10 Major Errors People Make When Moving Off the Grid

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5. Lack of Knowledge and Ability to Manage Sanitation Issues

Overall, you should focus on systems that recycle as much as possible without the use of dangerous or toxic chemicals. Always remember that the land you have is all that you have.

You can try composting toilets, compost generators for kitchen waste, and conversion of other waste into some kind of fuel.

For more ideas on other kinds of waste, look to Sweden, where less than 1% of household waste winds up in landfills.

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6. Lack of Medical Knowledge and Skills

By the same token, not getting enough exercise, not paying attention to air quality, smoking, drinking alcohol in excess, and using “recreational drugs” will all take a toll on your well being.

If you are going to live off grid, you won’t have the time to deal with health problems.

It is also very important to educate yourself as much as possible about emergency medicine, herbal remedies, and any side effects.

The more medical knowledge we have the better, and there's also the matter as to how we are going to protect ourselves. Yes, intruders will exist even if you're living the good life off grid. Once a disaster happens you're going to have to contend with even more lurkers, so it's best to know how to protect yourself, and your family.

Head to the next page to learn what additional errors to avoid and furthermore, what skills are necessary to make living off the grid a success.

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