Saturday, March 23, 2013

Things to Consider

Going off the grid alone is one thing, going off the grid married is another, and going off the grid with children is still quite another. Where ever we buy a home or land, we have a few things to consider; safety, schools, healthcare, clean water, and clean air. It's getting harder and harder to not be downwind or down stream from pollution. It's getting harder to live some where safe, with the economy in the dumpster, our nations need to take on more immigrants than there are jobs, high unemployment, college graduates with no jobs available. Look at me I'm an ASCP laboratory technician with a Class A CDL, all my endorsements, and 7 years of driving experience. I've been unemployed for 6 months, mostly my own choice, though. I've had it with the rat race. This nation, the employment market, and everything in it, is akin to rats racing to the mast of a sinking ship. I want off the ship, period. All this has made people, even God fearing people, desperate, more people are turning to drugs and alcohol and crime to solve their problems and fulfill their needs. So my advice is to get a shot gun and a dog. A dog is better than a gun any day, but having both at least gives you some piece of mind. No one's gonna bother the crazy hermit with an angry German shepherd and a double barrel shot gun. I'm not going to anyway. As for schools, well, unfortunately Georgia is known for having some of the worst schools in the country. So finding an area with land near a good school is going to be the biggest challenge. Now most of a child's education and spiritual upbringing starts and ends at home. But sending them to a failing school isn't going to help them reach their potential either. Neither is bothering with a church that has nothing important to say. We are planting seeds here, seeds of knowledge and faith.

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