This is the second part of our series “living off-the-grid with zero money”
Living independently, all by yourself and completely off-the-grid might sound interesting but it is not easy. You need a lot of preparation, hard work and resilience. In our previous article, we have discussed some of the basic guidelines for you to start living off-the-grid and this one we are going to give you some more…
Changes in lifestyle
For people who are ready to live by the nature, must realize that their lives are going to take a drastic turn. You might have to spend days without Internet and even cell phone coverage. You have to fix your own toilet and do everything by yourself. This usually sounds different and doable at start but when adopting to a lifestyle, which is all thing DIY; it might scare you away.
Living in a forest or a place secluded from the crowd doesn’t mean you have to give up on your hobbies. We advise all our readers to take some time out and think about what you can bring along with you as decide to live off the grid. This could be a board game, a flute (or any other musical instrument), a radio, etc.
This is optional but pretty important for those with family or loved ones waiting to know about your whereabouts. Living off the grid generally means you will be cut off from the rest of the world, so make sure you keep a postal address.
The true essence of living off the grid comes when everything you eat is natural and has been grown/cooked by you. This is where farming skills kicks in. You must utilize the land at your disposal and grow some fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits.
While making your list of things to be bought during, make sure you include all the right type of seeds for your gardening and farming extravaganza.
Keep in mind that learning the art of farming requires time and hard work. Once you get used to it, and start eating your self-grown stuff, nothing in this world is going to please you more.
This is important because when you are living off the grid, you can expect anything and everything. At times you will have a great feast but there will be days when you have starve. This is the time when your cooking skills come in handy. You must be able to prepare a good, healthy meal from whatever you have got.
Things can get pretty lonely when you’re out there. You need a partner and since you’re unlikely to have a dance party there, you best companion can be your pet. Spending some time with your dog, cat, parrot, etc can help you sleep peacefully at night.