I am just curious about how "rough" people are willing to live. If you were debt-free, would it be worth it to you to give up a lot of modern conveniences? What are some things you wouldn't want to live without? I know for myself, I would want electricity. Solar would be great, but grid would be acceptable. I just would like to be able to make do if the power did go out for extended amounts of time. Plus, I just like an electric stove for the summer time. Wood is great for winter, but I think canning in the summer on a wood stove would just be too much.