The old adage known as “Murphy’s Law” says-–anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. On the edge of civilization, that means always being prepared for the worst. Out here, far from the modern world, the forces of nature present dire challenges. “Outside the Grid,” during the onslaught of a severe drought, Bear Claw struggles to find water for his camp in the Clearwater Mountains of Idaho. “Below the Grid,” a small earthquake in the Ozarks transforms Joe Ray’s underground home, and now he must find a new path to daylight. “Above the Grid,” in Onion Creek, Washington, Doc and Jeanny Leverett grapple with wildfires burning dangerously close to their tree house. “Outside the Grid,” on remote Beaver Island, Dan Burton drops everything to search for a friend adrift somewhere on Lake Michigan.
Outside the grid, everything must be earned. The work is hard, but for those who choose this lifestyle, a job well done means a life well lived.