Living off the grid is about more than being self-sufficient. It’s about shifting to a whole new lifestyle. It takes a while to get used to! Eventually, you realize that your days are less stressful than they used to be – especially if you lived in a city.
Adjusting to Life Off the Grid
Whereas you used to depend on technology for everything (and had to work long hours to pay for it to work for you), suddenly you have to rely on yourself for your own needs. Amazingly, it doesn’t feel as complicated and exhausting anymore. Time seems to slow down. Getting off the grid gives you more power and control over your own life.
This mental shift is one of the most important preparations you can make, ideally sooner rather than later! You never know
The following, taken from a blog post written soon after an averted government collapse, explains how close we always are to falling into a total grid collapse scenario (read the full post here!)
Necessary Items For Living Off the Grid
In an overly dramatic turn of events, The United States Government was able to pass a budget for the next fiscal year… at the very last minute. I’m sure I’m not the only one who truly feared a Government shutdown was going to happen. Thankfully, I was wrong! However, I am still thinking about what could have happened if the Government shutdown had occurred.
Typically, Government shutdowns do not last more than a few days. My question is, what would happen if the Government shutdown for many months? Considering the fragility of our economy and (arguably) our society, would the U.S. have collapsed?
What if the ‘Essentials’ stop going to work? What happens next? Now is the time to prepare. We obviously can’t always depend on other people to take care of us. If we become completely self-sufficient then we would not have to worry whether or not the Government shutdown would affect us. Let’s make a list of what you would need in order to survive ‘off the grid’ for a few months.
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Aside from being fully prepared for a world without order, going off the grid can do wonders for your mental health.
No more appointments to stress over. No more pressure from so many bosses. Cutting down to the bare essentials is shocking at first, but once you get used to it, you realize how fulfilling it really is.
Now you have more time. Where did the expressions “out of time” or “wasting time” come from, anyway? From people who work and are paid by the hour! It doesn’t take long for you to remember how much pressure that put on you. The simple life can be boring and slow at first, but pretty soon you will realize how those “old days” were wasted.
Perhaps the greatest thing that the simplified life off the grid can offer is the fact that you do not have to think about bills anymore. For sure all these advantages come at a price; you’ll need lots of patience and a hardworking spirit, but money will no longer run your life.
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