While some people embrace modern-day technology, others dream of a simpler life — much more uncomplicated. If you are in the latter group, then you have probably wondered how to live off the grid. There is only one problem. You are not quite sure how to do that. Besides, what exactly is this “grid,” anyway? Is it tangible? Not exactly.
Initially, the grid only referred to the United States’ electrical system. A conservative estimate of 200,000 Americans have decided unplug from this robust network. They have opted for a more efficient and eco-friendly lifestyle. A way that they are getting around that is through the use of solar or wind power.
Today, however, the term “living off the grid” also applies to shun gas and sewer lines (at least as much as possible). Additionally, it will mean cutting off your cell service, and generally getting away from your dependence on technology and other outside resources. Sometimes very far away. Off-gridders strive, primarily, to reduce their carbon footprint in any way possible. They intend to lead a simpler, more self-sufficient life.
It can be tough, but, if you’re dedicated, it’s entirely doable. If you want to learn how to live off the grid, continue reading. After you finished, you will want to get off the internet as that is the first step to living off-grid.
The next thing you will want to do is find yourself a pleasant rural area in which to live. Since you will be living off the land, you are going to need a lot of it. You will not be able to find that in big cities. Nope, your best bet is to get as far away from those places as possible. Most off-gridders opt for flat land surrounded by mountains, rivers, and lakes. That provides them with plenty of opportunities to find the essentials in life. In my blog posts, I will go into more detail about the location and the reasons thereof.
On a final note, you w need will need to come to terms with the fact that you are going to have to downsize your living space. That does not mean that you are going to have to live in a shoebox. It merely means you will be able to sustain the house with the resources that you are getting from the land.