Stories from Solar about off the grid living.
In brief, the only return is freedom. There is no ROI unless you can sell your investment and start a new. Think of it as transportation. You have shoes, they work, or you could get a skate board, then a bike, onto a scooter, a Yugo, a nicer car, then a brand new car.
Question: What are the best batteries? How do you determine the right batteries to buy?
There is no prefect scenario, there is only the batteries that serve the purpose.
Question: How many times have you needed to arm up because of animal predators stalking or even an encounter while in the woods?
The first year or so I carried daily, it was like wearing shoes. After awhile I realized there really isn't much threat at all, with the exception of a rabid animal. Nearly all predators just want to be left alone.
Question: How do you get power to your property?
I searched for land up and down the West Coast, from here to Alaska, and prices at the time were oppressive for the current economy of the late 80s. I bought a 28' motorhome for my escape from the city.
My first winter on the mountain
I actually questioned God. I thought are you punishing me?
How do I get water to my house?
This is one of those situations where God had placed me in a unique situation.
The first time I died
This one I've never understood, EVER!
Prologue: I was a very odd kid, late into my 20s.
What was that exact moment I committed from living in a regular house to going completely off-grid in the woods up a mountain?
The moment I bought a motorhome.
During a time in the 70s I had joined a health club, total fun and babes, met the owner and wound up running a few of his clubs. After seeing the industry scam laden, I knew I could do it Right and make it work.