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Old 07-07-2017, 02:44 AM
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I haven't been able to find any so I'm thinking about starting one. I own a lot of land and a cabin up in the mountains in south eastern Oklahoma. Anyone else on here interested in living in a small off grid community or have any experience with it?
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:53 AM
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As I recall there have been a few attempts.
http://m.newsok.com/article/3627692 this is six years old

https://www.google.com/amp/s/offgrid...-oklahoma/amp/
They removed the blog so Im guessing this is a wash.

There was an "intended series" (as I recall there was one article) in Backwoods Home magazine started by a freelance writer about she and a small group starting a group on an established farm.
The writing style and the accompanying photos didn't give me much hope.

There's Elohim City it's listed as a housing development do some reading up on them first for awhile they were thought of as the next Waco.

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Thanks for the links and info. Ya that one link is from 2011 and the other link said it wasn't working anymore. But I recognized that portable cabin in the second one, and that is "Bill and Rosa off grid". They have a YouTube channel that I follow. I know all about Elohim City. You're right about them being the next Waco. They're a extremist religious cult but very well organized and armed. I posted a few Craigslist adds about starting a off grid community in the past, but unfortunately I got a lot of replies from people who were just looking for a place to squat or live for free, and really weren't interested in being a productive member. Seems like it's not as common here in Oklahoma as in some of the other states. Thanks again.
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A lot of people think "dust bowl" when they here "Oklahoma"
The problems that have been discussed on various threads here boils down to who would own what?, who's responsible for what?, and if someone invests time, materials and money into something on land that they don't own how do they recover their value (investment).

There's the issue of who's in charge. What form of governance?

Discussion understandably devolves from there.
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I'll be frank, and it's not meant to be rude: I question the decision-making skills of anyone who advertises or searches for roommates on craigslist. I double that skepticism for people who try to start a survivalist community with complete strangers by advertising on a forum they just joined.

But what do I know...people find their soulmates on internet dating sites, so maybe themed communities are just the next evolution of internet matchmaking.

Best of luck on your project.
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Just Jeff, maybe you misunderstood my original post? It wasn't an attempt to start a community with anyone. It was an attempt to learn about it from other members who may have experience on the topic, because I would like to learn more and then try and start a off grid community someday. My Craigslist posts were to see if any other people would be interested or have experience or knowledge about it. But unfortunately all the replies were negative. So I totally agree with you.
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Swamppapa, people like that have no clue about Oklahoma 😀. The eastern half is lush and green with woods everywhere. Mountains, rivers, lakes and creeks, and so much more. 👍
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In the meantime I'll just keep on working on my off grid survival retreat. At least that way if I never accomplish creating a off grid community I haven't wasted my time.
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You may be totally legit. I would be real hesitant in telling a new person about any community/preppers. (especially to a person who has just joined on a site like this) Broadcasting such information could put that community at risk, especially via a public forum. Some people aren't preparing. They plan to take from those that spent years of hard work to get where they are. I'm not saying that is what you are doing at all. I am saying that you should get to know people on places like here. You will run into the right people locally, eventually. If you go to the right places, and shop at certain places you might find people that are like-minded. There is a ton of nuggets to glean off of sites such as this one. You can also ask questions here. People will respond. That is a great starting point, in my opinion.
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Swamppapa, people like that have no clue about Oklahoma 😀. The eastern half is lush and green with woods everywhere. Mountains, rivers, lakes and creeks, and so much more. 👍
Hush now, you know it's horrible,what with fighting Injuns, wiping dust from our plates, and we have to squeeze water from the mud so the pigs can swaller the strangers we feed them. 😂😉
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You may be totally legit.… You will run into the right people locally, eventually. If you go to the right places, and shop at certain places you might find people that are like-minded.…
I've run in to several newbs putting together their bags they're easy to spot. They're in the camping section of wallyworld with a basket a jansport backpack or two staring at the Ozark mountain stuff buying the same number of things
I.e. 2 backpacks = 2 Mylar blankets, 2 hatchets, 2 mag blocks, 2 bright orange match safes. etc. etc.
They also stand in front of the mountain house display at Academy, arguing about the taste of something they haven't eaten and don't plan to eat, unless they're caught by an EMP.
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You may be totally legit. I would be real hesitant in telling a new person about any community/preppers. (especially to a person who has just joined on a site like this) Broadcasting such information could put that community at risk, especially via a public forum. Some people aren't preparing. They plan to take from those that spent years of hard work to get where they are. I'm not saying that is what you are doing at all. I am saying that you should get to know people on places like here. You will run into the right people locally, eventually. If you go to the right places, and shop at certain places you might find people that are like-minded. There is a ton of nuggets to glean off of sites such as this one. You can also ask questions here. People will respond. That is a great starting point, in my opinion.
That makes sense and I don't blame you or anyone for being cautious. 👍
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