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Felix
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Hi everyone, this is my first post here. I currently do not live off-grid, but have been planning to do so this year.

“Can you live without electricity?”

Yes. Do you really want to, is the hard question. The next question I believe truly depends on your location as to how realistic it is to have zero electricity. In the 90’s I lived on Guam and a typhoon knocked the power out for 2 months. We lost water for 2 or 3 weeks as well. What a great experience!

A lot of people have said, “Gotta have my TV & internet”, who doesn’t? BUT…when something happens to the grid and there isn’t TV or internet all of a sudden, it will be kind of pointless to be all set up for that and not even be able to use it.

Once you unplug from TV and internet, you can do without most things relatively easily.

Refrigeration…this really depends on location. If you live in a colder climate most of the year, you can easily skip having an electrical refrigerator. If the beers cold, the beers cold. Hot climate, I’d try to have a fridge.