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Go Live Off The Grid With The Residents Of Slab City
Set beside the Imperial Valley in southeastern California, the Salton Sea area was supposed to be Hollywood’s answer to the Riviera back in the 50s. But its developers failed to anticipate the raw sewage that would run up the New River from Mexico and make survival impossible for many aquatic ...
Photographer Documents Stark Reality of People Living in the Woods.
We all feel lonely sometimes, but no matter how bleak things in our lives might seem, we usually aren't as bad off as we think. Most of us have a foundation of friends or family to help us in times of need, but that's not the case for the subjects of these photographs. Russian photographer...
(Nearly) Lost Norwegian Yuletide Traditions
Yuletide and the idea behind this is that the year turns like a wheel, The Great Wheel of the Zodiac, The Wheel of Life, of which the spokes are the old ritual occasions. In Norwegian wheel is “hjul” pronounced about the same as Yule. At this time of year, we have winter and snow with a ...
10 Years After Trying to Live off the Grid, Farmer Wonders, 'What am I Doing Living on This Little Island?'
Can the actions of a few people trying to live self-sufficiently in the woods truly make the world a better place? January 6, 2014    In spring 2003, Peter Janes decided to do something most people only dream of — that is, if they think about it at all. He left behind an academic...
10 Years After Trying to Live off the Grid, Farmer Wonders, 'What am I Doing Living on This Little Island?'
Can the actions of a few people trying to live self-sufficiently in the woods truly make the world a better place? In spring 2003, Peter Janes decided to do something most people only dream of — that is, if they think about it at all. He left behind an academic education and the urban life tha...
12 Year-Old Arizona Girl Goes Door-To-Door With A Wagon To Collect Over 1,000 Coats For The Homeless
While most kids spend the weeks leading up to the holidays wondering what they are going to get as presents, 12 year-old Makenna focused more on giving than receiving. This December, she collected more than 1,000 coats and other warm clothes for the homeless in Arizona.   Using a red wag...
18 Stubborn Homeowners Who Refused To Move Out
With economic progress and population boon, often the last place standing is a holdout against change.  The will of a land owner against the will of the masses can lead to these kinds of complexities.  Watch how some of these unique stand-offs ended in the video below: This really doesn't...
2 years later: Living OFF The Grid in the Mountain (Video)
This is probably not the best made video ever, but the information in it, and the related experience is. We feel it is important to share all experiences to give our audience a true image of what this lifestyle is all about. "Still have no internet so it makes it hard to upload video's. My family an...
30 Years Alone In The Alaskan Wilderness, The Story About A Woodsman And The Home He Built
On May 21, 1968, Dick Proenneke arrived at his new place of retirement at Twin Lakes. Beforehand, he made arrangements to use a cabin on the upper lake of Twin Lakes owned by retired Navy captain Spike Carrithers and his wife Hope of Kodiak (in whose care he had left his camper). This cabin was...
40 Years Of Complete Isolation: Foustino In Patagonia
Since 1965, Faustino Barrientos has lived alone on the shores of lake O'Higgins in a house built from the remains of a shipwrecked fishing vessel. He's a pastoralist, living mostly off the land and his livestock, with few modern amenities. His nearest neighbors are in Villa O'Higgins, a small commun...
5 Year Old Savant who displays signs of being telepathic is being studied by scientists
A five-year-old boy with autism residing in Los Angeles, CA is astonishing researchers and scientists for his ability to learn up to seven languages, solve complex math problems and recite numbers/playing cards that are shown in secret.  Ramses Sanguino has been diagnosed with high-functio...
6 Fascinating Homesteaders Who Are Living The Dream
These dedicated off-gridders are blogging about their lives out of the system and teaching those of us still in it what it’s like on the other side, from raising kids without 21st-century utilities to how to keep a yurt warm in winter. Henry Storch built a 200-square-foot cabin in rural Orego...
6 Hour Working Day: What Would You Do With Time To Spare?
In an effort to increase productivity and make people happier employers across the country have already made the change, according to the Science Alert website, which said the aim was to get more done in a shorter amount of time and ensure people had the energy to enjoy their private lives. Toyota c...
6 People In One Tiny House
The reality of going off-the-grid seems like a dream that will never be quite attained. The realities of life always seem to be in the way. But lets continue reading and meet this young family of six that have started their journey. I often get emails from people asking how someone can actually do ...
