Off the Grid : Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-27
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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Written by a leading authority on living off the grid, this book takes a fascinating and timely look at one of the fastest growing movements in America.

Author Biography

Nick Rosen is the editor of the Web site off-grid.net. He lives in London but spends many months of the year in an off-the-grid cabin in Majorca.

Table of Contents

Another Wayp. 1
Joining the Freedom Movementp. 8
How the Grid Was Wonp. 17
Dawn of the Gridp. 22
Down-home Electric Co-opsp. 33
The Edison Electric Institutep. 36
Central Water and Conflictp. 39
My Other Place Is on the Gridp. 47
For the Man who Has Everythingp. 52
No Name Keyp. 55
No Math Islandp. 75
Stepping Awayp. 83
Writer in the Woodsp. 85
The Polite Anarchistsp. 93
Virtual Springfieldp. 96
A Walden Weddingp. 100
Reinventing the American Dreamp. 103
The Wild, Wild Westp. 104
A Sad Talep. 111
Anti-nuclear Familyp. 116
Ranch Styles of the Rich and Famousp. 122
Coping with the Crashp. 127
A Better Lifep. 127
Genius or Charlatan?p. 138
This Way Madness Liesp. 149
Running from the Rat Racep. 155
The Mountain Hermitp. 164
Post-consumer Societyp. 171
The Gift Economyp. 173
Local Currencies and Car Sexp. 176
Max's Potp. 182
The Sultan of Scroungep. 184
Power and Freedomp. 193
The Last American Manp. 200
On the Road Againp. 212
Closer to Godp. 219
Stairway to Heavenp. 221
Howling in the Woodsp. 232
The Neo-Pagansp. 237
Under the Radarp. 241
Sacrament Storiesp. 242
Take Back the Landp. 246
Rainbow People-NO2IDp. 250
Pot-growing Neighborsp. 253
The Valley Girlp. 256
Building Without a Permitp. 259
The Non-identityp. 261
Fearp. 263
Life's a Beachp. 265
The Bugout Palacep. 272
Only Disconnectp. 276
Getting Therep. 281
Why It Mattersp. 281
Acknowledgmentsp. 293
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