10 must-haves for living off the grid

Creative alternative-energy gadgets to ease you into any off-the-grid adventure

Can’t imagine living without your mp3 player or flashlight? Fear not! Solar, wind and human energy can be harnessed to power our favourite technologies while decreasing our reliance on traditional energy sources (such as oil, coal and hydroelectricity). Whether you’re willingly getting off the grid, or you’re forced to do so by a power outage, click NEXT>> to see Green Living’s top picks for the most convenient, ingenious and fun gadgets to help you achieve energy independence (or at least survive Earth Hour).

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