#13: It Is Possible to Live Off the Grid
We’ve helped plenty of people make bush moves to Alaska to live the off-grid lifestyle of their dreams. Just remember that Alaska’s winters can be punishing, so you need to be prepared!. This might mean a power system that includes a wind turbine or solar panels, an inverter, and some kind of battery backup system, all of which may involve more cash outlay than you initially imagined.
As for living off the land in Alaska, that’s also a lifestyle you’ll see in the state. Just remember that Alaska has a relatively short growing season. You may need to invest in a greenhouse system to grow enough food for year-round sustenance. Of course, you’ll meet many in Alaska who fish for their dinner, so that’s an option, too.
Ultimately, if you’re moving to Alaska to embrace a different way of living, no one in the state will look at you askance. Instead, you’ll find plenty of other people like you who embrace similar ambitions.
The Only Way to Really Know Is to Go
Moving to Alaska is a singular experience. Although we’ve shared the top 11 things we think you need to know, your moving experience will ultimately be your own. And at the end of the day, the only way to really know what Alaska is like is to go.