9 Year Old Lands Million Dollar Contract With Whole Foods
How did  9-year old, Mikaila Ulmer beat out the big beverage giants such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi to land coveted shelf space and a million dollar contract with Whole Foods? Her response? “I don’t know? Do they make theirs with love?”– Mikaila Ulmer, a...
9-Year-Old Activist Packs 100 Bags With Food For The Homeless Every Week!
What do you get when you cross a big heart with youthful enthusiasm and a call to serve? Over 150 sacked lunches from an incredible 9-year-old activist. Dusty Liulay was told he was too young to volunteer in a local Portland soup kitchen, so instead of giving up, this young man decided to start a ne...
93 Year Old Homesteader Living It Up In The Wilderness…
A modern version of the good ol' American homesteader. A legend among the locals, who lives in a cabin isolated deep in the Ventana Wilderness, east of Big Sur, CA. Living the Dream, he wouldn't have it any other way. "It's five miles from the nearest road and that is the main reason I bought t...
A 6-month Experiment in Minimalism to Culminate in a Non-Fiction Philosophy of the Simple Life
Great article read with a great insight for those who want a more simple life.  I have described in earlier posts how I came to the decision to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, and how I eventually realized that I was looking for more than a six-month adventure, but rather a permanent change in...
A Beautiful Story - The House Of The One Who Comes Back - An Eco Project
The story of how one man returned to his family's land and began to restore the flow of water and the garden to the home of his heritage....
A bit of snow in Montana... it keeps snowing.. and snowing...
My Uncle Ed and Aunt Ginny Are Out Near Missoula Montana.  Uncle Ed Keeps The Path Clear.... over and over again.  Aunt Ginny Asks to pass the word on: Snow dancing lessons have been cancelled until further notice. Any of u who are practicing please stop immediately ! I keep talking ab...
A blind man and his armless companion plant over 10,000 trees in China
It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then you hear a story about people overcoming all odds to help others and it completely changes your perspective of the world. The story of Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi is certainly one of these. Haixia and Wenqi are two 53-year-old men from China w...
A Family Who Left California To Live Off Grid In The Montana Wilderness
In 2010 my wife and I left CA civilization to live in the Montana wilderness... We built our 20x28 cabin with our own hands with no outside help. We raise our 3 year old daughter and our 4 year old son out here. We have no electricity, no running water. We are 50+ miles from the nearest city and...
A Farmer Drilled For Water, And Turned A Desert Into Dreamy Oasis!
(Page 1 of 4)   It looks like something from a different planet. Or something out of a sci-fi movie. But this masterpiece is for real. The phenomenon is called “Fly Geyser” and is formed by an accident when a ranch owner drilled for water in the Nevada desert. It began in the early ...
A Hawaiian Adventure Hike, And Kristie Rediscovers This Forgotten Village
Kristie Loves adventure.  In fact, in a previous story, she detailed her day by day build of a most beautiful treehouse, and this is what it has become:  By building it all herself, it was very inexpensive.  She gained a beautiful retreat home to live part of the year. &nb...
A Man Built His Own Island And Lives There With His Model Girlfriend.
Have you ever wanted your own island? (Of course you have.) Unfortunately, there aren’t many private islands to go around, and the ones that are available often sell for millions. Richard Sawa didn’t let the lack of island vacancies get in the way of his dream to have an island to himself. No, ...
A Man In Debt Demolishes His House And Drops It In Front Of The Bank
Just a few years ago, the housing market bubble ended in a collapse whose ripple effect was a wave that spread around the planet.  As people were losing their homes, tensions were high, and mistakes were made in some cases: But one man would not let his frustration get the best of him..... &nb...
A Photographer Visited A Lost Mongolian Tribe. These Photos Are Stunning
Human civilization has come a long way since the early days of our species. Rising out of caves and undeveloped lands, humans have built cities and homes that the early generations could never have imagined. The widespread growth of globalization has made it harder for historic cultures to be preser...
A Prepper’s Story: Headed To Alaska To Survive Off-grid
Would you do this? Would you commit to this life and leave everything behind? Follow this family in their journey, the link at the bottom of this page. Summer 2015. The North Alaskan Wilderness. Isolated from civilization. No electric. No cell phone. No plumbing. For years we have been saying j...
