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  1. Cindy & Charlie says:

    Plan to move to far north Boise or Eagle, Idaho fall of 2017. Converting school bus to move, convert once in Idaho. Seeking area with spring and safe location, like minds.

  2. Cindy Kovack says:

    Moving to north Eagle, Idaho, fall 2016. Seeking off grid area north, converting bus, need spring. Would enjoy like minded comments. Thanks.

  3. Cindy says:

    Thank you for your reply. After reading Joel Skousen’s book, Strategic Relocation several years ago, my husband and I chose Idaho as a state to relocate to. We have visited the Boise and surrounding areas. Joel stated if moving to the Boise area, to live north of Chinden, Rt 44 and be close to Rt 55. This was our only reasoning, but we are free to live anywhere we want, Eagle is simply a starting point. We will gut the school bus to transport our wares to Idaho. We will purchase a home and make it off-the-grid. We were seeking an area with not too much snow and cold, coming from 40+ years in hot, hot Phoenix. We will not live in the bus, more than likely convert once we move to Idaho and use for traveling camp. We have also looked into the far north Payette area of the state, and mountainous area of eastern Boise. We are open to all areas of the state, preferring to stay within an hour from a large city, have some property with a spring. We are originally both from the rust belt area of Youngstown, Ohio, have lived in Phoenix, AZ now well over 40 years.

  4. Jen says:

    Not sure where to begin so thought I’d post here. Have inherited 113 acres near the end of Little Smokey Creek Road outside of Fairfield, Idaho that I think would be perfect for someone looking to live off the grid. Any ideas where I should list it to reach the right audience? 80 acres are deeded so you’d own all mineral & timber rights so plenty of building material available. Have it listed on Craig’s List Boise so far but do appreciate any suggestions. wildfirerumor@yahoo.com

    • LouiseS says:

      I am assuming this the mining claim you were talking about? From the looks of what was reported, the creeks are contaminated with heavy metals but it was never cleaned up because the original owners moved to Virginia?

      I am looking to buy property in Idaho. I live in Boise for 10 years but had to move to Japan for awhile for work. I raised animals, had a large farm and was a homesteader. Anway, do you have the coordinates for the property? http://www.idahogeology.org/PDF/Staff_Reports_(S)/2000/S-00-13.pdf

    • Dan says:

      What is your price ??. Would you “Owner Finance” Any part of the land ??. We’re in Ocala Florida and want to move to Idaho and live off grid. We have a new RV, Almost everything needed to live OFF-GRID. I’d be very interested in working out something with you. We have Stable Income and are very serious about buying. Dan @ bll8dan@aol.com.

  5. Brice says:

    Here’s something a little different for you folks. I’ll be moving my family to Idaho in late Summer/early Fall. I’m looking around the middle of the state around St. Mary’s and North of there as I like the seclusion and am no stranger to Mountain living. Here’s the kicker-I make VERY little money. As such, I’m not looking for property to buy. Can’t afford it. Ideally, I’m looking for as small a town as possible, while still being able to find work. I never could figure what I wanted to do with myself so far as a career was concerned and so I went straight into the workforce after High School. No College. I work mainly unskilled labor jobs in Factory’s and Distribution Centers. My Wife stays at home to take care of our 14 month old twins. At that age, Daycare costs are astronomical and I don’t trust those “Care Providers” so far as I could throw ’em. A couple finer points here-Around where we live now (NW Indiana), you can find 1-2 bedroom homes for rent at a reasonable rate ($500-$750). I would prefer this as opposed to renting an apartment as I have a number of tools (ladder, wheelbarrow, lawn and forest and garden implements) that simply aren’t suitable for storage in an apartment, and frankly, to dangerous to have the kids playing around. The other point is Church Services. We adhere specifically to the KJV of the Christian Bible, and not any specific denomination. We’re happy to sit in with Mormons, JW, Baptists, Catholics, you name it. But we don’t view supplemental texts (The Book of Mormon for example) as Canon, and we prefer a “Prepper Friendly” Church that isn’t afraid of discussing current events and Politics as it relates in a Biblical sense, or what God expects of us in these times. I know this is a tall order to fill and I apologize for the lengthy “comment”, but I like to lay all my cards on the table and see where the chips fall.
    Contact me at pheilsb@hotmail.com and thank you in advance for any advice you may have.

