Thinking about living off the grid? There are many reasons to want to break away for some time, but maybe you don’t have to do it so primitively. We have the technology to be able to live off the grid, but also to do so comfortably. Breaking away from society can take some planning and preparation, so here are some tools to help you achieve your goals of going off the grid!
Water Filter and Storage
You need clean water to survive! So a water filter is high on the list here. You can bring water with you to start, but you’ll have to start filtering water on your own eventually! You’ll need a reliable filtration system for a long term water purification. Storing the water you clean will be important too, so all of that hard work doesn’t go to waste. Bring a water storage tank with you to keep your water safe.
Tools that you should already have at home will come in handy. Especially if you need to build or fix something. Everyday tools can include items such as an axe, hammer, drill, wrench, and basically anything in your typical tool box! Bring all of those along with you when you go off the grid. You never know when you’ll want or need something!
Generator and Solar Power
While going off the grid does *usually* mean using less of your electronics, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to quit completely! Make sure you set up a power source! A generator and solar power grids would be a good start. A portable generator will be exactly what you need, so no matter where you are, you’ll have electricity with you. Solar power or a solar generator may be best so it will always be charged up! Also, if you planned things right, everything from your lights to your radio will be rechargeable.
Food and a Grill/Stove
You also need food to survive, so having a way to keep your food secure is important. A food pantry to store all of your long term goodies like canned foods will help. You can also opt to get a solar powered refrigerator. This can come in handy if you want to keep fresh food that you hunt, fish, grow, or pick. In addition to keeping your food secure, you’re going to want a way to cook your food! You can go with something as simple as a firestarter if you plan on cooking your food by the fire. However, if the weather isn’t pleasant, maybe a portable cast iron stove or a wood burning grill can come in handy. Don’t get a fuel burning grill though, because then you’d have to drive back to society to get more fuel!
A Tractor that has Power, Traction & Stability
A good tractor will help you on your off the grid journey. Not only will a good tractor help you get from one end of your land to the next, it is useful for anything from tilling, to plowing, and hauling. It’ll help you get heavy-duty things from one side of your land to the next. One very important thing to think about: rubber tires are easily cut, bruised, punctured, and go flat in storage. We highly recommend the MAGNATRAC to help you out on your off the grid plans. Our all steel tracks are 100% blowout proof. They’re impervious to just about anything: sharp rocks, glass, scrap steel, nails, hot materials, weight…even time! So you can clear brush or a work site with no worries of unseen objects damaging tires. In addition, check out some attachments that may be useful to you! Check out the link below to see what we’re all about. https://struckcorp.com/
First Aid Kit
Last, but certainly not least, we have the first aid kit. You never know when an accident may happen and it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Prepare one that has enough supplies to last you a few months! Also, make sure that your kit is weather proof and seal-able, so nothing can damage it.