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Alaskan man spends year off-grid on deserted island
05-21-2012, 10:42 PM #1
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NCHORAGE, Alaska – Charles Baird is going off the grid for a year.

The 40-year-old oil company employee and filmmaker from Anchorage will move to the mostly uninhabited Latouche Island in Alaska’s Prince William Sound at the end of May, completing a dream he’s been contemplating for 17 years.

Baird will build a 12×12 shed to shelter him from the elements, and he plans to hunt and fish and fend off an occasional black bear during his sojourn to the Alaska wilderness.

He’ll be incommunicado, only allowing himself to send short messages out via a satellite uplink to his Alaskan Pioneer Facebook page and no way to receive any in. He won’t even know who won the November presidential election for six months. He calls his experiment more modern-day homesteading than a survival game, but he’s heading into the adventure well-armed.

“I may see some hunters and fishermen come by but otherwise I will be on my own, just me

http://metronews.ca/news/world/220079/vi...ed-island/
05-21-2012, 10:55 PM #2
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Wow! I'm all for off-grid living, but holy crap, Alaska sounds a bit harsh.


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05-22-2012, 12:22 AM #3
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That instantly reminded me of Never Cry Wolf.





Very good movie!


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05-22-2012, 12:37 AM #4
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05-22-2012, 12:55 AM #5
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The man lives in Anchorage, he's cognizant of the local elements.
I once asked a guy who went with an agency in Boston why don't the homeless go South to live, where they don't have harsh Winters. His reply was that most of them prefer to stay around where they grew up, they know the area and all the easy marks.

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05-22-2012, 03:46 PM #6
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I'd love to attempt going off the grid, I actually think it can be done relatively easy. In many ways it would be preferable.

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05-22-2012, 03:49 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Anchorage is actually further south than we are lmao.gif I think it would be fairly easy to get off the grid here too, few people and plenty of free food. hmm.gif
05-22-2012, 04:07 PM #8
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Off the grid would be cool. I wouldn't mind being in a small commune type environment.


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