Off-Grid Video Extravaganza Part 6 of 6

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Off-Grid Video Extravaganza Part 6 of 6

“The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.”
 Abraham Lincoln

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Walden Inspired Off-Grid Living

By Bev Sandlin, Executive Editor

 

This video brought back a lot of memories for me, because back in 1985 I bought 10 undeveloped acres and created a home out of an old 400 square foot fishing cabin, with two toddlers and no man—and no money. No electricity, no running water, and no camper. I still remember when the lights came on and 2.5 years into the project we finally got running water! But we survived and I had the place bought and paid for in 4.5 years and the house grew to over 3,000 square feet.

Yes, this is a long video and obviously well-funded, but it also presents the preparedness mindset, ideas on how to find land, log cabin building, dealing with the kids in a move like this, water witching and a dug shallow well, repurposing buildings, rain harvesting, plastic cisterns, a mobile generator on wheels, spray foam insulation, solar and wind energies and a heated outhouse! I think it is worth the time, besides Thoreau is my favorite author!

1 hour, 7 min 25 seconds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjxHQrTm5f8

 

In 2006, Les Stroud produced a special documenting his family’s journey to building an off-the-grid home. The show, Off the Grid with Les Stroud, chronicled the process of buying property and refitting an old farm house with solar and wind power, a rain catcher and well, the adjustments the Stroud family had to make to adapt to this style of living.

 

This is the last day of our Off-Grid Video Extravaganza! Okay guys and gals, it is YOUR turn to give a thumbs up or thumbs down! Please go to the comments and leave a comment or just a thumbs up or down, so I know whether this interests you or not. SCP is all about YOU, but we need to know what YOU want!

 

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A Smile for You…

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PONDERISMS

Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, “I think I’ll squeeze these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?”
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Who was the first person to say, “See that chicken there? I’m gonna eat the next thing that comes outta its butt.
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If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

 

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