"Off-grid" in Alaska

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by DKR, Jun 14, 2020.


  1. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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  2. xXLoBaLLXx

    xXLoBaLLXx Black Pill Monkey

    I like the cobble pad for the wood stove.
     
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  3. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Nice! I like innovative scrap built homes.
     
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  4. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    Is that a wooden barrier/wall between the blue covered couch and the stove? looks kinda close to the stove from the photo angle? heat transfer... possible fire hazard... just wondering...
     
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  5. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    Sweet pad. It’s all I would ever need however.......My kids be reproducing and stuff. I can’t miss a thing. (Except the initial part of course)
     
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  6. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Check out the sales site, it has a slew of pics.
    Might be OK if the barrier is a reflector.
    But appears to be a smoke trap at the end, so!
     
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  7. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Well, there is "Home made" and there is "Home made death trap".

    I was appalled at the rural nature of what to me can only be called a shack

    You may remember the story earlier this year of the greenhorn that burned himself out of hosue and home (plastic covered shack).

    There are, however, well build cabins here
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    old school, smaller, but still much safer

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    with the nice ones built from a 'kit' of parts

    it's not just Alaska - I see too many "Tiny Homes" built from "recycled materials" that are hovels (ie by definition - a small, squalid, unpleasant, or simply constructed dwelling.)
    (Video) Teenager Builds an Off Grid Tiny House That's Made Out of 80% Recycled Materials - Wow!

    however, as a young person with limited funds, I suppose you do what you have to.

    I have lived in one of these, rent free, for weeks at a time

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    it suckd less than an even small tent....
     
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  8. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Bears gonna get ya!
     
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  9. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Nah.

    I carried a GAU-5 (CAR 15)
     
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  10. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

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  11. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Yup. Welcome to Alaska.

    Sadly, too many 'homes' all over the US look more like this fire trap (hovel) than a livable structure.

    With just a single barrel stove, I doubt it was even all that warm in the winter. That area (near Fairbanks) can hit -80F in the winter. Been there, froze that off.
     
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  12. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Personally I prefer a one room cabin , life at its simplest.
     
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  13. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    That's probably why they gave up after only four years...
     
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  14. Big Ron

    Big Ron Monkey++

    People should have the right to live in whatever they want. I laugh at all this crap about not being able to live in an RV trailer or motorhome. Not my choice, but others should have the right to live in whatever they want.
     
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  15. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Yup. If folks want to live in fetid squalor, fine by me. Just so long as they are not next door.
     
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  16. bryan6QM

    bryan6QM Monkey

    DKR, you've got a pretty nice tent.
     
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  17. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe


    Nah - it belonged to the the Air Force. I just crashed there a few weeks out of he year.
     
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