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Another Off-Grider Shutdown: History Channel’s Mountain Man Targeted by Government Zoning Officials

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Another Off-Grider Shutdown: History Channel’s Mountain Man Targeted by Government Zoning Officials

Posted by: Robert Richardson

After 26 years of living off the land, and teaching scores of people about the American Heritage way of getting back to nature, Eustace Conway, who was featured on featured on The History Channel’s Mountain Men, has been forced to close his nature school.



Eustace, who purchased a large amount of land outside Boone, N.C., has been using his land to teach people how to live closer to nature. But now, thanks to government officials who don’t agree with his lifestyle, Eustace is being forced to fight for his way of life and to keep his school open.

Like many of the stories we’ve covered over the last couple of years, Eustace is another in a long string of people who are being “zoned” out of existence. From the heartbreaking story of Andrew Wordes, who took his life after code enforcement teams seized his home, to the Off-Griders in California who are being illegally forced back on to the grid, what’s happening to Eustace seems to be a calculated attack on anyone who dares live a self-sufficient lifestyle.

It’s really sickening when you look into what’s really going on. We have government officials across our land who are threatening people, arresting them, and forcibly taking their land; and for what?

When did it become acceptable for the government to intimidate someone off their land? When did it become acceptable for the government to tell us how we can live on our own land? These aren’t people living in some urban area, where you might be able to make a case for zoning ordinances; these are people who live in rural areas of the country on large plots of land.

In the case of Eustace Conway, this is a man who lives on a large plot of rural land who isn’t doing anything to disturb anyone in anyway. Yet county officials have literally shut him down, and told him he can’t teach people how to live off the land unless he makes changes that would go against his way of life.

Here is his Story:

Government Crack Down on Self Reliance and Liberty


While some dismiss these cases as localized issues, I believe they’re part of a larger movement to control the way Americans live. What we are seeing here is a coordinated attack on traditional American values, and an all out assault on the self reliant lifestyle.

I think evidence of this can be seen:

http://offgridsurvival.com/targetingselfreliantlifestyle-zoninglawsaws/
 

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Living out here in the SanJuan islands,knowing how to live off the grid is a required skill since we live outside of it for the most part. Storms interrupt ferry service often as well as mechanical failures of them.
Power outages often etc.

We have farm and Ag out here and can do quite sufficiently for our selves. Even horse drawn farming.

Fortunately, we feel we are off the radar enough that big brother doesn't care about us much. We don't have anything critical out here that they would care about like the on the mainland.
 

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Living out here in the SanJuan islands,knowing how to live off the grid is a required skill since we live outside of it for the most part. Storms interrupt ferry service often as well as mechanical failures of them.
Power outages often etc.

We have farm and Ag out here and can do quite sufficiently for our selves. Even horse drawn farming.

Fortunately, we feel we are off the radar enough that big brother doesn't care about us much. We don't have anything critical out here that they would care about like the on the mainland.
It is OK to know how to live off of the land.

Just don't go teaching others how to do it.