reply to post by haarvik
Hello, I understand your dilemma, I am also noticing that your not getting much information so far, so, let me give it a shot.
1) I am Female, women do this all the time, and I have a family
2) living off grid is not as easy as many make it out to be.
3) going unnoticed is easier than you think.
4) Start slow, and work your way into it.
That being said Here is my take on the subject:
I started with finding property not totally off the grid, but in a remote area with the things I needed, space fpr animals, gardening, and ready water
supply close by if the normal county water broke down. In my part of the country there is no such thing as "water rights" we dont pay anyone to
water our animals, or garden unless you are using county owned water pipes to get it, and if you can find a peice of property with a natural spring
all the better. And that is probobly best.
I built a house, not huge but sufficient to house my family,, and I built with an eye to defense(i.e. windows in certain places, specific access
points etc. I also included storage areas, and some safe areas in the construction.
Then I began on the outside, a spattering of cattle, 3 to be exact, hogs 2, chickens, a coop of 7, and outside security-dogs. I made it a point to
place fencing all the way around the property and post it on the non visible from the road areas.
To any one driving by we look like a little hobby farm.
Now to the important part. being invisible- the best way we have found to be invisible is to be NORMAL- We dont blatantly stroll the perimeter with an
AK-47, instead, you meander out to check the cattle, or the fence, or take the dogs for a walk. Pay your taxes, shop at wal-mart, or other stores in
the area, be normal from the outside. The best way to hide is in plain sight. Dont do anything stupid, dont protest, not make a nusciance of
yourself with your politicinans, etc. You can choose what is more important to you, being involved in the first round, or preseerving your family so
they can live on. For us, we will preserve our family first, and fight later when things get really hairy. We can either hunker down, or disappear
into some of the surrounding areas until then.
The key to being protected is knowledge, know your area, do your research, I know my area, I have lived here all of my life, there are places here
that NO ONE would ever think of even looking let alone send out some kind of drone to hunt me down. There is no reason for the TPTB to hunt me down
-yet, In the mean time I prepare. Buy your guns and ammo a little at a time, dont order by the case, and buy the ammo at a chain store where you dont
have to provide a drivers liscense.
As for an income, barter, barter, barter- I trade eggs, meat, veggies, sewing skills, and whatever else I can get my hands on for what I need. My
husband runs a small home scrap yard, and through him, I have the ability to find items I can sell online-example=right now I have an antique claw
foot bathtub, a copper steam table, and a persian rug listed on an online auction, they are selling like hot cakes, the tub, and table are gonna net
about 600.00 in cash, the persian rug is at 12000.00 and still going. $12000.00 will last a long time, and buy alot of things I need. I tend to run
my own businesses as a norm, and so its easier for me to make work rather than hunt for a job, and more flexible timewise.
All in all to round off Id say start small, decide how you want to live, research areas till you find one you think will suit, look with an eye toward
safety, food and water supply, easy access and egress, etc. buy a peice of property, and head that direction. Even if you cant buy property at this
time, you could atleast move to the area, and get to know it and its people before starting the undertaking of building your refuge.
I hope this helped you out