[LaramieBoomerang.com] What causes someone to buy a parcel of land out in the hostile Wyoming countryside and build a house and shop there with no access to the local power grid? “My goodness, why not?” said Bob McGovern, a lithe carpenter who did just that. “The land is affordable because there are no public services, and I don’t like hiding from the elements.” McGovern has eight solar panels and a wind turbine that powers every possible energy need: from hot water for showers to lighting his house and shop to running massive woodworking tools like table saws. These alternative sources create more than enough energy for himself and his two cats, but they’re not for every Daydream Johnny with ideas of self-sustainability. For the full story, use the following link.