A Quest For Off the Grid Living
Thoreau said that if an emergency struck, a man should be able to leave his home with nothing more than the clothing on his back and feel like he left nothing behind. Self sufficiency is almost impossible to obtain in modern society. Did you know there's a dream that still prevails now as strongl...
A Simpler Way: Crisis As Opportunity
About the film A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a feature length documentary made with Samuel Alexander of the Simplicity Institute. This is their first feature film and it was made with a budget of $11,260, all of it crowd funded by generous supporters. "Over the course of 2015 I liv...
A Trip To The Top Of A Volcano
Story and photos by Melanie Wood, m/v Diamond Lil “Stick! Stick!” “ Taxi! Taxi!”, chanted the Guatemalan children from the little town of San Francisco de Sales as Captain John and I descended the steps from the bus.  It was the end of the road and the place where the tr...
A walk in the Highlands lead to a cute little solar powered cabin
Andy Kent:  It's an area in the highlands called straphspey at the foot of the Cairngorm mountains. I was walking my dog Cairn  In a forest far from pretty much anything and there was a fully self sufficient cabin with a battery charged by solar. There are many cabins/bothy all over t...
A Year Living Off-Grid: An Experiment (Video)
Billy Rioux Adventurer gives an insight answering questions about his firs year living Off the Grid. via Yutube...
ABANDONED Federal Gold Exchange BANK ( FOUND VAULT )
Josh likes to explore old abandoned buildings while wearing his Go Pro head cam, and take us along with him.  While exploring this old abandoned high rise building, he stumbles upon an old Federal Bank and Vault.  Watch as he discovers... And on to his part 2 here:   Then here's on...
After 17 Years, Dan Bridges' Mission: To Recover His Lost Brother From Tibetan Mountaintop
The remains of Alex Lowe and David Bridges were found April 27 on Shishapangma, in Tibet. Ueli Steck and David Goettler discovered them while acclimatizing for an ascent of Shishapangma’s South Face His Brother Dan and Family are running a GoFundMe Campaign to try and raise funds to ...
After Earning A Purple Heart, A Soldier Becomes A Cowboy
Josh Eilers was an Army Sergeant:  A team leader in the first Ranger Battalion.  On his fourth deployment to Afghanistan, he took shrapnel under a Taliban attack, and was awarded the purple heart.  He had saved up a lot of money while in the military, so he traded in his soldier boots...
After Visiting 100 Off-Grid Homes, This is the Barebones Truth About Life in the Pathless Woods
This is a republication of an article from The Plaid Zebra, shared with permission:  By Tyler Fyfe Life Off Grid is a film about people who have chosen to build their lives around renewable energy with beautiful, inspiring, and often challenging results. Filmed over two years of travel througho...
Against All Odds: How Cycling Works So Well In Tokyo
This is a short film that explains why, against all odds and a distinct lack of biking infrastructure, cycling works so well in Tokyo. In Tokyo, 14 percent of all trips are done by bike, every single day – all on a meager 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) of dedicated bike lanes. The secret? Sidewalks...
Alaska Off Grid: Fishing And Canning Salmon
Off The Grid In Alaska:  Fishing and canning Salmon Demo...
Albuquerque Gives Panhandlers Day Jobs, Not Tickets
Instead of giving citations to homeless people for panhandling, Albuquerque is giving them money for their work, and this new initiative is helping. For those that continue showing up, the opportunity of fining a job could become a reality. So far 309 participants-5 housed, 17 employed &am...
Amazing World Of Tree Houses And Zip Lines
Where on Earth can you go and find beauty like this... .where there is a sustainable community that powers by the sun and grows from the land, and works together in harmony?   There are very few places like this Welcome to the Mystic World of Finca Bellavista!   I hope you're not afra...
An Australian Mom Repaints Doll Faces To Make Them Look Like Real Kids
Thanks to the Lammily doll, Barbie's unattainable beauty standards are getting a real-girl update. But now Australian woman Sonia Singh has transformed the ostentatious look of Bratz dolls for the better. On her Tumblr account, Tree Change Dolls, Singh reveals her artistic process. After she purchas...
An Hour From Vancouver There Is A Secret Island Where Everyone Lives Completely Off-Grid
Lasqueti is a secret Canadian island where the vast majority of residents are completely off-grid. Lasqueti is located between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, home to a little known community of off-gridderswho take pride in their isolation from both mainstream culture and the mainland. ...
