You know just like we have a lot of fly boys on here, seems that a lot are "true to their roots" also.
My case in point is that I love to chase trophy whitetail deer. Well when I do this it is on 600 acres of private property in another state where I have a 1950's something camper that I purchased to tear apart and make a trailer out of to haul stuff on (pull behind flat bed) but instead decided to gut it and re-do it. I placed this on the property and vowed to never run electric to it. Well I sometimes hunt for 3-4 weeks straight and go that long without electric (no crapper either, I gutted it). My friends say I am crazy for doing such, but to me it kind of helps me focus on reality and reinforces in me just how good we have it. Can't say I call it a "cleansing" or anything, can't say I do it to save money, but instead kind of prep myself or remind myself on how things could be.
One life event I had (and I have had and done a lot just to be in my 40's, Ben got an exceptional kick out of me delivering my youngest of 3 kids on the bathroom floor!) is that during the first gulf war I was with 7th corp, you know the ones that swung around to the left and flanked in on the Iraqi troops....well I went 34 days without even a wet cloth to wipe myself off with or any electric, water was a resource that we had limited supplies of and in order to survive we could only consume it, not bathe with it....it wasn't you that smelled bad, it was everyone else! But at the end I survived it and came out of it fine....I guess my camping with no electric and "roughing it" is simply a test to see if I still "have it in me". Even one of the local farmers whom is a "homesteader" and catches rain water to flush his toilets with in order to do his part and "conserve" resources thinks I am crazy not to run electric to my camper!