Welcome to Maximum Off Grid!

We are off-grid and loving every minute of it. 

Well, maybe not every minute! As you have probably found out by now, going off-grid is not easy. It takes a whole lot of man-power, and quite a bit of money. Going off-grid is a huge commitment, but the freedom you get in return is priceless!

Regina and Cody off-grid in Arizona

This is us enjoying the day in Tombstone, AZ!

We are an off-grid couple on a 30 acre raw piece of land here in the southeastern mountains of Arizona. 

We contemplated going off-grid for a long time, but it never really seemed to pan out with our life plans. Then, one day, events lined up in our lives and off-grid became a reality! 

We found a piece of land for sale that was right in our budget and owner financed. We discussed the pros and cons, and decided to pull the trigger. We haven't looked back!

The reason we chose to live off-grid is our pursuit of independence and sustainability. We want to grow our own food, make our own power, and harvest our own energy from renewable and sustainable resources conducive to our environment. In modern times, most of us have lost touch with how to be self-sufficient, and we rely way too much on the system to provide everything for us. 

But what happens if that system goes down? What is your plan of action? This day may never come, but I do know when the town nearby has a blackout, we still have power. 

cody with our solar power system

Cody finishing up our 30kW solar power system

When we started researching how to go off-grid, we found that there wasn't really a lot of good information out there. We had to bounce around from site to site searching for the information we needed. 

Hence, this is why we created Maximum Off Grid! We have strived to make a thorough body of knowledge covering everything from water systems to growing food. It's a work in progress, so feel free to sign up to get email notifications when we have a new article uploaded!

We are also working on building up our YouTube channel for those visual learners out there. Go ahead and check that out too!

I sincerely hope you enjoy this website and leave us a question or comment on any article! 

Off Grid Water Systems

Our most valuable resource for living off grid is water. When we live in the city or the suburbs, municipal water ...

How To Build an Off Grid Water System [3 Legit Methods]

There are so many more contaminants in the world than there used to be in the lives of our forefathers.Widespread contaminants ...

11 Methods For Off Grid Water Filtration And Purification Guide

Water is a commodity that we tend to take for granted when living off a municipal source.Once we take the plunge ...

Build an Off Grid Water Pump System [+10 Real-Use Methods]

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Off Grid Gardening Methods

I love to compost! What a great way to reduce waste, reuse leftover green scraps, and add heavy hitting nutrients to ...

The Ultimate Guide To Off-Grid Composting Basics

Welcome to my ultimate heirloom seed planting guide!In this (very long) article, you will find out how to plant almost all ...

The Complete Guide to Heirloom Seed Planting

As we steward into uncertain times, we begin to ask questions about our survival – especially about food. Will there always ...

The 25 Best Foods to Grow In Your Survival Garden

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Prepping And Survival Techniques

As we steward into uncertain times, we begin to ask questions about our survival – especially about food. Will there always ...

The 25 Best Foods to Grow In Your Survival Garden

Designing a bug out bag seems simple at first: buy a backpack, fill it with survival stuff, and you are all ...

4 Steps To Sizing Your Bug Out Bag Backpack Correctly

Welcome to my survival book recommendations page!Note that all the books on this page are available as paperback books. This is ...

Survival Skills Book Recommendations For Preppers And Survivalists

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Off Grid Solar Power Systems

You’ve decided to take the plunge into solar, and now the idea is coming to fruition. You now ask yourself, “To ...

The Pros and Cons of DIY Solar Power System Installation

After delving into this subject for hours, it has become clear that the task of hooking up a solar backup generator ...

How to Install a Solar Backup Generator [12 Resources]

Your solar power system is already costing an arm and a leg, so why consider adding another component to your already ...

Solar Combiner Box – What it is and Why You Want One

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What it Really Takes to Go Off-Grid

I am not going to BS you here. You either need a lot of money, a lot of building experience, and preferably both. Off-grid systems reach into every type of building project there is. Plumbing, electrical, road building, fence building, septic, etc. It really takes skill and know-how to pull it off. 

I don't want to put you off from going off-grid! But it is the reality. There are other ways you can enjoy off-grid living without all the building. The first way is to hire others to do the work for you. This gets very expensive, very quickly. 

You can also opt to place an off-grid camper on your property. You will still need to know basic systems, but most everything will be in place for you contained within the camper. You will just need to install solar or some type of alternative energy source, have a well, haul in water, and use a composting toilet or build a septic tank. 

Another option is to contract a tiny home that is already fabricated. Basically, you can convert a small shed into a tiny home. 

You can also opt for roughing it on the land! 

I can tell you right now, no matter what path you choose to go off-grid, it will cost you probably twice as much and take you twice the time that you are thinking in your head right now. There are so many unforeseen expenses, stupid tax, and it just simply takes tons of time to build things out or wait on a contractor to do it for you. 

But, the ultimate skill set you need to go off-grid is this: GRIT. True grit is simply the determination to succeed, no matter how hard things get. That is how to succeed at anything in life. When others quit, you excel. Usually, when you want to give up is when you are about to succeed. The mindset of off-grid living is critical to your success!

If you are faint of heart, lazy, unmotivated, or used to your creature comforts, then off-grid living is not for you. 

If you have courage, determination, the will to succeed, and love a challenge, then this is the most rewarding lifestyle you could ever ask for!

Regina, owner of Maximum Off Grid


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