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    Post  mudra on Tue May 10, 2011 2:55 pm

    Living Off the Grid

    Safe Haven intentional community in Utah

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLYYWdtbwGE


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    Post  mudra on Tue May 10, 2011 3:45 pm

    How to go off-grid in Canada
    by NICK ROSEN on MARCH 24, 2011


    http://www.off-grid.net/2011/03/24/how-to-go-off-grid-in-canada/

    Some simple hints if you are going to come here to Canada.

    1) The cheapest land is in northwestern Ontario or maritimes. Forget about BC unless you really want to get way off the beaten path like on the Cassiar highway.

    2) Be prepared for winter. Yes it is cold here half the year except for areas in the okanogan of BC on on the coast. You might like the constant rain though being from England. Kamloops is a neat deserty place but the ecomony kind of sucks. Okanogan nice but expensive.

    3) If you want to buy a rv cheap go to a public ADESSA auction in the prairie provinces or to a police compound sale somewhere. i bought a car for $120 WHICH IS PROBABLY 70 euros and a 1969 trailer for $200. there are even ads now offering older vehicles for free. Nope not kidding about this. Just make sure you know the regulations of the province you are in. Just make sure you have some mechanical skills. Go to auto wrecking places where you take off the parts yourself like PICK AND PULL. Schoolbuses are another option especially older ones you could convert into a RV. did this twice

    4) The cheapest provinces to get insurance are the ones that have government insurance. Most likely Saskatchewan and manitoba.Stay away from Bc, (though government), Alberta, Ontario and the maritimes. Quebec I don’t know.

    5) Become a freegan to save money on food. we throw crazy amounts of food away here. also buy food from dollar stores and store that offer discounts on dented or older foods. auctions are another good place to stock up

    6) learn to fish and forage from locals in smaller communities for things like berry picking and mushroom picking (this takes many connotations in BC as you will learn)

    7) Adverse possession or squatting is different here then in the uk, WITH MUCH OF THE LAW NOT RECOGNIZING it though this differs from province to province. Though because our nation is so damned big, it’s easier to hide.

    Some books that you should get are the BACK ROADS OF… which show many campsites off the beaten path where one can stay for weeks on end in the boonies for free though they will be rustic. stay away from the national parks. They are nice but murder on your pocketbook.
    There are other ways of getting land as long as you don’t build a permanent foundation house like gold placer claims and leases and traplines. Stay away from areas that have many land claim disputes with local aboriginal bands. too many cans of worms in that one.

    8.) get a hostelling card. goes without question. gets you 10 to 20 percent off of greyhound as well.

    9) check out intentional communities on the web though beware that many are just looking for free labour from gullible foreign students over long periods of time. not all of them. just some.

    10) if you want a yurt go to yurtco.com. i will be buying one off of them if i don’t make one myself.
    they make about the best yurt in canada.

    11) learn how the underground economy works here if you don’t have work permit like Cash Corner in calgary or picking fruit in okanogan(talk to a young person in quebec about this). Just be careful. If you have work permit then ignore this one.

    12) Know that film INTO THE WILD? Well don’t be like the guy in it. Learn from the people in area how to do things like hunt, fish or forage, or learning about solar and windpower. Learn and absorb from everybody be it a native elder, an older prospector, or old hippies in the back country.

    13) good luck.

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    Post  Floyd on Mon May 16, 2011 3:52 am

    Mudras Mudras
    Have you seen this Les Stroud video, Living Off Grid ?
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    Post  Seashore on Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:46 am

    mudra wrote:Living Off the Grid

    Safe Haven intentional community in Utah

    I just did a search to see whether that video had already been posted. I have been following Sterling Allan's efforts to educate the public about free energy technology. Evidently that Utah community was started by his selling his house:
    His home in Eagle Mountain, which was sold on Oct. 28, 2009, was rolled over via a 1031 exchange to help secure the land for the community, as well as for some building materials for a replacement home in the community, relying on the community to provide labor for the balance of the value.
    http://peswiki.com/index.php/OS:Utah_Safe_Haven_Village_Project

    It will be fun for me to follow this project, since I feel like I know him because of listening to so many of his interviews of people and reading stuff he's written. I admire his work.

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