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Water Filtration vs. Purification: What’s the Difference?

Water Filtration vs. Purification: What’s the Difference?

In these modern times, we do not often give much thought to the water around us. It is a simple convenience to turn on the tap or place a glass in the refrigerator door and serve ourselves a glass of refreshing water. But that modern convenience may not be an option for those of us trying to live on our own sustainability. We may not have access to water directly from a tap or a cold refrigerator.

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Hydroelectric Energy for a Home

Hydroelectric Energy for a Home

When attempting to go off the grid with your energy source, it can seem hard to get started. There are many different ways to create energy, but getting it in the quantity that you need to power your home may ...

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Emergency Water Purification

Emergency Water Purification

Emergencies require fortitude, prior planning, knowledge, and tools to get through, but the most important focus should be on the essential life components: food, water, and shelter. Life requires water, and that is the focus of this article. How does ...

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Advance Water Storage: The Facts

Advance Water Storage: The Facts

If most people take an honest assessment of their water supplies and their capability to stay self-sufficient in the event of a major catastrophe or prolonged off-the-grid situation, they will become suddenly aware of their planning shortcomings and the room ...

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Solar Eruptions Hit Home

Solar Eruptions Hit Home

The sun is entering a period of increased activity, and massive solar eruptions are beginning to wreak havoc on modern technology. A recent solar eruption disrupted radio communication in China, and there is concern that further eruptions could disrupt daily ...

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Sustainability with Alternative Energy

Sustainability with Alternative Energy

Sustainability is a central theme in off-the-grid living, and as technology advances, it becomes easier to access the sustainability one desires at a cost that’s relatively inexpensive to prior years. However, this proliferation of access to energy and value in ...

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U.S. States Envisions Energy Independence

U.S. States Envisions Energy Independence

Many U.S. states have given up waiting on the federal government to fully support achieving energy independence in the country. Among many locally-sponsored programs, Hawaii and Iowa have taken large steps toward using alternative energy to provide power for their ...

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Solar Water Heaters: A Primer

Solar Water Heaters: A Primer

Hot water is one of the main “offenders” found each month hidden in your gas or electric bill.  In fact, for most households, hot water is the second largest chunk of overall energy use. And it’s relatively easy to see ...

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Energy-Efficient Builds for Houses

Energy-Efficient Builds for Houses

There are many different ways that people consider making their homes more in turn with their environment, and by doing so, increasing the houses’ energy efficiency. One of the largest benefits of the Green Revolution has been the birth of ...

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Fuel Cells- Expense is Relative

Fuel Cells- Expense is Relative

Promoted as an alternative fuel source for vehicles traditionally powered with gas, fuel cells have led a short and expensive life.  Depending on size, these cells can power anything, from small cars to large buildings, from hospital generators to the ...

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