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Shade Balls Should Save Millions

By Josh Speiss

Los Angeles’ latest attempt to preserve its reservoir water from the region’s relentless drought comes in the form of an army of small, plastic balls. The use of Shade Balls could save millions of gallons of water. This relatively new …

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How to Make Your Home Zombie-Proof

By LandCentral

  Have you ever spent an evening watching The Walking Dead and thought: “What if the zombie apocalypse actually happened?” You could take refuge in a mall or set off across the desert with a small band of your closest …

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Off the Grid: 5 Reasons it’s Better than I thought

By Matt Valzania

Moving off the grid is a big step in anyone’s life, and it’s one that comes with unexpected surprises. These include collecting enough water to keep one’s body hygienically acceptable, and scampering down to the local rural post office, since …

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Off The Grid: Difficulties

By Matt Valzania

When deciding to live off the grid, many people think of the positives that come with it. Reduced utility bills, increased independence, a stronger connection with nature and the feeling that you are leaving less of an impact on the …

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Solar Roadway Tiles

By LandCentral

Are Solar Tiles the Roadways of the Future? Most people who commute everyday understand the frustration that happens when a road you use is being re-paved or repaired. An ice storm makes things even worse. And who hasn’t wished they …

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Advantages to Living Off-the-Grid

By Matt Valzania

When one starts to consider going off the grid, it needs to be asked whether or not it’s worth it? There are extra costs involved and it takes work, not to mention changing your lifestyle.  With that question in mind, …

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Off the Grid: How do you make money?

By Matt Valzania

In most cases, it is difficult to make money solely by living off the grid. However, most people that live off the grid have far lower monthly expenditures than the typical homeowner. This is like making extra money because that …

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Off The Grid Living Part Two: Power

By Matt Valzania

In another post I discussed the basics of how to supply your off the grid home with water, whether it was from the ground with a well or by harvesting rainfall. In this post I am tackling that other essential …

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