Archaeologists Find Missing Link To Judean Glass
Archaeologists who uncovered some of the oldest glass kilns in the world at the foot of Mount Carmel in Israel say they’re the “missing link” in the production of Judean glass, which was widely used in the Roman Empire during the fifth century. The kilns were found last summer wh...
Are You Ready For The Snow?
When I was young, my dad had a jeep and a snow plow that plowed the snow away for the neighbors and people who called on him.  It took chains on all four wheels, 250 horsepower, and sometimes a good run to get through the snow.  As I see how simple and how effective this method is, and the...
Arizona Man Finds Cold-War Fallout Shelter Hidden Underneath His Backyard
Talk about Time Capsules! This is what happened to a man in Tucson after receiving a tip on the house that he had just purchased.  He discovered this 1960's Capsule!  A restoration plan is on the way and I'm sure this will be a great story to tell family around the fireplace for ...
Astrid's Life In A Wall Tent In The Yukon
Hi! i just wanted to let you know i love your page!! I myself have been off grid for 6 years and have been living in a wall tent most of the time. (there were a few stays in cabins too). I made a short movie about my wall tent life in the wilderness of the yukon and thought you might be interested (...
Bangladeshis are transforming the poorest and crime stricken areas of Buffalo, one block at a time
Bangladeshi families are changing the face of Buffalo's most dangerous neighborhoods and bringing new life to them. Crime has dropped dramatically or disappeared all together in these newly inhabited areas. Families are using their life savings to buy and renovate run-down homes, making th...
Beautiful Lake Cushman and the Runaway Drone (story & video)
On the 21st of June, 2016, we took a family trip to Lake Cushman WA... the beginning of our Northwest homecoming.  It's about an hour plus from Gig Harbor, where my parents live, and we're staying.  I have been away from my stomping grounds here in Washington for about 10 years.  My g...
Ben Fogle Neil Hoag New Lives In The Wild
When Ben Fogle heads out to the remote Phillipines to visit Neil Hoag (the only American in the area), let the excitement and the challenges of off grid living in the wild be revealed.  Enjoy! Ben.Fogle.New.Lives.In.The.Wild.Series.2.3of4... by HDDocumentary  ...
Bird swims 5,000 MILES every year to visit Brazilian man who nursed it back to life after he found it covered in oil and dying on a beach
Pensioner Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, discovered dying penguin on beach. He nursed creature, which was covered in oil, back to health at his home. Mr de Souza named the creature Dindim and released him back into wild. Dindim goes off to breed but always returns to stay at Mr de Souza's home. This inc...
Bob Fletcher Dies at 101: Helped Japanese-American Farmers
A state agricultural inspector, Mr. Fletcher acted instinctively to help Japanese American farmers. He quit his job and went to work saving farms belonging to the Nitta,Okamoto and Tsukamoto families in the Florin community. Bob Fletcher, a Sacramento farmer, volunteer and man of courage and co...
Bonnie And The Bus on Sustainable Living
Bonnie and the bus' most recent home on the road at Patches Organic Farm in Bangalow! Here we grow organic ginger, garlic and turmeric, as well as offer a great community space for wwoofers and travellers alike! Just another paradise that doesn't cost you money to visit or travel between when y...
Cabin People - "Freedom," "Fire," "Trees"
"Cabin People" People should be free.  Meet Billy, the Cabin, and what drove him to walk a different path.   The Cabin Fire Trees...
Cabo Polonio is a completely off-grid village of hippies, fishermen and star gazers
In Cabo Polonio, located on the eastern coast of Uruguay, sits the perfect beachfront getaway that is completely off the grid. The remote village dates back to the 1960s, where hippies, squatters, and fishermen have been building the establishment as a private getaway and fishing area.   Since ...
California Woman Has Provided 600,000 Meals To The Homeless
A chance encounter with a homeless veteran made 21-year-old Komal Ahmad realize that she wanted to devote her life to eradicating hunger around the world -- with 356 million pounds of edible food thrown away daily, she considers hunger “the world's dumbest problem.” Four years later, the...
CARRIAGE HORSES History URBAN POLLUTION-Many long years ago
The old gray mare was not the ecological marvel, in American cities, that horse lovers like to believe  By JOEL A. TARR - American Heritage Magazine – October 1971 To many urban Americans in the 1970’s, fighting their way through the traffic’s din and gagging on air heavy wi...
