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Technology Detox: The Health Benefits Of Unplugging & Unwinding

By Sara Tipton  Listen to Article Recent studies have shown that 90% of Americans use digital devices for two or more hours each day and the average American spends more time a day on high-tech devices than they do sleeping: 8 hours and 21 minutes to be exact. If you’ve ever considered attempting a “digital detox”, there are some health benefits to making […]

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Off-grid living: Harvesting rainwater on a budget

Millions, especially in wealthier western nations, take water’s life-giving sustenance for granted, believing that it will forever magically pour forth from the kitchen tap at the twist of a knob, or bubble up from the school yard drinking fountain. The recent horrors of lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan and other municipalities that contend with disintegrating infrastructures is still reverberating. As […]

Military Veteran Taken to Court by City Over ‘Off-Grid’ Lifestyle

Military Veteran Taken to Court by City Over ‘Off-Grid’ Lifestyle

Authorities demand man’s property be connected to city utilities 27-year-old Tyler Truitt and his girlfriend have become totally independent of reliance on city utilities, hooking up solar panels and rainwater collectors on their two acre property, but the city of Huntsville, Alabama claims the structure is unsafe because of sanitation issues.  CLICK FOR VIDEO “They […]

he New Home Battery: Is Off Grid Living About to Become Mainstream?

he New Home Battery: Is Off Grid Living About to Become Mainstream?

One of the brains behind Tesla motors and Paypal, Tesla Motors CEO and entrepreneur Elon Musk has a new invention up his sleeve that will help power homes at low cost, and it will make living off-grid easier than ever. A Florida woman had to stand up to a local judge to continue living off […]

Six Ways to Get Ready for Going Off-Grid

Six Ways to Get Ready for Going Off-Grid

Regardless of where you live, a short-term power outage is likely at some point. For most of us, this happens two or three times a year for a very short period, meaning a few hours up to a few days. These short-term outages often become a big adventure. Talk to someone who is an avid camper […]

Living Life Outside The System

Living Life Outside The System

My wife Sarah mentioned in passing “I have put the house on the market”. She was not happy living in suburbia in a 4 bedroom house with a swimming pool. She wanted to live in a more rural area where the houses do not touch at the roofline. I had already started a project, building […]

Orwellian nightmare becomes reality for Florida woman after judge declares living 'off the grid' illegal

Orwellian nightmare becomes reality for Florida woman after judge declares living ‘off the grid’ illegal

A Florida woman who successfully converted the utilities in her house from city water and electricity from the local power company to rainwater and solar panels is being punished for her innovative efforts to live “off the grid,” which a local magistrate recently declared to be illegal and in violation of local code ordinances. Though […]

Living Life Outside The System

Living Life Outside The System

My wife Sarah mentioned in passing “I have put the house on the market”. She was not happy living in suburbia in a 4 bedroom house with a swimming pool. She wanted to live in a more rural area where the houses do not touch at the roofline. I had already started a project, building […]