off the grid
When was the last time you thought of the food you ate as medicine to feed both your body but also your well being? Modern medicine has recently started to focus on preventative care but historically has only been a way of last resort or once things have already gone bad. There needs to be a balance.
Cam shares his experience trying to fix a broken hot-water tank.
At the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Wash, I listened to lecturers cover topics from re-newable energy, small-scale farming, green building, organic gardening, simple living, and citizen solidarity building. While I listened, I pondered ways to weave these powerful themes into our children's lives.
Two homesteaders discuss their experience with the weather applicable to their mountain homesteads in Washington and Colorado.
Cam looks back at the challenges of moving to his off-grid home.
Learn about our experience attending a Mother Earth News Fair as an exhibitor.
Cam contemplates the amount of energy that goes into our food production and shows how he prepared corn for freezing the zero carbon way!
Our first experience as a vendor or spectator at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, WA
An article about how we learned to double our growing season and have home grown fresh veggies almost all year long.
Sometimes being off grid doesn't necessarily mean that you're green.
Cam & Michelle recently enjoyed a visit from an ethnographer who is studying off-gridders.
Cam loves sharing his homesteading skills in Hands-On Workshops at his off-grid home.
Cam discusses the decision to go off-grid or on-grid and shares his experience with batteries and the dangers of high winds to solar panels.
Rancho Margot in Costa Rica is completely off the grid and constantly closing the circle. Nothing is wasted on this self-sufficient ranch, where everything is considered a resource--including methane from the compost ovens.
Cam describes a recent adventure involving round bales, train tracks and a stressful drive home.
Cam is handling this heatwave much better thanks to his solar-powered air conditioner!
Cam describes the benefits of writing this blog and his recent book.
Michael Strizki proves that living off the grid doesn't have to mean sacrificing comfort.
A typical winter morning chore - cleaning off the solar panels.
Cam shares his experiences getting lost in the woods.
The difference between power and energy and how it relates to toast!
Technology allows us to live where we live, but it doesn't make it any easier to deal with!
Cam shares some of the things he is grateful for....
What's the most efficient way to boil water?
An introduction to Cam Mather's off-grid home and lifestyle.