Do You Have What it takes to go “Off the Grid”
Think hard. Real hard. When was the last time you went multiple days without being plugged in? Odds are, unless you just won the recent season of Survivor, you can’t think of a time in your life when you have
gone longer then a couple of days or so. Maybe it was the last camping trip or maybe it was before that thing they call the world wide web took over. We take for granted how much we depend on the different connections available in modern society.
Electricity, running water, gas, telephone, etc. Our everyday lives depend on being connected and depending on others to support us. What if one day, all those support mechanisms went away and you were left to fend for yourself? Could you do it? I’m not talking about a weekend away from your blackberry. We’re talking about full-blown self-sustaining off the grid living.
Off the grid living is defined as living in a self-sufficient manner without reliance on one or more public utilities. Truth be told, you can do it. Basic instinct and survival skills will kick in and you will make it. Plenty do it all over the country right now. The good thing is, if you plan properly, going off the grid can be a lot easier due to today’s product and information pipelines. Do you have what it takes?
This is a quick video on some everyday people who are living Off Grid an a American way.