
https://www.off-grid.net/

Off The Grid News
http://www.offthegridnews.com/

Off The Grid News
http://www.offthegridnews.com/

Off Grid Survival
http://offgridsurvival.com/

Old Farmers Almanac
http://www.almanac.com/

Off Grid World
http://offgridworld.com

Pioneer Thinking
http://pioneerthinking.com/

Potential Sanitation Solutions During an Emergency Response
https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/global/sanitation/sanitation-emergency-response.html

The Prepper Journal
http://www.theprepperjournal.com/



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The Prepper Project
http://theprepperproject.com/

Preparedness Mama.com/
http://preparednessmama.com/

Rootsy
https://rootsy.org/

Rural Living Today
http://rurallivingtoday.com/rural-living/

Savvy Homemade
https://www.savvyhomemade.com/

Shareable
http://shareably.co/

Storage Prepper News
http://www.storageprepper.com/

The Survivalist Blog
http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/

The Survival Mom
http://thesurvivalmom.com/

The Survival University
https://www.thesurvivaluniversity.com/

Survivopedia
http://www.survivopedia.com/



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Thrifty Fun
http://www.thriftyfun.com/

Tip Junkie
https://tipjunkie.com/

Tips and Tricks
https://www.tips-and-tricks.co/

Toilets for Health (Sanitation)
http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/New_Where_There_Is_No_Doctor:Toilets_for_Health_(Sanitation)

Vela Creations
http://velacreations.com

Voguishh
https://voguishh.com/

Water
http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/water

Water Liberty
https://www.waterliberty.com/

The Water Project
https://thewaterproject.org/

Wellness Mama
https://wellnessmama.com/



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Hesperian Health Guides
http://hesperian.org/




How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/




How It Works Magazine
https://www.howitworksdaily.com/




VisiHow
http://visihow.com/Main_Page




VisiHow
http://visihow.com/Main_Page




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How Products Are Made
http://www.madehow.com/




World Economic Forum
https://www.weforum.org/




Inhabitat
http://inhabitat.com/




The Encyclopedia of Life
http://eol.org/




Biokids
http://www.biokids.umich.edu/




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WATER
http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/




APPROPEDIA
SUSTAINABILITY
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

http://www.appropedia.org/




Society for Freshwater Science
http://www.freshwater-science.org/default.aspx




The Plant Encyclopedia
http://theplantencyclopedia.org/wiki/Main_Page




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The Self Sufficient Living
http://theselfsufficientliving.com/




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