I really find it hard to believe that there are families in America that still do not have electricity. More surprising, they want it that way. In Nick Rosen’s book Off the Grid, he meets many of these men and women who share a common goal of taking care of themselves. Some feel it makes them safer from possible terror threats, or raising energy prices.
For me, I found it hard to relate to these figures. In an era of IPads and commuting, living off the grid is a foreign concept. I did, however, connect with their concern for our country’s extreme dependence on fossil fuels. This inspiring lot actually does something about it, instead of worrying about it like I do. Learn more about living off the grid at Rosen’s website: http://www.off-grid.net/

I have a new copy of Off the Grid to giveaway to one lucky reader. Leave a comment sharing what modern day convenience you would miss the most. I would start with hot water, as nothing is more forgiving on a cold winter’s day than a hot shower. Please leave your comment by Feb 15th and the winner will be announced on the 16th. Good luck!

-Disclosure: I was provided a book to review; it in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

7 replies
  1. Haley Ash says:

    There are so many conveniences that would be hard to live without everything from the computer to the coffee maker. If I had to choose one though it would be my oven/stove. I would hate not to have the convenience of baking and cooking whenever I wanted too!!

  2. Scott Cowley says:

    Awesome contest! Sounds like a gripping book that could make you rethink some things.

    I would most miss my laptop. It's the conduit for so much that I love, like listening to music, talking to friends, writing, and reading. It would be hard to part with it. (Although hot water, like you mentioned, is pretty high up there)

    Thanks again,

  3. Crunchyish Mama says:

    Yeah, I would miss a million things too… Mostly the internet, TV and hot water. But I bet I would be super productive and learn a lot of cool new stuff! I'm really interested in how people urban homestead and live off the grid, and think it's awesome, but I don't think I have the strength to do it!

    New follower from MBC.

  4. TJ @ MeasuringFlower.com says:

    Well, since I would take a generator with me, I wouldn't miss too too much. And I would probably heat water for baths, so it'd be a pain in the butt to take a bath, but I'd still have hot water. I'd definitely miss the Internet. Lol.

Comments are closed.