A lot of people begin to realize that modern amenities can still be enjoyed, even if you are going off the grid and you’re independent. Off the grid living is just that, not being connected to a grid.
In order to do more than just barely survive, first we have to simplify our lives. We must learn to need and want less. We can learn to get our enjoyment and entertainment from lower cost or free sustainable sources. We live in a time of unbelievable over consumption of all kinds of goods, including expensive food from all over the world. We will need to rely on local products and local food sources. Part of the change that will be coming has to do with the transportation of goods across the world. We will see that slow way down and goods from far away will be extremely expensive. At least until new green energy sources are implemented that change the cost and environmental damage from worldwide transportation of goods.
As a leader, walk through the workplace or the store. How do you think the employees or customers feel? Put yourself in their shoes. Do a bit of probing. Call the customer service. Obtain feedback from employees. Ask them what they think is the best thing that’s happening in the workplace or the business and what is bugging them. When someone complains about a certain area or a behavior in the staff, can you feel the dread or the energy being sucked or drained in the room? Look and listen carefully. Be objective for now and refrain from making any judgments. Just thoroughly assess what you see, hear and feel.
In recent age, wind energy was mainly used for nothing than milling flour. But, the emergence of technology shows the unlimited benefits one could draw out of wind energy. It is now becoming the main thrust of the government because of its environmental eco friendly and its accessibility. It can be installed in places where there is no connection to the main grid. Now, not only the wind energy is becoming widely accepted as alternative source of energy, solar energy and hydropower as well.
Although people think alternative energy is ‘new’ it really is not. We have used this energy source long before we even knew electricity. Just think about drying your washed clothes outside in the sun. In fact, many of us still use this method to dry clothes and there is nothing wrong with this. Drying your clothes this way will save a lot of electricity!
The other two sources are beyond the reach the common people i.e. the wind and waves. But still one can even think of it provided one is living in a country side and having a fast moving stream within the reach. Such source of energy will be there but only for a very limited use.
These days, technological advances mean that is perfectly possible to do just that – run your car on water! And it’s not that difficult. Just a quart of waterprovides over 1800 gallons of HHO gas. That’s enough to run your car for months and months!
7) Multiply (Average stream velocity x Average cross section area x Friction correction factor of 0.8. = Q) Note: Due to friction, bottom irregularities, etc. this is the least accurate measurement. It is likely only about 15-20% accurate at best. Concrete channels are best and rough streambeds the worst cases for using this method. Still, it will be a better stream flow estimation than a rough estimate or wild guess.