Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Mo dern America (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 27, 2010 - Nature - 304 pages
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Inside the subculture of off-grid living

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.
  

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User Review  - bibliosk8er - LibraryThing

Just finished this book.First, let me say it is a strangely structured book, jumping all over the country to visit and discuss off-gridders in many locations. Perhaps this would have made more sense ... Read full review

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User Review  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

I was just about to say exactly what schatzi said. I was interested in hearing the stories of all the different variety of off-gridders, but Rosen spoiled the trip for me. He had something off-color ... Read full review

Contents

JOINING THE FREEDOM MOVEMENT
DAWN OF THE GRID
DOWNHOME ELECTRIC COOPS
THE EDISON ELECTRIC INSTITUTE
CENTRAL WATER AND CONFLICT
FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING
NO NAME KEY
NO MATH ISLAND
LOCAL CURRENCIES AND CAR SEX
MAXS POT
THE SULTAN OF SCROUNGE
THE LAST AMERICAN MAN
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
HOWLING IN THE WOODS
THE NEOPAGANS

WRITER IN THE WOODS
THE POLITE ANARCHISTS
VIRTUAL SPRINGFIELD
A WALDEN WEDDING
THE WILD WILD WEST
A SAD TALE
ANTINUCLEAR FAMILY
RANCH STYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS
A BETTER LIFE
GENIUS OR CHARLATAN?
THIS WAY MADNESS LIES
THE MOUNTAIN HERMIT
THE GIFT ECONOMY
SACRAMENTO STORIES
TAKE BACK THE LAND
RAINBOW PEOPLENO2ID
POTGROWING NEIGHBORS
THE VALLEY GIRL
BUILDING WITHOUT A PERMIT
THE NONIDENTITY
LIFES A BEACH
THE BUGOUT PALACE
ONLY DISCONNECT
WHY IT MATTERS
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