My Family and I Have Lived Off-Grid for 7 years.
We are the authors of Surviving Survivalism -- How to Avoid Survivalism Culture Shock. We live in Western New Mexico, 20 miles from paved road, with no power grid (we have satellite internet run on solar power), no phone service available (landline nor cell signal) and no vehicle. We are happy to answer any questions you might have on living the off-grid, self-sufficient lifestyle. Our website is http://fightingfirewithwater.com Our articles have been published on such sites as davidicke.com, zengardener.com, activistpost.com, lewrockwell.com, survivalmom.com and many more.
In the area there are about 15 people living in an area twice the size of Rhode Island. We are 20 miles from paved road. We gave up our successful business to live here -- it's not the kind of place you can commute from -- and have never regretted it. We've had tough times here, but none that would make us leave and go back to the "normal" suburban life. Every lifestyle has its stresses, but at least you can have control over these stresses and when you overcome them... well, Nitzsche said it best: "That which does not kill you makes you stronger." We wrote a very popular book, Surviving Survivalism -- How to Avoid Survivalism Culture Shock, so that others could learn of our experiences and decide if this kind of life is for them. We are looking for others who have the heart to step away from the system to join us here. If you are interested, email us at [email protected] or [email protected] or check out our website, http://fightingfirewithwater.com.