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  • in reply to: temporarily MIA #67799
    wirerat123
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    I always keep a couple Linux Mint bootable CDs around in case I have a hard drive crash, then I can just run Linux straight from CD. I also do that to check iffy looking websites because a computer that runs solely off of a CD can not be hacked, infected with a virus, etc. You can’t mess it up unless you scratch the CD hehe. I do have one laptop with NO hard drive in it, it’s my hacker box, I don’t hack, I just fool around with it, but it’s unhackable and super stable lol, if I hit a bad website that makes my puter go wonky, I reboot to CD and BAM, back to normal.

    Just a tip in case the hard drive was your issue. (Pro tip: They can also be run off an appropriately sized thumb drive if you know how to hack the thumb drive and make it bootable.)

    in reply to: House built in the middle of a river… #67790
    wirerat123
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    That’s pretty cool, seems like a lot of pain in the butt considering flooding and such, but hey, if he’s willing to deal with it, I think it’s awesome.

    in reply to: New Dawn Project, near Albuquerque, NM #67786
    wirerat123
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    Best way to explain “Rainbow Family” is a nice hybrid of Hippie, Indian culture, vagabond, but mostly modern day hippie culture. That’s not really a bad thing, it’s just that you need to fit in or else some of the people will drive you batty, and others will make you realize just how wonderful these types of people can be. It’s a mixed bag, most of the people are people who seriously just want peace on earth and to live in harmony with one another, the fringe are people who are just looking to latch onto what they think is a permanent party atmosphere. I’ve attended a rainbow gathering near Talladega National Forest once, the inner areas were mostly peace/love hippie types, and the outer areas were full of alcohol swilling, loud and disrespectful party animals. If you can get through the idiots around the outer edges of the gathering the inner groups are typically pretty awesome folks.

    You could likely rest comfortably with the assumption that those looking to build a community are not including the party animal types that follow it around just to party.

    in reply to: #67785
    wirerat123
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    We like questions, whatcha wanting to know? If you can’t find it online somewhere, there is a chance that someone here can answer it.

    in reply to: Finally on the farm. #67721
    wirerat123
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    We’re in North Central Alabama Wretha (Guntersville).

    LadyApril, I would be more than happy to accept heirloom seeds, to me they are the only types worthy of growing in my garden.

    in reply to: Rain rain beautiful rain #67720
    wirerat123
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    One is a drilled well about 75′ deep, the other is a hand dug well about 50′ deep. Both have water within a couple feet from the top. We’ve hit a snag in finances and can’t get our solar pumps just yet.

    in reply to: Rain rain beautiful rain #67708
    wirerat123
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    Yes sir, and most of my plants LOVE it. After a rain, my plants grow about twice as much as they would after a watering with the city water.

    I really need to get me a good well pump, I have 2 awesome wells on my property, and not a single well pump lol. Not even a hand pump. Any water we get out of the wells is currently hand drawn.

    in reply to: Sleaze alert #67707
    wirerat123
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    Hehe, if they post here, just shoot me an e-mail, it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve torn some TV show producer a new A-Hole. Of course you probably remember that lol.

    in reply to: Rain rain beautiful rain #67698
    wirerat123
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    We’ve had a ton of rain. What’s amazing is how the garden thrives with real rain or well water versus using city water.

    in reply to: shelter in the wild #67696
    wirerat123
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    Properly configured and with proper ventilation underground houses can be just fine and dry. Most stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. I would go underground with the PSP method myself. It passes the common sense test for all housing options.

    If there are no trees available, then you just gotta build with rock, dirt, or find a cave or something similar. I would still go underground.

    in reply to: (NEW) Poll – Do you buy anything in bulk? #67697
    wirerat123
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    Oatmeal, Corn, sugar, beans, wheat, baking soda, Ivory Soap, and a few other things.

    in reply to: My Long term self-sufficiency and prepration plan. #67699
    wirerat123
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    I created a presentation out of this post and gave a seminar to our local prepper group and they loved it. We are still currently working toward this goal, and each and every week we are steps closer to the goal. The only hold back is financial and the fact that I seem to now constantly be having issues with my back. It will not keep me from reaching my goal now.

    in reply to: If you are reading this you are not off grid! #67140
    wirerat123
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    Looks to me like looking2live is looking2die lol.

    This is either an internet troll looking to ruffle some feathers or some young kid who has visions of being Rambo lol.  You will either kill yourself and your girl, or end up in federal prison lol.  It’s not that many of us don’t have the balls, it’s that we have more common sense than you.

    For the record I lived in a tent in the woods completely by myself for 2 years (My tent dry rotted through within 3 months.), and I eventually build a wood shelter, I’ve done what you are claiming you are about to do, and did it for 2 years, and it’s stupid.  So enjoy your ignorance, I hope for your girlfriend or wife or whatever she is (imaginary most likely) sake that she has the common sense to dump you, hit the road running away and go find someone less volatile, rude and ignorant to be with.  So later, don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split ya on the way out.

    You’ll be back on grid within a month, you are obviously to stupid to actually make it work.  That is if you actually survive very long.  See, I’ve done what you want to do, and I made it work, but no way in hell would I drag someone else down with me and risk their health and livelyhood in the process.  I was once a stubborn little punk who knew everything better than anyone else, and that got me tapeworm, undernourished, and while people respect that I did what I did from a resourcefulness aspect, everyone else, myself included sees just how ingorant it was.  I made it 2 years, you’ll be lucky to last a week.

    in reply to: If you are reading this you are not off grid! #67129
    wirerat123
    Participant

    Lol…  Sure thing…

    Bet you two don’t last more than a month out in the woods, enjoy your jail stay if you are doing it on federal land.  And if you think you aren’t going to be found, get over it, you will.  The government doesn’t look too kindly on people squatting on their federally protected land.  With that said, get off your high horse, what you want to do, and what others want to do are different.  Most people here have a good plan, and it’s being well implemented thus seriously lowering their chance of failure.  Your plan is ill conceived, sensless, and likely folly.  I’m not saying it can not be done, I’m just saying, the chance of it sticking is just short of zero percent.  It sounds more like you two are planning a camping trip.  Using your tax return to buy backpacking equipment and planning to take that backpacking equipment into the woods to scratch out a permanent life is easily the silliest thing I’ve heard in years.

    Whatcha making your shelters with?  You gonna kill and skin animals for it?  Better make sure you do it in season or else you run the risk of massive fines (that you will not be able to pay), and jail time.  Are you using man made materials?  If so, then the ones that will last a while are extremely heavy to be carrying in a backpack, and the ones light enough to carry will only last a couple months of constant exposure.  What are you using for hunting?  Traps, spears, guns, archery equipment?  Again, don’t get caught by big brother.  What about medical needs?  Illness is likely to happen, being several miles into the wilderness with plans to never come back out will kill the two of you.  Snake bites, insects, allergies, rodent born illnesses (look up hantavirus) is fairly common in the west particularly in backpackers.

     

    At least the people here are approching the off-grid lifestyle with some common sense.  Your approach makes little to no sense.  I mean you don’t even really have a plan other than buying backpacking equipment with the plans to disappear in the woods.  You’ll be back, maybe not here, because your selfish pride and arrogance aren’t going to allow you to face the “I told you so.”.  Don’t be stupid, and don’t put your better half at risk trying to execute a stupid “plan”.

    in reply to: Stuck in #67111
    wirerat123
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    Someone has notified me that it’s called the sun.  I had forgotten what that was.  6 days of rain apparently has a strange effect on folks lol.

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