Have you read The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks? He has written a trilogy of books in this series, all good. The first book is the best, however.
His hero lives “off the grid.” I always thought “off the grid” meant living without help from society – no public utilities, water, sewers, growing own food, etc. But the author’s hero lives “completely below the radar. He lives under a false identity. He does not keep a permanent job. He rents places that come with utilities included. He hides “in plain sight” in a way, but his life is anything but expansive. It is a secret life without materialistic or emotional connections. He does this because he is a “traveler” and travelers are being hunted.
The part I find so interesting, in a world where our privacy is disappearing, is the part about existing “off the grid.” I say existing on purpose because this is not anything most of us would call living. Although, maybe there are places where you can still live well and live “off the grid.” (Can you do this in Bali?)
How many places can you live off the grid? Osama Bin Laden lives off the grid. Actually Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan look perfect for living off the grid. Are there other pockets where people can live off the grid.? Are there places where Americans can live off the grid even if the citizens of those nations cannot. This would make an interesting article in a travel magazine – Top 10 Places To Disappear and Get Off the Grid.