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Living off the grid is a dream for many of us and becoming totally self-sufficient is what drives us forward with our prepping plans. However, getting used to an off-grid life may be difficult for certain people. Some of them will bounce back on the grid if they don’t adjust to the routine impose by such lifestyle.
In my network of people, I have a family that has been living off the grid since 2001. Through their stories and life experiences I’ve learned what I should expect if I move off the grid. Mary and her husband Tom shared some of their experience after moving on their 50 acres homestead. They decided to start a new life, completely off-grid and offer their children a new life. One which is not poisoned by all the technology and vices, normally found in major cities.
For their homestead, they use wind and solar power to provide electricity and fuel their stoves using wood. When it comes to providing food for his family, Tom supplements the meals with meal he is able to procure through hunting and fishing. They grow their own vegetables and fruits and care for goats, rabbits and horses.
As Mary said, an off-grid life is all about the routine and you get used to it after a while. At first it gets some time to get used to it, but after a while it gets in your blood. You don’t have to think about turning the lights out when you get out of the room, you do it instinctively. You don’t have to remember to bring in wood for the stove, you just do it.
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