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jimbeam
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


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hydroelectric power
a creek gonna be enough?

Raising your own food is gonna take either a lot of time, or a lot of money.

While I would love to live in the country and keep a regular job and hobby farm, to totally go off grid is mostly a romantic thought for most.

Just my $0.02






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lsu mike
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


Would love to have me some acreage out here. If you do end up selling I will certainly check it out.





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kywildcatfanone
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


I would do what you are thinking about in a heartbeat if I could afford to buy the land.





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LSUTiger205
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I'd love to move back up there (former Hendersonvillian


I graduated from HHS.






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MaroonOldCrow
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I graduated from HHS.


I'm originally from West TN, but lived there for 8 years. Depending on when you graduated, we may very well know some of the same people.



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LSUTiger205
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


1999...I moved up there in 1997. After graduating I moved back to LA.





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MaroonOldCrow
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


No doubt we know some of the same people. I lived there from '02-'10 and drank entirely too much at Anchor High.





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LSUTiger205
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


Yeah, if you hung out at anchor high we know some of the same.

A good friend of mine, Jennifer S., who's dad owns a car lot, was a regular up there.






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olgoi khorkhoi
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


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a creek gonna be enough?


Depends on the creek. if we own enough of the creek, it can be done with 2 seperate generators if need be.






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MaroonOldCrow
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


Doesn't ring a bell, but I was probably too drunk. I hung out a lot with Ben E., Jeremy O., Skeet D., and the Harlan brothers.





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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


Generators are a lot of work. We used to run our generator during the day and run on battery power at night. It's a pricey setup and does a half arse job but works. I wish we had a solar alternative at the time.

I'll be off the grid on my next move and think I will incorporate solar, wind and anything else I can to help maintain power.

No cattle, etc though. Enough natural resources to make it without having to work my arse off taking care of livestock.






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olgoi khorkhoi
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Ever had a horse "accidentally" step on your foot when you are trying to put the collar on him?


been kicked, stepped on (barefoot), run over and dragged in my 10 years on the farm.






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Redfish2010
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


I think about this everyday. Can't afford it regardless. Grad school problems.





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joeytiger
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


If I was retiring, yes. If not retiring, no. That show about the Alaskans who do this has really curved my opinion on living off the land.





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pooponsaban
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That show about the Alaskans who do this


The show about "Jewel's" family struggling on their 100k a year subsidence living?






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Helo
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


I think with survivalist and prepper movements, living off the land has been overly romanticized. There is some allure to being completely self-sufficient and for some people, it works. Me personally, I am not one of those.

I do wish I had enough space to build up off-grid redundant systems if my commercial power, water failed for a long duration but I have zero desire to WANT to live like that.

I am about to buy a couple new generators for hurricane season but I hope I never need them. d






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CoastieGM
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


Why not? Go for it. She'll love living off the land!







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lsufan112001
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


raising livestock is work. then you get tied down to having xxx amount of animals.

when i retire, i'm gonna travel around and see things.






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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it



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The show about "Jewel's" family struggling on their 100k a year subsidence living?



I know a helluva lot of people who do this with no outside income and rely totally on what they catch/kill/trap.






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Geauxtiga
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


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I'll be off the grid on my next move and think I will incorporate solar, wind and anything else I can to help maintain power.
That's the first thing that popped into my head.


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No cattle, etc though. Enough natural resources to make it without having to work my arse off taking care of livestock.
+1. When I'm old and retired, I ain't gone jack no calves out and put out hay in the winter. I'll stay home and wait for my retirement check.






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