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Jan 15Liked by Russell

Very thoughtful post. Thank you.

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John Michael Greer at ecosophia has many posts about this subject that you would love!

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Fantastic resource that explores the concepts here in far more depth, thank you for sharing. I'll be studying this one in more depth!

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I watched a YouTube video about a couple who were giving up their off grid "sustainable" farm. Turns out they felt tied down and weren't able to travel, see friends, etc.

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Jan 22Liked by Russell

Agree that off grid is too ambitious for most, but being as prepared as possible is still smart. After Alberta's near blackout during a cold snap, I'd be investing in a woodstove at least.

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Jan 17Liked by Russell

Excellent article. Homesteading is VERY tough. Most city folk have no idea.

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Jan 16Liked by Russell

Excellent post and spot on. I just saw Shawn James of My Self Reliance interview on Canadian Prepper on YouTube and they talked about a new law taking effect in April or thereabouts that will require municipalities in currently unzoned areas to hire third party inspectors. So they are worried that their off grid cabins in the woods will become verboten by the apparatchiks.

We are just about out of peaceful options.

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Wierd that for centuries we lived off grid and yet you portray it as against human nature among other things. Most bizarre article I've read in quite sometime. No thanks is my reply to the advice your giving.

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I believe there may have been some misinterpretation of the article. I am not arguing it is against our nature being to live in nature. I agree that we lived in nature for centuries, modern living has removed many of those skills and a return to nature is not going to work for many people who recognize we live in a sick society. My advice is to approach a middle ground or even a graduated approach to off grid rather then remove everything and make a go for it.

There are pitfalls and traps that one must consider with off grid living from bad actors to the State to modern societies comfort level with modern conveniences.

I appreciate that you disagree with the article and your feedback, I hope this provided some clarity to my stance in the article.

Take care.

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Unfortunately I think you need to think beyond insulating yourself. It’s not enough against the current globalist tide .Gates is the biggest farmland owner in the US. Food industries are buying up farms to create manufactured farms. Gates intends to eventually genetically modify every seed so he can put a patent on them for profit. Original seeds will be banned or disappear from attrition. Making a real impact on a community level takes a considerable time commitment . What we need to recognize is that Globalists and billionaires are in control and attempting to modify the way we live all for their own Agendas. We are in a real existential battle that won’t be solved by living off the grid . The answer is to refuse, say no and to expose their Agendas as the pandemic unvaccinated were smart enough to do .

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