Off the Grid?
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February 19th, 2013 09:18 AM
Off the Grid?
I see this phrase quite frequently and I am curious as to what that entails. I kindly ask those in the know to please educate me. Thank you.
February 19th, 2013 09:29 AM
Food for thought.
off the grid
1) Living without using the services of public or private utility companies (grids) such as electric, gas, or water, by generating and providing for one's needs such as by using solar power, etc.
2) One who disdains all recordable common forms of commerce, such as eschewing any form of credit extension, banking services or reportable payroll activities, using only cash so as to avoid any traceable transactions, e.g., living completely 'underground.'
Famous "off the grid" people include such disparate types as environmental champion Daryl Hannah and sociopathic Luddite Ted Kaczynski.
1) Bob lived off the grid in his rustic cabin in the mountains, where he provided for all his own means.
2) Leaving behind no record of his existance other than his birth certificate and social security number, Jim lived totally off the grid.
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February 19th, 2013 10:48 AM
It is not an easy task to accomplish.
February 19th, 2013 11:07 AM
Here's one man's definition.
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February 19th, 2013 11:15 AM
In current social terms, I think of it as your Internet footprint. No social media, forums, etc. basically, if someone does an Internet search of you, they get NOTHING.
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February 19th, 2013 01:11 PM
Some people refer to it as being self sufficient as far as power, water, food wtc. Unless you unload all property and resort to cash only--earned under the table--and disconnect from all electronic media, you will never be "off the grid" as far as being non-existant.
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February 19th, 2013 01:15 PM
If you own the land you build your cabin or dig your cave you are not "off the grid". If you do it on somebody else's property you are a trespasser.
So I do not believe it is possible to be completely off the grid only part way off.
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February 19th, 2013 01:18 PM
Connor Dougherty(sp?) the reporter, has no clue as to how someone can live like that... 'the stove is like 240 degrees so cooking is like real slow...'
Originally Posted by Caertaker
It could be worse!
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