I am back with some more adventures from our off-grid in the city journey!
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(Just a quick update: We have been able to obtain some of the valuable items which we needed to continue our life off-grid and we are truly thankfull for it! Amazing how if you ask for it, you then will receive. You just have to truly believe that you will!)
So. I want to talk a little bit about how to survive, living in a tent. When I say living, I mean on a full time basis. This may be a far fetched thought for many people to conceive. To actually LIVE in a tent. When we think of being in a tent, the first thought that comes to mind is a camping trip over the weekend and then taking the tent back down by Monday morning.
Well do you think that you could stay in that same tent, over an extended amount of time?
Say, maybe 1 month? 3 months? Even 6 months?!
I am here to tell you that indeed it is possible.
Please note,eEveryone’s circumstance and situations will vary and be different. Even your personal preferences will be as well. So what you will desire and require may not be the same as someone else. A lot of what we have encountered and experienced has been for different reasons. Some beyond our control and some by choices we have made. Our time in the tent has been a result of various happenings. But, in the end, it showed us that a minimalistic lifestyle, with luxury and comfort, is indeed possible.
Living in our tent, full time, has afforded us with the opportunity to make it that much closer to our end goal of having an RV or a conversion van and finding that piece of land that is for us to call our own.
Making the choice to ditch our old life of job’s, car payments and bills has been a challenge. Yet, it has been more simple than I can even put into words. Most importantly, it has been possible. And fun!
Here is a short list of some of the necessities we have found to be important for us while we have been living in our tent. Keeping in mind that a minimalist lifestyle, is the goal.
- Solar Generator
- Solar Oven (never used yet seemed interesting)
- Cast Iron Skillet
- Any of your must have personal objects such as laptop and tablets, bath products and a storage container to protect from water damage.
Remember, this is your journey and how you set the tone for it is solely your decision. Just know that anything is possible. And if you take a leap forward, you can make anything happen. Even surviving in a tent!