Many people are quite interested in leading a more sustainable lifestyle. It's likely you are reading this blog post today because you want to learn more on how to do just that! As you may already know, the best way to become self-sustainable is by going "off-grid."
Believe it or not, going off the grid is surprisingly simple! Want to know how? Take on board the following strategies to get started.
If you've got a lot of land, why not put it to good use? Assuming you have the right soil conditions, you can grow all kinds of fruit and vegetables. Doing so means you can provide your family with a regular source of organic food.
You can also use the land to raise chickens for eggs and poultry. And if you've got the time and space, you could even have some cattle and pigs for your dietary needs.
In most towns and cities, a utility company would supply you with pressurized water. Of course, living off the grid means you must find your own source of water! There are many ways to do that. For example, you could drill some wells on your land. Or you could take advantage of a nearby river or stream.
When you've not got a sewer connection to your home, what can you do with your waste water? For most people, the answer is to install a septic tank system on their land.
Don't worry; you don't have to go back to using candles for lighting in your home. Nor do you have to stop using technology if you go off the grid! Did you know that it's quite easy to generate your own power? A solar panel installation is a brilliant way to harness the sun's energy.
Would you ever consider living off the grid? I know I have!!! I am constantly trying to convince Nick to buy some chickens!!!