Greetings from the White Mountains of Arizona...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sidewinder, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Soldier in the war on political corruption...

    New member here, still living on the grid but considering a 100% off-grid lifestyle... been in the field all my life, so I'm no stranger to remote camping and getting by in the wilderness. I'm in the process of selling my home here in the White Mountains, not sure whether I'll retrench here in AZ or try my luck up in the blue commie state of WA... there are still a few counties up there where property prices & taxes aren't so high, but the state is clearly going the way of OR and the Socialist Republik of KaliMexiFornia. I was born on the beach in CA, but bailed from that dump after being falsely charged three times... had enough of the corruption, aye???

    Anyway, I'm looking into the cost & reliability of certain solar systems, plus the cost of well drilling versus water storage or hauling. I'm a bit concerned about the Coconino Aquifer here in AZ: too many people moving here, the effects of prolonged drought, the potential ruin of the aquifer or the quality of its water by fracking, etc. My sense of things is that the Coconino Aquifer can't last forever, wells will be running dry on a regular basis as time passes... anybody who has greater knowledge on this subject, feel free to chime in with your observations. I like the idea of relocating to a state where drought is not an issue.

    Speaking of relocation, I'm a big fan of Joel Skousen and his book STRATEGIC RELOCATION, which I bought a few years ago... had to special order it, since there wasn't a single copy to be found on any library shelf in San Diego County, go figure. Blacklisted by gubmint scumbags, no doubt... which told me I needed to read it. Good man, Joel Skousen, I also like some of the observations made by Henry Makow & Incog Man, these guys are all soldiers in the war on political corruption and the evils of globalism. I reckon y'all know about that scene, or you wouldn't be here at this site in the first place.

    Meh, my focus here is upon solar systems, wells or other water sources, things of that nature. In the 21 months that I've been here in the White Mountains, I've come to love living in the forest... life is good under these magnificent Ponderosa Pines, but the soil isn't the best for gardening or farming. That's another issue I want to tackle when I get around to it, I have no problem growing stuff, but in the past it was mostly chronic, LOL. I'm not a big pothead either, I rarely smoke it... I'm more of a beer man, but WTF, a man has to have at least ONE vice. I think of it as "stress relief" in this f#%d-up world where the wrong scumbags and their minions are in power.

    Going back to living in the forest, I'm considering parts of WA because there are tall pines at lower elevation, with rivers & streams for plentiful water, and open meadows where the soil may not be so acidic. Fruit trees do well in some areas of WA, I still remember hauling truckloads of apples & pears & whatnot out of that state... I used to happily crunch away on those apples while driving, LOL. Trucking went south for me years ago, but I still have fond memories of "the good ol' days" when the country hadn't been ruined yet by these slimy career politicians and their central bankster overlords. Maybe I'll live to see 'em fall in the Second American Revolution, hard to tell at this point.

    Though I hail from a law-abiding military family (CDRs, USN Submarine Service, USA INF, USA Combat Engineers, USA trauma nurses, etc.), I don't hold with these phony modern wars fought for profit and greed, rather than principle. I distrust all gubmint scumbags, right down to the badge-sportin' greaseballs who routinely falsify reports & lie under oath, protected as they are by corrupt robed sodomite judges & evil scrub queer D.A.s like the ones in my long ordeal of malicious prosecution. Very same corrupt p.o.s. scumbags behind the Zahau murder cover-up, where they found the gal swingin' naked from a noose, hands bound behind her back, and they called it a "suicide." Later tests revealed that the gal had been raped by at least two perps, so it must have been one heck of a suicide, AYE??? That's the sort of corruption I'm talking about, and it's the reason why I left the town of my birth, even though those thievin' gubmint union scumbags were all unlocal. Long ugly story, my malicious prosecution, and it cost taxpayers at least $200K, but nobody in Obama's gubmint gave a damn, it wasn't their lives being derailed or their tax dollars being wasted.




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  2. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus Site Supporter

    Welcome and be welcome
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  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to the Monkey! You've come to the right place. Plenty of knowledge base here... And, congrats on making the move!!
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  4. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    Well, you aren't shy, for sure!

    [welcomeLG]to the site!
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  5. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    Guts and Integrity will only take it so far life after WTSHTF will be brutal with no quarter given so prepare your self
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Welcome to our world of (mostly) reality. The poetic beauty of tall pines and hill sides will clash with solar, they might not play well together at any time of the year.
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  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Whats up with the painted pallet?
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  8. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Glad to have you!
    AZ type myself but from a different part, and not the only one on here.
    From the pic I'd say that's around Flag.
  9. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Soldier in the war on political corruption...