Caves In Great Lakes No Longer Safe To Visit - Picture Highlights Here
LELAND, MICH. 3/14/14 –  Authorities in northern Michigan say it's no longer safe to visit spectacular ice caves that have formed along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Milder temperatures and high winds have broken up the ice sheet on the lake side of the formations, and open water is visible n...
Clingstone - Off The Grid And On The Rocks For $3600.00
“THIS house is always going to have rough edges,” said Henry Wood, resting his frayed sneakers on a splintered pillar. “It’s never going to look like the Breakers.” Clingstone, an unusual, 103-year-old mansion in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay, survives through the love and hard work o...
Close Encounters: A Man And A Family Of Gorillas - Amazing Behavior
When A man with his camera gets caught off guard and the family of gorillas set right next to him, watch and see how they interact!...
Concerned About The Power Grid: Former Congressman Becomes A Homesteader
When Roscoe Bartlett was in Congress, he latched onto a particularly apocalyptic issue, one almost no one else ever seemed to talk about: America's dangerously vulnerable power grid. In speech after late-night speech on the House floor, Bartlett hectored the nearly empty chamber: If the United State...
Conservation Minded Eco Warrior Gets The Message Out - In the News
"Just a little over two years ago I called my first news station and told them about my adventure. I wanted them to come report and help me spread the word. Sure enough they showed up. Since then I have cycled across the United States, twice, on a bamboo bicycle, went a year without showering, and d...
Cork For Crutches: Inventor Saves The Life Of His Goldfish with Cork and Tape
When most goldfish begin to suffer ill health there's usually one likely outcome and a flush down the toilet to a watery grave. When Einstein began bobbing up and down in his tank, this creative owner figured out a way to save him with this 'goldfish wheelchair', as some have called it. &n...
Could You Handle Going Off The Grid? This Family Did It, And Loves It
(Page 1 of 2) Ester and Nick left everything they had behind to live without electricity, running water, or any means of communication in the backwoods of Eastern Idaho.  They moved into the backwoods of eastern Idaho and built a yurt.   Nick used to have a long commute.  He spent a...
Could you live a YEAR without cash? How one 'off the grid' couple built a home from scraps, bathe in rainwater... and dive in dumpsters for food
Rachel Newby and Liam Culbertson live on a friend's property in Victoria The couple attempt to live a cash-free existence, living off the land They work on local farms in exchange for food or grow their own produce When supplies run low they 'dumpster dive' searching for discarded food They liv...
Country Singer Joey Feek Shares Her Last Days On Earth
An angel in heaven. Joey Feek died on Friday, March 4, from stage IV cervical cancer. Her husband, Rory, who documented her battle against the disease for several months on his blog, This Life I Live, announced the sad news on his site with an emotional post.  “My wife’s greatest ...
Couple Decides To Live Aboard A Boat In The Caribbean and Retire Early (video)
A couple with their two kids decides to live aboard their boat and cruise the Caribbean. What is wrong with them? What are they thinking?They moved aboard with their two young kids and a vary large service dog and cruised their boat from Kemah, TX to Key West, FL before taking a break. Follow t...
Couple Lives Off The Grid In The Woods Near Lake Superior
Upper Peninsula couple John and Victoria Jungwirth have lived decades without central power, running water or indoor plumbing. They live off the land and survive by selling birch bark canoes they've made by hand. Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press (Photo: Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press) IS...
Crazy Clay!! Man Lives In His Truck Looking For Adventures (Video)
Clay is a Canadian who sold his house and all his possessions to live out of his truck and live free, traveling and discovering beautiful places. He's living in his stealthy pick-up truck, while having fun exploring, he's taking all of us along for the ride!!! via Youtube...
Cutest 4 Year Old's First Aerobatic Flight. (Video)
It is so endearing to watch this video. A father pilot and his young daughter go on her first flight, you can't but fall in love with her giggles and bursts of laughter... This was the first aerobatic ride of this 4yo pilot's daughter. She had asked her dad to go in flight and do...
Dancing Rabbit Eco Village Missouri, U.S.A.
Located in northeast Missouri, Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is an intentional community devoted to ecological sustainability. This video describes how members strive to lead sustainable and more eco-conscious lives in this off-the-grid ecovillage community. http://www.dancingrabbit.org...
