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off the grid

1. Not connected to municipal utility systems, such as the water supply or the main electrical grid. I just need to get enough solar panels installed to disconnect from the city's electricity supply and my house will be completely off the grid.
2. Free from governmental observation or control; not traceable through any means of commerce or communication that could be linked to one's identity. Fearing for his life, the whistle-blower from the intelligence agency was forced to live off the grid for a number of years, eschewing anything that might leave a digital footprint for someone to find.
See also: grid, off
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While consumers may be looking to get away and spend time off-the-grid, it appears they dont necessarily want to go too far off-the-grid without some modern-day necessities such as Wi-Fi, portable power, and their mobile devices, said Matt Powell, vice president and senior industry advisor, Sports, The NPD Group.
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A first-class resource for preparing against disaster (death by water-borne illnesses is especially common after floods), sustaining personal hygiene in off-the-grid situations (including how to maintain an outhouse), or simply conserve water at home for a smaller water bill, The Prepper's Water Survival Guide is recommended for both personal and public library collections.
Open Garden, the creator of FireChat, said it has introduced a new off-the-grid private messaging technology (OM) that allows sendin private messages to people anywhere, even if you aren't connected to the Internet or to a cellular network.
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The "Off-the-Grid" design challenge ensures that students are engaged in a realworld application they can actually relate to and keeps students motivated throughout the engineering design process.