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July 13, 2014 at 12:00 am in reply to: Writing an eBook about off grid. Looking for some advice/collaborators #68324
LMAO at you littlebang, I have to admit your reply is very entertaining. Sorry I’m still laughing at you atm. You did get part of it right, I am half native american. And yes i know what your intentions are, to try to make some money on something you know nothing about by riding on the coat tails of the ones that do.
TohiJuly 7, 2014 at 12:00 am in reply to: Help My Family And I Acheieve Our Off-Grid Dreams! #68316
Are you serious? I took my family off grid in the middle of the desert and having a thriving homestead, why would i give you money?we worked with natural materials and stuff we salvaged. I am sick and tired of you lazy ass people that want everyone else to support you and carry you in life.July 7, 2014 at 12:00 am in reply to: Writing an eBook about off grid. Looking for some advice/collaborators #68317
I think its funny that these people that have no clue about living off grid are going to write a book, When there power goes out for a couple of hours hardly makes them off grid experts.We are off gridders in the arizona desert and having a thriving homestead, i assure you i would not share information with you on off grid living, you want to write about live off grid for a few years then write your book.
I was just wondering why is all, it seems to me that in group settings there are more chiefs and no braves, i myself like the lone prepper approach, Desert Deb is a single person living OTG and we all do help each other but have seperate lives, To centralpafarm, your reply was to me abit over the edge, all i was asking is why, People need to learn to stand on there own two feet given the world as it is today. If I can take my family out of the burbs to a remote desert location and make it totally OTG and no neighbors around and the same applies to Deb, We started out with nothing, no jobs and lived in a tent. Guess i look at it as survival not like its a neighborhood setting, after all that is why we did it.
Wow what a bitter person , no wonder duhh
Hi I have a family of 4 and we went totally off grid in feb 2012 and love it, we are in McNeal arizona and we have our site at https://homesteading-arizona.blogspot.com we are glad we took the plunge.
good luck on your new life style
Been awhile since i posted but here is the update, All is going great at our homestead, Desert Deb has become such a dear friend to us that we consider her family, We help each other alot. We pretty much got all the insulation and ceiling in the house now, added several more chickens, rabbits, alpine dairy goats, guineas and our turkeys had chicks. been busy times here getting ready for winter. our garden did great and now just planted the winter garden.
Getting started on a smokehouse and a larger chicken coop
Check out our blog at https://homesteading-arizona.blogspot.com
Ok thanks Deb, As soon as we get a check i will be over, running low on gas right now. Hope you get a phone soon We miss ya!
Hi all i started a blog with pictures its at https://www.homesteading-arizona.blogspot.com check it out!
When we built 3 years ago we had to have the building inspected and was told we could use a composting toilet unless they changed since then.
Hi we did, we got a 7 and 16 year old, they seem to like it, they go to public schools but we have to drive them 4 miles to catch a bus and pick them up. We our totally off grid.
We left the city feb 18th and have been off grid ever since now, we only been off grid for a month now but we love it. We got chickens and turkeys and the kids really enjoy caring for them.
They biggest thing is just being able to unplug and let go, once you do that you can start enjoying life, we are no longer in the day to day rat race. Granted we have everything paid for and bought our solar panels and wind generator before moving off grid. We are framing in our walls and stuff but i dont think i would go back to grid life and the rat race.
It’s nice to wake up in the morning knowing everything you do is for our selfs and no one else. Either you will love it or hate it. It’s not easy and its alot of work but at the end of the day its yours.
Hope it helps.
We got alot of framing done today and Thanks to Desert Deb for coming over and helping us all day, the power drill and the fence post thumper sure made it alot easier.
We got 6 cochin chickens and 3 royal palm turkeys now, both the turkey hens are laying eggs and the tom sure displays his stuff, struting around and gobbling.
Desert Deb is the best!!!! Ty so much for all your help and friendship, its so nice having a friend out here to visit with. We got our chickens and turkeys today thanks to your help making the pens Deb
I will be over the first of the week to work on the water pump for you and to haul water for ya
All is going good on the homestead
On our paper work the only restriction is no pig farms or junk yards, other then that its pretty wide open. Chocise county did require a building permit and inspection. But being off grid we didnt have to have electrical or plumbing.
Thanks Deb, We will be coming to get the pallets You are welcome to our place anytime you want to come, we are usally here. It sure was a pleasure meeting you we will see you soon.