Off The Grid | A Family’s Journey To Building An Off The Grid Home.

31 Mar

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24 Responses to “Off The Grid | A Family’s Journey To Building An Off The Grid Home.”

  1. NimlotArt March 31, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    Thanks for removing this stupid comment from cresidue. Immature and silly people should not have access to the web to post their stupid and vulgar comments.

  2. madbull338 March 31, 2012 at 5:43 am #

    did you buy your property in Canada and if so why Canada. and uh don’t forget to buy a few cats your going to need them for your little visitors.

  3. cresidue March 31, 2012 at 5:55 am #

    It is not my job to educate you! They seperated in late 2008 & were divorced in 2009 (source Parade). Don’t bother me again, there are far more important things to be done.

  4. swsceese March 31, 2012 at 6:33 am #

    That’s great and all, but the initial project looked like it would have run over 50k, minimum. That’s a thirty year mortgage itself.

  5. zeenasworld March 31, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    i was saying the same thing when i was watching. also i thought why close to the winter did they start. i guess not well thought through very sad

  6. NimlotArt March 31, 2012 at 8:03 am #

    Why do you say that?

  7. NimlotArt March 31, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Yesterday I spent no money at all. 

  8. NimlotArt March 31, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    You must have been reading between the lines. There is absolutely nothing about that his wife has left him in 2008. 

  9. cresidue March 31, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    Umm, in his bio. Try using google, search Les Stroud (aka survivorman).

  10. swsceese March 31, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    how much did you spend?

  11. NimlotArt March 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Where did you get that info?

  12. fyer1pyro March 31, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    a helicopter….. dude thats so green. I dont even care about living green, but seriously, a helicopter? Thats not cost effective, thats not simple or back to basics… lol, whatever.

  13. lightbulb6155 March 31, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    I think bringing in the racoon’s where a neat concept, but stupid. They should have brought in another animal. Long life Les stroud

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  15. cresidue March 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    I guess the “stress” is what made his wife leave him in 2008. I think this entire project, although cool, was not very well thought out.

  16. deadlyyellowrose March 31, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    I’m sorry but this is rich green-these people aren’t even trying to go enviromental friendly the right way-using fricking gas products & plastic is not green

  17. josephdupont March 31, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    You can also heat up hot water for the house.

  18. josephdupont March 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    You should use the excess energy to generate hydrogen out of water. store the H2 in inner tubes and cook with it.

  19. josephdupont March 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    So where are the gutters on the new building?

  20. josephdupont March 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    what the hell did the helicopter cost.

  21. imau2ber March 31, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    Looks like Les and Sue have split.

  22. EngrainedPhilosopher March 31, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    All I can say is that.. get your bug out bag ready and be prepared.

  23. 1lady4freedom March 31, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    yeah they have changed the format but idc really. Once I go mobile I might even go stone age to some degree. I have not had cabel or watched Tv since 2009. Get my info from the internet. Maybe eventually I will go totally stone age but i need to stay in touch with certain people in my life. The prob is there are no privacy settings on you tube that let you select who you want to see your channel.

  24. bernerroadster1 March 31, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    I am now thinking RV! I see you are a nut like me! Ron Paul, Alex Jones. I have my eyes wide open!! I trying to wake people up but.. I cant believe how much they track us now. They are showing everything I look at on here? I cant take it anymore? Ready to run away with me!!!

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