Off-grid living isn’t for sissies or anyone who doesn’t want to get their hands dirty. It is for you who are willing to invest in learning and implementing some simple steps. Follow them and you to can live off the grid.
Images of Little House on the Prairie come to mind.
Maybe you ponder becoming a long-bearded man living in the mountains, content to be a hermit.
Ok, that’s a little extreme for most. But, the part about living off the grid.
That keeps on burning in your thoughts and dreams.
Dreaming of Grid-lessness
There’s good news for you. You can do it. For sure.
First of all, you are not alone in your thoughts, as more people are choosing an off-grid lifestyle.
Some are able to escape the noisy concrete city and move to quiet acreage in the Midwest or another idyllic country setting.
However, for many, like me, work and family obligations make that impossible, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do our best to live off the grid as much possible.
Live Off the Grid – Advantages
Urbanites Live Off the Grid
Going Off-Grid with Your Water and Food Supply
- Short showers, maybe shower at the gym. A 5-minute shower can save you up to 1,000 gallons per month.
- Have a 5-gallon bucket in the shower to hold any water that is running while you find the right temperature for your shower. Use this water for plants or flushing the toilet.
- Keep a clean dishpan in the kitchen sink. It will hold the running water you use when washing hands and rinsing veggies.
- Use this water for your garden or washing dishes
- Install water saving showerheads, faucets, and toilets
- Use a rain barrel system to collect water for your garden
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