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Major Tom

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Hey all, I just saw a great documentary about a great and sustainable way of living. I'm really interested in these topics as I want to someday build an off-grid house, that is self sustainable as possible. I will post a link to the documentary, but it may be better too see it in higher resolution elsewhere. Regardless though, this documentary really hit home and I know I am capable of making something similar.
 
I dream of going off-grid, too. Many years ago I visited the biosphere in the Arizona desert. They had made a solar energy collector system using empty beer and soda aluminum cans, filled with small gravel and sand, to capture the sun's heat and then transferred the heat to the interior of the biosphere. It took a lot of cans but it worked!
 
There are a lot of these homes built through the world now. Indigenous humans have been engaged environmentally since the beginning of time. Using recycled castoffs to build in earth friend ways is catching on in modern day society in a huge way.

The man in the film is famous and his sustainability mantra has gone viral for the past few decades. Americans really have to go much much farther, and the current politics are undoing all the environmental changes created, but we still have come a long way since the beginnings of the environmentalism movement of the 1970s.

There are tons of videos on youTube, and many many books on building a sustainable green home, off grid, published. Look in Amazon, and even at your library.
 
As everybody knows, I own some remote land and plan on going off grid in a year or two. A lot of people realize that our current civilization is not sustainable and bound to collapse. People knew it in the 70s, but all the communes were abandoned after Reagan was elected and got inflation under control. Hopefully people don't make the same mistake under Trump, that since the economy is good there's no need for permaculture.
 
As everybody knows, I own some remote land and plan on going off grid in a year or two. A lot of people realize that our current civilization is not sustainable and bound to collapse. People knew it in the 70s, but all the communes were abandoned after Reagan was elected and got inflation under control. Hopefully people don't make the same mistake under Trump, that since the economy is good there's no need for permaculture.

After the Y2K predicted apocalypse failed to happen, many owners of bunkers and MRE rations sold it all off cheap. I wish I could have bought one of those bunkers. Would make a great sensory deprivation retirement home off in rural America. There will always be doomsday conspiracies, but that’s not why I would like living way off alone off grid. It just makes a perfect environment in my head.

Honestly, if some collapse happened, I don’t think surviving in a catastrophic world like that would be enjoyable. Post-apocalyptic movies and books are my favorite form of entertainment- I have seen most for the past 50-plus years. I can reasonably imagine what reality will look like and it will not be good anywhere- rural or urban regions, for multiple reasons.
 
Mary Anne, a collapse is not my main reason, it's that the world/society has emphatically rejected autistics. We are hated and told to kill ourselves. I plan to just give a middle finger salute to a world that hates me because I am disabled, and withdraw. Also I don't like sitting at home doing nothing, and if I was feeding chickens and growing potatoes and collecting acorns I would at least be making my own food.
 

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