    That's when the INF experience will kick in, LOL... and I'm no slouch at shooting, I assure you. One of my fondest memories of Basic/AIT was when a full bird colonel shook my hand on Malone 18 in Ft. Benning, GA, after I (unknowingly) matched the highest score in the battalion for Automatic Weapons Fire... I say "unknowingly" because, as you tactical experts know, when a hand fires upon such a range with pop-ups & pop-up sliders appearing at random, there's no way for the shooter to keep count, he's too busy moving on to the next target, and some of those mechanical targets take awhile to drop after they get whacked, aye? :cautious:

    Funny thing was, at the end of the day we're all in formation and I hear my name called, as well as some other Pvt.'s name... I remember thinking, "Oh, $h!t, what did I do NOW?" Thought I'd be pushin' Georgia to Florida as I broke ranks and hauled @$$ up there, front & center, only to have a full bird colonel congratulate me and this other hand for knocking down 39 out of 40 targets up to 300 meters out... there I was, grinning like a damned fool, not from any sense of achievement but from the knowledge that I wouldn't have to do a thousand pushups after all, LOL. That was a good day, I didn't do nearly as well during semi-auto quals due to the high humidity and sweat streaming in my eyes. :cry:

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  10. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

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  11. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Soldier in the war on political corruption...

    Good point, and thanks for the welcome... I like the idea of buying enough land to have my home under the pines, my solar system & crops in the meadow, so to speak. Maybe put my home just inside the tree line and have the system on the edge of a meadow, the panels facing south for maximum exposure. I also like the idea of buying riverfront land or land with a permanent stream running through it; I wouldn't mind a well as long as costs weren't prohibitive, but hauling water sounds like a PITA, and I say that as a former OTR truck driver. Besides, I like my baths & showers, so the usual "submariner's bath" I employ in the field won't quite cut it, LOL. I'm thinking of using solar for my water heater, among other things... back when I was still young and dinosaurs roamed the earth, I had no problem taking cold showers in the field, but now that I'm older it sounds like masochism, 10??? Particularly when the ambient temp is well below 32 degrees and the water is frozen solid---I'd look like a damned fool standing out there naked in a blizzard, I reckon... scrub pad in hand, LOL. :whistle:
  12. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I really like pallet art. Nice freedom sign. (y) Welcome to the monkey @Sidewinder
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  13. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Soldier in the war on political corruption...

    I'm over by Show Low, I got a good deal on a house when I first arrived, but I'm gonna flip 'er and head farther out, I think... but maybe not here in AZ. I don't like the crowds moving here---political refugees from the Socialist Republik of KaliMexiFornia, same as I was 21 months ago---and I don't like the thought of the Coconino Aquifer running dry or being tainted by fracking, a serious consideration in this citizen's opinion. It's bad enough that scumbag water district officials are bought & sold by special interests like so many branded & ear-tagged cattle, but to have a prime aquifer ruined by greedy petrochemical outfits, well, that would just suck if I were living in the AO. :cautious:
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  14. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    It sounds like you will fit in here quite well! So, welcome!

    I originated in the Seattle area, as a kid worked all over Northwest...and to make a long story short, given your story and attitude, I think you would be a fool to go to any place in Washington State. I tried going back in 1995, hated the place, so much so, that after only 7 months I took a job in Bosnia just to get out of there, never been back. When I finally decided to return stateside ~3 years ago (after spent 38+ years working overseas) I came to North Idaho, 3 suitcases, 2 cats and 1 wife, and have never regretted it. So, for what it is worth, I recommend Northern Idaho. The people are down to earth, very low crime (because so many carry?), got lovely forest, lots of water, great hunting and fishing, and good gun laws. Washington is a lost cause, a mirror image of California, and you will regret going there. Actually, it's a pity, because it is so beautiful but that's the truth...

    EDIT: Oh! One last thing, lots of people from Washington, Oregon and California coming here but the difference is they are running away from those states to a place of sanity and these people are like minded with the Idaho folks here - meaning - they're determined that Idaho doesn't turn into a Washington, Oregon or California. Actually, they are more adamant about it then the locals here.
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  15. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Soldier in the war on political corruption...

    I must confess, it's not mine, some hand down the road a bit has it in his front yard so all passersby can see it... :cool:
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  16. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Western Washington is now so BLUE, that only a Kommiefornia ScumBag would move there.... You need to look east of the Cascades if you want even close to Red State living... If you are REALLY interested in Red State Living, move to Alaska... especially Southeastern Alaska.... Lots of Trees, It is a Boreal Rain Forest, so water is harvested from the Sky... Just stay out of the Cities, because that is where the few Liberals hang out... The rest of us are just plain Good Folks... and if you are a Wilderness Type the Southeastern Bush is a nice place to live... only about 10-15° colder than Seattle, and about the same Rainfall... been here since Washington went entirely Blue, in '91 and like it better than anywhere else in the world... Alaska is a Constitutional Carry State, with a Great Castle Doctrine Statute.... Bush living means you almost NEVER see a State Trooper, unless something actually happens in your neighborhood.... Ours stops by a couple of times each winter, for lunch, and a H & W Check... Really Nice Guy.... If you live outside a City or Borough, there are NO Property Taxes, and NO State Sales Taxes, or Income Taxes....
    Anyway Welcome to our Monkey Tree....
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  17. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Soldier in the war on political corruption...

