Any off grid enthusiasts on here? Or anyone who's living off the grid?

Invictus

New member
Location
Oklahoma
I'm a prepper and really into off grid living, and trying to become as self sustainable as possible...I built an off grid cabin out in the wilderness and plan on living out there after I sell my home in the city...Anyone else into this lifestyle?
 

Camper6

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Congratulations . I'm too old for that but I did consider it. I would want to be close to water I could use and go fishing for food as well. Your health of course is most important.
 

Gary O'

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Location
Oregon
I'm a prepper and really into off grid living, and trying to become as self sustainable as possible...I built an off grid cabin out in the wilderness and plan on living out there after I sell my home in the city...Anyone else into this lifestyle?
Yes, doing it now, our fourth year

 

Invictus

New member
Location
Oklahoma
Original Poster
Gary O glad to meet you...I lived off the grid for 4 years before... I can’t wait to do it again, this time for good.
 

Invictus

New member
Location
Oklahoma
Original Poster
What’s a prepper?
I can only speak for myself, but for me being a prepper is being prepared for possible natural disasters, cataclysmic events, economic collapse, etc...I store food, medical supplies, water, and many other supplies for emergencies...I built a cabin that can run completely off grid...I use a wood cook stove to cook on, and a wood stove to heat my cabin, solar panels for electrical power, and a couple of wells for water...I grow vegetables and raise livestock for meat, milk, and eggs too... I want to be as self sufficient as possible.
 

Aunt Bea

Well-known member
Location
Near Mount Pilot
At this point in my life, I'm an armchair enthusiast.

When I was younger I experimented with the concept and came to the conclusion that being self-sufficient is just an illusion.

IMO living off the grid or any alternate lifestyle should be about personal growth/challenge, enjoyment, a sense of accomplishment, etc...

I look forward to reading about your experiences.
 

C'est Moi

Dishin' it out.
Location
Houston Y'all
What’s a prepper?
From Wikipedia:

Survivalism is a primarily American movement of individuals or groups (called survivalists or preppers) who actively prepare for emergencies, including possible disruptions in social or political order, on scales from local to international. Survivalism also encompasses preparation for personal emergencies, such as job loss or being stranded in the wild or under adverse weather conditions. The emphasis is on self-reliance, stockpiling supplies, and gaining survival knowledge and skills. Survivalists often acquire emergency medical and self-defense training, stockpile food and water, prepare to become self-sufficient, and build structures such as survival retreats or underground shelters that may help them survive a catastrophe.
 

Invictus

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Location
Oklahoma
Original Poster
I still have all the modern conveniences on my land I just don't use them as much...I still have electric appliances, cellphone, internet, cable TV, running water, and all the other same conveniences that I have in my home in the city...I think it's a common misconception that people think living off the grid means going without modern technology...I have all that stuff too but I can also live and survive comfortably without being dependent on the public power grid and public utilities.
 

Keesha

Playful Scamp
Location
Canada
From Wikipedia:

Survivalism is a primarily American movement of individuals or groups (called survivalists or preppers) who actively prepare for emergencies, including possible disruptions in social or political order, on scales from local to international. Survivalism also encompasses preparation for personal emergencies, such as job loss or being stranded in the wild or under adverse weather conditions. The emphasis is on self-reliance, stockpiling supplies, and gaining survival knowledge and skills. Survivalists often acquire emergency medical and self-defense training, stockpile food and water, prepare to become self-sufficient, and build structures such as survival retreats or underground shelters that may help them survive a catastrophe.
Gracious. Is it just me or does this sound a tad on the paranoid side?
Sounds like a great idea, HOWEVER we enjoy our modern conveniences way to much to live that way.
I’m actually going to agree with CR here. I’m far too spoiled for this lifestyle at this point in my life. Perhaps years ago Mr. Keesha and I would have happily embraced this lifestyle in our younger years but not now and definitely not as a single woman.
 

Invictus

New member
Location
Oklahoma
Original Poster
Sounds like a great idea, HOWEVER we enjoy our modern conveniences way to much to live that way.
I still have all the modern conveniences on my land I just don't use them as much...I still have electric appliances, cellphone, internet, cable TV, running water, and all the other same conveniences that I have in my home in the city...I think it's a common misconception that people think living off the grid means going without modern technology...I have all that stuff too but I can also live and survive comfortably without being dependent on the public power grid and public utilities.
 

Keesha

Playful Scamp
Location
Canada
I still have all the modern conveniences on my land I just don't use them as much...I still have electric appliances, cellphone, internet, cable TV, running water, and all the other same conveniences that I have in my home in the city...I think it's a common misconception that people think living off the grid means going without modern technology...I have all that stuff too but I can also live and survive comfortably without being dependent on the public power grid and public utilities.
This is true. Gary certainly has modern technology, a woodshop , tv and all. True.
It could still be appealing I suppose. It just seems like a lot of work and I’m somewhat on the lazy side
 

Invictus

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Location
Oklahoma
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This is true. Gary certainly has modern technology, a woodshop , tv and all. True.
It could still be appealing I suppose. It just seems like a lot of work and I’m somewhat on the lazy side
I understand...It's not for everyone...I enjoy things like cutting and splitting wood, and building structures on my land, and staying active and fit...Plus I just love being out there with nature and wildlife...I see Deer, Black Bear, Elk, Wild Hogs, Turkey, and all sorts of other critters right from my front porch.
 

Keesha

Playful Scamp
Location
Canada
I understand...It's not for everyone...I enjoy things like cutting and splitting wood, and building structures on my land, and staying active and fit...Plus I just love being out there with nature and wildlife...I see Deer, Black Bear, Elk, Wild Hogs, Turkey, and all sorts of other critters right from my front porch.
Actually I very much enjoy all that also. I’ve been interior canoeing for 3 plus weeks at a time, paddling, portaging, building fires. We now have a woodstove so cut and split our own wood and it’s very enjoyable. It’s especially good to do if frustrated . The emotion can be transferred and expressed through the actions, making one feel much better. I know.... I’m chicking it up too much. :lofl:
 

Invictus

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Location
Oklahoma
Original Poster
Actually I very much enjoy all that also. I’ve been interior canoeing for 3 plus weeks at a time, paddling, portaging, building fires. We now have a woodstove so cut and split our own wood and it’s very enjoyable. It’s especially good to do if frustrated . The emotion can be transferred and expressed through the actions, making one feel much better. I know.... I’m chicking it up too much. :lofl:
Oh well see you're almost living the same way as being off grid. :)
 

Invictus

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Location
Oklahoma
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Pretty place Invictus, I like the atrium door.
Thank you...I have so many other building projects going on out there...When I sell my home in the city I'm going to build another home on my acreage and use the cabin as a small guest house for when family visits.
 

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