10 Major Errors People Make When Moving Off the Grid

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9. Inability to Obtain and Purify Water

The fact remains modern “potable” water supplies are incredibly dangerous.

For some people, the short answer is to distill all water used for drinking and cooking. Even though distilling will get rid of pathogens and most chemicals, it will not get rid of tritium.

In addition, drinking distilled water over weeks or months increases your risk of electrolyte and mineral depletion.

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10. Inability to Make Clothes

When you have to tend your own farm, or carry out a lot of intensive physical labor chores, your garments are bound to wear out much faster.

The best thing you can do to solve this problem is make sure that you know how to make your own clothes from the ground up. Learn how to grow cotton, sheer sheep, and spin these fibers into fabric or yarn.

Yes, after a while clothing may be difficult to find, which is why it's important to learn how to make clothing on your own. Purifying water is just as important, if not more so. Why? You can't afford to get ill while you're living off the grid.

With some skill and preparation, you can avoid these mistakes while you're enjoying your off grid life. Don't get too comfortable, however. You must always be prepared to deal with whatever comes your way. You never know when the going may get tough and the SHTF!

What other mistakes do people tend to make when moving to an off-grid lifestyle? Tell us all about your thoughts!

Article Source: Survivopedia