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Could You Live Off the Grid? | Care2 Healthy Living

Could You Live Off the Grid? | Care2 Healthy Living

By Randy Swaty with Jeannie Patton, The Nature Conservancy This summer, my two boys and I spent a few days with a couple who live off the grid in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, 17 miles from the nearest paved road. Victor and Claudia build canoes by hand for museum collections, using local cedar for ribs, birch-bark for the covering and a mix of spruce pitch, charcoal and bear fat to seal the seams. The boats are lashed together with spruce roots. Except for cutting the cedar, they use four tools in the whole process. Victor kindly volunteered to help us build our own canoe. It has an ash frame lashed with artificial sinew that is then covered with “space-age textiles,” as Victor put it (it’s Dacron®). The ash is in danger due to the exotic emerald ash borer . I have no idea how many tools went into making the half dozen or so materials that we used while just building the fr...

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