...running water and gas in the United States? Having spent many Summers at my Grandpa's Hogan (old school one's made with logs and sand/motar) it was usually abour 2 months a year until I was about 13 years old. Yep, no basic utilities and he did it his whole childhood through about 70 years old. I learned a lot from my Summers on the Navajo Rez about prepping. It is indeed a way of life.