Living off the grid is a romantic idea in some ways. It means a return back to the beauty of nature, and purifying the body with wild food that not only makes one healthier, but a kinder, more responsible consumer.
However, many people never realize this romantic idea. That’s because despite the romantic aspects of it, living this way proves awfully diificult. Not many people command the kind of basic survival skills and plant knowledge it takes to even think about doing this.
The link below leads to a passage from the novel Tribes of Eden by William H. Thomas, then a commentary about living off the grid as well as a video about urban foraging.