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Living off the grid is not for everyone. It takes a certain mindset to live off the grid. In addition to having the mindset of self-sufficiency and confidence in one’s set of survival skills, it also entails a person to have a certain amount of financial resources to be able to live independently.
Contrary to what most people think, living off the grid does not necessarily mean that you will have to go back to primitive ways or lower your living standards.
Some off gridders actually live a life of convenience as they have set up their off grid life to be simple yet very comfortable, away from the hustle and bustle of the fast-paced urban lifestyle.
Why do most survivalists try to live off the grid and embrace this kind of lifestyle? There are certain major benefits to living off the grid as our friends at PreppersWill.com can attest to.
Below are some of the major benefits to living off the grid:
- You will not have to worry about how you’re going to put food on the table with the economy going crazy and the prices skyrocketing. You eat what you grow and you know where your food comes from.
- Living off the grid will give you the financial independence that you were always looking for. Becoming self-sufficient and producing your own energy and food will give you financial freedom.
- In time, you will get a sense of security that other people don’t have. When a disaster strikes or the fast approaching energy crisis hits us, you will still get all the services. In an extreme situation you will be on your own and your chances to make it are much higher than those for the rest of the world.
- Living off the grid means developing a set of skills that are not available for everyone. Your off the grid skills will make a huge difference when a natural or man-made disaster hits your area. You will be able to barter with people and get goods in exchange for the services you provide using your off the grid skills.
- Living off the grid will unite a family and create a strong familial bond. Everyone from the family will have to contribute to this new lifestyle and your kids will no longer stay on Facebook 24/7. The absence of media from an off the grid living provides a freedom that is hard to explain, but it’s a delight to experience.
- You get a sense of accomplishment from living off the grid. Something that you don’t get from your day job. When you produce your own energy and grow your own food you achieve self-satisfaction. You do it all for yourself and your family and nobody else. You don’t work all week to make someone else rich. You work for your loved ones and you get a satisfaction that doesn’t have a price tag.
Once you embrace the off the grid lifestyle, preppers swear by the fact that you won’t want to go back to the life that you used to have as a citizen under the watchful eye of “Big Brother”.
For more about the benefits and limitations of living off the grid, check out the great article posted by our good friends at PreppersWill.com.