I get a lot of emails from folks thinking about trying the off grid lifestyle and I am happy to offer advice but rarely do I really connect with any of these folks. I am very aware of this whenever I correspond with someone (a stranger) about something new I am interested in getting involved in - never expecting to get much of a response. I have exchanged a couple of emails with filmmaker and PPG pilot Benjamin Jordan about his latest film, The Boy Who Flies. At my suggestion, he has entered it in the Marfa Film Festival next summer. http://www.marfafilmfestival.com/ One of the things about this film that really resonated with me is Ben's opening statement that you can see in the trailer above. I have been fairly successful in getting everything set up here...but now what? Building stuff is my strong point, but watching plants grow and fighting bugs is not very exciting - so I am taking up powered paragliding. As I often tell visitors to TFL..I have discovered that I am a much better builder than I am a farmer. All that being said...I was pleased to get this latest response from the filmmaker. 42,58,35,0,B,0
This is so strange, so it's important to share: Often when people tell me that they are getting into PPG I don't get overly excited for them ..but for you, because of the context in which you are living (both environment and lifestyle) I am actually thrilled! This has never happened before. I wish I could be a fly on the wall to document your character and experience. I hope that you will take the time to record footage, even if it's just stuff on a tripod, documenting your physical and psychological transformation. Even if you don't know how to edit it, someone will, and it could make a sweet short.
Stoked for you John!!!