Living Off the Grid: A Simple Guide to Creating and Maintaining a Self-Reliant Supply of Energy, Water, Shelter, and More

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Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., Nov 17, 2008 - House & Home - 288 pages
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In daily life, we can take control of the resources and services we depend on. Electricity and energy don’t have to come off the public utility grid—alternatives abound in solar, wind, and water generated power. Design decisions can drastically affect power consumption, and bio-diesel and alternative fuels can help break the oil habit. Dave Black describes alternatives for eco-pimping your home and lifestyle for independence, economy, and a more integrated way of life. Equally valuable for the urban dweller vaguely concerned about the size of his or her carbon footprint and the rural self-sufficiency enthusiast, Living Off the Grid can help anyone take control of his or her life and way of living.
 

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Emergency planning consultant Black (What To Do When the Shit Hits the Fan) defines "living off the grid" as "a state or degree of self-sufficiency with minimal reliance on public utilities ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 4
67
Chapter 5
121
Chapter 6
151
Chapter 7
165
Chapter 9
183
Appendix 2
203
Appendix 5
231
Index
265
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