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Old 01-02-17, 01:49 PM
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Could you live "Off The Grid"?

Several TV shows are out now showing people moving to isolated areas to get away from so much technology. Would you be able to thrive by going off the grid?
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Old 01-02-17, 02:12 PM
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I've thought I could make it as a homeless person, but the boredom would be unbearable.
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Old 01-02-17, 02:13 PM
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Probably not. I like my technology.
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Old 01-02-17, 08:54 PM
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I could - after coming up with a "to-do" plan involving as many outdoor activities, including travel, as possible. Until this time last year, I did without home internet and cable for at least ten years. Have really enjoyed both so I would not want to give them up anytime soon. (New smart phone on the way, my first)!
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Old 01-02-17, 08:58 PM
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Pboy would be the last person I would expect to make it as a homeless person.
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Old 01-02-17, 09:09 PM
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Probably if I had some people go for it with me. I'd go crazy if I was out in the sticks alone
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Old 01-02-17, 09:11 PM
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No. The mental aspect would get to me.
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Old 01-02-17, 09:15 PM
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I select this guy with the first overall pick in the Off-The-Grid draft
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Old 01-02-17, 10:44 PM
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I could do it pretty easy, just don't want to.
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Old 01-02-17, 10:55 PM
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Easily
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Old 01-03-17, 01:09 AM
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I could do it pretty easy, just don't want to.
One of these posters is lying.


A__ or B__
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Old 01-03-17, 01:37 AM
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I don't see using a library as being on the grid. I guess it depends on the definitions. If you have natural gas wells and royalties are wired to your account, but you write paper checks and take out cash, are you "off the grid"?
The free gas off your wells can fire a generator, so can you watch broadcast TV and DVD's and be "otg"?
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Old 01-03-17, 03:20 AM
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I can't even pick berries without getting hurt and I burned my own house down cooking. Hunting and dressing a kill is not even on the options list so unless "off the grid" includes drive-throughs, I'd have to answer "no."
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Old 01-03-17, 05:02 AM
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Yes, I grew up off the grid.

I will admit though, other than the fact I heat with wood, I do not wish to return to the former days and physical demands of survival via labor.
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Old 01-03-17, 05:10 AM
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I select this guy with the first overall pick in the Off-The-Grid draft
He's not bad, but not in same league as a good Amish bushman.
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Old 01-04-17, 06:46 AM
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Before my wife & daughter came along, I could have gone isolationist but probably not off-the-grid.
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Old 01-04-17, 07:43 AM
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B)

One of these posters is lying.


A__ or B__
Obviously Ep.

I would like to know what people consider off the grid.
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Old 01-04-17, 07:48 AM
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I can't even pick berries without getting hurt and I burned my own house down cooking. Hunting and dressing a kill is not even on the options list so unless "off the grid" includes drive-throughs, I'd have to answer "no."
This you?
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Old 01-04-17, 07:59 AM
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B)

One of these posters is lying.


A__ or B__
Obviously Ted. He burned down his own house for christsakes.
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Old 01-04-17, 08:00 AM
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I would like to know what people consider off the grid.
Yeah, I could put one of these



and a few of these



on top of the rock by the lake and watch a 55" 4K TV "off the grid", by my definition.
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Old 01-04-17, 08:01 AM
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No, not black skinheads, Ted. Just stop.

If one is nice, he can come in and watch TV, but I doubt that he will stumble upon me.


I hear TyDur is going "off the grid" at his Little House on the Prairie -



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Old 01-04-17, 09:30 AM
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I can only guess people who do this have plenty of money or some form of financial resources. The issue I always wonder about these folks is they have little regard for the future. Many people would like to just go do whatever. But the idea is to earn enough money to take care of you and any dependents not only in the present, but when you retire (willingly or unwillingly). What happens to one of these people if they get sick, have a appendix attack, have a kidney stone, etc. Do they have health insurance, how quickly can they get to a medical facility? Who's going to take care of you if you become handicapped?
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Old 01-04-17, 09:58 AM
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I could do it pretty easy, just don't want to.
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Old 01-04-17, 11:03 AM
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I can only guess people who do this have plenty of money or some form of financial resources. The issue I always wonder about these folks is they have little regard for the future. Many people would like to just go do whatever. But the idea is to earn enough money to take care of you and any dependents not only in the present, but when you retire (willingly or unwillingly). What happens to one of these people if they get sick, have a appendix attack, have a kidney stone, etc. Do they have health insurance, how quickly can they get to a medical facility? Who's going to take care of you if you become handicapped?
You miss the whole point of living in the wilderness. If you die young then you die young. It's about living totally free.
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Old 01-04-17, 11:18 AM
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Live free or die. 14red just doesn't get it.
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Old 01-04-17, 11:27 AM
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14red just doesn't get it.
Copy and paste this into any thread he posts in.
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Old 01-04-17, 12:06 PM
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As I get older I like human beings less and less, so yeah, I could live alone in the wilderness. Always thought I was born in the wrong time and would have loved to have lived in the 1600-1700's and seen the this country before it was polluted by humans.
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Old 01-04-17, 12:12 PM
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always suspected zee could be a sociopath....
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Old 01-04-17, 12:24 PM
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As I get older I like human beings less and less, so yeah, I could live alone in the wilderness. Always thought I was born in the wrong time and would have loved to have lived in the 1600-1700's and seen the this country before it was polluted by humans.
We are all in agreement that your birth was a mistake.
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Old 01-04-17, 12:33 PM
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