About 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" homestead lifestyle or to at least move as much as you can of your current urban/suburban lifestyle into a more self-reliant, self-sufficient and greener way of living.
In other words, we are about helping you in creating a lifestyle for yourself that is as free as possible from dependency on public utilities and services, 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 even gas (bio-diesel) from the gasoline station.
Why This Freedom Matters For You:
Just think about what happened in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico recently after the hurricanes: As long as you have not located within a low-lying area or flood-plain and have avoided flooding resulting from the storms, with freedom, particularly, from dependence on the power grid and the super-market, you can, most likely and more readily, quickly recover and sustain after such events having effectively prepared ahead of time to handle such emergencies. On the other hand, conventional 9-5 jobs are quickly disappearing: You need alternative income options. This kind of freedom would also prepare you to sustain after a TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) or EMP event.
You Don't Have To Go Remote:
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 does include 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 continuing to live where they are now while simply converting whatever they have in their current urban or suburban home setting into using as many Off-The-Grid resources as possible.
Go Off-The-Grid Without Moving:
For example, for those who do not want to go remote but prefer to stay where they are now and who have cultivatable ground space around their existing home, it may mean simply turning that space into a back-yard farm where they can grow their own vegetables and, perhaps, also have chickens for meat and eggs and even goats for milk and cheeses plus even a pig or two, rabbits and bees.
On the other hand, whether you prefer to go remote or to stay where you are, there are many off-the-grid options that could be used equally effectively in both cases: For example, Solar Energy for heating and electricity, using Wind Energy if you have consistently flowing winds in your locality - and even Water Energy if you have a source of flowing water - for electricity generation and it may even mean having some method of producing Bio-Diesel for your car or truck.
Creating The Off-The-Grid Lifestyle:
So the ultimate goal of HTLOGN (How To Live Off The Grid Now) here then is to provide you with the information and resources you need to help you get yourself as completely as possible off-the-grid - meaning as free as possible of having any dependence on outside resources - so as to create, and maintain, as high a degree of economic freedom as may be possible in your lifestyle:
In other words, to help you get to the point of minimising the need for cash, eliminating as much debt obligation as possible, and become as independently self-productive as possible in producing as much of the stuff as possible that you need for your own, and your family's, day-to-day sustenance and welfare.
Economic And Physical Freedom:
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, gaining as much freedom as possible from the limitations of depending upon outside constraints and resources such as the power grid for your electricity, the super-markets for your food and the 9-5 job market for your income.
It's About Helping You Get Free:
In other words, HTLTOGN is all about helping you in creating, and gaining, a self-reliant, self-sustaining lifestyle of economic freedom - slave to no-one, with maximum possible control over how you live your own life notwithstanding that you may still have to pay taxes and you will still have to be aware of, and may have to abide by, relevant zoning regulations and relevant local and state laws. Disclaimer