Hello to you all from Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GhostX, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. GhostX

    GhostX Monkey

    Hi, I'm new to the off grid life style. I'm hoping to possibly join an off grid community in Texas and to meet many other like minded people. I am 28 and currently single, heh, turns out it's a little difficult to find a girl who wants to be off grid. My main goal now is to just see what's out there and learn more about living off grid. I'm not off grid myself currently but I am at a very transitional phase of my life and I'm thinking that is the path I should take.

    This seems like a very well put together forum compared to others I've seen. I look forward to having many open minded discussions with you all.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2016
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  2. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++

    image. Welcome from a fellow Texan.
  3. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    Welcome to the forum.
  4. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome to the Monkey... Grab a branch hang around meet a few folks... learn and enjoy!
  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Welcome! Learning is good in that you acquire knowledge but also start doing without. That is one thing that I have learned over time. I read everything but when I started doing, it was a whole different world. Take the knowledge and apply it. I have had so many disasters. But each disaster I learned from.
  6. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    You and @Tink44 need top get together.....
  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Welcome Here!
  8. GhostX

    GhostX Monkey

    Thank you all for the welcome.

    Btw, dunerunner, I love the avatar. "...this is my BOOM-STICK!!!" LOL
  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Welcome from the Pacific NW!!
  10. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    Welcome from the great State of Jefferson.
  11. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    If you ever do manage to find a woman who is awake, not clutching a smartphone, doesn't watch television, likes guns and knives, isn't afraid of the government, can wrestle an alligator, and is somehow also attractive --let me know. I will settle for her not being able to wrestle an alligator, though.

    Welcome, from under my rock. :)
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  12. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I live next to texas, its kind of big and it boarders 4 other states.
    What part of texas.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2016
  13. GhostX

    GhostX Monkey

    Central. Close to the San Antonio area but that may be changing soon.
  14. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Welcome @GhostX from the mostly free state in the INW.. I am late coming to the welcoming, have been working. There is a lot of information to be shared here and some are quick with a joke, so enjoy yourself here..
  15. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Welcome Aboard!
  16. rmchambers

    rmchambers Monkey++

    I lived in Texas for a spell and have been trying to get back there. I'm thinking I will move back within the next handful of years and set up my retirement place. I've been poking around in the Piney Woods where you can find land with trees, pasture and ponds. Hunting is pretty good out that way too, and unlimited if you want to shoot wild hogs. Fishing is good as well, some of the best bass fishing around. The only thing I wonder about (with any rural part of the country) is what is the crime like. That sort of stuff doesn't show up on Zillow but you wonder if there are meth heads or heroin addicts and stuff out there doing their thing and stealing to provide for it. Any good idea to get a base level of crime in a location?
  17. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Any area that votes mostly Democrat is a pretty good indication of high crime and high poverty.
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  18. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    @oil pan 4 so now the way to shop for a house is based on the electorate map of popular voting? :p:eek::p
  19. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Oh another good indication of where not to live:
    Find out if the local pizza places will deliver around there after dark.
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  20. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    @oil pan 4 the pizza delivery is actually a really good indicator of a neighborhood.... good idea!
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