  6. Computer person living in Idaho Falls, seeks rural community in case dollar crashes and society collapses. I raised animals in oklahoma and always had gardens,but below average in hunting and fishing, mainly a computer head, but I can find remote database jobs with internet connection. Good chicago blues harmonica player. World traveler , 25 countries and counting. Jake 415-933-1276

  7. Price reduced!
    Down sizing and selling the farm. Any help from my Facebook friends to help spread the word would be greatly appreciated.
    I hate to go but health and well-being has to come first. thank you in advance! Tractor and Implements will be for sale also when we get a contract or can be negotiated for.



    I have built several off grid homes in Belize and decided to comeback home to do the same.I don’t have a lot of money but lots of experience from making wood canoes, wood kayaks, wood stand up paddle boards and can make just about anything. Familiar with Solar Installation, compost toilet, gravity fed water plumbing. Hydroponics, raising rabbits and chickens etc….If you think there is a fit here let me know. I have pictures. Moving to Idaho end of May looking for a job Place to live, If I can be of use building an off grid home would love too. I have pictures. As my friends say..I have done everything. Wall street broker, sales, manufacturing, retail, refurbishing woodies, houses etc. I would to be part of an off the grid community. I don’t mind the cold, I an from Natick, Mass…

  9. LouiseS says:

    yes, Boise ecovillage! They are doing all those things you speak of. I will be returning to Idaho in a few years to do with myself. But for now, talk to sunny. they have a facebook page.

  10. John Doe says:

    Boise area.

  11. John says:

    Currently off grid living, mobile unit. Single, no kids, intermediate outdoorsman with dog. Weapons trained, basic first aid, basic forage. Boise and surrounding area. Would like to find trustworthy individuals. Not interested in living in a compound, would prefer gathering intellectual from the field and reporting to a loyal compound community of preppers.

  12. kc says:

    Iam a prepper in the lewis clark area looking for other preppers out there

  13. John Doe says:

    Would like to meet some folks from the Boise area.

  14. Scott Clark says:

    I am looking for the same around Lewiston Idaho area, if anyone knows of a group. I am experienced in construction, welding, fishing, hunting, and outdoor survival .

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  16. worried mom Rhonda says:

    I am a signal mother of three. I am a fair mined individual. I’m really worried what will happen to us with the fall of this nation. being a single mom I am worried. I have been doing what I can when I can to prepare us. I do have a variety of skills. I just don’t have a lot of means. I have been hearing a lot of discussion people in this country are worried with good cause. I have been interested in northern Idaho to relocate. I can see where this country is headed. I am willing to live off grid. I am a easy going, compassionate individual. I have been raising my children this way. I really hope that by posting this that it will not come back to hurt me and my kids in anyway. If any of you have any advice for me you feel free to comment.

  17. Khrystal says:

    Looking to move my family to northern Idaho anytime now. Needing some good ideas to relocate to a good consevative area, where we can just build a cabin, grow our own food, breed our great danes, and have non-liberal neighbors.

    • lol Other than the burbs around Boise you just described the rest of Idaho. Email me at Mtnvw55@aol.com and we can discuss various areas.

    • Aaron says:

      One thing to note about Idaho, it is a fairly poor economy, people don’t like to spend money the way they do in other states. We found that the dogs we sold locally (we breed Rottweilers) sold for approximately 1/3 of the price we were accustomed to. This wouldn’t be an issue if you sell most of your dogs out of state via the internet. But food for thought. We’ve been in the treasure valley for 10 years and it has not proven to have the libertarian/ prepper/ modern homesteading mindset we had anticipated. Our next move (if there is one) will likely be CDA/ sandpoint area.

