I am a 24 year old female, looking to go off grid and be self reliant. I am hoping to find somebody who is just as interested. We can plan together. I would like to eventually have a family so somebody with a small family already started is fine too. I am so unhappy with society today. People are so raped up in their ipods cell phones and reality tv, I can’t take it anymore. The feeling is over whelming and my boyfriend doesn’t understand. See his family has a farm so he completely hates the idea of living on a farm. Please somebody write back so I will know that I am not alone on this.

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31 Responses to “I NEED to be be self-reliant”

  1. StJack

    For political reasons, I am going off grid. I am a 36yo male. I was raised in WV, so: I can hunt, fish and trap, as well as clean, dress the animals; work on cars; I know how to can for the winter, even meat!; I can recognize useful plants, including ramps, ginseng, dwarf ginseng etc.(Grows in Appalachian.) My grandfather had a small 10-acre farm as well, so I am familiar with chickens, pigs, horses, ducks, and turkeys(domestic).
    I have a degree in botany, specializing in plants that mankind have used for years. (I had planned a masters in ethnobotany, but stopped after 2 bach degrees.)
    I worked for 3 years as a custom finish wood carpenter at Lake Tahoe on million dollar homes, so I can build some nice things. I can also do a bit of framing, roofing, electrical, plumbing, and some concrete work. (I worked as a cinder block layer in WV as a teen.)
    Problem is, income. I have a guaranteed trust of $400/month, but that isn’t a whole lot, ya know?

    Still, that money is better than nothing, and I may be able to squeak by. If I have to I will build a log cabin with a chainsaw, but I am also open to Native American yurt-style where you can pack up and leave no trace. I am willing to do a lot of work to make this happen, including farm animals, crops, solar and wind power, and appropriated materials like car batteries, generators, and bicycle parts.

    I am leaving San Francisco in March 2014, aiming either for NC or Dolly Sods, WV. Unless someone already has land?


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