    Well, I haven't made the move yet, at least not to a fully off-grid location, but I'm thinking the time has come. I made a step in the right direction when I left the overcrowded seaside ghetto... er, I mean beach... and came here to the White Mountains, a veritable earthly paradise, but unfortunately this is Mormon Country, and it's hard for an outsider to find steady full-time work. I say this as a former OTR driver with 1 1/2M miles of paid tourism under his belt, including heller winter & mountain driving, not to mention a spotless MVR, but my experience dates back a few years and I have this fake felony hanging around my neck. Nothing actually happened, it's just lies on paper from crooked greaseball cops and the evil scrub queer D.A. in Dago County, and I even shot down 2 1/2 rounds of phony charges in their own rigged courtrooms, all while defending myself, go figure... but some people just don't get it, they're simply clueless about the rampant corruption, especially in Kalifornia. Meh, no worries, I'll retrench elsewhere and drive on, that's all a hand can do... well, he can also avoid all badge-sportin' greaseballs and gubmint union scumbags like the f#%ng PLAGUE that they are, if only till the time comes to burn those scumbags down. But I digress... hey, I like the "Brewery Monkey" moniker, I'm a beer man myself, my favorite brew would probably be Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale, followed by Taddy Porter, LOL. Those hands at Ye Olde Tadcaster Brewery, Yorkshire, England, well, those boyz know how to make good beer and that's all there is to it... :rolleyes:
  18. sarawolf

    sarawolf Monkey+++

    Welcome to the monkey mind lol. Lots of info here from good folks as well.
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  19. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Soldier in the war on political corruption...

    Okay, I get all that and I actually have friends up in Sandpoint, ID, but here's the rub: due to the fake felony stemming from the plea agreement, the only work I may be able to find may be minimum-wage bull$h!t, and by the end of next year, that wage will go to $13.50/hour in Washington, as opposed to what? $7.25 in Idaho? I thought about buying a place in ID, then trying to find work in WA, but that narrows down the choices. Sad fact is that I am NOT retired---wish to f#% I were, but I'm not, I only have so much money to work with---and given my circumstances I need to consider all factors, 10-4? I'm not really big on tweakin' crackerheads, so I reckon I can count out cooking friggin' meth or crack in my bathtub. I've considered buying property in OK, due to the low prices, but then ya have the high humidity in warmer months, the occasional twister to rock yer world and possibly kill ya (more bull$h!t insurance hassles), and the minimum wage THERE is also $7.25, same as the federal wage, PFFFFFFFFT. Freakin' scumbag politicians, robed sodomite judges, and badge-sportin' gubmint union trash rake the big bucks, skimmin' straight off the top, but John Q. Public takes it deep, as usual. Anyway, I was only considering two areas in WA: the coastal strip in Pacific & Grays Harbor Counties, and the area over by Colville & Kettle Falls. Last thing I would EVER do is think about living in some liberal cesspool like Seattle, with its expensive real estate and HUGE homeless problem... no thanks, I'll pass, saw enough o' that in the Third World $h!thole known as the Socialist Republik of KaliMexiFornia. :eek:

    P.S. I say that as a true citizen born on the beach, my best friend's family owned & operated the first & oldest surf shop in my home town for 35 years, but I don't miss that overcrowded seaside ghetto at all. Thought for sure I'd miss the ocean, being a lifelong small craft sailor, but I don't, the negatives are just too overwhelming with scumbag Brown & his cronies in power... the traitorous friggin' douche, a clear sell-out like so many others in the DemonCrap Party. :cautious:
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  20. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Soldier in the war on political corruption...

    Well, I don't think the "Kommiefornia Scumbag" label fits me, as I hail from a nautical & military family with a long and honorable history of service to this country... but I get your point, and I also don't hold with these phony modern wars fought for greed & profit rather than principle. I was looking into the NE corner of WA, up there by Colville & Kettle Falls, but the local economy might not be so strong there... I see mills & log truck outfits & such, but I'm not sure how well they're doing after eight years of Nobama and his Muslim wrecking crew. Alaska sounds cool, but I always understood it was expensive... one of my seven brothers lived & worked up there in Valdez decades ago, and he always said that resupply was heller expensive. I suppose off-grid living is the way to go up there in those latitudes... damn, my friend just called (same hand whose family ran the surf shop for decades), I'll get back to this thread in a bit. :whistle:
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