I’m not off grid yet. Electricity is still the tough one. I have read that some feel that its better to be on-grid while you build up to being off-grid. That’s kindof where I am at. I will have off-grid water, and sewage treatment. I will probably try some recycling to minimize my need for trash services. For example all paper can be saved for papercrete. I’ll still be on grid(system) for much of my combustion engine needs, while attempting to find ways to produce my own fuels for engines, such as wood gas.
I think its more of a wean yourself off-grid than cold turkey.
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