I Would Like to Live Off the Grid

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    Move out of the city.

    Thinking about how to get some solar energy stuff happening at my new place. Far enough out that I have to use satellite for Internet and tv. Thinking of changing the phone plan too. Living the country life.
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jan 13, 2014

    I Have Lived Off The Grid And Can't Wait To Get Back There!

    Woodstove for heat and cooking--I always felt cozier and the food tasted better.Chopping wood for the woodstove--satisfying, even when it was mighty cold and snowy out.Gravity flow rainwater plumbing plus well water--made me appreciate the preciousness of water as a resource.Wild...
    docredfield docredfield
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 29, 2010

    My nephew is currently touring the world.

    He is in his early twenties and is currently in the Middle East as part of a Red Cross programme. Occasionally he sends video footage and every day there are new photos on Facebook. I'm filled with a mixture of pride and even a little jealousy. My question. To those of you who...
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

    I've Lived Off The Grid

    i had a property in southern Colorado, in a place called the San Luis Valley.  my ex husband and i bought 5 acres there about 5 miles from a little town called Blanca. the town had a very small grocery store, and RV park with a gas staion and a bar. if you blinked, you would...
    hotandcuddly hotandcuddly
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Feb 19, 2012

    New year 2015, with the new season looking

    for 2-4 new people to join in wilderness living off grid in Canada upcoming between april and may until october
    druce6776 druce6776
    41-45, M
    Jan 9, 2015

    Looking for Individuals And Families Preparing To Live Off The Grid

    Hello, My name is Erin and I co-own a production company in Los Angeles Ca. where we are currently seeking real people living off the grid as well as those moving into a new situation where they will learn the ways of sustaining without their digital dependencies. We currently...
    gettingprepareddocumentary gettingprepareddocumentary
    41-45, F
    Sep 9, 2013
    uwantanewlife uwantanewlife
    56-60, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015
    khewster khewster
    36-40, F
    Sep 23, 2014

    Enough Is Enough

    I live in a world where all those around me have bells and whistles and seem to be no able to function unless they immediately answer a text email tweet or whatever notification chimes in their space.  I find it irritating.  I don't have a cell phone I had for years and found...
    flodials flodials
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 15, 2013

    Year End Canoe Run

    well on monday i am leaving for years end canoe run in manitoba any one interested in joining out of winnipeg? 8 day canoe run
    druce6776 druce6776
    41-45, M
    Sep 5, 2013


    ever since i was about twelve years old ive wanted to live off the grid.i decided that the year after i graduated high school i would go live my dream. i graduate in a few months and still cant find a group to join to go live off the grid with. i dont want to live in like a...
    shleee shleee
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 18, 2010

    The Telephone Pole Fence

    Years ago, my attorney once admitted to me he dreamed of buying a mountain someplace where he could live off the grid.  An avid gun owner, he also wanted to protect that mountain with gun turrets.  Although he passed away years ago, I often think he was right and...
    AaaaaaRGH AaaaaaRGH
    36-40, M
    Sep 11, 2010
    OddButResilient OddButResilient
    51-55, M
    Feb 10, 2016

    I Want To Leave Culture And Live In Eden

    Is there anyone who has a good portion of land building an off grid community in Colorado? I am looking to create a community myself. If you have any information please get back to me
    ThridTriangle ThridTriangle
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

    Off The Grid And Outside Of The System

    My dream is to live outside the system as much as practically possible. I plan to enlarge my garden and produce the bulk of my families food, preserving enough to take us to the next harvest. This year I'm getting berries planted. With different types and varieties the harvest...
    GoodOldDirk GoodOldDirk
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Feb 18, 2010

    Hello my name is Brandon.

    I am 20 years old and I live in Tennessee. I have been planning on going into the wild to live with the land for a period of time. I am not 100% sure how long yet but I'm thinking of maybe up to a year. I am looking for 1 or me people to go with with me. Message me if you are...
    bmwall1043 bmwall1043
    22-25, M
    Nov 6, 2015

    I want to go off grid with no tv,

    media, internet, etc. Id love to be out in the wilderness detached from "modern" civilization. I love being in nature and I am searching for others who are interested and serious.
    zxolly zxolly
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 19, 2013

    Unplug For a Few Months

    I so wish I could toss aside my cell phone, disconnect my Internet, lose my PC, and head for a secluded (yet well-appointed, since I'm not too outdoorsy) getaway someplace. I was thinking Washington state, Montana, or maybe the Canadian Rockies.  I would bring a ton of books...
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    1 Response May 30, 2009
    Adeadmanwalking Adeadmanwalking
    22-25, M
    Mar 22, 2015

    Who has dreams of moving off grid

    and surviving in the wilderness, completely self-sustaining? Share your thoughts!
    renegan renegan
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 18, 2015

    The Undiscovered Country

    Yes I do love my Star Trek - but when you get down to it going off grid is truly like discoverying a New Frontier.Several years ago personal events really woke me up. Those events lead me to purchasing 10 acres in Southern Missouri with the sole purpose of becoming self...
    Del60 Del60
    61-65, M
    Aug 19, 2013

    I would like to live away from government

    surveillance and control, and be away from their lies and conspiracies and if I'm lucky find some peace in life.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Sep 7, 2015

    I Made The Move ....

