Category — SPIRIT

A new doc in town
by WRETHAOFFGRID on JULY 26, 2014 - 0 Comments in COMMUNITY, SPIRIT, WRETHA

I think I am in love, and it’s with another man, but it’s not what you might think :) About a month ago, I took my friend to a nearby town to see a new doctor, there is a very long story that goes with why she wanted a new doctor, one I’ll not bore you with… the first time I saw/met this doctor, my first impression was I like him. He is about as unpretentious as you can get, he wears jeans with the cuffs rolled up, cowboy boots, t-shirts with vintage cars on them, he drives an old beater pickup truck, yes my first impression was he wasn’t like most other doctors I have met. (more…)

30 signs that you’re one of those “Crazy Preppers”
by WRETHAOFFGRID on JULY 16, 2014 - 0 Comments in COMMUNITY, SPIRIT, WRETHA

Crazy-Preppers

With all the recent talk in the news about “Doomsday Preppers” and the demonization in the media, you have to be aware that you’re considered a little….different. The fact that you are self-reliant is such an oddity to most that, frankly, they find you to be either nuts, a little bit scary, or both. According to the US government, we are all extremists on the verge of committing depraved acts of terrorism.

 

Here are the top 30 signs, should you ever be the subject of a nationwide manhunt, that you too will be considered a “Crazy Prepper on the Loose“:

  1. Pantries are so mainstream…you have food stashed in strange places in every room of the house.
  2. You have enough toilet paper to get through a year of uncomfortable digestive upsets…occurring with 6 people simultaneously
  3. Speaking of which, you possess at least 3 different ways to use the bathroom, only one of which is an actual bathroom.

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We’ve come a long way, baby
by WRETHAOFFGRID on JUNE 30, 2014 - 3 Comments in SELF-SUFFICIENCY, SPIRIT, WRETHA

Wild child

Growing up, I had a bit of a wild streak, nothing naughty, but I loved being outdoors, being around nature, plants, animals, water, dirt, we pretty much always lived in suburban areas with neighborhoods, houses, rectangular lots with grass, trees and fences. That didn’t stop me from pretending, imagining that I was in the jungle, or in the forest, or on an island, I wanted to live that way so badly that I could remove myself from the rows of houses and people, I would pack a lunch and go find some semi-isolated spot in my back yard and for a little while, I was an explorer in a wild place. Little did I know I would grow up and get to live that dream.

Right now I live a fairytale, a storybook life, I can still become that little girl, but now I don’t have to pretend I’m living in the wilds, I am living it everyday. (more…)

Happy Father’s Day
by WRETHAOFFGRID on JUNE 15, 2014 - 3 Comments in SPIRIT, WRETHA

Dad

My Dad is much of the reason why I am getting to live my dream, he gave me a sense of adventure from a young age, as a family we would watch nature and science shows on PBS, we also watch Grizzly Adams, now THAT was how I wanted to live, in a small hand built cabin, on a mountain side, with few neighbors, a few good friends and independent. (more…)

Choices, we all have them….
by WRETHAOFFGRID on MAY 18, 2014 - 4 Comments in SPIRIT, WRETHA

goal

For those of you who have followed my writing for a while, you will notice I am frequently trying to get people to go beyond just dreaming about their dreams and actually DOING something about it. Dreams are nice to have, but take the steps to turn that dream into a goal and start working toward that goal.

I saw this article today, at first I thought, oh brother, another post about “10 things”, but once I began reading these 10 things, it really made sense, for everyone’s life, including those who want to go off grid or live more independently.

Personally I think numbers 2, 5, 9 and 10 are very important, all of them are good… read them over and begin applying them to your life, whether you wish to live off grid or not, these are great ‘ism’s. (more…)

Pioneer couple
by WRETHAOFFGRID on MARCH 22, 2014 - 6 Comments in OFF-GRID 101, PEOPLE, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, SPIRIT, WRETHA

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I grew up watching Texas Country Reporter, back in the day it was called 4 Country Reporter, that’s when there were only a few TV stations to choose from, channel 4 was a Dallas TV station thus the name was born. This show began back in the early 70s and showcased Texans living simple yet interesting lives, TCR gave us a glimpse into the window of those wonderful people. (more…)

Mountain retreat from 100 Euros a night
by NICK ROSEN on FEBRUARY 26, 2014 - 1 Comment in SPIRIT

A good use for Dad’s old suitcase

The North-West of Majorca is one of the most beautiful spots on earth, and that is why I bought a shepherds hut there almost 15 years ago and learned to live off-grid.

I found it was a place where the cares and stresses of modern life would simply vanish – a chance to replenish my spiritual batteries, and think clearly about the problems of work or life confronting me at home.

Since then I bought the neighboring plot of land and houses. Now I want to share the beautiful places that are only available when you spend time off the grid. Its 700 metres above sea level up a tiny mountain road, in the famous Tramuntana range, where walkers and cyclists come from all over the world. Its surrounded by Pines and Olive trees, with views over the Ocean below and the sound of sheep bells jingling the hills. (more…)

Do You Have The Attitude To Survive?
by WRETHAOFFGRID on FEBRUARY 23, 2014 - 0 Comments in SELF-SUFFICIENCY, SPIRIT, WRETHA

People say that being a survivalist or prepper is contagious – once a person starts prepping they do not want to stop. This is because after careful research of likely or localized emergency scenarios to could affect a person’s life, they realize that it isn’t too far out of the park to realize that preparing for larger or widespread emergencies could also effect their lives. What prepping really does is instill an assurance about ourselves and our abilities, and that is what is so contagious and intriguing about this. (more…)

BBC- British Bullying Corporation
by AMY SUAREZ on FEBRUARY 6, 2014 - 0 Comments in PEOPLE, SPIRIT

Martin Davidson old fart, Lord Hall old fart

Martin Davidson’s BBC “output”

The BBC recently announced the sacking of one of its radio presenters and of channel boss Janice Hadlow. But her husband Martin Davidson remained in post despite presiding over decades of mediocre programming.

Now the full mediocrity of his work has been revealed — Davidson presided over the latest BBC season of films about the First World War, and they all bear the unmistakable tinge of old farts. This will have endeared him to biggest fart of all – Lord Tony Hall the BBC DG

Davidson has created a series of truly awful BBC dramas about WW1 – playing at prime time they are more suited to Open University than national TV.


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