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    I put my money where my mouth is. For me, this means living a simple life "off grid". Here in Alaska, that means I live where there is no electric power or other "provided" services. I heat using propane and wood. That means I cut and process most of the fuel I use to heat and cook. The propane heater keeps the house warm and protects from freezing while I am at work after the wood-burning stove burns down. I use a wind-solar hybrid system to charge the batteries that run my 12 VDC electric system. I do not have dish or cable TV. In fact, the only time I see TV is when I visit friends.
    I raise my own food. I keep a root cellar and smoke meat to keep. I raise both vegetables and animals. I have milk from my goats and eggs from my chickens. I raise grass-fed beef and some of the best pork around. I sell what I do not use myself. We have mead, meat, canned fruits and veggies all Winter.
    I live with the cycles of Nature and enjoy every season.
    I hunt, fish, and trap animals that serve my needs.

    I love my life and am pleased that I am able to make what I need from what I have.
     
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    so you're a wacko. :cool:
     
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    Sherry You're not the boss of me Supporting Member

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    Do you have satellite internet??
     
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    Dot Com Nullius in verba Supporting Member

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    You're prolly qualify as the only TRUE libertarian, living off the grid and all, on the board.
     
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    Just how does my lifestyle make me a wacko? From all I read and hear on MSM, this is the "green" lifestyle all of us should be living. So, where and how do you live?
     
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    Dabs ~Unpredictable~

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    Hello0o0o0o0 and Welcome...altho I must say, how do you stand living without a Tv?? ~LoL~
    I'd go insane.
    Wait....I'm already there...n/m.....carry on~
     
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    No satellite here, either. I have what used to be referred to as an edge card. I get internet through my cell phone provider. It's pretty sketchy sometimes, but it is what it is. I expect better when G3 gets expanded out this way. I do have radio. Shortwave is a hoot, too. The men dominate mornings. The women take over after the guys get out and get to work. Lots of great information, and on a very personal level, too!
     
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    I haven't found much worth my attention on TV in a long time. The few times I do see TV, I find my belief confirmed. So many channels, so much trash! I might be interested in the History or Science Channels, but not much else. I have a pretty expansive DVD selection.
     
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    Never mind Jillian, shes a welfare queen
     
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    Ruler of all she surveys, I'm sure!
     

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