convenience
and

dependability.


Permits


and

Licenses
Fee

fishing


operations

are


regulated

by

state

agencies


such

as

the


Department


of


Natural


Resources,
Department

of


Conservation


and

in


some


cases

the


Department


of


Agriculture.

Additionally,


local

business
permits

may


be

required.


If

fish

are


processed,


the


public

Health


Department


may


require

certain


permits


be
obtained

or


specific


procedures


be

followed.


Prior

to


selecting


a

specific


marketing


option,


contact


local
regulatory

agencies


such

as

the


Department


of


Natural


Resources


or


service

agencies


such

as

the
Cooperative

Extension


Service


concerning


local

regulations


and

permit


requirements.


Advertising
Advertising

pays.


Regardless

of


the


marketing


alternative

chosen,


a

sound


advertising


program

will


increase
sales

and

profits.


Small

-

scale


producers


seldom

consider


advertising


important


or


include

advertising
expenses

in


budgets.


Most


small

-

scale


producers


assume


incorrectly

that


a

few

signs


and

word-

of

-

mouth


will
provide

a

profitable

enterprise.


Traditional


advertising


outlets


such

as

newspapers,


radio


and

local

cable
television
should


be

used.


In


addition,


sponsoring


special


events


and

working


with


local

outdoor


writers


can
significantly
increase


profits.
How
to

Live


Off


Grid
Though

often


it

is


a

challenge,

the


many


benefits


of


living


off


grid

make


it

all


worthwhile.


How


can

one
describe

the


feeling


of


running


your


home


off


renewable

energy

sources


like


solar,


wind

and

hydro

?

Would
you
enjoy


truly


fresh


produce

grown


Aquaponically


on

our


own


property?

Wouldn’t


you

feel


much


safer
knowing
that


you

were

prepared


for


emergencies


and

had

the


means


to


be

self-

sufficient

?
This

article

is


not


a

step


by

step


guide


for


going


off


grid.


Rather


is


it

a

collection

of


things

you

can

do

to
accomplish

that.


The


first


thing

to


realize


about


living


off


grid

is


deciding


just

how


much


off


grid

you

want


to


go.
If
you

are


truly


serious,


than


you

have

to


change


the


way


you

live.
Break
The


Chains

That


Bind


YOU!


Stop

accumulating


stuff.


Take


a

solemn


vow


not


to


allow


anything


else


to


enter


your


home


unless


it

is


an
absolute

necessity

or


improves

your


quality


of


life


in


some


way


that


you

can’t


live


without.


If

something
qualifies
and

is


not


an

needed


in


emergency


circumstances,


start


putting


money


aside


and

save

for


it

and

pay
cash.


No


more


credit


card


debt


or


borrowing!
·








Gym

memberships
·








Mail


order


movie

&

video


memberships
·








Eating


out


rather

than


cooking


at


home
·








Addicted


to


buying


clothes/shoes

(closets


full)
Now

take


a


look


at


your


budget.


Are

you

paying


for


things


that

you

could


truly


live

without?
The

above


list


is


only


as

start


and

may


not


seem


like


much


by

them

selves,


but


how


much


do

you

spend


on
just
those


or


similar


items


each

month.

Sit


down


and

figure


up

just

exactly

what


you

can

live


without


and

see