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The Off Grid living thread (Dropping out the rat race)

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We had something similar in the 1980s called the Australia Card.

 

It failed and ended up being ridiculed out of existence.

 

Weird how it's only to be implemented in a small number of states.

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yes I dropped out of my home set which was a corperate hang out for Lifetime Co. which was Eugene,Oregons own LKM/TOL/UPS/XXX.1996-2018.FOR a few years appeal in my counts as a graffiti writer to the feds.

I switched the appropriations to intraject as a LIFETIMER and absconded with Claymore,Chris (us two Big Timers) .just to repeat that in manhattan LEWY KATSU MALVO SKERT are up too.Dr. sexxx meanwhile joined DFM out here in Chicago AND abroad.

hour boasts aL like I am a proponent to Ai.Heath ledger died so I sent word to Colin Farrell to open up the plaza in Lebenon Oregon with Leonardo DiCaprio.No one got suited though.

my best boy Koss suited em up in the Staties for BTM ups, TOL LKM.BIDNT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT BTB tho.I bought a 1333 mina is all and all why I failed and sold out to DUPONT.and wanna trade DC-5 for MSK.any help there for those in the know message me and don't expect an instant reply.ask Revok about C 30..................................................................Creeper and Enougher.wsc,wslk

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yes I dropped out of my home set which was a corperate hang out for Lifetime Co. which was Eugene,Oregons own LKM/TOL/UPS/XXX.1996-2018.FOR a few years appeal in my counts as a graffiti writer to the feds.

I switched the appropriations to intraject as a LIFETIMER and absconded with Claymore,Chris (us two Big Timers) .just to repeat that in manhattan LEWY KATSU MALVO SKERT are up too.Dr. sexxx meanwhile joined DFM out here in Chicago AND abroad.

hour boasts aL like I am a proponent to Ai.Heath ledger died so I sent word to Colin Farrell to open up the plaza in Lebenon Oregon with Leonardo DiCaprio.No one got suited though.

my best boy Koss suited em up in the Staties for BTM ups, TOL LKM.BIDNT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT BTB tho.I bought a 1333 mina is all and all why I failed and sold out to DUPONT.and wanna trade DC-5 for MSK.any help there for those in the know message me and don't expect an instant reply.ask Revok about C 30..................................................................Creeper and Enougher.wsc,wslk

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Yeah, Raven I understand the snow thing living in Valdez Alaska for almost three years. It is a small town of 4k until fishing season, so not exactly rural but at the end of the road. Google Valdez damalanch, I was there when that happened. I didn't notice anything different because I try to always be prepared. Yes, a get home, 72 hour, or bugout bag is very important to own. A few hundred dollars well spent that can literally save your life.

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Yeah, Raven I understand the snow thing living in Valdez Alaska for almost three years. It is a small town of 4k until fishing season, so not exactly rural but at the end of the road. Google Valdez damalanch, I was there when that happened. I didn't notice anything different because I try to always be prepared. Yes, a get home, 72 hour, or bugout bag is very important to own. A few hundred dollars well spent that can literally save your life.

 

Just googled it... Definitely looks like a place that gets cold, LOL!

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I am so in the rat race it is insane - the only upside is that I own my crib in the Bay Area. Mortgage payments are like 1/3 of what rent costs.

 

My union gig pays well - and puts me in line for a pension.

 

At the same time, I hear what most of you are saying 100% - one of my best buds is going through serious cancer treatment which makes me realize you have to do what makes you happy. No guarantees.

 

Life is a trip - the grass always seems greener but it doesn't matter if you consistently appreciate what you have.

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Word I lost two friends this year both worth a couple million your tomorrows are never promised today so live each day to the fullest.

 

Hit up info@12ozprophet.com if you have an old account you'd like to recover.

 

*Now back on topic...

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@misteraven DOPE PICS A FEW PAGES BACK... I THINK YOU’D REALLY LOVE IT HERE (TAOS, NM) I LIVE UP IN THE MOUNTAINS IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO. SMALL, QUIET, ARTSY TOWN.

LIVE A FAIRLY SIMPLE LIFE, IM A ELEM. STEM TEACHER, GOT A GREAT WIFE, 2 AMAZING KIDS (9 & 2) SPEND THE SPRING AND SUMMER HIKING, TRAVELING, HITTING THE FARMERS MARKET EVERY SATURDAY EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER OUR WEEKLY SOCCER GAMES. SPEND THE WINTER WORKING AND BOARDING ONE OF ILLIST MOUNTAINS IN THE NATION. (TAOS SKI VALLY) COACHING MY SONS BASKETBALL TEAM AND VEGGING OUT AS A FAMILY AT THE MOVIE THEATER OR AT HOME. WE’RE ABOUT TO BUILD OUR NEW HOME THIS SUMMER. MY WIFE HAS FREE REIGN AS LONG AS WE GET SOME BUILT IN BOOKSHELVES IN THE FAMILY ROOM AND I GET MY MAN CAVE. WE’RE DOING ALL OLD SCHOOL ADOBE AND VIGAS (GOOGLE THEM)

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@misteraven DOPE PICS A FEW PAGES BACK... I THINK YOU’D REALLY LOVE IT HERE (TAOS, NM) I LIVE UP IN THE MOUNTAINS IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO. SMALL, QUIET, ARTSY TOWN.

