Monday, March 23, 2020

How To Enjoy an Off-Grid Retreat With the Entire Family

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Technology has increasingly become a mainstay in the lives of most Americans. In fact, it’s highly likely it would be impossible for you to name a single adult who doesn’t own a cell phone. Cell phones provide us with access to so many things, including everything that can be found on the internet and live-streaming of our favorite shows. With all this technology around us, it’s not unheard of to sometimes need a digital break. A great way to do that is to go off-grid. An off-grid vacation can include the entire family and can be done in many areas of the North and South American continents. However, there are a few things you might want to take along with you.

1. A Shower

Going off-grid doesn’t mean you have to be dirty. Whether you’re traveling into the local mountains for the weekend, or down to the jungles of Guatemala, you can take the bathtub with you. Well, not literally. Mobile showers are a great alternative to jumping in the river with the algae and fish. These units can be towed behind you and can come as bare or as extensive as you need. They come ADA compliant and are perfect for families with small children.

2. Travel Solar Panels

While the goal is to escape technology, you could find yourself in an emergency situation. In that case, you’ll want to be sure you have a way to charge your only means of communication to the outside world—yes, your cell phone. While the idea is to escape the cell phone, it’s a good idea to go ahead and keep it charged. Travel solar panels are an affordable tool for your peace of mind. Go ahead and pack it. If you need it, you’ll be glad you have it. If you don’t, you never even have to pull it out.

3. Shelter

You can’t go off-grid and not have plans for a place to rest your head at night. With the right planning and good knowledge of the weather forecast, a tent should be perfect. After all, you’re not going off-grid to spend your time indoors! Get out and explore. When you come back in the evening, your tent and hot shower will be awaiting you.

An off-grid vacation should be a memorable experience for the whole family, but that doesn’t mean it has to be uncomfortable. With careful planning and basic necessities, your adventure will be a success.

Disclosure: This is a partnered post. 


  1. I love camping and this is a really great idea! And I think that everyone should go camping at least once in their lives!

  2. I really wish to pack up and go for a hike and camping. After all the quarantine situation I am definitely looking forward to it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Must see this too:

  4. Thanks for sharing this wonderfull idea......

  5. I love to know how convenient it is to enjoy the nature. Outdoors is so different these days!

  6. My dad brought a portable "shower" to the Boundary Waters in MN and used the sun to heat up the water!

  7. Great ideas! I could really use a family retreat!

  8. These ideas would make a retreat enjoyable.

  9. I need to get myself setup to do more off-the-grid camping. I love the outdoors!


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