Getting Started Living Off the Grid
We want to teach you what you will need to get and live off the grid.
Of course, a big part of this “Off the Grid” lifestyle is purchasing your first tractor to help you grow food, and we can help with that when the time comes.
Let’s get started on our journey.
People who are looking for ways to avoid fossil fuels and reduce their carbon footprint are turning to off-grid living.
This is becoming a popular way of life as many people want to become more independent.
More and more people are generating their own electricity, farming their own food, and ditching their phone lines.
Let’s take a few minutes and discuss the 3 main components of the “Off the Grid” lifestyle.
People on the grid are connected to a country-wide system that includes gas, telephone, water, and electricity.
Going off-grid means shunning all these facilities and creating your own energy.
Interestingly enough --- there are people who go off the grid permanently, while others do it temporarily.
Many people love the fact that off the grid living, which uses the wind and sun for energy, is a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle.
Due to technological advancements, producing your own electricity is less expensive than ever.
Off-grid Water System
Going off the grid also means shunning the city water and sewage line.
The good thing about water is that it’s everywhere. It falls from the sky and runs below your feet in the form of groundwater.
These are two huge sources of water that can be tapped into to get off the grid.
Getting underground water is quite simple. Just drill a hole into the ground and once the hole has been drilled, use a pump to extract the water.
NOTE: There is a chance that harmful contaminants seeped into the well. So you need to dig deep. The deeper you go, the cleaner the water.
You can also install a filter. This will free you from any local watering restrictions that are applied during a drought.
Cistern Water Harvesting
You can also get clean water by using a cistern (a tank or reservoir) to collect rainwater.
Cisterns are placed above or beneath the ground.
They are made of concrete or fiberglass.
The cistern pumps the water out of the rain gutter. Then it is pumped into your house to use.
Off-grid Septic System
To go completely off the grid, you also need to disconnect from the sewer line.
You will need to install a septic system.
Septic systems hold and collect the waste. It is naturally separated into layers. Septic systems contain bacteria that helps break down the waste.
Soil is one of the best biological filters. It keeps the dangerous bacteria underground until they are absorbed as nutrients.
Your septic system should be serviced at least once a year by a professional, so it keeps functioning properly.
The benefits of off-grid living are encouraging more people to change their way of living.
Thousands of people have proved it and these numbers continue to grow.
With off-grid living, you can become far more independent.
And of course, do not forget --- you will need a tractor to work your land to grow food, and we will be there to help you find the perfect one.
If you need any further help or have any questions about tractors, or anything else, please contact your dealer, local mechanic, or call us at 602-734-9944. Please ask about our current new and used tractor supply.
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