Contemporist shares five essential factors to consider before going off the grid and setting up camp in a remote location.

Figuring out how and where to source water and power from is one. While solar panels with a storage system are a solid option for harvesting electricity, windmills and hydro-electricity may also be possible in certain locations. Other concerns include insulation, food, and sanitation.

Going off the grid means saying goodbye to the days of mindlessly flushing the toilet and never thinking about it again. Off-grid living means you have to think about how your sewage is being treated and where it’s going. Septic systems are the easiest way to make sure things are done properly, but a composting toilet is another option, as is a grey water toilet that reuses water.

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