Living Off the Grid is a simple guide to a self-reliant supply of energy, water, shelter, and more. 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. 288 Pages. 5" x 7.5"