      • If you are looking for the “prepper” mentality the CDA is probably not the place to look. It’s a resort where rich people live. If you are looking for the prepper mentality then look around Cambridge, Pioneerville, Idaho City and yes Sandpoint.

  18. Robin Schnell says:

    Hi Khrystal, My Husband and I have 165 acres with 2 year round creeks and a pond up out of Bonners Ferry for sale. A really nice conservative area with a great growing season. We too are moving up there as soon as we sell our place here in Grangeville. Call if you would like with questions. 208 983-9705 I would rather talk on the phone to answer questions than on this thing 🙂

  19. Krissy says:

    Hello, my family and I just moved to Idaho in march. We left northern ca where things have really gone to shit. We live in nampa. My husband is an electrician and I am a stay at home mom but I have lots of skills. We have been prepping for about 2 years. We’re looking to network with some like minded people in the area.

    • Hi Krissy. We are also in Nampa.

    • gpooba says:

      Hi Krissy, We too just moved up here from northern calif (redding) in October and I couldn’t agree more about the state of CA. We are in the Star/Eagle area and I am family practice physician. We have been prepping for about 4 years. Hoping to connect with like minded people as well.

  20. Joshua Worrell says:

    Hello my name is Joshua I’m from st.louis, mo I work labor jobs and I don’t know what I really want to do with my life other than be in nature and live off the land. Will also be willing to work a low payin labor job to skim by if that is even possible. If anybody can give me tips on making this a reality the help would mean the world to me. I don’t even know where to start. I have a dog I will be bringing with me and I’m single. I’m also only 25 yrs old. Please help with some starting off info. In the mean time I will start with more research about the area. Thank you in advance!!!.

  21. Dela says:

    I have some property 1/2 way between Challis and Salmon. A little over two acres year around stream close to National Forrest. Off the grid. anyone interested?

  22. Dan says:

    Hello All !!. Myself and my Lady are looking for a small patch of CHEAP land in Northern Idaho (Anywhere in I’d really) that allows FULL-TIME RV Living. Prefer around 2-5 acres. Would love a well and septic but not a deal breaker!!. Year around spring would also be great. We will want OWNER FINANCE if the price is over $3-$5K. We would also consider land with a home of some kind (can need work) under $35K as long as we can have OWNER FINANCE with a low Down Payment. Only wanting land &/or home in Rural or Outskirts of town. Nothing inside the City Limits!!!. We want to live OFF-GRID or as OFF-GRID as we can !!. Not wanting any neighbors right on top of us. We have very stable income and are very serious about buying and living in Idaho ASAP. We’re hoping and planning to leave Florida in October 2016 and head to Idaho forever. We have Reference and we BOTH own Homes FREE AND CLEAR here in Florida. Middle Aged Republican couple. No Drugs or Drinking. Moving because of Health Issues and we’re tired of all the crazy laws here stopping us from a simple LEGAL life !!. Please email me anytime @ bll8dan@aol.com.

  23. kuzuri7Nick says:

    Planning to CSMO ( Collect Shit Move Out ) from FEMA Region 2, by NLT May 2017!! In my opinion: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota are the Patriot states, Friendly lines, everywhere else is behind enemy lines!! From here, we hold the line, eventually make a push to re-take the remaining states, and revive the Republic!! How copy?? This is Yankee-man, over and out!!

  24. Joe says:

    I own 5 acres in the mountains behind Clark Fork, ID 35 minutes from sandpoint, ID 4 miles from the Montana border My property has a shared well , a septic system lots of trees but some open areas where you can build a shop and a house. The cabin on the property burnt down . I am open to offers the realtor valued the property around 90K there is ample national forest land with access very close by. I am open to offers if anyone is interested. You can contact me with questions and offers at Hicksjn@gmail.com

  25. Scott Clark says:

    Looking for a couple acres off grid around the Lewiston Idaho area. Willing to even rent for off grid living. I have a small camp trailer and willing to work for part rent. I have knowledge in construction, welding, farming, and many other areas. I am 46 and live alone.

