Are you wondering what living off the grid actually means? It is all about boycotting all those systems that are becoming costlier with every passing day. By these systems, we are referring to the public utilities like power, gas, water and telephone that we use. Every year we end up spending so much money to purchase these. How about a life where you no longer have to worry about paying for these? How about a life where you can produce and use your very own sustainable energy? This is what living off the grid is all about. Not only is this becoming increasingly popular because of the financial benefits; this is also saving the environment from the impending danger.
Garbage is inexhaustible it seems and a growing concern for municipalities. I grew up on Long Island and back in the forties they use to dump it in a big pile and light a match to it. The resultant stink was quite memorable. Growth of Nassau and Suffolk counties of course led to some deep thinking. There are old sand mines they started to dump in but they stunk too. Several towns tried several types of incinerators which was an improvement lost their licenses due to emissions. Finally they built 2 large plants that used technology developed to destroy chemical weapons to burn the trash and use the heat to make steam to run generators. They charge to unload the trash then turn around and sell the power.
If you have some assets, consider converting them into cash, land or precious metal like gold or silver. You will need assets that are less effected by the crash of the currency and hyper inflation.
One of the reasons solar energy was not used in the past was it could not be stored and used later. Modern technology has made many strides in storing and using renewable energy. In today’s world, batteries to store solar or wind generated energy are much more efficient.
Power4Home offers simple plans for you to build your own power supplier generators. These plans use simple materials and most individuals complete the project for less than two-hundred dollars. Most families spend close to that amount on energy costs in just one month during the hot summer or cold winter months.
Obviously, the idea of using water to make power is thousands of years old. Normally referred as hydropower, water is used to power different water wheels plus mills. Our contemporary society makes use water to generate electricity.
What is sustainable living? It is conserving the earth’s natural resources for the future generations. The earth’s natural resources have been on the decline since man came to be. It has been said that the price of progress is the earth’s natural wealth. Do you even know what the natural resources are? It is anything that is not manmade: air, water, land, plants, animals, fossil and more. As responsible citizen of the world, you must take measures on preserving and conserving our natural resources. This is not to say that you go picket the lumber mills and stop driving a fuel-powered car. Ask yourself these simple questions. Do you really need to take a long bath on a daily basis? Wouldn’t a quick shower do?
I don’t plan on waiting till it is to late to start making changes. Learning to live with lifestyle changes also takes time. Now is the time to take action.