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Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by REDNECK TRAPPER, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. REDNECK TRAPPER

    REDNECK TRAPPER Out Of The Brooder

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    I plan on building a log cabin with no electricity or water. Do any of y'all live with no electricity or water
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I used to live with on again and off again water..... I usually had electric though.


    So I hauled water. The town I live close to has free water for hauling at the grocery store.

    Most of my heat, then and now is wood.
     
  3. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No way! You want to live that way? I would do solar energy and a well with a composting toilet.
     
  4. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is also a way to use rain water.
     
  5. REDNECK TRAPPER

    REDNECK TRAPPER Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to live that way because I don't want to have to pay for electricity or water and be fully self sufficient.
     
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  6. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like I said, get solar energy and your own well and composting toilet.
     
  7. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I am more of a fan of a good old fashioned outhouse. Much less expensive and they can't break down.

    Ditto with a wood stove verses some kind of solar powered heater and cooker.

    Back when I considered being completely off grid, I really thought that the easiest (fewest parts that would break as well most reliable and the lowest start-up cost) was water power.

    Also, work really hard on a proper house plan.... Something that doesn't loose heat or get too hot.




    I liked being able to haul drinking water, and use creek water and rain water for everything else. Of course, if you boil it first you can drink whatever water.


    All these people spending oodles of money to live off grid, that are set up like the Taj Mahal, I find a bit odd.
     
  8. REDNECK TRAPPER

    REDNECK TRAPPER Out Of The Brooder

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    Not going to spend any money on anything. Got a creek and 2 ponds.
     
  9. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You want to make sure your sewage doesn't leach and get in the ponds or creek though!
     
  10. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Sounds perfect....

    really can't beat that.

    Does the creek run year round?

    And I am sure you can stock at least one of those ponds with fish.
     

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