OPTING OUT OF THE GRID is not the answer for us. However, ther is much we can do to keep OPEC from ruling our lives. Stay tuned.
Things I have not done yet, but should be doing,
Have not read Voluntary Simplicity
I have not tried freecycling
I have not sold, given away or traded all the items that I absolutely do not need.
Something I did recently that was frugal and that brought me pleasure was scoring a five year gardening journal that sells for $45 for a whole $5. I got it from a z-shop for $ 5. Even with the cost of shipping, it was a real bargain. I usually buy used books after comparing prices from z-shop with those of half.com