Denver Food Desert Raises $50K For First Community-Owned Grocery Store
“Grocery stores won’t come to Westwood because the average household income level is low. They believe they can’t make a lot of money here, and already there is a trend with grocery stores closing near food deserts in Denver because they don’t make enough profit,” said ...
Depressed Goat Doesn't Eat Until He's Reunited With His Donkey Best Friend
Even animals get depressed from lonliness.  This is a nice story about two friends reunited... Post by Smokey valley homestead....
Dinka, a Wonderful Nilotic Ethnic Group from Sudan
To live like they live, to be free like they are free, to learn from their experience and to be able to thrive in this world of uncertainty and still be left unscathed.  The Dinka are a Nilotic ethnic group from South Sudan. They live from the tenth century on both sides of the Nile River and s...
Dr. Dumpster, The Story Continues - College Professor Living In A Dumpster Project
What does home look like in a world of 10 billion people? How do we equip current and future generations with the tools they need for sustainable living practices? With a 33 sq ft dumpster and a team of students and experts, the dumpster will transform from a barely habitable used garbage container ...
Dr. Solar's Magical Medicine Show
Dr. Solar, also known as Terry Robinson is not only the talent, but he is the back stage man too, fabricating his setup and vehicles to be the iconic displays and demonstrations that are seen by thousands at fairgrounds and invitational venues.  If you would like him in your town or event, plea...
Every Day Is A Gift! Tell Someone You Love Them!
Saturday July 26, I wrecked my car coming down a dirt road. I started to fishtail and over corrected causing my car to spin out of control and go off the road hitting a tree. I was partially ejected from the drivers side window and pinned between a tree and my car. I was fully conscious through the ...
Extreme Weather Compounds World Hunger Crisis; Sustainability Key to a Solution
By Jenna Abate, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer Kyle Johnson, a junior at Penn State, just came back from a life-changing spring break trip to Panama. He didn't stay on a luxurious resort but instead stayed with a local family and taught them how to build greenhouses in communities that have been ...
Family Farm In Schenectady New York Raises Funds To Deal With Local Government
Back on the 24th we shared this story before West Wind Acres was to appear in court that evening.  It seems since that time, there has been overwhelming support from around the world, and they have raised over $50,000 to cover legal fees.  I'm thankful to those who contributed or shared th...
Family Living Off Grid in Camper Trailer & Tree House Style Studio
Jeff McIntyre and his family spend as much time as they can living in the 1920's style, off-grid camp they created on a 400 acre piece of land that includes 2 private lakes.   This mini documentary tours their "cookie" which is a treehouse-style artist studio that doubles as a cookhouse. They ...
Family of Seven Going Off-Grid
It was perfect… the soil was moist and loamy; the large pines stood like gates into an ancient city. Our family used the small and narrow rabbit trails as our routes of travel in exploring our newly purchased, 5 acres.  My wife and I had finally stepped out; we sold all of our belonging...
Family of Seven's Off Grid Living Adventure: 'Our Story... Starting from Scratch'
  Very encouraging to read, if a young family of 7 can do this, I am sure that a lot of us can do it too.   It was perfect… the soil was moist and loamy; the large pines stood like gates into an ancient city. Our family used the small and narrow rabbit trails as our routes of trav...
Farewell to Jack English, Who Built a Life in an American Wilderness (Story and 2 videos)
‘Ventana Jack’ was a remarkable carpenter, father, husband, hunter, and fisherman who thrived in the backwoods of California. We honor his passing by publishing here this story from the book:  Cabin Porn Located on a 5-acre plot of private land in the middle of a national fo...
Fiddleback Got Me! What Happened On My Venomous Encounter
This is the fiddleback spider that got me in bed in my hotel room about 10 days ago on my left thigh.  Through what seems to be the miraculous effects of one particular plant, the spider had little effect on me following it's use.  Read through to know this backwoods trick to deal with you...
Fifteen Years On The Road (Video)
In this interview you will hear 15 years of experience for a experienced vagabond that has been non stop traveling. He is a true minimalist living off of little while living on the road. via Chris & G Travels from Youtube...
For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II
  The Siberian taiga in the Abakan district. Six members of the Lykov family lived in this remote wilderness for more than 40 years—utterly isolated and more than 150 miles from the nearest human settlement. (Wikicommons) Siberian summers do not last long. The snows linger into May,...
