Are you wondering what living off the grid actually means? It is all about boycotting all those systems that are becoming costlier with every passing day. By these systems, we are referring to the public utilities like power, gas, water and telephone that we use. Every year we end up spending so much money to purchase these. How about a life where you no longer have to worry about paying for these? How about a life where you can produce and use your very own sustainable energy? This is what living off the grid is all about. Not only is this becoming increasingly popular because of the financial benefits; this is also saving the environment from the impending danger.
There’s also power supplier advocate and writer Al Weinrub. He argues that decentralized energy, or putting renewable systems in as many places in a community as possible, generates wealth, spurs economic revitalization and helps adapt to climate change.
Shop for new clothes made from recycled ones. Perhaps inspired by their class projects from fashion college, some innovative, up and coming designers are creating entire fashion lines constructed of fabric from cast-off clothing. That means old men’s dress shirts given new life as skirts, or vintage kimonos reincarnated as wedding gowns.
Unless you have a free-flowing stream on your property, you can rule out hydropower. And nuclear energy, though it doesn’t use carbon-based fuel, has major waste disposal and other issues.
Instead of going for the traditional solar power systems that you need to purchase; you can go for the DIY solar panels. The former one is very expensive and it is always wise to go for the DIY solar panels that you can build. You can find the guidelines all over the internet. You too will be able to prepare your own free homemade solar power. Living off the grid is very satisfactory. The joy of producing homemade power and using it in your day-to-day life is something else. You are no longer dependent on the government. You may even choose to sell the surpass power to some utility company and make money out of this.
Create a wealth plan and follow it. The journey between the starting point and the destination is the map to your wealth. This is the path to financial freedom.
Brainstorming is a great way to develop creative options. Don’t discuss or debate any ideas during the brainstorming session, simply let the ideas flow, make a list, and go from there.
Anger is also a driving force to change things. If we can use the energy of anger to inspire us to work for a cause which changes some of the bad habits that society has got into we are turning a potentially negative emotion into something good for us and society.