Living off the grid : a simple guide to creating and maintaining a self-reliant supply of energy, water, shelter, and more / Dave Black.
By: Black, David S.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2008Description: vi, 280 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.ISBN: 1602393168 (pbk.); 9781602393165 (pbk.).Other title: Simple guide to creating and maintaining a self-reliant supply of energy, water, shelter, and more.Subject(s): Ecological houses | Energy conservation | Sustainable living | Waste minimization | Water conservation
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-207) and index.
Living off the grid: what it is, what it isn't -- Conservation -- Leaving the grid: shelter -- Leaving the grid: energy -- Leaving the grid: water -- Leaving the grid: waste -- Free rides and piggybacking off the grid -- Communicating and making a living off-grid -- Living the life: case studies.
This clever how-to handbook is the first step to living off the grid.