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Old 02-01-2012, 03:23 AM
 
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Default Thanks people.

Thanks people.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:03 AM
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NM subsistance living is a tough, difficult row to hoe.

You'd likely be much better off doing something else with your $20K.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I suggest you investigate abandoned and dilapidated old houses before trying to start from scratch. It may be both cheaper and easy to rebuild and reroof and old adobe then adapt a cargo container or near scrap house trailer. Living off the grid does not mean without electricity. A wind powered pump can supply water; propane can heat, light and provide refrigeration. A small solar array can provide enough electricity for a computer or DVD player. Off the grid does not necessarily mean without any vestiges of modern civilization.

BTW the safety of that tiny cabin could be assured with a rear door or window that would allow escape in case of a fire.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Yuma, AZ
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"cheaper and easy to rebuild and reroof and old adobe"...

I'm doing that to a 1940's adobe, trust me... it isn't cheap.

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Gemstone
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Gemstone 1 - I will defer to your experience. Would you be willing to give us some actual costs so we could so some better planning? thanks.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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I've noticed several RV'rs, campers, cars, trucks, etc. packed to the top who camp by the river with their pets. Buy a park day pass for $40 and enjoy the river and lakes by day, park on a public street at night. If you want to get lost in 100 acres, come down to Truth or Consequences. Plenty of open space there and lakes nearby too.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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Default Clarification

Day pass is a yearly pass, just to be clear. Free or reduced if you are a veteran.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Alto/Ruidoso
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Or there are millions of acres of public land (National Forest and BLM) you can camp on for free, and you don't have to leave every day or pay for anything.

There are definite advantages to rigging up a truck or van... nice to move your "shack" around with the seasons.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:10 AM
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Pls make sure you pick up your trash and don't use the bathroom where it runs off into our waterways.

thx
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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I've noticed several RV'rs, campers, cars, trucks, etc. packed to the top who camp by the river with their pets.
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Or there are millions of acres of public land (National Forest and BLM) you can camp on for free
I consider living off the grid and camping two different issues...

There is a 14 day camping limit (and other restrictions) in the primitive BLM areas.


Rich
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