In recent years, there’s a growing movement across the country for spending time away the comfort of our daily lives. Off-grid living doesn’t mean hiding in the woods waiting for UFO’s, but spending time in any environment where you aren’t directly supported by water lines, gas lines, or electricity. While off-grid living can present challenges, many find the experience rewarding, and a nice getaway from the familiarity of our homes.
These helpful tips will keep your experience a happy, and meaningful one, and will have you eagerly anticipating more time away from loud cities, and into the scenic outdoors.
Propane Powers Everything
Propane is a clean burning gas that can power everything from the stove, to the fridge, to dryers, to the generator that keeps the lights of your cabin nice and bright. While some turn to solar panels, or batteries for their electricity, propane is widely accessible, won’t break the bank, and is the absolute best at keeping showers steaming.
Water is one of biggest camping essentials, and can be used to hydrate, clean, cook, and to put out a fire that’s died out to embers. You can never have too much of it, and will ensure that you, and your family are prepared for a multitude of situations.
No matter who you are, there’s always times during the day when your stomach begins to rumble. Bring plenty of non-refrigerated snacks to help fend off the appetite until dinner, or if you just want a late night bite.
Games are some of the most fun (and competitive) experiences you can have with you family. From Uno, to Monopoly, these games will keep everyone entertained, and away from the tablet. Here’s some of our favorites:
- The Game of Life
- Texas Holdem
- Guess Who
- Apples to Apples
Sunny days are bright, but also bring darker nights. You’ll never know when you’ll need to use a flashlight to help you see through the dark, so keep a couple powered, and close by just in case.
Warm Clothing, Warm Blankets.
Once the Sun goes down, so does the temperature, so make sure you and your family have the proper clothing, and extra blankets to ensure that everyone remains nice and cozy throughout your trip.