Writing about the importance of water opens the door for the use of really cliche language – so we’ll spare you an intro explaining how water is essential to all life, potentially the most valuable resource on the planet, etc. As avid outdoor enthusiasts, all of our crew understand the value of, and the connection we all have to, H2o. Living off the grid in a high altitude dessert has opened our eyes to how precious water can be, and how easy it is to take for granted.
We are extremely lucky to have water on the property, even if the well is 20 acres from the house and has to be run on solar or with a generator. We were reminded of this luxury recently when the water pump fractured in the dead of winter – leaving us, the livestock, dogs and chickens – without water.