Why I love living off the grid

I really feel passionately about living off the grid.  Building our solar power system was a labor of love, and while it wasn’t always easy, it was definitely worth it.  Here are a few reasons why.

Our sense of independence.  If you’re like me, and I suspect you are because you’re reading this, you believe that it’s better to live on your own terms.  My parents had a tremendous influence on me in this area. If they taught me one thing that really hit home, it was this: if you wanted something done you had to do it yourself.  There were no safety nets in the real world, none that you would want anyway, and you had better be able to fend for yourself if you were going to make it.

My parents both worked and came home late every night.  I was the oldest child and was expected to take care of myself from the age of 10 on to adulthood.  Not only did they expect me to take care of myself, but I was expected to make dinner for the family on a regular basis.  I probably grumbled at the time, but it taught me self-reliance.  Now I know that I can do anything I set my mind to and I can do it, for the most part, on my own.  Of course, I have family and friends to help, but I sure as heck don’t need the government or big business sticking their nose in my affairs.

Living off the grid appeals to that instinct.  I know that, for better or worse, we are in charge of our energy consumption and production.  We are master of our destiny in this home and we feel that others like you can do this with a little guidance.

Not worrying about blackouts, brownouts, and the smart grid.  How much do you think those folks in New York and New Jersey would have given for their own power system after Hurricane Sandy?  You think they wish they were off the grid right about now?  We no longer have to worry about storms and blackouts now, and it’s an amazing feeling.  Even if our solar and wind generator had been ripped to shreds, our batteries would have kept the lights on.

The sad part is that blackouts are becoming a routine occurrence even without storms and attacks.  Our power grid is probably the oldest part of our entire infrastructure system and it would take decades and trillions of dollars to replace it.  It’s a better bet to act locally and generate power with the stuff that is all around us every day.

And the scary thing is that the government thinks it’s doing us a favor by throwing this ‘smart grid’ at us.  The smart grid is just a conspiracy to get the government further into your home by actually controlling your appliances.  They’ll decide what you should run and when, they’ll do it without your permission.  No, it’s best to just disconnect from that whole nightmare and go it on your own.  I’ll show you how.

Not having a power bill is pretty nice.   This one is pretty obvious so I won’t belabor it.  But if you thought your power bills were high now, just wait until they make you pay for this smart grid nonsense.  And cap and trade is coming, trust me.  And that will send bills higher than you can possibly imagine, and force power companies into rationing.

Trust me friends, this is the way to go.  I hope you’ve found the help you need to get there here in our program.  Thanks for tuning in.

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