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Some people seem to think you must have a place out in the boonies in order to be off grid. There are plenty of places where serviced or partly serviced land is available and affordable. Some places sell off properties at auction for back taxes real cheap. There is no law you must use natural gas or electricity. You can shut it off if you so wish. Its more important to have fertile land to grow food on. Being closer to civilization has many fringe benefits. Needed supplies are closer than 50 or 100 mile drive which cost money and fuel. In cases of medical emergencies or accidents with an ax or chainsaw or illness such as happened to me chances are somebody will happen by in a day or so instead of a week or month or so. There is also the social aspect. perhaps proximity of a library etc.