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  • in reply to: wild fires in Texas..anyone affected? #65132
    sixgun911
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    Wow….What a shame. BUT Im glad it worked out for you as well as it did.I own some land in culberson county, but its vacant. A nearby ranch that does wild game hunts had some damage, but I didnt get many details. Hopefully for you and all around you, get past this. I live in the midwest and get so little details or news from that area.

    in reply to: what to do when they cut off communication? #65104
    sixgun911
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    That was a informative post on 2 meter. A great option to consider!

    in reply to: what to do when they cut off communication? #65038
    sixgun911
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    CB radio, Ham radio seem to be the best options. Both well established and so little regulation. Any Govt entity or hostile power usually looks by this technology when imposing martial law or when operating a military junta. Throughout Recent history…Ex. nazi germany and the french resistance, the chinese of WW2. Also have read in Janes defence weekly that long wave radar is used to detect stealth aircraft{or was}. All technologies long forgotten by big brother or uncle Adolph or whoever….Yet when history analyzed it all the simplest of technologies seemed to do the worst damage. During the invasion of Iraq US supply planes dropped shortwave radios to notify Iraqis of how to surrender.

    in reply to: If going or already are off grid what tools would you own #64986
    sixgun911
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    Im thinking I would add a generator of some kind to the list of tools. And for my own need some reference books for tasks which may come up….best tool is the knowledge of what to do.

    in reply to: Can you suggest a good place to “off grid?” #64974
    sixgun911
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    Thats a big question…I prefer desert type living with moderate temps. I purchased land in the western united states, based on what my needs/wants would be.

    Sitting down and figuring out what your needs would be is the real start..whats important to you. some tolerate cold and thrive and others prefer the warmer areas. Island living is ideal for some.

    My needs were climate,water resources,wind resources and solar. Now its desert and growing outdoors isnt much of an option so a green house would be in order. Hunting game in the area is a big option near my land. water resources are at a depth of 100ft, solar resources are 351 days per yr and wind is over 8mph average.

    in reply to: Free Yourself from what #64975
    sixgun911
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    Id say thats what Id define as “free yourself”. Minimal dependency on others. at least thats my motivation. This forum has a wealth of knowledge and ways to get things done. Poke around and find your niche.

    in reply to: health care #64961
    sixgun911
    Member

    I received some interesting replies to the healthcare question in this thread and another. Ive done some research with the ideas I got on this forum..and Ive found some alternative ways to treat my own medical issues. I doubt seriously I will ever be able to go 100% off grid, But my dwelling/house/abode should easily be off grid. But here is what Ive learned…I reduce my monthly living costs about 70 percent, be less dependent…and yet still have the basic amenities I enjoy }IE{ tv,pc,refridgerator,stove. Anyhow back to the healthcare issue, with some knowledge and tons of research I myself am able to reduce dependency on the grid doctors.

    sixgun911
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    Boy how true is that…rely only on yourself and your knowledge and abilities, Then the idea of functioning within a group/partnership should come easy.

    in reply to: Our age factor ~ important consideration #64866
    sixgun911
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    Soldier keep fighting on!!! I am ex military myself, not disabled but getting up in years and i can relate.

    in reply to: health care #64867
    sixgun911
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    I think living as healthy as possible is about 80 percent of it. But I guess a regular job is still in the cards.

    in reply to: health care #64844
    sixgun911
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    While all those home remedies are fine,some just do not apply to an illness which requires a doctor. Plants and indian chants and positive chakra or whatnot sometimes just dont provide relief or cure for an illness. like the refined and purified drugs made in labs.

    I see this is a very old post….just recently I posted a healthcare question and yrs after this thread started I see we still have no solution or remedy.

    The right to medical treatment in most places consists of a ER and some pain/antibiotics to get you through the next few days until you can see a regular family doc. UNLESS you have the cash up front to pay for all the costs.

    medicaid medicare there is a process you must go through to get it, most cases involving why one doesnt have a job and when you are going to get one?

    I just dont see any option other than to maintain some job offered healthcare

    in reply to: The Story of Dick Proenneke – off grid the old way #64845
    sixgun911
    Member

    Own the dvd myself…OUTSTANDING story. I think on the short list for those wanting to go off grid or reduce dependency on BIG COMPANY UTILITY. Gives a simple explanation of doing the off grid life strictly using the blue collar skills.

    in reply to: Our age factor ~ important consideration #64846
    sixgun911
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    Great post, runs together with my healthcare posts. I think even with age its possible to live off grid. just reducing the amount of exertion one has to do to stay off grid makes it possible. Also its a great idea for the caretaker person living on site.

    in reply to: To the SPAMMERS #64831
    sixgun911
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    Yea the spammers went nuts, just started posting here myself a few weeks ago. Good forum id like to say , its crap its getting runied by the garbage postings.

    in reply to: Healthcare off the grid, a must have! #64832
    sixgun911
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    I assume I will have to maintain a fulltime job just to get healthcare….which means near a qualified medical facility. Hence the trap of having to be on grid to some degree…

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