  26. Dela says:

    Yes it is still for sale you can contact me at dddfiler@gmail.com

  27. Ron says:

    We’re in the McCall area, not really looking to join a group but would be interested in get together for general conversation and discussion.

  28. Sue says:

    My husband and I are still looking at remote off grid properties in Northern Idaho. We have found a few we want to look at. Does anyone have information on septic systems for this kind of living? What are the Laws?

  29. Sue says:

    Thank you!

  30. Dela says:

    I have a little over 2 acres asking $10,000 per acre will carry papers with down. If you send me your email I will send you pictures and maps.

  31. Aaron & Ashley says:

    Hello everyone! I noticed there hasn’t been a post on here in a while but I have to ask for some advise and direction. After extensive research my family and I have decided that we would like to move off grid in idaho. Where we are having trouble is finding a piece of land of a decent size to homestead on for a reasonable price. I have talked to several realators with one of them telling me that the st. Maries/Fernwood area is pretty sketchy but there is cheap land there. Any suggestions on safe, affordable, off grid land and/or areas to look at? I would like to work with someone on owner financing if at all possible and prefer to pay it off relatively quick.

  32. cindy says:

    The St. Maries area is depressed for work or jobs. On Sunday the town is shut down but for one business. Also it is on Obama’s hit list for some Syrian refugees. Oh Boy!! If you at going to need an income to create this off grid paradise you will not find the work there. The roads out of there are way long and twisting so as commuting is not an option.

    Best look north 30-50 miles. Just sayin since we have lived here for 50 years and are off grid capable and fully know and understand the costs to do it right. Anything else than right is failure waiting to happen.

  33. Casey says:

    Canyon county

  34. kristine says:

    Interested in talking to someone who needs a place to stay in idaho,near lewiston.
    We also own a geothermal Home in Garden Valley that we just listed for sale.Can carry some on that one for right person.you can call 2089015465

  35. john doe says:

    We are interested in renting /trade with the right person/persons. We’re on 18 acres near Coeur d’Alene not going to say exactly where here.but,you can reach us at 2088758752

  36. Joe says:

    Check out Clark Fork, id

  37. Joe says:

    I have 5 acres 5 miles off the pavement in the mountains behind Clark Fork, the septic is in there’s a shared well with water on the property I have a 2000 watt solar array with a 3500 watt outback inverter and charge controller package the solar panels are up but the rest of the solar equipment is still in the box. I am asking 99k for the property with the solar system or 75k with out the solar system. Half the property is cleared for building a house , shop and garden the rest of the property is wooded. There is a 700+ acre parcel behind my land with nothing but forest with national Forest behind that and there are vacation/prepper retreats on either side of my land. message me if your interested or have questions . hicksjn@gmail.com

  38. Jim says:

    208 546-2824
    Eagle and Meridian ID

    I am learning that I might be a prepper. I am also an architect, I own a business, and I am on 5 acres where I soon will the building my new home. I’m looking for a like-minded group in the Eagle area that I might start engaging for the purpose of prepping and learning with them as well as confidants on in my area.

    • Hi Jim. We are in Nampa. 615-6331

    • Steven Tanner says:

      Jim I live in Nampa. I am interested in meeting other preppers for similar reasons as you gave. I figure the more shared knowledge may be mutually beneficial depending on areas of expertise. From reading and discussions I’ve had seems people stand a better chance when SHTF in groups than alone.

      Also We are kind of new to area. Are there prepper type meetings at a fairgrounds or something like that?

  39. The Bishop says:

    Hello my name is the Bishop we will be arriving in Idaho in next spring in 2017.
    We will be building an Orthodox Church. This is an independent Orthodox Mission Church to bring people together in love in Christ Jesus. We will be living off the grid.

  40. Keary says:

    What does anyone know about Weiser, ID? I saw some 5 acre lots 6-8 miles north of the town. Thanks for any insights.

