A couple searching for an alternative to the 9-to-5 life.

We're depressed and unhappy with our 9-to-5 lives. So we bought a sailboat and are teaching ourselves how to sail. We're going to try to live 100% off the grid, land, and sea; eliminate all our bills, and try to survive on as little money per month as possible.

Each episode will follow us (Mike & Michelle) as we sail the Canadian/US west coast and slowly all over the world. Through trial and error, we’ll learn how to fish, forage, filter water; make tools, weapons, shelters, soaps; and deal with storms, wild animals, hunger, dangerous places, low funds, and more.

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Mike and Michelle on a sailboat Mike Kennedy steering a sailboat
Michelle Theriault on sailboat Michelle Theriault steering a sailboat

Our Mission

Our long-term goals and why we're doing this.

Own our home and vehicle

To own our home and vehicle, debt-free, with no monthly mortgages or car payments, and be able to relocate to anywhere in the world we want.

100% Off The Grid

To be completely self-suffience with solar panels, rainwater catchment, solar stills, hand-cranked tools, etc.

Eliminate All Bills

To have no major bills: no rent, no power bill, no water bill, no phone bills, no grocery bill.

Fish, Forage, Hunt, Grow

To supplement (and perhaps one day live entirely) on the food that we acquire ourselves - like seafood, sprouts, berries, plants, etc.

Make Our Own Money

To pay for bills we can't get rid of, and for our own use, we're going to explore building homemade crafts like furniture, soaps, primitive tools, as well as other ideas.

Travel Forever

Once fully self-suffient and with some savings, to be able to travel the world virtually forever, with only short yearly trips back to BC, Canada to save up again.

Our Blog

22 Jan

New Theme, Yay!

By Mike Kennedy

New theme, yay! The next couple weeks I’ll finish up this theme, at least until it’s good enough.

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16 Nov

Welcome to Jekyll!

By Mike Kennedy

You’ll find this post in your _posts directory. Go ahead and edit it and re-build the site to see your changes. You can rebuild the site in many different ways, but the most common way is to run jekyll serve, which launches a web server and auto-regenerates your site when a file is updated.

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