If you are wanting to go off grid these great tips for going off grid may help you to make a start. I think this must be what folks that have the urge to give up being enslaved working for others and wanting to get off the grid and work or family and inner peace may feel at times
” To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common – this is my symphony.” ~ William Henry Channing.
With this article from Ready Nutrition you can get a list of tips to help you save money and plan a move to an off grid life. They will tell you where to cut costs on everyday life so you can save money to begin your move. They also talk about starting small, with maybe 1 acre instead of thinking about an overwhelming 40 acre place. By living towards this off grid future you will begin by giving up a lot of things that are a big waste of money. That daily Starbucks will add to your savings pretty fast, cutting cable will too. There are all sorts of things we spend money on that we could be socking away towards an off grid homestead.
I know my family could save a lot just by not eating out. Eating out even at the drive through fast food places has gotten pretty expensive if you have a family. make up freezer meals that you can pull out and heat for your own homemade fat food. You can save a lot of money over a year by doing this. We have a few of these type meals on the blog. Like Bean & Cheese Burritos or Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos Recipe. Even some Twice Baked Potatoes For The Freezer, you can have some extra add-ons on the side so everyone can make them with their favorites. We like bacon bits and broccoli. There are loads of recipes for making things like these that you can put in the freezer and only require heating. I know a place that sells twice baked potatoes with cheese and broccoli and they cost almost 5 dollars a piece.
That adds up for a whole family and with a hour or so of work on a week end you could add 3 or 4 months worth to your freezer for much less that one trip to buy them pre-made. Check out all the other tips from the article and if you are serious about wanting to get out of the rat race and get to going off grid these can help you get the money together to make it happen.
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