It can seem like a pipe dream to live off the grid and no longer have to rely on the trappings of society to live. However, it’s entirely possible. It can also be incredibly inspiring. There are a few things you need to keep in mind before you drop everything and go live in the woods. Here’s a few tips to consider when deciding to live off the grid.
1) Sell as much as you can.
To make the move to off the grid living easier on yourself and your budget, sell as much items as you possibly can, whether it’s furniture, unused electronics, clothes, and anything else you can’t imagine taking with you in your new lifestyle.
2) Take up gardening.
If you are embarking on an off the grid lifestyle, you’ll want to pick up gardening. When looking for land to start your lifestyle, make sure you consider soil quality and contact a local gardening center for tips and tricks for starting a self sufficient garden.
3) Water and waste.
Consider how you will get water and also make sure you research proper water treatment systems for your lifestyle. Also make sure you learn how to reduce the amount of waste you are getting rid of and how to responsibly dispose of waste as well.
4) Power supply.
Your power supply may come in the form of solar power, wind power, or simply wood and fire, depending on how you see yourself living. Do proper research on the costs of having sufficient power and what you need in place before you purchase your land.
5) Keep the seasons in mind.
Whether it’s rain, snow, or heat, know how you want to handle the most extreme version of the season, you will be ready for almost anything. Research natural ways to heat your home, or keep your home cool,