As I wrote that paragraph, I was huddled in our off the grid cabin at Sky High in 2012, warming myself near a wood burning stove and lighting my workspace in the one-room structure with old-fashioned propane lamps. With no electricity or running water, the cabin had a pit toilet that was just a short walk down the trail. At various intervals throughout the day, a chorus of husky howls could be heard from the mushing camp nearby, the canines enlivened by the prospect of heading out on trail. Our cooler served as a makeshift fridge on the front porch, filled with cheeses, yogurt, meats, and bottles of beer. While it’s certainly more glamorous than a tent pitched on the ground, our little perch at Sky High Wilderness was simple and rustic. In fact, that trip to the Yukon had a lot to do with our initial inspiration to live off the grid.