Are you looking for a place to start a new life away from the daily rat race and constant connection to technology? Well, look no further than the Show-Me State of Missouri!

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The constant need to live online and stay connected to everything that is going on isn't the life for everyone, and if you are someone who wants to try and get off the grid and disconnect from society then you should look into starting a new life in Missouri. Missouri was just ranked as one of the ten best states in the country to live off the grid in 2022 according to an article on

The website ranked all the states on a number of different factors for living off the grid, and in the article they say...

"...not all states are suited to a fully independent lifestyle, and some actively discourage off-grid housing...We compared all 50 states across 21 key factors, from off-grid legality and average per-acre cost of farmland to climate and crime rate."

By this ranking Missouri comes in at number 10 on the list, Missouri ranked high in safety and feasibility, the states that make up the top 10 are Texas number 1, followed by North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Iowa, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Minnesota, New Mexico, and then Missouri. To see the full list for yourself click here!

I don't think I could ever live off the grid, I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and have very little outdoorsman skills, and frankly, I enjoy being connected. But maybe that's why I feel comfortable here in Illinois which is ranked 20th on this list, which is surprisingly high in my opinion.

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