Living Off the Grid
A Simple Guide to Creating and Maintaining a Self-Reliant Supply of Energy, Water, Shelter, and More
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.
David Black is a veteran of search and rescue operations in urban and wilderness settings, a trained first responder and a consultant to governments around the world in disaster response planning and preparation. He is the author of What to Do When the Shit Hits the Fan, and lives in Blanding, Utah.