Dropping It All For Freedom

Andrew (@walkinthedust) 8 years, 3 months ago

Ideas on how to live without money?

August 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm
DaFunks (366)M (@Dafunks) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@walkinthedust, I have been thinking about this. I am not sure. If you really wanted to live with no money (Of any kind) then it would be very hard. You might start using trade or other things (Is this still counted as money?)

Its interesting. I wonder what people will say on here.

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Andrew (0) (@walkinthedust) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@Dafunks, yes i’m curious to see what they will say as well. I have been thinking about this for a long time since high school probably the only thing I could ever think of was just wandering around from city to city and panhandling or something :P

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Be_Moody (14) (@BeMoody) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

I love the idea of it . Always wanted to do it . But realistically it would be hard . I’ve done research though and there’s a couple of places to help out . Couch surfers is one site where you find a place to travel to . And in exchange for a place to stay you can do a few things on their property or whatever and they’ll feed you etc . Also there’s meetup . To meet with people who are going on a lovely adventure too . And you might wanna join them to have someone to go with . I’ve never used any of these and like I said I haven’t done it . But it’s something to look more into if your really into it . I read a few awesome stories about folks who’ve done it

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Andrew (0) (@walkinthedust) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@BeMoody, I’ve heard of couch surfers before but I didn’t know that people offered a place to stay for a couple of days in exchange for some chores around their house… that’s interesting i’ll have to look more into it. Never heard of meetup i’ll have to give that one a look too appreciate the feedback

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Almeida (304) (@xetado) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

Your best chance would be becoming an Indian, I guess. But I think even them are now affected by technology and society stuff… I remember I watched the other day a documentary about a tribe here in Brazil, it was really shocking, people dressed like Indians in the forest but with televisions around the tribe. It’s probably almost impossible to do this nowadays. :\

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@walkinthedust, It would help if all of humanity joined you.

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Andrew (0) (@walkinthedust) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@xetado, when you say “becoming Indian” do you mean like starting a tribe?

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DaFunks (366)M (@Dafunks) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@walkinthedust, I was thinking the same. I never knew I could become an Indian. I can’t wait!

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Andrew (0) (@walkinthedust) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@trek79, yeah I wish we could all live free of the suffering caused by the monetary system as well.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@xetado, Yes, your best chance is changing ethnicity, changing your parents and ancestors to a different race too.

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Almeida (304) (@xetado) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@walkinthedust, either that or joining one. Crazy idea, tho.

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Almeida (304) (@xetado) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@beyond, Hmm I dunno how it is in the US, but I would find it even possible to become an Indian where I live. Maybe that’s why the idea popped in my head.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@xetado, Uhm…

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Andrew (0) (@walkinthedust) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@beyond, yes this conversation has taken an odd turn :P

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@walkinthedust, learn how to grow your own food or hunt, learn how to build adequate shelter for the climate in which you live, learn how to treat your own injuries, and learn some self-defense tactics in case you have to fight off anyone. You essentially need to learn how to be your own grocer, construction crew, doctor, and police. You might not have to work for money, but mere survival would probably take up all your time so you wouldn’t have much chance for fun stuff. I don’t think it would be too much fun once it’s all set and done, because I’m not sure how you would be able to have basic modern amenities like electricity, running water, and Internet.

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Andrew (0) (@walkinthedust) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@theskafish, I would like to think I would trade off the luxuries. I’m just not very confident in my ability to survive in the wild. Where can you even learn those types of skills other than like the military?

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@walkinthedust, I would say books are always your best bet.

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Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

WWoofing http://www.wwoof.net/

growing your own garden and living outside??? as long as you had food I think you’d figure the rest out.

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Nick (27) (@legionofthedamned) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

@walkinthedust, @theskafish,
You could:
A: Start your own Ecovillage, where you buy a place then turn it into a farm and live off the land, then sell the excess for money so you can buy house building items and build those landships (i think they are called). Then start inviting people in. Or start it up with people (much easier)
B: Join an ecovillage.
Its harder to join one because they have a setup and a system and the question is ‘will you fit in’? (most likely yes as these are like minded people)

The only problem is money (again) but once you are set up then you can live off the land. Buy a caravan, buy a field, turn field into farm. (Land is expensive so buying with others is easier) How to live off the land initially is the question, as your crops grow.
Oh and if any of you decide to start one i will happily join you.
Aim to grow excess so you can sell it. Think of it as a trade. Once you have all of the Housing done then you can start accepting new people and grow and grow until you become large enough to be known nationally.

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Manimal (2,998) (@manimal) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

Go into woods. Make a hut. Make a spear. Gather plants and hunt down animals for food. Enjoy the simple life.

Is that not good enough?

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