LIVE A FAIRLY SIMPLE LIFE, IM A ELEM. STEM TEACHER, GOT A GREAT WIFE, 2 AMAZING KIDS (9 & 2) SPEND THE SPRING AND SUMMER HIKING, TRAVELING, HITTING THE FARMERS MARKET EVERY SATURDAY EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER OUR WEEKLY SOCCER GAMES. SPEND THE WINTER WORKING AND BOARDING ONE OF ILLIST MOUNTAINS IN THE NATION. (TAOS SKI VALLY) COACHING MY SONS BASKETBALL TEAM AND VEGGING OUT AS A FAMILY AT THE MOVIE THEATER OR AT HOME. WE’RE ABOUT TO BUILD OUR NEW HOME THIS SUMMER. MY WIFE HAS FREE REIGN AS LONG AS WE GET SOME BUILT IN BOOKSHELVES IN THE FAMILY ROOM AND I GET MY MAN CAVE. WE’RE DOING ALL OLD SCHOOL ADOBE AND VIGAS (GOOGLE THEM)

 

 

That's awesome man, congratulations to you on having pulled off this move. I'm living a fairly similar existence, except in the mountains of NW Montana just outside Glacier National Park. Looking forward to May when the local farmers markets open. Always fun to check out and always good food and friendly people. We didn't build our house, but figuring if I have a few more good years in me that I'd likely push out even deeper into the mountains, buy a couple hundred acre spread that has a variation on wooded and pasture land with some sort of river or lake access and put up a nice simple place. In the meantime, have a really awesome home though and already living on a pretty decent size chunk or property that also happens to be on water.

 

In any case, hoping you might take some photos and share and get into a little more about any farming / homesteading / sustainability stuff you guys might be doing?

 

Regardless, welcome back to the boards and thanks for sharing.

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Just bumping my thread since those of you living rural should be pretty well into setting up spring gardens. We're finally past the snow out my way, but still not past last frost so for now all the plant starts are indoors.

 

Recently bought another 12 chickens so doubled our flock size. Can't find any decent deals on heritage pigs so that plan hasn't seen the light of day yet.

 

Anyhow, anyone else out there with news to share? Any of you guys considering the move out of the city to your own land any further with the plan?

 

Some recent photos to keep the thread a little more visual...

 

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Keep bringing the photos. Like the deer outside the window, have had that scene before. More animal shots, you got bears and mountain lions out there. Trail cam would probably be pretty sweet.

Like the ducks, you worried about predators trying to get at your birds?

I'm on the edge of the grid. Head off grid a few times a year.

A scene from today:

 

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nice set up there raven...im not off grid by any means but just filled in a raised garden 20 feet long by 5 feet wide, just waiting for the last frost before i plant!

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Hopefully getting a new camera soon, but yeah... I'll try to take more pictures, especially with the better weather.

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skate park beneath the mountains looks fucking epic. reminds me of a couple parks i saw passin through south dakota headed down to denver.

 

Yeah man, its a great park for sure. Never really crowded and you cant beat the views.

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Couple from this week. Weather is really nice out this way now... Mostly mid 50s - mid 70s during the day.

 

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Recent shots...

 

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Not my photos, but some shits taken about 20 - 30 minutes from where I live...

 

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Taking a little time off the grid right now, will hook this thread with some pix when I return.

Many lessons to learn each time. Between last time I was off grid and this time, it's medical care. You get fucked up, might not be a doctor for miles. If there is, might be just one doctor, either you like their opinion or way of practicing medicine or you might be fucked. Hospital might be more the size of a house than a hospital. All good reasons to maintain some style of healthy living.

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Medical care hasn't been an issue out this way at least. In fact, its been the opposite. There's an unusually high number of urgent care facilities here. Part of it might be that there's a ski resport and Glacier close by, both with plenty of tourists, but I suspect it's likely because farming and ranching can be dangerous and there's enough business out this way to merit so many urgent care spots.

 

That said, there is a tendency towards self sufficiency as well and most people have enough kit to treat most anything short of a broken bone. In fact, its normal enough to have to stitch up livestock that got a gash over barbwire or whatever that I'd bet plenty of people don't really bother going in for stitches. Personally I have a medical kit the size of a small duffle bag that would rival the kit carried by EMTs in any major city. From all the tactical training I've done in the past, I also have an IFAC / blow out kit in my car and in my closet that covers quite a bit from obstructed airways through to a collapsed lung, as well as a couple tourniquets and plenty of antihemorrhagics like Quikclot and Celox.

 

I really wouldn't worry to bad about it. Anything truly life threatening would qualify for a life flight airlift in a helicopter and anything less is a drive away. It might take a few to get to a hospital, but I doubt the response and turn around is significantly better in most places considering they also need to fight traffic both ways half the time. Where I lived in Miami, the hospital was about 30 - 45 minutes away with regular traffic. Also, where I live now is heavily populated with veterans. In fact, Montana and general but my town especially is known for supplying an unusually high rate of navy SEALs. My guess would be if you had a big accident in public, there's a better than fair chance of there being a corpsman or ex corpsman close by that would probably be able to assess and treat trauma as good or better than an EMT. But then again, maybe not all rural areas are like this one.

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Last time I had a crazy infection that just got proper treatment the day before I headed out. Needed a doc for the antibiotics. Checked to see what would be available if I arrived and started getting worse and options were a little limited. Urgent care clinics are the new regular doctor's office it seems. If it's an emergency guess I got to go but otherwise have concerns over the quality of treatment.

 

More space you have more self reliant you have to be. But, I have found overall that people are more neighborly and will help you out in a jam.

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