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  1. Self-sufficient community living in the UK - Is anyone of you living off-grid or planning to do so in 2014?

    There have been a number of threads on the topic of going off-grid and stepping out of the rat race, but as far as I'm aware, none of them was...

    Started by Spirithorse, 28th December 2013 00:46
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    9th January 2014 22:20 Go to last post
  2. Thumbs up A Trip to Ecuador -- Visiting Bill and the Ground Crew

    Where's Bill Ryan? Found him! :) Somehow, someway, and against all odds (or so it seemed) -- I finally made my way to Ecuador to visit Bill and...

    Started by Jeffrey, 31st January 2014 03:49
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  3. A major must-archive directory of off-grid 'how-to' information

    ------- From this page: http://rethinksurvival.com/how-to-knowledge-base/#safety-security FOOD AND WATER “HOW TO” POSTS

    Started by Bill Ryan, 3rd February 2014 16:39
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  4. Living Off the Grid - Survival Techniques

    Whether it be from earth changes, solar flares or political and social upheavals, I believe we should begin preparing for living off the grid. There...

    Started by yiolas, 21st March 2010 01:52
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    3rd May 2013 07:59 Go to last post
  5. Banana Girl: the controversial Aussie who's moved to Ecuador and is now a vegan in the jungle

    Hi, All: this is interesting. Our very own Debra knows Banana Girl's mother, and we've just been talking about her at length. She's somewhere in...

    Started by Bill Ryan, 22nd July 2018 14:05
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    16th September 2019 22:29 Go to last post
  6. Small simple technologies that are awesome

    The Wonderbag just came to my attention. It is an age old technology (heat retention cooking) re-visioned. I would like to hear about the old/new...

    Started by Delight, 14th October 2014 19:22
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  7. The Fraud of CFL Light Bulbs

    If you fell for it like I did you have a house full of CFLs It might pay to throw them in the trash ( better recycle)and return to incandescent...

    Started by Arrowwind, 27th January 2013 08:06
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    11th February 2013 22:52 Go to last post
  8. 1250 pdf's, complete books, pamflets, manuals, tips regarding survival and off grid living.

    This is a double post, I also posted them in the e books thread because they are e books, imo they also belong in this section of the forum, if...

    Started by 778 neighbour of some guy, 7th June 2013 17:26
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  9. DIY Savonius VAWT ( Vertical Axis Wind Generator)

    778s disclaimer ( don't know if this works, but if it generates power it can be stored to use for whatever if I am correct, perhaps someone who wants...

    Started by 778 neighbour of some guy, 3rd September 2014 15:07
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  10. Be Water ... Be Pathless

    Source: http://taechundo.radiantdolphinpress.com/articles/krishnamurti.html...

    Started by dianna, 14th December 2013 23:03
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    7th December 2014 01:08 Go to last post
  11. Post More Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money

    http://preventdisease.com/news/15/010715_Doctors-Confessing-To-Intentionally-Diagnosing-Healthy-People-With-Cancer.shtml

    Started by chanda, 8th January 2015 07:45
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  12. Extracting oil from birch bark, lamps, cooking

    Instructional videos about how to extract the oils from birch bark for lighting, since its fire i guess one could also use it for slow cooking your...

    Started by 778 neighbour of some guy, 27th October 2012 10:47
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  13. Forced to be Fat: Leblouh

    The Fattening Farms of Mauritania – Force-Feeding Young Girls in the name of Beauty ...

    Started by dianna, 23rd January 2014 15:04
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  14. 10 of the worst mistakes to avoid when going off grid...

    Want to build your own life back on the land, instead of keeping pace in this insane society headed for implosion? There are lots of things that...

    Started by Althena, 9th January 2016 13:26
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    10th January 2016 01:31 Go to last post
  15. Talking What would be the most humanist technology for society?

    A friend of mine who lives off grid, asserted to me one day that today's technology, and the way the modern world works is de-humanizing. For...

