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How to Live Off-the-Grid

Let’s face it, almost all of us have thought about leaving our online life behind at least once. Just get rid of all the technology and go off the grid.

Can you even imagine how peaceful your life would be without these regular online pressures?

Frankly, it can be quite emotionally and physically draining to be on Social media and be in touch with each friend on Instagram, Facebook, and so on.

And with so many new blogs, videos, ebooks, etc. available online, it can become difficult to live your life in the traditional manner.

Not to forget the bazillion advertisements that make you feel conscious about your body and skills and pressurize you into buying products that you really don’t need.

And don’t even get started on how much time we essentially end up wasting on file downloads, especially torrent downloads.

This is why it might be quite appealing to a few of us to go completely offline, meaning no social media, no Youtube subscription, zero online availability. But there are a few others who might still like enjoying their Internet access.

Well, what if you could enjoy Internet browsing without interacting with anyone? What if there was a possibility to go off-the-grid but still stay online? Sounds impossible, right?

Read on to know if you can actually pull this off for yourself or not.

Disclaimer

Now, before we tell you how to go online anonymously, here are a few important things to remember.

You can never get complete online anonymity, no matter how much you try. There is no way to go fully off-the-grid. Why?

Well, because the government needs to know that you exist and are alive. So, your official information like Social Security Number should never be erased. If you even try that, the government is going to come after your life, pretty hard and you will be in a scary situation.

And ideally, you can never be 100% anonymous, that just doesn’t happen. You can do the best you can and achieve an 80% anonymity and honestly, that’s a really great deal in today’s world. So, there is always going to be a chance that your accounts might get hacked or you might get found out or noticed due to your online activities.

Our Internet world is a big, amazing system but yes, it is essentially flawed. So, here are a few steps that you can take to keep your information protected from online hackers and spies.

What does Off-the-Grid mean?

So, you might already have deduced that the ‘grid’ that we are referring to is the power grid. A power grid is basically an interlinked system that transports electricity to everyone’s household. Apart from electricity, a power grid can also include utilities such as natural gas, telephone lines, power, etc.

And one of the most popular power grid items in today’s world is the Internet. If you are contemplating to live 100% off-the-grid, then here is what it will contain:

  • No internet access
  • No mobile phones (no post-paid, prepaid only)