is the Founder and Mentor of "How To Live Off The Grid Now™".
My mission is to help people who want to get, and have, freedom from dependence on the power grid for electricity, from super-markets for food and 9-5 jobs for income: People who want to get off the grid and become self-sufficient and self-reliant which is important to them because it allows them to have more control over their own life and speaks to their underlying desire to have more time with family and friends and to create the freedom they desire to focus on the things that leave them feeling accomplished, gratified and enabled to fulfill their own dreams.
So really, who is Peter Off-the-Grid? Well, I'm an ex-pat Brit', as you may have guessed from my accent if you haver watched any of my videos. I was born into wartime Britain with rationing and scarcity of everything. My parents and extended family were totally into self-sufficiency: We grew our own vegetables and fruit and bottled and preserved everything that was preserveable.
My happiest times in growing up were spent on the farm amongst the chickens, pigs and cows and the farm, back then, was totally off the grid. No phone or TV, generated its own electricity, pumped its own water, managed its own septic system and grew most of its own food.
I loved being there: I'm all "Country" rather than "City", and wanted to be a farmer "when I grew up" but was persuaded to go to college. When finally - after a rebellious stint in a very popular UK Rock Band as Bass player and vocalist - I ended up as an electrical and electronics engineer via an additional two years of Organic Chemistry along the way, all of these experiences have served me well throughout my incredible career on both sides of The Pond - as we Brit's call the Atlantic Ocean.
I'm also a licensed ham radio operator and have designed and built my own ham radio gear. Incidentally, when the national power grid goes down, so will the cell phone and cable TV services but hams can still talk to each other in emergencies and if you have satellite TV plus uniteruptable power-supplies keeping your TV on, you will still know what's happening while everyone else in your neighbourhood is staring at blank screens.
I am also an all-round capable do-it-yourselfer; you need to be able to do many different things, or be able to pay someone to do many different things, in order to go live off the grid. I've personally fixed up some really old homes; rewired, replumbed, dug footings, replaced walls, built cabinets and so on.
I have built new production plant from the ground up and I have turned around many struggling businesses - both in the esoteric, bleeding-edge technology development hardware field and in software systems and applications development endeavours from finance and online eCommerce to health-care; all quite fascinating but I have always yearned to go back to the farm and get back off-the-grid.
So I have spent a great deal of time and effort in researching the latest ideas and technology available for creating a successful off the grid home and lifestyle and in joining that knowledge with my own experiences as a resource to share with like-minded folks like you to help to save you the time, money and effort you would otherwise have to spend in attempting to bring all this together for yourself via endless web-searches through ambiguous and dubious results looking for relevant information: "How To Live Off The Grid Now™" is the result and your solution.
I founded "How To Live Off The Grid Now™" to become its own version of a self-sufficient, self-reliant, self-sustaining community to help people like you to successfully not only create your own plan for getting off-the-grid but to also help you put that plan into action to get yourself off-the-grid, successfully living your life on your own terms to the degree that such is possible for you given all of the naturally occuring discrete challenges and variables that have to be overcome along the way and that are respectively unique to the circumstances and abilities of every individual. Disclaimer