“I’m going to stop making fun of crunchy, Birkenstock-wearing hippies driving their holier-than-thou Priuses and figure out how to retro-fit my bro’s 1984 VW vanagon for biofuel so I can drive cross country guilt-free.” - Ashley Ahearn

Tentsile Hammock

Tentsile is a hammock and a tent that can be suspended as a shelter or on the ground.

Solar Weather Station

Eric Walstad made this off-grid weather station with a netbook, a 135W solar panel, a desktop weather station, hardware, a breadboard power supply, and a webcam.

Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid Book

Homeowners can achieve the off grid lifestyle with this book: “Indispensable guide to creating the ideal, almost-off-the-grid home. . . . This text is both timely and tempting to anyone interested in inhabiting a more comfortable and cost-efficient abode.” —Bask

Voltaic Arduino

Plugging an Arduino for off grid use can be done with a battery with usb, solar, or with battery and solar. If your don't have a computer of AC, Voltaic can help.

Earl – Backcountry Survival Tablet

Earl, a tablet engineered built for survival, Earl working where today's smart phones and tablets cannot, using Android 4.1 together with an E-Ink screen and GPS, weather sensor, and radio communication technology.

BioLite CampStove

The BioLite CampStove, designed for outdoor adventure and emergency preparedness, makes cooking on wood as clean, safe and easy as petroleum fuels while powering electronics off-grid.

Going into the Jungle

Ars Technica has written a guide for the more serious off-gridders out there, worth checking out for all your gadget needs.

Plug and Play Off Grid

Buy a container, open up the package and you are on your way to living off the grid with your existing home! Incredible.

Nokero Solar Powered Lightbulb

Selling for $6 to poor countries- if you leave it in the sun all day, you can get 2 hours of light. And it's rainproof.

Portable Water Purifier

Eco-friendly, the SteriPEN Freedom’s integrated battery recharges via a micro USB amongst other places and provides 16 oz. of water treatments in 48 seconds, it destroys over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa.

March 4th 2015
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Tentsile Hammock

Tentsile is a hammock and a tent that can be suspended as a shelter or on the ground.
August 9th 2014
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Off Grid Urban Seattle Farm

Mithun created for the Living Building Challenge, this energy and water self-sufficient, 31,000-sq-ft rooftop rainwater collecting, gray water recycling, 34,000-sq-ft solar panel, food growing,  318 apartments housing, building.
March 16th 2014
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Construction of a 1500 sf. home in 6 days.
January 30th 2014
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Kahuna Camping Kayak

Human powered kayak, ready for camping or pedaling.
January 26th 2014
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Ice Lab : Antarctica

Off grid is the way to live in Antarctica. Polar research at it's finest.


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