Welcome to Off Grid and Free My Path to the Wilderness
To homesteaders, off-gridders and preppers everywhere- Greetings from the Canadian wilderness! Welcome to Off Grid and Free My Path to the Wilderness!
Imagine if you can, living so remote that access is only by float plane. You won’t see another person for 6 months at a time.
No daily mail delivery, no commute to a mundane 9 to 5 job, no easy access to malls and supermarkets, and none of civilization’s chaos and noise. Nothing but the silence of the forest encompasses you.
That was the reality for me and my wife. We have lived off-grid for 38 years. For 17 of those years, we lived the homesteading dream off-grid and free in the wilderness of northern Saskatchewan. We adopted a pioneering spirit building a homestead from scratch, carving a niche out of virgin wilderness.
We’ve pursued a sustainable self-reliant lifestyle by raising our yearly supply of vegetables, most of our fruit, generating our energy needs from sun and wind and heating our home and cooking our meals with wood we cut ourselves.
Homesteading in Northern Maine
Prior to our move to this remote location, we homesteaded in northern Maine for almost 20 years during which time we perfected our survival and preparedness skills. This gave us the confidence that we could in fact survive and thrive in the remote location where we currently reside. No matter what the wilderness has thrown our way: wolves, forest fires and bear encounters, we’ve persevered.
I also had some amazing adventures during the years we were off-grid in Maine. I winter thru-hiked all 2100 miles of the Appalachian Trail and bicycled across the United States.
My book Off Grid and Free: My Path to the Wilderness, published by Moon Willow Press, relates true stories of survival, outdoor adventure and an off- grid, homesteading lifestyle. Inspirational, enlightening and humorous, I share my unconventional life with readers, taking them on a vicarious journey from my city roots to the Canadian wilderness.
We are currently building our last homestead on the coast of Nova Scotia. We invite you to join us as we share our accumulated knowledge of homesteading, prepping and survival. Please browse the website. I/we welcome comments and questions.
Thank you for your visit.
Ron and Johanna Melchiore
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