For The Potawatomi Nation “MNOMEN Means WILD RICE” A Short Film: That Narrates The Tribe's Effort To Preserve It's Traditions
The Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan (Gun Lake Tribe), based in Bradley, Michigan, premiered “Mnomen | Wild Rice” a documentary that narrates their efforts to protect their traditions and the importance of Wild Rice=Mnomen in their culture. Mnomen is a Pot...
From 1975-1980 Activist Adam Purple Built a Circular Urban Garden in New York that ‘Knocked Down’ the Surrounding Buildings
In 1975, artist and social activist Adam Purple, known for his permanent purple attire, looked out his window in the crime-ridden Lower East Side of New York City to witness two children playing in a pile of rubble. Struck by his own memories of a childhood spent barefoot in rural pastures and fores...
From The House To A Boat, From The Boat To An Island: An Off Grid Story
After ten years of living on our 38-foot Bayliner, "Diamond Lil", we were ready to settle down. My husband, Captain John, and I sold our house in Canada and moved on to the boat in September of 2005. After a trip and a half around America’s Great Loop, we spent two winters in the Bahamas. Then...
Girl Reunites With Wolves 5 Years After She Rescued Them (Video)
5 years ago this girl rescued little wolf puppies and gave them freedom. Watch ther meeting after long 5 years!... via Facebook...
Going Going Gone Off Grid
I am taking the back roads to a sustainable lifestyle out here in rural Texas. What started with my love of the great outdoors has turned into an all-natural, less complicated way of living. Before long all my work and an assist from Mother Nature will provide for all my needs here at The Sunfl...
Going off the grid: Why more people are choosing to live life unplugged
For people who want to get away from today's consumerist society, living off-grid can be an attractive option.  Imagine living off the land, producing your own food and energy and getting away from the consumption economy that drives so many of our decisions. For more and more people, off-grid ...
Grandmother's Are: The Key to Stabilizing Every Generation
Such an important part of our own evolution, they were considered the wise, the history keeper, the ones that held the touch. A computer simulation supports the idea that grandmothers helped our species evolve social skills and longer lives For years, anthropologists and evolutionary biologists...
Great Advice From A Legendary Homesteader
At 80 years old, Lloyd Kahn is an icon of alternative housing. In the seventies he was a poster child of the geodesic dome (he published Domebook One and Domebook One and Two and he and his dome home were featured in Life magazine). He got his start in publishing when Stewart Brand made him t...
Great Depression Lessons – Grandma and Grandpa Were Preppers
My mom’s parents would be referred to as preppers if they were living in today’s world, but back in the day, they lived like many country people did.  Great Depression life wasn’t easy, but their daily choices afforded them more abundance than many, especially once rationing s...
Hard Times On The Farm: An Honest Look At The Struggles of Homesteading
We feel it important to find articles for you our readers not only of how wonderful life on the grid or homestead could be or is, but also to share other peoples struggles and triumphs. This is the case of a young family running their small farm called The Excelsior Farm. In this article they share...
Haunting Photos from Fukushima and Chernobyl
30 years after Chernobyl and five years after Fukushima, the total scale of the devastation and deterioration of the sites are an example of why we need to avoid building nuclear plants, or at best have strict regulations and building codes to prevent this from happening again. These towns have been...
He Met Her Briefly In 1972 And Never Saw Her Again. His Message To Her 43 Years Later Gave Me Goosebumps
This is a Boston man's "Missed Connections" post on Craigslist about a woman he met on New Year's Eve in 1972. It was too beautiful not to share, and a great reminder that you never know why the people you meet are there... Never underestimate the connections you make with total strangers, who knows...
He Vanished 20 Years Ago, And Was Presumed Dead...His Mother Just Learned The Truth
The missing man’s family was overjoyed to learn that — in a strange twist of fate — he had been found alive; but then something truly stunning happened that turned their joy into heartbreak once again. A Spanish doctor who disappeared without a trace in 1995 when he was only 26-yea...
Hey Babe, Wanna Take A Spin In My Classic Guitar?
During the shooting of Josh Pyke’s new music video, Make You Happy, directed by Sam Bryant, onlookers will be privileged to see the world's largest guitar. In this case, the guitar is a functional boat, used as a prop to establish the video’s visual language. The behind-the-scenes video ...