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Going Off The Grid (eBook)



Going Off The Grid is written by best selling author, simple living, and primal lifestyle expert Gary Collins. Not only does he promote the off the grid lifestyle, but actually lives it!

* This is the digital edition for download – Includes all versions Kindle, iBooks, and PDF in a zip file, so you will need to unzip the file after downloading. In addition to the file links being sent to you via email, the link to download the file is in your digital receipt immediately after purchase.

Is city life fencing you in? Break free of the daily grind with off-the-grid solutions for a simpler, stress-free tomorrow.

Are you overworked and overcrowded? Do you dream of dropping off the radar? Do you crave the peace of mind that only nature can provide? Fitness and military intelligence expert Gary Collins has helped thousands of people roam free with firsthand advice shared on his popular website. And now he’s here to help you reclaim your independence.

Going Off the Grid: The How-To Book of Simple Living and Happiness contains step-by-step instructions for creating your self-sustaining refuge in the untamed wild or the blacktop jungle. Through Collins’ methods, you’ll identify and purge unnecessary stressors from your everyday life. You’ll also learn the basics of off-the-grid living from home construction to energy alternatives, from sewage disposal to internet access.

In Going Off the Grid, you’ll discover:

  • How to downsize your current living conditions for a clutter-free future
  • Techniques for simplifying your hectic schedule so you can enjoy life’s simple pleasures
  • How to find the ideal off-the-grid property that will meet your every need
  • Common types of building techniques and materials for high energy efficiency and insulation
  • Fun and informative stories detailing Collins’ off-the-grid nomadic lifestyle and much, much more!

Going Off the Grid is your must-have handbook for living outside the city limits. If you like DIY guides, practical expert advice, and bucking societal expectations, then you’ll love Gary Collins’ roadmap to a liberating lifestyle.

Buy Going Off the Grid to plan your escape into a new world of possibilities today!

What Some People Are Saying About The Best Selling Book Going Off The Grid:

“I try to be impartial and not recommend specific products but I would recommend this book for anybody wanting to know realistically the trials and tribulations of figuring out how to buy land, find good contractors, and build an off-grid conventional, with all standard utilities house in the country.”

Aur Beck Mother Earth News Book Review

“One of the best books that I’ve read for reaching my life long dream of a more simple and meaningful life. Chalk full of advice on things that we think we know, but we don’t in actuality. I’m going through a life change, and this book has really helped me get on the right track!”


“The author presents a first-hand account of buying property and building an off-grid home. So it is​ not theory or plans made in a vacuum. The information presented is from real-world experience. You’ll appreciate his straightforward non-sugar coated words: he tells it like it is and doesn’t attempt to sell readers on a “unicorn” one-size-fits-all solution. The author’s candor about dealing with building contractors alone is worth the price of the book.”


“This book is easily worth the price when you discover how much time and money it will save you. Mr. Collins provides answers to questions that people probably don’t even know they need to ask and his real-world experience brings a healthy dose of reality to the idea of building off-grid. The author “walks the walk” in this book and it’s clear that he has spent time in the trenches making his off-grid plans a reality. Some important things I learned from reading this book include:

Different types of septic systems are available based on your land use and topography.
The realities of satellite internet versus mobile hot-spots and other alternative connections.
The complications of water rights and micro hydropower.
Efficient uses of power for pumping and storing water.
The pitfalls of dealing with contractors in an off-grid construction scenario (worth the cost of the book on its own).

In conclusion, this book is a very valuable resource for anyone planning to build and live off-grid.”


“I’ve read Gary Collins’ other books. Collins uses the same writing approach in Going Off the Grid – taking complicated subject matters and simplifying them for us non-experts and managing to keep the content interesting and not boring. Chapter 6 of this book, Dealing with General Contractors, is worth the value of the book by itself. Having recently been through a similar experience with bad contractors, this chapter really helps put things in perspective and shows where I went wrong. If you are interested in purchasing property and living off-grid, I highly recommend this book.”


“I read Going off the Grid: The how-to book of simple living to learn more about simplifying your life, not necessarily how to see how to build an off the grid home. Gary does a great job of not only telling you the trials and tribulations of building a self-sustaining home, but gives you a blueprint on how to make your life easier by paring down your life. This was an entertaining read and I would recommend it to anyone wishing to choose this lifestyle.”


“Going Off the Grid: The How-to Book of Simple Living and Happiness by Gary Collins, MS is an intelligent self-help book for those who are thinking about, in the process of, or even just curious about living comfortably and autonomously. As Collins begins he makes it clear that there are many different ways to define what living “off the grid” means, and that his experience, while comprehensive in its application, isn’t a sole and singular perception. What Collins delivers is a virtual encyclopedia of all things off the grid, covering every conceivable prerequisite to development, cost, planning, consideration, and resources for turning the dream of living autonomously into a reality.”

“Going into this book I was unsure of what to expect. This is partly due to my narrow understanding of what living off the grid meant (which, frankly, had been thus far limited to what I’d seen in “prepper” shows), and partly due to my only real foray into the wilderness being an Alaskan cruise taken last summer. Not exactly roughing it, I know. Going Off the Grid by Gary Collins changed all of that. His straightforward and natural narrative allowed me to see something that was not only attainable, but that also sounded really, really nice. If you have any interest in living autonomously at all, even if it isn’t a full-time existence, I believe this all-inclusive guidebook would be a gem of a manual to help in every step of the way. There is nothing that Collins doesn’t cover and his experience can save you from the pitfalls and expenses that are often the true cost of living simply.”

Reviewed By Jamie Michele for Readers’ Favorite

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