Campers, military tents and solar panels oh my...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AllTrades, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. AllTrades

    AllTrades Monkey

    New to the site and love all the information on here. I recently left the Marine Corps after 10 years and decided with my wife and 2 kids to move off grid and start a new life. We joined my brother and his wife on a undeveloped piece of land miles away from anything that resembles the grid. We are in the beginning stages, living in a camper and military tent but have managed to get our water catchment and power going and couldn't be happier. I have started a youtube site as well to document our solution to problems big and small. Our next big thing.... a house.

    AllTrades - Videos - Google+
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Welcome aboard the tree. We are looking forward to progress reports and pix.
    Thanx for serving.
  3. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    Neat, thanks for the post. I will look the videos over the week. Having your family and your brothers that is the way to do it.
  4. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

  5. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to the Monkey Tree.... Grab a branch and have look around... Lots of good info here, and a whole passel of Great Family Folks here'bouts....
  6. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    Semper Fi and welcome..
  7. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

  8. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Echoing "Don't"'s "welcome and Semper Fi". Hope you find the site to your liking.
  9. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    WElcome to the site ...
    Pics please !!!!
    And i will be watching you on your video ... good luck
    and please keep us posted on all the fights and arguments between you and your brother and definatly the woman...
  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Welcome. Thank you for your service, and looking forward to your adventure.
  11. smithcp2002

    smithcp2002 Monkey++ Site Supporter++

    Welcome brother, great setup.
  12. BlueDuck

    BlueDuck Monkey+

  13. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Grab a branch, keep your hands off of my bananas, and welcome.
  14. AllTrades

    AllTrades Monkey

    Thank you everyone for the welcome. Here is a panorama shot of our fancy camp. I'll work on a better picture.
    From the left, military tent, camper, outdoor kitchen with propane range, to the far right is our BOW (bathroom on wheels). I built a bathroom onto a 4x8 trailer so we can move it to a different site on our land later. 2015-04-15_15-27-46.
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  15. jimLE

    jimLE Monkey

    great looking setup there alltrades..and smart move on the portable potty set up..did you set it up for automatic drainage.or did ya go with some other route?
  16. AllTrades

    AllTrades Monkey

    We have a cesspool that it drains into, about 30 ft of abs surface laid on the ground with a quick disconnect at the trailer.
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  17. Gafarmboy

    Gafarmboy Monkey+++

    Welcome to the tree and great decision on the move. Looks like you are off to a great start. By the way, stay far away from Falcon's Nana's. He is a little touchy about the whole sharing concept.
    If you can not protect what you own, you won't own it long.
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