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DIY Grid Removal

I have doing some research on how to get off the grid. After hurricane Ike’s
tremendous impact not only on the coast but also how far it went throughout
the U.S., I needed to find something that I could do rather cheaply.

I found that Off the Grid Living has all the information you will need to make
the change from being married to your utility company to financial and personal

Their promise is that you can build a 1000 watt wind generator with no special
tools and no experience in about 2 weekends for under $100. So far there have
been hundreds of families who have duplicated their success.

All of the books are written from their own experience, with photos and diagrams
to help readers along with their own journey to living off the grid.

* Do you want to build your own wind generator?
* Do you want to build your own home?
* Power your vehicle with bio diesel, or heat your home with biodiesel?
* Do you want to know how to build and install solar panels?

They are all there in the 5 book collection, along with their original Off
Grid How-to guide, ‘Renewable Energy Solutions’ to keep you moving in the right

As you know, I do not promote anything that I do not believe works. However,
this is worth a look and implementing. Out of all the programs I have researched
this one comes across as being the most informative, especially for the DIYer.
The author has been living off the grid since 1993.

Happy building and let me know how it works for you. When I complete my current
project, I will be jumping in to doing this. Probably after the holidays.

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  1. Diane Scott Says:

    We’re remodeling and I think I just found the hubby’s next project LOL! Won’t he love that! Actually this is a super cool idea, especially if it can be done for under $100.

    Diane Scotts last blog post..Pork Stuffed Bills And The Cycle of Democracy

  2. Linda Says:

    Hi Diane … It is a cool project and will you let me know how it went. I will be attempting after the holidays! 🙂

  3. meredith Says:

    It has really irritated me that solar has been taken over by utility companies. The whole point of solar, to me, is to have the ability to generate your own energy! We are working towards getting solar to the poor in California we start with just 45 watt systems that will run a home office or simple energy needs for 4-5 hours a day and then encourage them to grow their systems to 450 watts…our non profits website is This is so important especially for those who cannot afford increasing utility rates. Thanks so much for this post I will definitely check out the books.

  4. Linda Says:

    Hi Meredith … I had you in mind while doing this research. My hope is that it will help you out in your endeavors.

  5. Brad Says:

    On the run here Linda, but I’ll be looking into your information more closely.

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday!



    Brads last blog post..Let’s Just Go, Honey.

  6. Suburban Survivalist Says:

    Building your own wind generator is a great start, but don’t forget to have solar as well. Getting off the grid is a great start down the survivalist path to self reliance.

    Suburban Survivalists last blog post..Aloe Veterinary Uses

  7. Linda Says:

    Hi Brad … Not a problem, it will be hangin around for a while. You are most welcome!

    Hi Suburban … Yes, You are right! one of each would do nicely!

  8. Barbara Says:

    Hey Linda,

    Some great ideas for living off the grid. Living in a foam biohome dome, is also off the grid. Well, for some perhaps a little too far off the grid. Definitely worth looking into all of these great ideas.

    Barbaras last blog post..Update On Autism In The News

  9. Linda Says:

    Hi Barbara … yep! foam biohome dome, strawbale homes, and many others are worthy of looking into.

  10. Condo Blues Says:

    This is very encouraging, I’d love to install supplemental wind or solar panels. However, it’s very frustrating for me because I can’t find any information on what area(s) of the country that you live in that solar and wind may or may not be a good return on investment right now. For example, I live in an area that gets lots of sleet and ice storms in winter. Often plants, my solar garden lights, etc are encased in ice. If I had solar panels on my rool they would definately be icecicles and not functional or would they?

    Condo Bluess last blog post..Save Some Bucks – How to Seal Air Ducts!

  11. Linda Says:

    Hi Condo … This guy lives in Canada so he will be able to answer your questions. Take a trip on over to his site.

  12. wilson Says:

    I personally have installed a geotherma generator at my house’s basement and it did cost me a lot of money to get it done…

    By the way, Linda. Have you ever tried the biotherma energy generator before?

  13. Linda Says:

    Hi Wilson … No, I can honestly say I have not tried the biotherma energy generator. Being as such I do not have a lot of money, is it worth me checking out? 🙂

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