How To Live Off The Grid Now™
How To Live Off The Grid Now™
is an on-line Off-The-Grid Membership Community and One-Stop Resource plus Blog, set up to serve you and help you save time, money and effort to "Get Yourself Off-The-Grid": A place, founded by Peter Off-The-Grid, where you can find, and share, about everything it takes for you to create your own complete, modern-day, self-sufficient, self-reliant, self-supporting, sustainable "Off The Grid" home lifestyle or to at least move as much as you can of your current urban/suburban lifestyle into a more self-reliant, self-sufficient way of living.
That is, we are about helping you in creating a lifestyle that is as free as possible of dependency upon public utilities, outside infrastructure and external resources such as electric power from the grid, food from the super-market, income from the 9-5 jobs market and gas (bio-diesel) from the gasoline station.
Living Off-The-Grid today does not automatically mean that you have to go off to live in some remote wilderness spot although you could even do that if doing so is what you really want to do.
Nor does it necessarily mean giving up all creature comforts of the modern home - including not necessarily having to give up such things as TV, the Internet or even your smart-phone - and certainly includes having fundamental necessities like a well-built, secure and safe, home with high-efficiency heating and cooling, hot water for showers, clean water for drinking and cooking, good, dependable, sanitation, practical cooking and refrigeration facilities, reliable electricity and healthy home-grown food.
For some, going off into the remote wilderness may be their preferred choice; for others, it may just mean living where they are while simply converting whatever they have in their current urban or suburban home setting into using as many Off-The-Grid resources as possible, such as Solar Energy for heating and electricity, wind and maybe even water turbines for electricity and may even mean having some method of producing Bio-Diesel for their car.
So the ultimate goal here then is to get as completely as possible off-the-grid so as to create, and maintain, as high a degree of economic freedom as may be possible in our lifestyle: In other words, to get to the point of minimising the need for cash, eliminating as much debt as possible and becoming as independently self-productive as possible in producing as much of the stuff as possible that we need for our own day-today sustenance and welfare.
Hence, the guiding principle underlying the philosophy of "How To Live Off The Grid Now" - in defining what being off-the-grid really means for us - is all about getting to be in a place of living with as much economic and fundamental physical freedom as possible from dependency on outside resources and gain as much freedom as possible from the limitations of depending upon outside constraints and resources such as the power grid for our electricity, the super-markets for our food and the 9-5 job market for our income.
Translating the above into simpler, clearer terms, means getting to be living our life, and creating a lifestyle, that maximises our own direct production of the vital resources that we each need to sustain our own life and lifestyle including that of our companions and partners such as our family - including our spouses and children - while minimising our need for dependence upon any outside resources - such as the Power Grid, Super-Markets or the 9-5 Job Market - for all of which we would inevitably have to have a source of capital and/or cash.
In other words, HTLTOGN is all about creating, and gaining, a self-reliant, self-sustaining lifestyle of economic freedom - slave to no-one, with maximum possible control over how we live our own life notwithstanding that we may still have to pay taxes and will still have to be aware of, and may have to abide by, relevant zoning regulations and relevant local and state laws.