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Is That Helicopter Just For Me?

Is That Helicopter Just For Me?

In 1980, I moved to Missouri, hoping to live off the grid and under the radar for a change. The first time I ever stepped foot in the great state, I had a rude awakening. From overzealous DEA agents to nosy tax men, I quickly learned it wouldn’t be that easy getting the government out ...

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This Is How Legends Are Made

This Is How Legends Are Made

Have you ever had “city folk” ask to hunt your ground? It happens a lot around here. I have let many people hunt our ground over the years. Sometimes it worked out well… other times not so well. Let me ...

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My Wife Or My Chickens

My Wife Or My Chickens

Raising chickens in the Midwest is not easy, but it can be an interesting hobby. At my house, though, the profit margin is usually very low and the maintenance is high. The children fall in love with those little chicks, ...

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The Tax Man Cometh

The Tax Man Cometh

Hello fellow “tax man” haters.  Getting off the grid has been our goal here in the Whitten household for many years. But it seems like every time I make a move toward being self-supporting, my government makes a counter-move. But I ...

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Shock Therapy

Shock Therapy

When I started my journey one day last summer, I knew it would be a long day, but I didn’t realize it would take me seven hours to go one mile. In my defense though, I did that all on ...

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I Am Not A Lumberjack

I Am Not A Lumberjack

I am not a lumberjack. I am not built to move quickly through trees with an axe or a chainsaw in my hands. I am, however, a guy who can’t say “no”. That gets me in trouble all the time. ...

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The Wii Fit Master

The Wii Fit Master

In an effort to keep active this winter, we decided to get our thirteen-year-old son the “Wii Fit” machine. This machine consists of a pad you stand on that is hooked to a computer that is hooked to a television ...

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Old School Television

Old School Television

I’m an old school man, and my old habits die hard. We do have a television, but I refuse to pay even one dime to watch TV. When we moved into our home, I bought an antenna, assembled it, and ...

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The Emperor’s New Clothes

The Emperor’s New Clothes

To the citizens of the great United States of America, I submit the picture to the right into evidence that our leader is doing exactly what he openly dislikes in his enemies. Just look closely at his mannerisms and the ...

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Remembering The Days Of Old

Remembering The Days Of Old

Re-loading shells is a dying art, I believe. As early as eight years old, I knew where the keg of gun powder was, and I knew not to leave it out in the light or humidity. I knew where a ...

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