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Message Subject off the grid is anyone serious
Poster Handle Laura Bow
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Your kidding right...? Do you know how much game and poultry you would have to have to live as you put it. First off you can't just sell game. You need tags to hunt and you only get one. Its illegal to sell game. You can eat yourself what you kill but can't sell it.

Poultry...Ha ha ha. Chickens and Turkeys are alot of work. You need feed for them that you buy at a store. 10 chickens over the course of a year eat alot. 200lbs of starter feed when you get your chicks. Then about 80 lbs a month. Do the math. Feed is about 10 bucks a bag give or take. Going up right now.

Saying if you were to do this right now. 10 acres will cost you what... then solar to run it will be 20k. then outbuildings for livestock another 20k. drilling a well 10-20k. Fencing 5k. Tractor to till the ground and keep things up min 10k. should I keep going. Even a one room cabin by the time you get wood stoves and alike for it would run you 15k. If you don't have a farming background and know what your doing before you do it you will fall on your face hard.

Not that easy. I bought a place 12 years ago and it has taken a long time to get everything in place to be self sufficient.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21948869

Kudos, really. You must know from experience then: You don't do it all at once, its a slowly built system over many many years to become truly self-sufficient. One might hold off on livestock until they had the means to feed them without the usage of much outside feeds in order to prevent what you described above. Same thing for the other items, you can't expect to do it all at once you'll freaking kill yourself and I doubt many are that rich.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1292637

Good point...I know with us starting our garden a few years ago there was a learning curve and lots of trial and error. I imagine on a full size scale of self sufficiency it would take even longer.
 Quoting: Laura Bow

Can you be any more negative, LAura Bow? Go find someone else to pester! You talk a good game just take it somewhere else! He is a grown man and if nothing is ever ventured nothing is ever gained! Go for it, go for it tomorrow! You can and will overcome ANY obstacle specially with the right people by your side!
 Quoting: BCaudill77

Wow you seriously think that there wouldn't be a learning curve to living off the land?????? You're right hes a grown man (or woman OP didn't say) and as such should learn to take advice and either take it OR not. Sorry if you think its negative but that was my experience an I posted as such.
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