Off Grid and Free

  • by Ron Melchiore
  • Narrated by Ron Melchiore
  • 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Off Grid and Free: My Path to the Wilderness is the story of the journey Ron Melchiore undertook as a young man from the city, first to homesteading in northern Maine and then to living in the bush of northern Saskatchewan. He has lived off grid since approximately 1980 and speaks candidly about the joys and the tribulations of his chosen lifestyle. In this adventure, Ron shares the diversity of his experiences in an easy, humorous, and sometimes harrowing narrative. The book includes his hiking of the 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail in winter, bicycling across the United States, homesteading off grid, the terror of being surrounded by a wildfire, surprise encounters with bears, and more. For listeners with an outdoors spirit, people with an off grid and self-sufficiency bent, and dreamers who like to hear about adventure, Ron hopes to inspire others to "take the road less traveled".

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Loved it.

When I first started listening to this book I was a bit worried. My first thought was..Why did the author narrate this himself? Half way through the first chapter I realized that I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Filled with wit, humor, humbleness, and even some advice on living in the wild this book doesn't have any of the self - righteousness that I find in other books in the same genre. My advice is to listen to the audio version of this book over reading it so you will get the whole experience of Mr. Melchiore. Thank you for telling your story. It was wonderful and I was sorry to see it end.
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- CGB

Awesome and captivating yet educational story

Awesome and inspiring story!
With accounts of thrilling adventures and great factual information. A must read for anyone who loves the outdoors or who is considering living a simpler lifestyle away from the noisy cities. I would recommend this book to everyone
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-29-2016
  • Publisher: Ron Melchiore