Going beyond off grid. Where did the concept come from? And how can it be lived out?
DestinySurvival Radio features the conclusion of my two part conversation with Jason Matyas to talk about the documentary film entitled Beyond Off Grid. We discussed more, too, so you’ll want to hear what we said.
If you missed the first part, click here for Part 1.
I included Jason’s background info in that post about the first part of our chat. He volunteered a little more in the second part of our visit. It will help you understand something about why he and his family have chosen the lifestyle they’re living.
Overview of the Film
Someone else had started working on Beyond Off Grid a couple of years before Jason got on board in 2013. The project was a long time in the making. You can tell by watching that a great deal of thought went into crafting the message.
An excellent summary is included in promotional info I received from Jason.
“…It’s primary purpose is to inspire fundamental lifestyle change so that we can start rebuilding a solid foundation for the future from the ground up, starting in families, then working up into our churches, communities, and regions.
“As current events make the future look more and more uncertain, you need to understand what’s coming and take action to prepare for the future.
“And the Beyond Off Grid film can be an inspiration and motivation to help you do just that.”
Overview of Our Conversation’s Conclusion
I asked Jason to talk about the dozen or so experts featured in the film. They include:
- Michael Bunker, author of Surviving Off Off-Grid, which inspired the film
- Codey of the Wranglerstar YouTube channel
- Permaculturist Paul Wheaton
- Rick Austin on homesteading
- Franklin Sanders on economics
- Jim Smith, owner of a back to the land store
- …And others
I agree with Jason’s assertion that we can’t thrive or survive alone. With that notion in mind, the film spends time focusing on building families and communities.
It’s Jason’s hope that churches will take the film to heart and act to provide solutions. If a church isn’t prepared to meet the needs of their people, how can they serve their community?
This is important because we can’t count on the federal government or politics in general to solve our problems. We should know that by now, shouldn’t we?
What lies in the future–a dramatic collapse or slow burn? I invite you to hear Jason’s thoughts. Then draw your own conclusions.
But regarding our present circumstances, consider this. What would you do if you lost your job?
Jason recommends we act on diversifying our income streams. What possibilities exist for you outside of typical employment?
How is this working out for jason and his family? You’ll want to hear what he says about his career change, which led to home schooling their children, starting a family owned seed company (Seeds for Generations) and the challenge presented by the Beyond Off Grid project.
Overview of Action Steps
You and I should be leaders, according to Jason. Why wait for the collapse, hoping to rebuild afterward? Take steps now to live a more self reliant, fulfilling life.
Listen to the conclusion of my conversation with Jason Matyas on DestinySurvival Radio for April 27, 2017. (Right click to download.)
Then watch Beyond Off Grid by first clicking on its title wherever you see it linked in this post.
Why should you explore returning to the old paths? Because it’s not about nostalgia. It’s about survival.