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  • in reply to: New Dawn Project, near Albuquerque, NM #67843
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    caverdude,
    The type of people who are attracted to communities like the New Dawn Project do not need contracts.

    The energies one feels is more binding than any piece of paper. One gathering is all one ever needs to see if a person would add to the community.

    It is a mindset, a way of life. Some understand it, some don’t.

    I am confused why you bring up communism and wondering if people can leave anytime they want. I think you might be fantasizing or assuming too much. It is not as complicated as you make it out to be. Maybe you are simply thinking out loud, I don’t know…

    Are you even interested in joining their community, trying to understand it or..?

    in reply to: New Dawn Project, near Albuquerque, NM #67828
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    I rented a small plot of land and try to motivate people to grow their own food. I have been trying to set up a community with a gift economy in mind. Each person grows one crop and we trade with each other and sell off the extra harvest. The money would go back into the community.

    So far, after over a year of trying to get people together, nobody has joined. I have taught people how to grow and get some help here and there, but nobody ever stays for even one full harvest.

    I am just trying to live by example. Show people that even living in the city you can still be self sustainable.

    in reply to: New Dawn Project, near Albuquerque, NM #67807
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    I have been thinking about contacting you.

    I am an American living in Taiwan. I have been learning to grow fruits and vegetables here since 2002. I am 43 years old and have a wife and a 6 year old son. We plan on going off the grid after we get debt free, about a year or a little more.

    You can check out my page, Taichung Urban Farmers, to see what I am about and can tell me if my family would fit in.

    in reply to: Define OFF THE GRID #67390
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    For me, OTG living is about adaptability.

    The best way I can explain my frame of mind is that if you are a prepper and are able to camp in the wilderness for 1 week or more at a cabin with no electicity, that is all that matters to me.

    No need to be hardcore right now. Just as long as you are able to make the transition easily if something happens.

     

     

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