Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Off the Grid Living

While i have always had an appreciation (and perhaps a bit of a fascination) with what it takes to live off the grid, in the past it seemed to take on a more nostalgic feel. What i mean is that it was something that was great for others to do or it was adventurous for short periods of time, but not something practical in the long run. Yet time and experiences have demonstrated time and again several things:
  1. It is important to root oneself (one's positions, views, practices) in a clear analysis
  2. It is important to value life in such a way that balances quality of life with living with "all our relations"
  3. It is important to have the skills necessary to survive in various, potentially difficult, situations