i was kicking around ideas a couple weeks ago and came up with an interesting top ten list for going off grid: 1. why not 2. fewer material trappings. 3. get back in touch with pioneer ways. 4. simple way of life. 5. dependant upon self. 6. more calming/ relaxing. 7. do not have to worry about keeping up with the jonse's. 8. doesn't harm the environment. 9. discover talents you didn't know you had. 10. skills can be passed from one generation to the next.