Hi all, I'm new here. Have been reading for a couple years about off-grid living and it all looks really interesting. I am 21 currently saving money for I'm not sure what yet. Not going to school currently, not that it matters but I have spent a decent amount of time researching off-grid living and it seems to live comfortably you need; Electricity; solar power/wind power Food; Garden/Farm Water; well/rain catchment Shelter; Build it yourself Now, for a family to be off-the grid it seems like you would have no bills other than extenuating circumstance, which I am POSITIVE will arise. Now the question is, when these extenuating circumstances arise what do you do? Say you need to fix something and it costs say, $1000 dollars. obviously it would be wise to have a job, but a full-time job in addition to maintaining your homestead seems like a huge responsibility and almost impossible. I'm just looking for input from people that are maybe doing this right now. Are you working part-time? Do you live alone and don't need any extra monetary assistance? Just a curious person looking for answers, trying to figure out if this lifestyle would be for me.