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Discussion in 'Christian Finance Forum' started by Mayflower, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. shnarkle

    shnarkle Active Member

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    Forget about owning property. Pick up some pontoons, 55 gallon poly barrels, or some equivalent floatation and build on that. I've lived all over the country, and people do this all the time. There are next to nothing to pay in taxes for a pontoon boat or floating deck/boat house, etc. Find a nice spot, toss out your anchor and BAM you're living off grid for free. The vast majority of people who are already doing this are doing it because they couldn't afford to do it any other way. I did it for decades and still have a place on the water now as well. It doesn't take as much as people think. Prices have been dropping rapidly as technology advances. Solar voltaic systems are dirt cheap nowadays. You can get started with a cheap system that could last you a few years, maybe even a decade or more, but you'll be purchasing a better one in no time just because you can with all the money you save by not having any bills, taxes, etc. to pay anymore.

    I moved onto my first boat when I was in my mid 20's, and loved it. No rent, no bills, and lots of time to do whatever I pleased.
     
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    The thing is that canning pickling fruit and vegetables is necessary so that it doesn't go to waste. Some may view it as stockpiling, but it just makes sense to harvest your fruit and vegetables when they're ripe. There's nothing wrong with producing your own food especially when the stuff in stores is disgusting by comparison, and will probably knock ten years off of your life with all the chemicals and garbage they pack into them. This used to be common sense, now it's viewed as some fringe preppers mentality.

    There was a time when most people lived out in the country. They then saw economic opportunities in the cities with the advent of the Industrial Revolution. Those days are quickly coming to an end. Capital flight has been endemic in this country for decades. There's really no point in living in the cities anymore because the wages simply can't keep up with inflation. It's a losing proposition which is why more people are just going on wellfare, or cashing out and leaving the cities altogether. People have been returning to an agrarian lifestyle for quite some time now. This always happens when the government becomes bloated and incompetant.
     
  3. aspen

    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    Sounds great! How do you plant a garden? On the boat?
     
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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    Well, I am afraid the government owns me.....I have the curse of my generation - lots of school loans

    I will definitely keep your idea in mind though
     
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    Buckets and bags; Two, three, and five gallon buckets, and those bags they sell at Walmart for carrying out your groceries. Fill em full of dirt, plant your seeds, and if the boat is in fresh water, pump it directly from there to irrigate. I spent years living out on the Sacramento delta and there are literally thousands of miles of levies that can be tilled and farmed with very little effort. I now live out in Florida, and it's essentially the same story.

    I think ideally, a dock or deck on pontoons is the best way to get the most out of a small space, especially when using vertical gardening techniques. Planter boxes can be easily made using old pallets as well.
     
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    Which generation is that? I know guys who are older than me as well as some who are just getting out of college and no job prospects; they both have loans that will probably never be paid off.

    If you're paying them off, moving onto the water won't prevent you from continuing to work, or pay off your debts. If you're paying rent now, or a mortgage, moving onto the water will allow you to pay off your debts faster.

    You got one thing right, it truly is a curse. Ironically, the bible points this out repeatedly.
     
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