    I decided to make the move. I sold all my city crap and came to NM. 7500' on the continental divide. 24 miles off the highway. 13 miles from the nearest elec. pole. I am using solar (1600 watts) and wind (400 watts). Harvesting water off the roof into 2 2700 gallon water tanks...
    fepony fepony
    31 Responses Mar 9, 2011

    Achieve living in the wilderness at once!

    Meet new people for planning. Meet masters. Meet Friends.https://www.facebook.com/groups/333916366697898/We are a facebook comunity about living in the wilderness, where new members are joining almost everyday, growing in number, planning and being in contact with like-minded...
    alakyen alakyen
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2013

    I want to buy 15 acres in Northern Idaho,

    use solar wind & hydro power....have a big shop, live above it. Have a Garden, a dairy cown chickens, sheep, goats and a few pigs.
    TerrestrialWoden83 TerrestrialWoden83
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

    I am currently looking

    for 2-4 more people for this years journey, if you are in canada toss me a message and we can chat, must be eighteen or older, couples and single people are welcome to join. current departure date is may 5, thats 3 months from now to get ready.
    druce6776 druce6776
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    Yup I would in a heartbeat

    if things were different. Either out in the high desert or back deep in the woods. I'd be fine with a cabin or trailer. I'd be at peace away from people. Hunt, fish, trap who cares about the phones and trappings of the city. No worries just you and yourn with nature. And a good...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 15, 2016

    Off Grid And Halfway Enjoying It

    I have been working on developing a piece of property for a cabin and have been enjoying stocking and clearing some of the land for growing my own food and having the freedom to do what i like without having to answer to "a boss". One thing I would like to do though is find a...
    Lifeiscalling Lifeiscalling
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Jan 29, 2012

    Ready To Begin Just Looking For Companions

    i am 27and i have spent most of my life studying and practicing survival skills mostly learning the hard way lol i was born and still live in mid-ohio usa grew up in the woods worked on my family farm joined an rotc program at 12 years old till i was 18 started working factory...
    D1G1T4L557 D1G1T4L557
    4 Responses Apr 24, 2012

    Backpacking thro nature,

    away from today's society. Maybe New-Zealand or Canada. I'm watching this dutch tv series about people living off the grid, it's beautiful! Here's a link if you would like to see the videos. They do speak in english but sometimes also in dutch
    dlaran83 dlaran83
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2016

    I'm ready to go. I need to get away from this

    crazy culture before it pushes me completely past my breaking point. I feel whole and in touch when I'm out in the boonies, doing my own thing.
    DancesWithUnicorns DancesWithUnicorns
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    Hello :) new here. I'm looking

    for a group of maybe 3-5 people that want to be a close family living off the land either traveling around or just in a permanent spot. This wont happen right away but it WILL happen. I'm currently studying and practicing the needed skills and want to meet people now. Only...
    Earthbound93 Earthbound93
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 23, 2014
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    They Think I Am Crazy

    Hey all, so my name is Lyza and I am a struggling prepper wanna be survivalist. I don't remember the time that I became aware. But I know there was one! I feel like I came out of a fuzz. I stopped watching tvs, and started researching my own news. I stopped using as many...
    lyzablais lyzablais
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2013

    I think the opportunity to is presenting itself!

    Charles and Alexandra's place in Kensington? Well we might see!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2014

    Still Scouting The Wilderness Locations And Still Searching

    may hap it seems in vain, but i will have faith, been out in the wild 2 week stretches and back in the city for 2-4 days in between, slowly getting everything moved out to my wilderness camp, but at same time still searching for that special woman to share it with.
    druce6776 druce6776
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 10, 2013

    Anyone else fascinated with the tiny house

    movement? I love checking the new ones out.
    vegasdoc vegasdoc
    56-60, M
    Jun 27, 2015

    I sometimes fantasize about retiring

    and living in a cabin in the mountains for the rest of my life, just me and a google fiber connection. That would be the life.
    dogpile86 dogpile86
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 6, 2014

    Totally off. With a guy

    and make our own life with no help from the outside world
    WishMeLuck15 WishMeLuck15
    18-21, F
    Feb 15, 2015

    I've always dreamed of a little cottage on a

    deserted Caribbean island, all by myself. I would make a roof out of solar panels for electricity, install some kind of system to desalinate the sea water to have tap water, and have either a boat or a seaplane to travel to the nearest port for food and supplies. Of course, this...
    chubbystringbean chubbystringbean
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2014


    I love my computer too much... can I live off the technology grid?  Does that even make sense?
    Parthenopeaigle Parthenopeaigle
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2010

    Morning folks, it was a great 4 months of

    wilderness, and back in town for a a couple months and heading out again in spring, manitoba ontario riverways was fantastic, pitty the snow n ice came, down to 3 members on the next run so got room for 2-3. we might be doing the bc coastline next, still searching for that...
    druce6776 druce6776
    41-45, M
    Jan 4, 2015
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