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The Illusion of an Off-Grid Uptopia

The Illusion of an Off-Grid Utopia By Brett A. Fernau I attended a presentation the other night from someone who sincerely believed that living off-the-grid was a goal toward which we all should strive.  That was not the first time I have heard this idea presented as a goal worthy of achieving.  The idea is somewhat pervasive within the preparedness “community.”  I reject the notion that we all should be working toward getting ourselves off the grid.  Instead, I believe we should be working hard at building a better, more sustainable, more resilient and durable grid. First, let’s look at
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