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  • in reply to: off grid in australia #68490
    Trm
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    They you need to forget subdivision and form a cooperation , and you buy a seat (along with a lot) on the board of directors. ie shareholder with voting right’s. The corp. collects and pays the land taxes and any other common expenses. Certain tools could be bought for the use of all, a backhoe would be a good example purchase, use and when everyone’s done sell.

    in reply to: Who needs Walmart #67264
    Trm
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    Walmart is a import/export company – imports cheap junk from China and exports wealth and jobs

    in reply to: EMF Pollution from neighbour's solar panel system1 #67241
    Trm
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    A compact florence light would put out more emf than the solar panels – put an am radio next to one.

    in reply to: Single women living off grid #67112
    Trm
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    western rider I too have dealt with the bull here in Canada so when I go off grid I’ll be buying land in an unincorperated township – no building permits no inspectors or engineered stamped drawings at $1,500 to $2,000 a pop. If you have to resort to using an engineer question everthing. I’ve seen an building inspector question the exsess engineering and the answer as to why it was done this way – “your wife put it on the drawings!”  I figure the over engineering cost the home builder an extra $10,000 on top of the $1,700 he paid for the stamped drawings.

    in reply to: Why do so many want a colony #66938
    Trm
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    For those of us with children and grandchildren we are looking to not only our future but thier’s also and children need other children to play with. Who knows maybe someone will lay the foundations of a better society that can be copied, besides it’s in a community that people are at thier strongest.

    in reply to: Looking For like minded People in New York (Tri-State Area) #66919
    Trm
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    Built an aquaponics sytem in the spring, built another one in the fall for indoors so I can keep growing, can send you a pic if your looking for ideas, you could do this in an apartment if you had to. Glad to see someone else has dreams of off grid and aquaponics – I’m in central Ontario – look into yurts for low cost housing

    Terry

    in reply to: Help with Diesel Generator #66901
    Trm
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    I’d be looking for some sort of circuit breaker – it might not look tripped but

    ever use a meter?

    in reply to: Air Conditioning and Off-grid : a possible solution? #66646
    Trm
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    Living at 42 degrees lat, and in Canada I can tell you that the Canadian Sheild ( rock ) maintains a temperature of 42 degress, with air temps ranging from -40 to 100 f. It’s not the temperature that matters it the costs or more importantly how the temperature transfer takes place. You would only use glycol if there was a danger of freezing, water is much better at transfering btu’s than glycol, and cheaper and easier to get and handle.

    in reply to: Absorptive A/C viable? #65211
    Trm
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    1 ton = 12,000 btu, your RV propane fridge and air

    conditioners are absorbtion. 5 tons? how big the place

    and where?

    in reply to: finding safe drinking water in the wild #65152
    Trm
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    Hood’s Woods and Ray Mears are excellent sources

    of info on bushcraft

    in reply to: Refrigeration how much? #65136
    Trm
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    The most effeicent and cheapest refrigeratant to use is

    hydro carbons, ie propane but not where you burn it. You

    ever see you propane tank with frost on it in July

    It is sold for auto ac and draws about 70% of the electricity

    as compared to those expensive patented refrigerants.

    in reply to: devon off grid living #65137
    Trm
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    What size yurt? Did you build it. How is it

    “living in the round”?

    in reply to: Air Conditioning and Off-grid : a possible solution? #65138
    Trm
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    If you use hydro carbons instead of the refrigerants

    (that hurt the ozone) you can use 30% less electricity

    If you house gets hot and water isn’t a problem – hose it

    down – cooling by evaporation

    in reply to: Food storage #64840
    Trm
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    When I was 8 my father bought a cottage that had a

    main cottage, 2 rentals, an old store and an old ice hut where

    they would cut ice out of the lake, pack it straw and sell it

    all summer. I have no idea the last time it had been used

    but the second summer we were there we tore the ice hut down

    it turns out what we thought was a floor was really ice and

    it went down 2 feet below the ground level. I know the ice

    had survived 2 years for sure and I don’t know how many

    before.

    Well it’s not non-refrigerated food storage but it was free

    refrigeration

    in reply to: To the SPAMMERS #64841
    Trm
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    Revinger look into the “prove your are human to register”

    thing with the warped characters that computers can’t read

    I have trouble sometimes myself with them

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