    • We looked at Weiser. There are many properties there that have CC&Rs that do not allow you to have animals. Also, close to the Weiser River gets ice damming during hard winters and floods.

      • KearyD says:

        Thanks for your reply. Is there a better place near there to consider? We are trying to stay near Ontario so our kids can attend Treasure Valley Community College. We also have younger kids in elementary and high school. We narrowed our search to Weiser because we liked some information we saw online about the schools. We home school and participate in the “Open Access” (Tim Tebow Law) that Idaho offers. The law makes it possible to participate in on-campus classes and extra-curricular activities while the kids are schooling at home. Finding a community with land for off-grid living under $50k, and near so many educational options hasn’t been easy, so your suggestions are appreciated.

      • How far can you be from the Boise area? That will narrow down the search?

  41. Keary says:

    Don’t care about the proximity to Boise. We only care about being within 20-30 of a community college and very near decent elementary, junior high, and high schools.

    • Cambridge and Council are great areas for preppers but are about 2-3 hours from Boise. Look at the area between Marsing and Homedale. Good growing area. No CC&Rs. Good water. Great people. Not far from any of the Community Colleges. Good schools.

  42. Steven Tanner says:

    hello we just moved up from Southern Calif to Nampa. Looking for a retreat property in either the New Meadows or the area around Bovill/Deary that can be farmed part of the year and no CCRs.

    Also looking to meet other preppers down here in Treasure Valley area for conversation and possibly joining a prepper community. Life time computer guy, who knows some about firearms. Learning off-grid solar technology and studying basic medicine. considering EMT study.

    • Be sure around New Meadows to check well reports. A lot of areas around there on solid rock with not a lot of dirt. You’ll need to stay away from the many subdivisions to get no CC&Rs. We looked for awhile around that area and finding no CC&Rs is just too hard.

  43. Bev says:

    Looking for like minded preppers in Boise area but interested in moving to a very rural area. I’m an elderly, disabled, retired single woman with a good retirement income. My 46 yr old son lives with me and helps care for me. Plz contact me thru my email.

  44. Bev says:

    Oops. I asked that I be contacted thru my email, but after I posted my comment I see emails are not published. This site is new to me, so not really certain just how this procedure takes place.

  45. johary R says:

    Hi everyone,
    We are heading to the treasure valley soon to look for land. I will be meeting with a realtor there. Any suggestions? or things I should be looking for specifically in reference to the land. We are coming from Fl so terrain is very different. We are looking for a minimum of 5 acres as we would like to grow our own food and have some livestock. We want to built of the grid earthbag or strawbale home, use solar panels, compost toilets and rainwater catchment system such as gutter-cistern system. Thanks I really appreciate any input.

    • Hi Johary. I live in the Treasure Valley. Feel free to email me at mountainviewoffgridliving@yahoo.com or give me a call at 208-615-6331. I don’t know how soon you plan to come but now would not be a good time. We are under feet of snow so will be hard to view any “land”. I can give you some good leads. We are also looking for property so I have studied most of the areas around here including the geology. Idaho is so different from Florida. My family lives in Florida so I know what I am talking about. Give me a call.

  46. James Ollom says:

    I live in the Kendrick area .
    Land is cheap . Perfect area for me .

  47. Hello, I am Cory and I have a few different parcels that I would sell on Waha lake at the base of Craig Mountain. Perfect for off-grid or partial off-grid – whatever you are looking for. I already have bugout zones cut through the hills for a quick getaway – if ever needed. . . I can be reached at 208-305-3342

  48. susan says:

    Hi Cory My Husband and I are looking in that area for property. Do you have pictures?

  49. Craig Mack says:

    I am looking to hook up with a group of people or organization in northern Idaho who is preparing in a way similar to the folks involved with My Ozark Mountain Homestead.

  50. Cindy says:

    Craig, I might have missed another posting of yours but either way I have no idea what you have going on in your area so as to see if we are similar. To add to that why would you want to know about us out here when you are 2, miles away? just seeking information much as you are.

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