    Started by Justplain, 22nd October 2017 02:08
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  16. About Chickens

    A very clever automatic door for the chicken house. "We shut ourselves in at night and and we let ourselves out in the morning.", The Chickens

    Started by Ron Mauer Sr, 8th February 2016 22:02
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    10th February 2016 06:35 Go to last post
  17. I live off grid; does anyone else?

    I live in a two room cabin with central heat (stove in the center), running water (we run and get it), humanure toilets using wood chips instead of...

    Started by Snowflower, 28th November 2013 19:55
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  18. Lightbulb Avalon Community Market Place

    I seems there might be some interest in starting our own Market Place in keeping with our community beliefs. This thread is for members who: have...

    Started by witchy1, 22nd September 2012 00:39
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  19. FoxFire Books

    No, FireFox is a browser, FoxFire is a series of books on all manner of folklife practices.. I believe there are 12 books in the original series....

    Started by Fredkc, 26th March 2010 13:34
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  20. 3 honor system farm stands

    Loved this! I hope that this idea gains momentum. Gy_H-eQf6Ng permies.com , Permies: goofballs that are nuts about permaculture. :)

    Started by Ineffable Hitchhiker, 3rd February 2012 20:46
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  21. Looking to network with people in the UK and elsewhere for future project in Portugal

    Hi guys, fairly new here. I posted a slightly detailed 'new here' thing in a UK group but was told it's inactive - I'll paste the link to that here...

    Started by Iarmhéid, 17th August 2014 19:53
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  22. How to prepare for a CME in the European theatre

    What is a CME? look here 1) Water supply in Cites will be cut 2) food supply will last few days 3) TV, radio + Phone wont work 4) Gas MAY be...

    Started by samvado, 13th April 2010 18:51
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  23. Lightbulb Links for Workshops, Classes, Courses, that teach skills for self reliance, living lightly, bartering

    Inspired by Ron Mauer Sr.'s thread Brainstorming for potential solutions and encouraged by RunningDeer, I thought we could compile a one-stop...

    Started by BLynn, 21st September 2015 01:07
    bartering, classes, courses, self-reliance, workshops
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    12th April 2020 00:32 Go to last post
  24. Being a permaculture farmer.

    I'm studying permaculture or natural farming on my house property, and a farm land. People call me an idiot or insane man. Ah~ I don't give a damn...

    Started by Hughe, 22nd April 2012 03:11
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  25. Tiny Homes Banned In U.S. At Increasing Rate As Govt Criminalizes Sustainable Living

    As the corporatocracy tightens its grip on the masses – finding ever more ways to funnel wealth to the top – humanity responds in a number of ways,...

    Started by Althena, 6th November 2016 19:47
    • Replies: 16
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    5th April 2020 21:16 Go to last post
  26. Topics on Corruption More Popular & Consistent Than OFF-GRID LIVING? Why???

    Why is it that people would rather rant about corruption within governments and corporations along with the intervention of secret societies and...

    Started by TheInBetween, 4th January 2016 18:57
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  27. How to maintain clean water in an artificial pond?

    I gonna make a pond on the front yard while preparing the soil for earth bags. The depth of the pond is undecided yet. It will depends how much earth...

    Started by Hughe, 26th June 2012 08:28
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  28. 3 Shocking Ways Off-Grid Living Is Slowly Being Banned In America (And Canada)

    From http://www.offthegridnews.com/current-events/3-shocking-ways-off-grid-living-is-slowly-being-banned-in-america-and-canada Off-grid living is...

    Started by Althena, 2nd April 2016 00:09
    • Replies: 9
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  29. What Being Really Prepared Encompasses

    Why most people will die in a food collapse: It takes six months and $1,500 just to make a chicken sandwich Wednesday, October 14, 2015 by:...

    Started by Hervé, 16th October 2015 01:38
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  30. Laundry Detergent

    As the cruch comes upon our society, I have sought many alternative options for managing a household. I came upon this one about two years ago and I...

    Started by Arrowwind, 27th February 2011 00:47
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    18th January 2013 21:23 Go to last post

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