Wanna get away from it all? If that's a life goal of yours, the best place to do it is in Missouri according to off-the-grid experts in a brand new ranking.

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Off Grid Home just broke down the top locations in North America where you can get away from public utilities and be self-sufficient. #1 at the top of their list is Missouri.

Why is Missouri so epic for off-the-grid living?

This ranking from Off Grid Home isn't just an opinion from a blogger. There's some real science behind why they believe that Missouri is the go-to state for the way of life they embrace. Here are the pros they list for Show Me State living independent:

  • Minimal restrictions in rural areas
  • Higher than average annual rainfall
  • Rainwater collection is legal
  • Lower than average yearly snowfall
  • Relatively long growing season from April to October

The only negatives they mention are the somewhat high cost of living in some parts of Missouri and the frequency of severe storms including tornadoes.

To give you an idea how exclusive this off-the-grid list is, only Maine, Tennessee and Alaska make the top North American places to do this kind of lifestyle. Missouri being named the best out of all of them is really something especially when you think of how remote Alaska is. That's crazy interesting to me.

I'm certainly no expert, but it looks like Off Grid Home is a good site to check out if you've given thoughts to embracing a life away from civilization.

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