Off The Grid
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Off-grid isn’t a state of mind. It isn’t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Off-grid is the property of a building (generally a home but sometimes even a whole town) that is disconnected from the electricity and the natural gas grid. To live off-grid, therefore, means having to radically re-invent domestic life as we know it, and this is what this book is about: individuals and families who have chosen to live in that dramatically innovative, but also quite old, way of life. This ethnography explores the day-to-day lives of people in each of Canada’s provinces and territories living off the grid. Vannini and Taggart demonstrate how a variety of people, all with different environmental constraints, live away from contemporary civilization. The authors also raise important questions about our social future and whether off-grid living creates an environmentally and culturally sustainable lifestyle practice. These homes are experimental labs for our collective future, an intimate look into unusual contemporary domestic lives, and a call to the rest of us leading ordinary lives to examine what we take for granted. This book is ideal for courses on the environment and sustainability as well as introduction to sociology and introduction to cultural anthropology courses.
Off the Grid confronts the ecological and cultural problems associated with the way we get and use energy, and explains how it is possible to live in a beautifully designed home using much less--no matter where your home is located. Our homes are connected by a nearly invisible grid of infrastructure that binds us together. It is a system of electrical poles, wire, substations, hydroelectric dams, telecommunication towers, and water extraction and sewage systems. From within this system we work, play, and raise families. We have also created one of the greatest environmental challenges known to modern civilization. The signs of our impact upon the world can be recognized in the reports of environmental changes occurring across the earth, and they can also be seen in the growing failures of the energy grids across the world as the current system is stressed beyond its capacity. Technologies that can be used to live off the grid (geothermal energy use, wind turbines, photovoltaic arrays, micro hydropower, rainwater collection and reclamation, and more) are explained as author Lori Ryker shows how to choose and incorporate these sources according to geography and climate. Off the Grid beautifully illustrates that this is not just a concept for rural living; examples of homes that are -off the grid- to varying degrees are found in New York City; Ontario, Canada; Stuttgart, Germany; Belmont, California; Pipe Creek, Texas; Clyde Park, Montana; Twin Lakes, Minnesota; Laytonville, California; Venice, California; and New South Wales, Australia. Off the Grid shows how we can take responsibility for our future choices and conveniences now, and proves that off-the-grid living is a concept that can be easily understood and adopted by everyone, regardless of where you live or how much money you make. Lori Ryker grew up in Texas and has lived and worked in a variety of locations, including Boston, New York City, Portland, and Basel, Switzerland. She now resides in Livingston, Montana, where she teaches in the School of Architecture at Montana State University and is a partner, along with Brett W. Nave, of Ryker/Nave Design. Their work has been published in The House You Build, and Western Interiors and Design. Ryker holds a MArch from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Ph.D. from Texas A & M University. She is the author of Mockbee Coker: Thought and Process.
A look inside the subculture of off-grid living, taking readers across the ideological spectrum and across America 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.
Off Grid Living Sale price. You will save 66% with this offer. Please hurry up! 9 Lessons on How to Live off The Grid and Organize Your Home (off grid living, off grid survival, prepper supplies, cleaning and housework organization) Off Grid Living 9 Lessons on How to Live off The Grid and Survive in the Wild. Grow Your Own Food Source & Become Energy Independent. Part #1 Have you ever wondered what the term ''off the grid'' means? Would you like to know what practical steps you could take to reduce your impact on the environment? Have you considered living an autonomous lifestyle in a self-sufficient home? Do you ever feel as if modern life is causing unnecessary anxiety and that getting back in touch with nature would improve your quality of life? This book considers some of the reasons why people decide to live an Off Grid life, and provides a brief look at some of the aspect of life that need to be re-thought in order to do so. You will learn how to make your home more self-sufficient, how to feed yourself when living Off the Grid, and what some of the main challenges of Off the Grid living include. Topics covered include: Why live an Off the Grid life? Getting the right mindset Preparing to transition to Off Grid living The home Energy and utilities Why to avoid packaged foods, and how to grow your own Food: Foraging and finding Clothing Leisure and Entertainment The biggest challenges and some solutions Organize your home Cleaning and housework organization. Getting rid of clutter now. In what can be an incredibly busy world, you may find yourself wondering how you could make your home life at least a bit easier. What could you do in order to make the most effective use of your time at home and enjoy its aesthetics? This book will guide you in some easy yet effective ways to eliminate clutter and chaos from your home, once and for all!Not to worry! There are some basic solutions you can employ, and this e-book is specifically tailored to help you get organized, feel good about your home and yourself, and focus on what''s most important in your life. These guidelines will save you time, aggravation and all of those unnecessary negative feelings about not being able to find what you need when you need it as well as making your home as appealing and welcoming as possible. Not to mention eliminating questions such as, "Have you seen my backpack?" or "Mom, where are my favorite sneakers?" Here are some of the topics covered in this book: The "Clock" Method of Organization & Cleaning Eliminating Paper Clutter Ways to Organize Your Home Room by Room Download your copy of "Off Grid Living" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button. Tags: off grid, off grid living, off grid survival, off grid living free, living off the grid, survival for beginners, off grid power, off grid living free, off grid magazine, Survival, off grid cooking, off grid eating, off grid home, survival books, preppers survival handbook, preppers survival pantry, Growing Fruits, preppers, prepper''s, preppers survival handbook, prepping on a budget, prepping books, survival books, survival guide bug out bag, Declutter, decluttering, declutter your life, declutter your home, declutter and organize, decluttering your home, declutter your house, minimalism, minimalist, minimalist lifestyle, minimalist budget, minimalism books, Organized, Organization, Declutter, organize, clean, organizing, organize, simplify, save you time, time management, get clutter free life, get rid of clutter, how to declutter, save time, save money, improve your life, clutter busting, time management, homesteading self sufficiency, homesteading animals, homesteaing for beginners, homesteading books basic guide.
Off the Florida coast, Grace MacBride, partner in software company Monkeewrench, thwarts an assassination attempt on a retired FBI agent. A few hours afterward in Minneapolis, a young girl’s throat is slashed. Later that day, two men are killed execution style. Minneapolis Homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth struggle to link the three crimes, but the wave of murders across the country has only just begun. Piece by piece, evidence accumulates, pointing to a suspect—and a motive—that shocks them to the core. It puts the entire Midwest on high alert...and Monkeewrench in the line of fire.
A committed doctor to Vancouver's inner city, nothing fazes Sophie Monroe--until a pregnant teenager shows up at her clinic on Christmas Eve requesting sanctuary and claiming the baby's father is one of the city's most influential businessmen. Sophie is in over her head and thankful when aid shows up in the form of an attorney who's a little too confident and a lot too sexy. Family Law expert Caleb Quinn just wants a date, a chance to prove he isn't the elitist jerk Sophie assumes. Helping deliver a baby is not what he has in mind. But before long protecting a traumatized teenager and her son become his first priority. Even if saving them pits him against the baby's father, a childhood friend. A man who will do anything to keep his dark side private. But justice never comes cheap. Will doing the right thing cost Sophie and Caleb their reputations? Or their lives?
If variety is the spice of life, then you will love these savory meals. Some of these recipes are challenging, and others are a snap. Some are one-pot wonders that leave you only one pot to clean up. The last recipe in this book is a fry bread that you can make quickly and easily.