Hawaii Mayor Wastes $2 Million Dollars Criminalizing Homelessness

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Honolulu Mayor wasted nearly $2 Million dollars making it illegal to be homeless. This just goes to show the lengths cities will go to to make being homeless illegal. Here's the story. "Less than a year after deciding to handle his city’s homeless people like criminals and call it “compassion,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell (D) is acknowledging the policy has failed and pausing the official sweeps that have pushed the destitute out of his downtown since last summer. The key item in … [Read more...]

7 Best Reasons to Grow Your Own Food

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Grow your own food. Why? Because it could be the difference between life and death. That and because you'll save money at the grocery store. There are numerous reasons why you should grow your own food, but these are the top 7 reasons that break it down into the simplest and most important reasons.   Your Food is Fresher - When you grow your own food it literally comes straight from your garden to your plate. There's no waiting period, no fuss and no running to the grocery store. … [Read more...]

Hawaii to Become First U.S. State to Run on 100% Renewable Energy

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Hawaii to Become First U.S. State to Run on 100% Renewable Energy! This is awesome news. All we need now is to get the other 49 states to join in. Hey, Texas! You ready? Oh wait, that's right, you guys are too busy fighting off that imaginary invasion and drinking your oil cocktails to actually enter the 21st century. In all seriousness and pokes at silliness from other states aside, this is very good news for the energy industry. Fossil fuels are on the way out, and renewables are … [Read more...]

10 Things We Can Learn From Old Homesteads

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By Stephanie Dayle These pictures are from an authentic homestead on a piece of property my family owns and tries to maintain, but it's a losing battle against time and money. There used to be dozens of these old abandoned homesteads in my area. When I was a kid I loved to explore them, it was like walking back in time. They were places where settlers actually took advantage of the Homesteading Act to acquire a large chunk of land and live off of it. Stephanie Dayle Today most of these old … [Read more...]

California Farmland Being Watered With Oil Wastewater: What Could Go Wrong?

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At least 45,000 acres of California farmland is being watered with oil wastewater left over from oil production. And it's not being tested for oil or other harmful chemicals. What could possibly go wrong? This is water that has been previously filtered and treated and sometimes mixed with fresh water, however it's not being tested for latent oil production chemicals before using it to irrigate crops. Crops which get shipped all over the USA and world. Crops which are consumed by human beings. By … [Read more...]

North Carolina Woman Being Evicted From Her Own Land For Living in Tent

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Ingred Larson received an eviction notice from the county today. Why? For living in a tent on her own property. Yes. Really. She is being evicted for living in a tent on her own land. WECT News Photo 10 years ago the city sewer line flooded her home with 10,000 gallons of raw sewage. There was a settlement, however the city/county wants her to hook back up to the county sewer system, but Larson does not want to, and would rather hook up to the septic tank system on her property. The … [Read more...]

Tesla Energy PowerWall Home Battery: 7kWh of Off Grid Solar Energy Storage For $3000

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So, it's official. Tesla Energy (a new division of Tesla) just unveiled it's new PowerWall home battery energy storage device. The Tesla PowerWall home battery system will store from 7kWh to 10kWh of electrical energy and costs an affordable $3000 to $3500 respectively (not including inverter and installation). It should be noted that this price is the installer price. No word yet on what the cost will be for an installed system. Regarding existing battery systems, Tesla Energy's Elon musk … [Read more...]

Fossil Fuels Just Lost The War Against Renewable Energy

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Solar and wind and hydro power win! The world is changing for the better, and renewable energy has come out on top and ahead of fossil fuels. This is no small triumph. Since the beginning of the industrial age oil has been the king of the hill. Now the tables have turned, oil and natural gas are obsolete, and coal is just plain not a viable option for fuel anymore when compared to the long term benefits (and profits) from solar and wind power systems. Big energy is now renewable. And that is … [Read more...]

Tesla to Unveil Home Battery on April 30 that Could Take You Off The Grid

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Well, it's official now. Kind of. Tesla has set the date of April 30th to unveil the new home battery everyone has been talking about. There is a lot of hype over this battery system but there's also hope that it will deliver. If it's anything like Musk's other technologies and products, it will be a game changer for sure. "It’s finally official, almost. Two months ago Tesla told the world they had developed a battery to take your house completely off-grid, and just a couple of weeks ago … [Read more...]

Off Grid World Outdoors: Hiking Camping & Adventure Off The Grid

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Welcome to Off Grid World Outdoors. All about disconnecting, getting off the grid and back to nature. As off-gridders we're also nature lovers. We love hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, exploring and adventuring all over the world. It's in our nature as independent people.   When you're in the wilderness in the middle-of-nowhere there's a sense of peace. It's quiet. You can let go of your everyday problems and relax for a change and recharge your battery. Before we get … [Read more...]