Living Off The Grid Does Not Mean Being A Purist

LIVING OFF THE GRID: There are always people with an opinion on everything and of course their opinion is the only one that matters and the only one that is correct. When you search on the internet or talk to people about homesteading or living off the grid you will find a vast variety of information and people’s opinion about this subject.

One of the more controversial subject that people are very passionate about when it comes to living off the grid or any sort of homesteading is where and how you should live. To live off the grid does not mean that you have to become a recluse or stop enjoying modern day life or give up the enjoyment of a high tech society. To separate yourself from society and move to the wilderness and live off the land this is fine for those that want to be a purist and remove themselves and their family from all aspects of society.

 

Here we are not going to be going down the road of being a hermit or purist, we will be looking at ways to be more self-sufficient and use more of what God has given us in nature to live on.

 OFF GRID PERSPECTIVE

As the world is changing around us every-day and with these changes we need to have an open mind to these new and exciting things.

 

Just in my neighborhood alone in central Florida I have seen ten homes install solar panels in the last three months. Changes are taking place and we can use these changes to help us be more self-sufficient, make life easier and separate us from depending on being connected to the grid. This does not mean that we have to give up being connected to the internet, have a cell phone, use GPS for navigation, or use other new sources of high technology that will be coming out. We can still enjoy all these luxuries and still be off the grid and that is what we will be exploring in future post.

Tom

I have always had an enthusiasm for homesteading and for living off the grid even though I live in a combination of country and urban setting. Living in Central Florida north of the big cities we have the best of both worlds, country and the conveniences that a person would have living in a large urban city. I personally have had a concern about our weakening economy and how it effects each and every-one of us. The second thing that I have a concern about is how most of the world view’s our country and what may happen one day here in the United States. My Life Experiences I was raised by parents that grew up during the great depression, they passed onto me what life was like and how people had to live during this time period. My family were farmers, gardeners, and homesteaders, they were raised this way and they passed onto me these qualities. I also have family members that live totally off the grid. They live in the North Woods of Minnesota which is a great location for living off the grid. The Southern Homesteader is a passion of mine, I love passing on and sharing information about cooking, news, being self-sufficient, living off the grid, canning, food storage, budgeting, and much more. Since this blog is a passion of mine I am constantly adding and tweaking this site to be a better resource for you. More About Me I grew up in Northern Illinois farm fields. After spending most of my life in large corporate business I decided to relocate to a small town on the nature coast of Central Florida. This is where I met my wife and between us we have 4 wonderful daughters. We have a small homestead where we raise our chicken and live freely. We also have a bug-out place in the mountains of North Carolina that we call our retreat. We spend time there getting things prepared for all our family members when SHTF. I am blessed with a wonderful family and the knowledge that God has given me so I can pass this along to you the readers. I will never tell what you what to do or what to purchase, I just am offering my opinion. I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you. Always feel free to contact me and drop me a note. I will do my best to respond to your emails in a timely manner. Thank you again, Tom Johnson