Day-to-day life in America can be loud and hectic even on the quietest of days. All that noise and bombast — especially in the middle of the loudest and most obnoxious presidential race in modern history — is making country life all the more appealing. John Platt of Mother Nature Network spoke with Nick Rosen, founder of the website Off-Grid.net and author of Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America. In MNN’s feature interview, Rosen says: “It is real life and a real choice for real people.” Rosen says people go off the grid for a variety of reasons, and they vary how deeply they go off-grid. “You can’t get off all of the grids all the time,” he says. “It’s a question of which grids you choose to get off of and in what way and for how long.” Some people live off the grid part of the year for leisure purposes, taking a few months off from their jobs so they can live in a more relaxed manner. Others get themselves off the public electrical or water systems but still participate in what Rosen calls the “car grid” or the “supermarket grid” or “bank grid.” NBC Nightly News recently profiled two couples who went off-grid in Montana and you can watch the report above. For more FEELguide info on off-grid living CLICK HERE.