France Benoit and her husband Doug Ritchie clear the forest around their log house about 25 km east of Yellowknife, NWT.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live at the edge of the Arctic wilderness, far from the hustle and bustle of modern life? I did and found out that living off the grid requires a certain mind set and handiness with tools and high-tech gadgetry. So if you don’t know your amperes from your watts, don’t try this at home.

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PS: The song that you hear in the piece was written by Laurie Sarkadi. You can listen to more of Laurie’s music on her MySpace page.