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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:45 PM

Couple of links I came across for those considering living off the grid

All about self-reliance, sustainable living and related stuff.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-Off-the-Grid/228080417303590
http://homesteadingsurvivalism.myshopify.com/collections/homesteading

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Reply Couple of links I came across for those considering living off the grid (Original post)
Starboard Tack Nov 2012 OP
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #1
AverageJoe90 Nov 2012 #2
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #3

Response to Starboard Tack (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:37 PM

1. Thanks for the links.

This was a dream of mine when I was younger, but I never got there. I couldn't imagine doing it now....but still think it is the way to go. I subscribed to Countryside Magazine and Small Stock Journal for years while I was dreaming.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:50 PM

2. I've been fascinated with this lifestyle myself.

TBH, I don't think I'd be terribly good at it myself but I might try it someday just to see what it's like.

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:24 AM

3. I have spent a lot of my life wishing to do this

without the guts to do it. But by doing research on homesteading and off the grid living, I have found several things that I can incorporate into my life, even if I don't live a self-sufficient life. There are many things that can be done for yourself that you can try out while still living conventionally.

Even if you don't have a garden, you can buy farmers market bruised items cheap and can or freeze them at the height of the season. You can learn to make things for yourself, even if it just starts with curtains. You can compost to reduce trash and supplement your garden. And you can learn to do without many things that are not of any use. So you don't have to take the plunge to start to try sustainable living.

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