Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Off the Grid

Last night my mother and I were discussing living "off the grid". It's a great concept, but few of us realize how difficult it would be, especially with the amount of comforts we're accustomed to. For example, that hot shower you get every morning? Good luck. Living off the grid means providing your own sources of water, heat, and power if you want it.

There are many benefits to living off the grid though, if you can deal with the downsides of feeling like you're camping every single day. For example, you may not be able to play computer, but you'll have a six-pack washboard abs like you've only dreamed of! Why? Because of all the physical labour. There are animals to feed, potatoes to peel, wood to chop, every single moment is filled with work in order to survive and stock up for the times when you can't work (like in wintertime, when you can't be outside very much).

So here is my parting thought for the day, something for you to ponder:
If you were forced to live "off the grid" for an entire year (due to some sudden, unforeseen circumstance), would you have the skills necessary to do it?

1 comment:

  1. Nope! I wouldn't. But, that is kind of the feel we're going for with out back-country camping trip next year. A whole week in the bush, in the middle of nowhere, only what you can carry (so no frivolous items!)