Do you want to stop receiving electricity bills? Are you willing to spend money to make money? Do you want to have things like electricity and hot water at any time, no matter what’s going on outside your property? Do you want to have more control over the things you eat, and know how they are processed? Do you want your family to be safe and secure from the worries of a bad economy, crime, and terrorism? If your answer is “yes” to questions like these, then living off the grid is something you need to consider.
Although living off the grid means hard work, the benefits you receive will make it all worthwhile. Just imagine how you will feel running your home using clean or renewable energy sources. Think of the pleasure of harvesting your own fruits and vegetables, or picking up fresh brown eggs from your own chicken coop. Envision enjoying the sounds of nature, rather than the noise of expressways, sirens, and airplane traffic.
But perhaps more important than these benefits are the groundbreaking steps you will be making for your children and their children. When you choose a self-sustaining, eco-friendly lifestyle, you are making the world a better place for future generations by decreasing your carbon footprint and by demonstrating that you can have a successful and happy life without all of the hustle and bustle of the city and suburbs.
When you move off-grid with children, you are allowing them to learn life lessons they will never forget. They will understand how to respect life by helping to raise livestock. They will understand the natural process by helping to plant seeds, weed gardens, and finally harvest produce. They will learn the value of hard work and the joy in a job well done. They will climb trees and run outdoors, rather than sit in front of a screen and play video games. You will work together as a family and create memories and bonds that will withstand generations.
Even though hundreds of thousands of people have managed to move off-grid, some people will only be able to incorporate part of the off-grid existence into their lives. You need to understand that any effort you make toward living a more self-sustaining life will help you and your family in the long run. Whether all you decide to do is put a solar panel on your roof, grow a small vegetable garden in your backyard, learn to cook using basic ingredients, or get out of debt; this book will help you.
However, if you are considering immersing yourself in an off-the-grid, self-sustaining lifestyle, this practical and informative guide will ease off-the-grid beginners into a more independent way of living and give you enough of an overview to be able to make initial decisions and move forward in the right direction.