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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