The Amish are a perfect example of how to live off grid. Their very religion teaches them not to use electricity. Since they live without electricity every day, they know how to do it well. In addition, the
Amish are very prudent with their money. They are a very conservative people. You can tell just by the way they dress as to how conservative they are.
The Amish, as a community, use kerosene heavily to take care of their needs. They use it to cook, heat, and to light their homes. This is a testament to the economics and convenience of using kerosene.