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Going off the grid: Why more people are choosing to live life unplugged

Going off the grid: Why more people are choosing to live life unplugged

Photo: Amy Johansson /Shutterstock Imagine living off the land, producing your own food and energy and getting away from the consumption economy that drives so many of our decisions. For more and more people, off-grid living has become the way to go. Although statistics on Americans who choose to take this route are hard to come by, trends suggest that the number is increasing. Some people do it to be self-reliant or more in touch with nature. Many go off-grid to step away from society. Still others do it because it is the most financially viable option available to them. "Going off the grid is not a game," says Nick Rosen, founder of the Off-Grid website and author of "Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America " (Penguin Books). "It is real life and a real choice for real people." Rosen says people go off th...

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