For those who have built a life in the U.S. in one of the coastal cities, the thought of being off the grid is somehow tremendously daunting. You look at the computer every day and are tempted and taunted at the ideal of being in the great outdoors, of having space, of spending just one minute of the day without the roar of traffic, or the pressure to keep moving forward.
All you can think about is the day you pack one bag, leave it all behind you, and hit the road with open adventure's beckoning call!
When you have a lot of things, it's the reality of planning for that interstate moving company to bring you 2,000 boxes and begin packing up knowing that the dream you were chasing didn't include 10 years of storage for all the things you ever held dear. You didn't want to lose your high school year books, or the pictures of when you were five. Such planning now involves the intermediate step of taking every piece of paper you ever knew of, and dropping it into a high speed scanner, then sending it onto a cyberspace storage location. Then you can breathe. Then the tornado can come and take your house away. Then you have your past to hang onto like never before, and your baggage doesn't occupy physical space, and moving, movers, mover, and transportation become words not required in your next google search.
The nice thing about this scenario is the fact that the coastal U.S. is that values of homes, of jobs, and of land, continue to remain a striking clip above that of the midwest, so the premise of escaping the expensive two bedroom bungalo, and buying dreamland in the wilderness has never been quite so easy, as long as you are willing to let go, and make room in your life for something new, for something different, and the sense of adventure built into our genes by those who fled England in the 1600's takes rise in a new ideal. It is this idea of "Living Off The Grid!"
It is taking your technology with you, and building out of the norm. The technology is there, so why not use it. There's no financial motivation for mainstream to promote it yet, so you're pretty much on your own. You are Lewis and Clark with your Machette ready to brave the wilds of new frontier.
I challenge you and I praise you for your courage!
With knowledge, with technology, with skills acquired and acquiring, prepare, plan, be ready to free yourself from the bindings around your feet. Let your imagination soar again into uncharted territories, and with your social media share your exploits in real time with the world! May your expidition be bountiful and your blessings many! Prepare for many trials, many successes, more smiles, and more satisfaction than you have ever known.