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  • in reply to: Hello any active people? Where are you from? #73653
    chowan
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    Hi Im from NE NV the forum is just getting back up and running so it may be a little slow to start.

    in reply to: off grid in australia #61980
    chowan
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    Hi Nick yes it is good to have it back I will try to add back a lot of the information we have lost what happened? don@swordmaking.com

    in reply to: off grid in australia #61965
    chowan
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    Sure take care of them check water etc and they should be fine biggest problem for batteries in over depletionj and over charge if you have a good charge controler you should be fine.

    in reply to: off grid in australia #68562
    chowan
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    you know if all you want is electricity from water a turbine arangement is very doable certainly within the budget of 1 person and its generally easier to hide.

    there was also another i saw which fitted directly into a fairly swift moving stream and did not require any dam

    not as romantic and as water wheels though

    in reply to: off grid in australia #68559
    chowan
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    great resource Felineman thank you

    in reply to: off grid in australia #68549
    chowan
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    OK ill play have you given any thought as to the founding principles?

    like the constituion or perhaps the magna carta

    what rights do your citizens have? when and how do they get to vote

    what is governed by the technocracy and what remains personal freedoms?

    just some ideas for you

    in reply to: off grid in australia #68547
    chowan
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    very unlikely im sorry I love your ideas they are very much like my own

    but its going to be hard to find that perfect piece with the water resources

    you want in such a small size  the other thing is permits and such for damming

    up a small stream i think that would be the hardest thing unless you intend to

    do this without permits it could be if you keep it unobtrusive.

    so here would be my suggestion look at washington state lots of rainfall

    and hence plenty of small streams to play with and lots of trees to build with

    and to cover up and keep private your water wheels. you will probably need to look at larger lots than 2 acres but thats ok the extra land you dont use

    will be a fuel and building material forests as per permaculture with

    hunting and wild gathering also possible.

    in reply to: off grid in australia #68545
    chowan
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    what is a technocracy? i understand its some form of government

    and has been used in some civ building computer games but how does it work

    and how would it work when electronics fail?

    in reply to: off grid in australia #68528
    chowan
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    Hi Betsy its not often i log in but your post just made too much sense and contained too much wisdom for me to resist

    Welcome and i hope to see you post more

    in reply to: off grid in australia #68515
    chowan
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    Hi Beth i saw your other post about looking for property you may try smile4u i was very happy with their service

    https://www.smile4uinc.com/index.php

     

    or https://www.1881.com/

    both have a lot of properties in this area and i would also be happy to talk with you about what i have but you need to be sure you

    and you fiance wish to move to this area its beautifull and free but winters are extreme and work is hard to come by.

    many people dont last more than 1 winter

    please post a anon contact email and ill reply back to that if you wish to talk more about this area

    best wishes in your search

     

    in reply to: off grid in australia #68504
    chowan
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    Forestman I think you have to be willing to go it alone sure everyone wants to find that perfect person or community to build their dream with but ultimately if you all dont start sharing that same dream its going to come apart the greater community I am a part of is a good example litteraly hundreds of off grid startups a abandoned trailer here an unfinished earthship there I think for every 100 starts you may get 1 that will make it through 5 years.

    Im one of those landbuddy people hoping to start a community but ended up with one bad expierience and decided i should just concentrate on my own thing for now and when that is better situated i can maybee look again at getting a close community together.

    in reply to: off grid in australia #68498
    chowan
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    I love the idea of water power but being a do it yourselfer I would probably want to be able to do it myself

    if that is I had enough water here to play with.

    Wind is where its at for this area

    in reply to: Planning on going off-grid in Michigan? #68238
    chowan
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    Hi beast I saw you interested in a piece of property suitable for off grid use and also that you seem to be interested in blacksmithing

    and wanted to talk to you for a bit privately

     

    beorn atttt swordmaking dotttt com

     

    hope to hear from you

     

    chowan
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    Hi Littlebang please post a contact of some sort

    in reply to: Earth Ship #67996
    chowan
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    MJ of course its a money driven company like beast said its a very simple concept and technique but they have spent an awfull lot of time

    and money both popularising earthships and fighting legal battles to be able to build these things.

     

    plenty of vids around showing you how to pound dirt  which is half the battle but besides that these earthships are suppose to be designed

    around water and energy conservation with some permaculture landscaping thrown in and no its not that easy to get everything working together correctly

    yes you can do it yourself but it will take you a lot of time and many costly mistakes im sure if you need

    to be asking im guessing its probably i good idea for you to spend the money or time working with someone thats doing it

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