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    Default Hello From the middle of nowhere nevada

    Hey All,

    Came across this forum just checking out a few new ideas..
    Read quite a bit as a guest, saw that everyone here seems pretty nice and helpful.
    so here we are as members..

    We being my wife and myself.. She's a native Ohioan, I'm a native (ugh) Californian..
    bought 10 acres in northern Washoe county Nevada.
    She's a good ol country girl, great cook... can make a meal out of anything, anywhere..
    she does the research on what alternative medicines and diy things we use..
    I do the mechanical aspect of life..

    I moved to Ohio for 5 years, then we moved to CA to spend time with my parents.. after a year and a half back, I'm still in a culture shock.. it's changed a LOT..
    and not for the good... Anyhow.. I don't feel California is a good place for us anymore.. the laws don't agree with my desire to exercise my constitutional rights..
    The people are offended by EVERYTHING... (maybe I'm just offensive)

    Anyhow, We got the plot of land in nevada, I've been to the area a LOT.. Lived over there a while when I was younger.
    We managed to get a 5th wheel trailer, going to punch a well in soon. We have the battery banks pretty well covered..
    we have 900 amps of 12 volt power.. we will be setting up a solar field as well as wind generators (traditional and vertical type)

    I do come to this with a bit of an advantage, I can live with one light on, I hate cell phones, I can do everything I need to do computer wise on a laptop
    I lived 5 years on a sailboat.. My wife spent her childhood travelling with her family in a pickup camper...
    We already live minimal so I really think we'll do fine.

    I joined with the hope that I can help someone out, maybe connect with people in the area around us (Flanigan)
    A friend and I will be purchasing a well drilling system, and would be interested in drilling wells in the area at a seriously cheaper rate than the big drillers are charging... they want 50k to put a well on his land.. Plus the pump, and the casing and pipes... (NOT RIGHT TO DO THAT TO PEOPLE)
    so we're thinking 5k or so, to come drill the hole.. then people provide the casing, pump, pipe, wire, tank... etc..
    Our Goal... Stop people from getting screwed by people who already have a huge bankroll.

    I (john) have always thought we should just go back in time.. I think barter system is a great system and it keeps people honest.
    I also think that many of the ways of the "old days" (1800's) should be brought back...
    maybe I was just born 100+ years too late...

    well, Here we are... so we'll be sharing our story as we go. Right now we're in californiastan, working the work week, going to "our dirt" every weekend.
    building what I can afford to build, finding out what I need to build.

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    Senior Member DSJohnson's Avatar
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    Jan 2013


    I hope you guys do great. Sounds like you have a great start. What kind of permitting is required for drilling a well in that area? How deep is the water there? Pretty county, but I am so NOT a desert guy. Of course not having neighbors is a big plus.


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