For years I have been fascinated with being able to live in some kind of self-sufficient state.  We depend on the system so much that if we were to lose access to the luxuries that we depend on including access to processed food, power and treated water, most of us wouldn’t be able to survive.  Chances are that we would never end up in this kind of situation, but I can’t help but think that it is important to be prepared for everything.

So I have enrolled myself in a permaculture design course to get the fundamentals on how to live off-grid.  The course covers everything that you need to know to be able to practice sustainable living.  Presented in bite-sized lectures, it cover everything from infrastructure (buildings, paths, and access) to how to grow your own food.

It is a very comprehensive course.

But learning these strategies and techniques is not good enough for me – I am going to put them into practice.  In fact, I have a piece of land that I will be trying out the lessons that I learn and see if I can create a sustainable environment for myself.  It will take time, but I am confident that I will be able to achieve some good results.