August sees the release of my new book, Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America
Over the next few months, I will be sharing the inside story of my journey around the US, the people I met, the places I visited, and why America is the best country in the world to live off the grid.
As I travelled, I took video of the people I met and will be uploading it, along with excerpts from the book closer to publication date. Please let me know your thoughts and comments, and feel free to send in your own video clips – you can upload them to the off-grid YouTube channel, or FTP them, or even snail mail them if you want.
In this segment I meet Eustace Conway, subject of a classic book about masculinity- The Last American Man
, by Elisabeth Gilbert. Eustace was not what I expected. I thought he would be an arrogant Alpha male, full of his own opinions, and I was delighted to find a thoughtful, bushcraft guru – modest, humble at times, and although he does have very strong opinions of his own, he is as much a listener as a talker.
Eustace is also something of a businessman, having amassed close to 1000 acres of prime land in his beautiful part of North Carolina. But he does not recommend others to adopt his approach, even if they could afford it, saying that the number of sleepless nights and hard working days he has suffered were not realy worth it. He says if you want to grow your own food, you could consider doing it on land you don’t even own – Federal land or State land, hidden away in forests or on the Mesa.