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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 18:22 #21

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Not much for lakes, but I live right next to one of the great rivers of the world, The Peace River.
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 18:36 #22

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bd wrote:
Not much for lakes, but I live right next to one of the great rivers of the world, The Peace River.

And what a river, reminds me of a cream cake with icing topping.





Are there many salmon in there.
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 18:52 #23

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No salmon or trout, but pike, walleye and ling .. Some goldeye.
And the valley and area are thick with moose, elk, deer and bears.
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 19:04 #24

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bd wrote:
No salmon or trout, but pike, walleye and ling .. Some goldeye.
And the valley and area are thick with moose, elk, deer and bears.

When you say Ling do you mean the sharp toothed eel like monsters that hunt our ship wrecks here for prey.

Just looked up the species in there and the bass and snook look quite nice, even hammer head sharks :O
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 22:57 #25

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Gan Anim wrote:
bd wrote:
No salmon or trout, but pike, walleye and ling .. Some goldeye.
And the valley and area are thick with moose, elk, deer and bears.

When you say Ling do you mean the sharp toothed eel like monsters that hunt our ship wrecks here for prey.

Just looked up the species in there and the bass and snook look quite nice, even hammer head sharks :O

... sorry ... they are known properly as Burbot.
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Off grid on a floating island 24 May 2017 21:38 #26

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bd wrote:
Yup.
Away from the rat race is how to do it.
I'm off grid, solar powered and wood heated.
Live in th woods of a great river valley,, seven hours from the nearest city.

Ah, so you are spewing your leftist, communist garbage from your nice and comfy place aren't you? :iitm:
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Off grid on a floating island 25 May 2017 17:21 #27

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I like my home comforts too much to live off grid.
Plus I am very lazy and off grid can mean a lot of work.
Totes respect those who like to live that way though.
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Off grid on a floating island 25 May 2017 17:48 #28

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GMP wrote:
I like my home comforts too much to live off grid.
Plus I am very lazy and off grid can mean a lot of work.
Totes respect those who like to live that way though.

:conf: edit.
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Off grid on a floating island 25 May 2017 17:59 #29

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GMP wrote:
I like my home comforts too much to live off grid.
Plus I am very lazy and off grid can mean a lot of work.
Totes respect those who like to live that way though.

Having done the hard graft and the multi skills set in my younger days, had the big wages and no time whatsoever to live, we decided to make THE big swap away from the next new model, fast cars and high stress before it killed us off.

We began 25 years ago and gathered the real life skills and got what we needed material wise and began the most interesting journey of our lives; it was hard at first but it gets easier and easier the further you venture into unknown territory with a smile or two.
The first thing was to cut up the credits cards and get out of debt as far as allows in this money paradigm, once that is done it's plain sailing all the way to our own bank of sanity.

People here would be quite surprised at how little one needs to move forward, and how little it takes to live well but never really do.

That said we have used the skills to save many tens of thousands, that others would have to work 12 hour shifts forever to buy everything at retail therapy levels, getting there is an awful lot harder without the skills.
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Off grid on a floating island 26 May 2017 17:23 #30

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GMP wrote:
I like my home comforts too much to live off grid.
Plus I am very lazy and off grid can mean a lot of work.
Totes respect those who like to live that way though.

The major chore is filling the woodshed for winter.
Happily, I have help. :)
Bringing in firewood every day is good daily exercise.
As I get older, it would become more and more difficult.
The rest of it is just like living anywhere else, largely.
(.. without the bills, of course)
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Off grid on a floating island 26 May 2017 17:47 #31

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bd wrote:
GMP wrote:
I like my home comforts too much to live off grid.
Plus I am very lazy and off grid can mean a lot of work.
Totes respect those who like to live that way though.

The major chore is filling the woodshed for winter.
Happily, I have help. :)
Bringing in firewood every day is good daily exercise.
As I get older, it would become more and more difficult.
The rest of it is just like living anywhere else, largely.
(.. without the bills, of course)

I can smell the aroma as if it was yesterday of the logs crackling in the open fire at home. When the old folks got a little to frail to chop up enough fuel for winter, I remember aunty placing a long log on the fire and slowly pushing it into the fire whilst smoking her long clay pipe whilst knitting superb winter stocking by firelight.

There is an ultimate bill to the self pelf and personal dint that kept us warm thrice, firstly by felling or collecting the free timber that Grandfather planted back in the early 20's, secondly chopping up and stacking the logs by hand and thirdly burning the fuel as ones pleasure.

Bills are always beautiful when they are offered up and paid by the liber free.
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Off grid on a floating island 27 May 2017 18:03 #32

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I was going to post about wood chopping warming you twice.
:)
We had a multi fuel stove at the old place and I sourced old pallets for kindling along with some good hard wood logs well seasoned for the heat.
Here we are oil fired and it is pretty good. Certainly cheaper than mains gas, which we don't have to our hamlet anyway and electric.
Thing is if the electricity goes out we are stuffed.
It is overhead electric cabling but so far we haven't had any outages. Being right on the beach ourbmain danger is flooding rather than power lines down from ice or heavy snow.
We tend not to get that.
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Off grid on a floating island 27 May 2017 18:36 #33

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GMP wrote:
I was going to post about wood chopping warming you twice.
:)
We had a multi fuel stove at the old place and I sourced old pallets for kindling along with some good hard wood logs well seasoned for the heat.
Here we are oil fired and it is pretty good. Certainly cheaper than mains gas, which we don't have to our hamlet anyway and electric.
Thing is if the electricity goes out we are stuffed.
It is overhead electric cabling but so far we haven't had any outages. Being right on the beach our main danger is flooding rather than power lines down, from ice or heavy snow.
We tend not to get that.

There is a good option GMP and that's what we have; A propane setup for our cooking, two large bottles 47kg each costing about 115 quid for the pair normally last us a full year, we do most of our own baking usng this. The good part is its only 5% vat.

For winter warmth we have almost free wood supply from a local estate as I know the owner and boy is it toasties sat in front of the stove in winter. We place a few storage radiator bricks on the stove a couple of hours before shut eye before placing them in custom made leather bags for really warming up the bed.

We also warm up or cook soups on the top of the stove as well.

Tops.
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Off grid on a floating island 13 Aug 2018 22:54 #34

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My idea of getting off the grid would be to live aboard a sailing boat, sailing around the World. My choice of boat would be the Amel Super Maramu. Accommodates 4-6 comfortably. Two spacious cabins, twin heads, spacious lounge and galley, and most importantly with it's safe and spacious center cockpit, protected from a big following sea. A true manageable Ocean going blue water boat.



The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. – Marcus Aurelius
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Off grid on a floating island 13 Aug 2018 23:52 #35

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Here is a real deal couple, she is stunning and strong.

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Off grid on a floating island 14 Aug 2018 00:19 #36

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Still fancy living on an island, this time a real one.

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Off grid on a floating island 14 Aug 2018 14:37 #37

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Something like a quarter of the population of Pitcairn are convicted paedophiles.
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Off grid on a floating island 15 Sep 2018 21:13 #38

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Truthspoon wrote:
Something like a quarter of the population of Pitcairn are convicted paedophiles.

WTF! Never?
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