It's fine if it's your cup of tea, but then you have to accept the potential risks. I bet more people died (and still do) after accidents that happen in the boonies without phone service. If one finds the risk acceptable, all the power to them. And I do think it's fine for people in their prime of health and without young kids because the likelihood of something really bad happening is rather low. For those who have young kids or who are older themselves, the risk assessment is up to them.<quoted text>Some people are not that scared of being off the grid. My grandparents had just such a "shack" till they day he died. Grandmother might still own it. Drove out of the city to the country. Would leave the car on the side of the road and walk the rest of the way in.I gave not ben theresince I was a child, but my memory tells me it was a minimum 10-20 minute walk. Cellphones did not exist. House had no land line. No electricity. Gas cooking. He kept chickens. So when we stayed, we ate chicken, eggs, and fruit from his trees.
By the way, my dad died at the ripe old age of 57 (many years ago) from a stroke. He and my mom were at their cabin without a landline. They both loved the rustic stuff! They had no cell phones at that time (mid-90s). If she'd called 911, she would have gotten him to the hospital within an hour to 90 minutes, and he could have possibly recovered. But there was no phone, she couldn't get him in the car by herself (although she tried), and he couldn't walk. By the time she got help, he was beyond recovery.