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Originally posted by Destinyone
reply to post by Three
You sound like you are looking for some people, who've already done all the work it takes to go off-grid, and you just move in with them. I don't think folks off-grid are looking for anyone to take care of. They are too busy taking care of themselves.
Originally posted by type0civ
reply to post by Three
I knew a guy who hitchhiked the country several times. Been to every state in the lower 48 with the exception of Delaware i think. He knew where the good soup kitchens were and everything. He loved it. Truckers gave him rides and cash for his needs or whatever. Says there are tons of good people out there.
Originally posted by Juggernog
Sorry to say bro but to live "off the grid" usually requires a bit of preparation and quite a bit of start up funds.
One just cant be dropped off in the woods with a hatchet and box of matches and expect to survive.
If you insist though, Alaskas the place to go.
Originally posted by Nephlim
there are alot of off grid communities on the Hilo side of the Big island, not exactly next to you but if you can afford the ticket then you don't have to worry about cold, snakes, bears, and you get to live next to the beach..
There is fruit year round, pigs to hunt, Coconuts aplenty, etc. Most of them want somewhere between 10-20 hrs a week to work.
Just a heads up, communities usually have an owner and they are basically your boss. It's similar to a job in many aspects; in that things are expected of you and if you don't deliver then they don't need you.
Working and living off grid can be much more physically demanding than most people can take, comfort levels can be very low. They might want you to shower only every couple days, you'd be eating alot of the same basic food over and over, maybe you'd have one hour of electricity a day, etc.
If you hurt yourself in this very physical work and you don't have medical coverage, life gets a little complicated.
Can you work in the Sun for 8 hrs a day? Can you be bent over weeding for hours at a time? Can you do the same repetitve work for a month straight?
more power to you if you can handle, just want to paint a realistic picture.
The good side is if you can handle then you can feel your health and strength just increasing, you'll be happy and youll be surrounded by like minded individuals in a community.