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Need help with your off-grid homestead?

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by kateTV, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    You sure you want to get afraid...?
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  2. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    Might be the only one that survived though...don't remember seeing the others for a while.
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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    (Both have been thru in the last year. Dunno more than that.)
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Production Companies can be BRUTAL..... and Everybody is a "Producer"..... At least, that is what they tell their Friends......
  5. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Make you a offer you can't refuse.
  6. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    I'd need my own show. [afro]
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  7. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    Wait. Was that you cooking pizza pie for everyone? [afro]
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  8. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I don't think N&A would probably work with me...unless they have an extravagant budget to fly me to and from the USA business class..(Am an Australian resident) Though I must say, that being in the N&A cast has some appeal for me....only that, when I'm naked....others are afraid!
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2016
  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Keep your nek'd butt in the land down under.....:ROFLMAO:
  10. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    They, most likely, can't drive to where I live either. :D
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  11. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    It better include booze, broads and blow...and a pony.
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  12. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    what !! no casino? @chimo

    @kateTV you probably will get a few laughs from this crew but no takers, its a tough and secretive bunch of monkeys Good Luck!
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  13. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    This was a really good assessment of how Homesteading does or doesnt work

    15 Reasons to Reconsider Your Homestead Dream
    some of the comments from the above link
    Self-sufficiency is one of the biggest misnomers in our homesteading circles. Reduce your dependency by all means. It’s very empowering to do so, but if you think you’re going to eliminate your need for the rest of society, I think you’ll be disappointed.

    Normally, those who are working for self-sufficiency do so in one area or another. But the general mindset in homesteading is to eliminate dependency on outside sources.

    Let me lay it out for you. When your homestead is up and running, you may have minimized your dependency on a whole lot of different aspects of your life. But you won’t be self-sufficient. Our sufficiency is of God. And nothing like homesteading will teach you that when you are entirely dependent on him to send that rain cloud a mere half mile south and it doesn’t come. He blesses or curses our crops, pastures, and livestock and there’s nothing we can do about it. We will work our backsides to the bone in hope and faith trusting that our efforts will bear fruit.

    But striving for self-sufficiency is fruitless anyway. People are dependent on each other. Who made the device you’re reading this on? You’re dependent on them to create the technology to transmit information. Who made your pencil, toilet paper, salt, shoes?

    Even the Amish in our neck of the woods (2nd largest community in America) are dependent on more than themselves. Cracks me up because when we put electricity in our home, our neighbor said, “So you’re kinda dependent on electricity, aren’t you?” Well I’ve since learned that they’re just as dependent. It’s simply not on electricity. They’re dependent on natural gas, gasoline, “English” automobiles to take them to Walmart, electricity to run the plant that makes their soda, and so on…

    Most of our homesteads do not allow for “self-sufficiency” anyway. Finding land with clean water, woodlots, pasture, tillable land, and so on is difficult to say the least. And without all of the ideal features, you’ll find yourself dependent on someone for some things.

    Cost Benefit analysis of raising food and selling it
    ~2011 Homestead Yields & Cost Analysis~
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