I like this article. It was the way I was raised starting out on the mountain farm where I was born. Not everything was exactly like the article but very close. We had no power, we had a dc battery radio which could be run on a car battery, big old wooden thing. We did have running water of a sort, it was pumped to a tank with a hydraulic ram, learned how to prime one of those fairly young. The valve's had leather seats, it was a huge cast iron deal. We called it the Billy, don't ask why cuz I don't know. Anyway some would thing I had it tough. I wish I had never left that life. It was a good life. Entertainment was watching my older brothers in strength contests, with 12 lb sledge hammers and 75-100 lb anvil tosses with the local boys, or somebody showing up with a guitar for a house party and a game of cards, and maybe a little dance. What Would It Really Be Like To Have No Running , Sewer, Newspaper Or Internet? No Supermarket Or Fire Department Close At Hand?