I am about to begin my next batch of articles about my experiences living off the grid. I know lots of people cover issues from a 'theoretical' viewpoint, and many hubs provide good information. To be most helpful, I'm thinking I should try to address "What's it really like to ...." or "How does it really work when ..." Anything you'd like me to specifically address about living off the grid, solar power, organic gardening, bathroom issues, cooking off-grid, etc? I can happily just write as I have in past hubs, but do you have any specific fears or concerns that you'd like me to address?
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Okay, Georgie. I can do that.
There are lots of things people think you're going to need that you don't. when you start out. I have actually begun making notes for exactly this question. :)
I would like to know the exact same thing! Thanks and looking forward to the new hubs.
Here's a starting point. I have just finished writing this hub. Something I believe every home off (and on) grid should have.
This hub contains my views on what makes a workable kitchen for cooking off the grid. Hope it helps. :)
I will dig out my goat photos and goat soap recipe. lol.
Cygnetbrown has raised goats. I'm not sure why I know that, and I'm not sure if she's yet written a hub about them. Hopefully she'll be along soon with some input. :)
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Good question. I hear you.
I'll definitely address it because I know that some things wouldn't be possible here if my husband and I weren't working as a team. That doesn't mean they wouldn't get done. It would just be a bit more difficult. :)
I strongly recommend this idea as a basic precaution whether you are off grid or on. In an emergency when you have no heating, no cooling, no power etc, I suspect you will thank me for this hub. lol.
Thanks so much. Lots for me to read now. We are trying very hard to minimize the amount of outside resources we are using and it's A LOT of work! So there is lots left to learn. Looking forward to reading more of your hubs!
You're welcome. One of the things I very quickly learned when living off the grid is just how frustrating it is when I discover that the 'standard advice' for something (ie what most people will tell you) really has no relevance in my world. lol.