After most of the world’s population is wiped off the map by a wayward meteorite, nuclear winter, or (my favorite) a zombie apocalypse, the survival of the human race might depend on a few thousand people, huddled in RVs parked deep under Eastern Kansas. At least, that’s what Robert Vicino, who purchased the former US […]
OFF THE GRID
- DOWNSIZE + RIGHT SIZE
- FOOD + FARMING
- KEEP YOUR TECH ALIVE
- OFF THE GRID
- SOLAR ENERGY
- URBAN SURVIVAL
- ZOMBIES, ETC.
As the name suggests, the Finnish-designed LeverAxe from Vipukirves is designed to enhance the chopping power of a traditional axe by shaping the axe-head in a way that turns it into a pry-bar moments after impact (that’s a “crowbar”, for our South’n friends). As you can see in the super-slow-motion video, below, the LeverAxe is […]
Italian architect Renzo Piano has come up with a small, simple-living home design that could is less of a shiver shack and more of a one-person, off the grid castle – and, if you’re in the market for a “tiny house” and you have an eye for going off grid, you’ll want to pay attention, because it doesn’t get much better than this …
You know those hot summer days when you can see heat waves rising from the sidewalk, and people say things like “that sun’s hot enough to fry an egg”? Well, there’s more wisdom to that statement than you might think.
It’s still possible to generate your own electricity whether you live in the middle of town, or the middle of nowhere. To decide which is better for you, it’s essential to know the difference between off-grid and grid-tied home solar systems.
If you plan on living in the same house for at least the next five years, exploring a solar leasing program could help you slash energy costs as well as improve on your home’s resale value.