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Eustace Conway has lived in the wilderness of the Appalachian Mountains for 30 years, detached from modern society. Now, he wants to teach others his survival skills – but the state of North Carolina has slammed him with a series of violations.
The Watauga County planning department has slammed Conway with a 78-page report outlining the health and sanitary violations of Turtle Island. The county claims that Conway’s open-air kitchen and toilets made of sawdust are not permissible for a public facility. And unless the common area has a conventional restroom, fire sprinklers and smoke detectors, his entire camp must remain shut down.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Well, I think it's about survival alright. Survival from death by a thousand regulations. He may know how to live in the woods but it sounds like he just met City Hall and it landed on him. A guy can't even make a casual business anymore without all the regulations of a downtown office building.edit on 19-3-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
Otherwise, we would have corporations breaking all sorts of environmental laws and getting away with god knows what!
If a business wants to do business, then conform to the rules and laws of business.
Important Liability Waiver - Read before entering: Please be aware that Turtle Island Preserve is NOT LIABLE for your safety, health or any impairment of it. Enter at your own risk. Your presence represents your acknowledgement that you accept full liability for any damage to your person or property. This applies to everyone on the property or associated with Turtle Island Preserve.
Originally posted by Gazrok
The big thing is whether or not you're getting paid and doing business. Even if he was non-profit, there are certain safety and health regulations he'd have to follow depending on the services offered. I'm a small business owner too, and I have to abide by all of the state and federal regulations, pay my taxes, etc. I even go above these, such as having lots of fire extinguishers, multiple first aid kits, etc.
to show kids how he lived in the wilderness