Been lots of talking of Why heat with Wood? Why drive with Wood? Why Power with Wood?
For me, and many, it is simply about personal Freedom of Choice.
1/3 of mine and my family’s annual energy needs have been traditionally supplied by bulk wood for our space heating. WE control this. We pay the least direct and indirect beholding taxes doing this. Wood stove manufactures and different of our USofA governments agencies estimate at least 11 million others here made the choice to annual space heat with wood too. To be Free of the power/energy companies monopolies. And as much as can be Free of the 3, 4 levels of Governments always tax farming us energy “consumers”.
Ha! Don’t believe this last? Read your home heating energy supplers bill for these direct use layers of taxes.
Research back at the hidden production and distribution taxes, and lobbied subsidies hidden in YOUR bought out “supplied” home heating power “fuel”.
1/3 of our annual buy-out energy is in gasoline and diesel fuels for transportation and the different IC engine fuel power.
I’d thought much about replacing all of this with wood sourced energy too.
Lots of individual Ohh-Rah! possibilities there alright.
But as WayneK answered me once about woodgas powering his woodmill - just not a day to day, intermittent-use Practical.
Been more overall benefical to us to use less; buy less gasoline/diesel in all ways. We use half of what we did 7 years ago. Next replacement vehicle we will be using even less yet.
These energy bought-outs actually have the lowest tax loads of our overall buy-out energy buget.
Actually it is only because I am old and out of Life-time & personal energy have I had to set this area aside for wood fueling.
I support most efforts in this replacement direction with DYI wood energy for personal Freeing use.
Ha! Actual used roads vehicles especially will show with thier huge fuelwood soucing, drying and prepping needs that truly you too ARE doing this for personal Freedom energy too!
Wood always gives twofers, threefers benefits.
Good value for your personal energy inputs returned. Fuel wood working/sweating will pay you back with better health. Your soils, woodlot, garden and domestic critters love the shed off “dropped-out” wood fuel use benefits much.
My last family energy needs are in the 1/3 of annual energy used coming in as Grid supplied electricity.
This by far has the highest seen multi-levels of taxes loading added. Even here as in my now rare regional Federal big hydro case this is three level use taxed and true costs obscured by national general subsidies. You’all US’ingtons get to involuntary pay for our subsidized big hydro-dams construction bonds and annual operating expenses. Just like I with no solar possibilities or wind possibilities get to tax pay for any hog sucking national subsidies for those. So we all getting involuntary pocket book social engineered. That’s not being Free.
Every subsidized kilowatt that I use I feel like that I am standing on someone else’s pocketbook Freedom.
I finally through woodgas was able a couple of years ago to be able to say realistically at any time that I ever wanted; that I could just walk out, security wire cut, meter head band remove, and than with my very own two hands pull THIER meter head unplugged off effectivly grid Freeing myself.
Put thier meter head in a bag. Hang it from the fence and call them to come and get it. No request or begged permission from them needed to just git’ter done.
Not exactly legal here with thier equipment tampering laws. They do not prosecute. Wait for you to crawl back begging a reconnect due to dependency addicted needs.
I know a double of handful here North America now having years worked up to it, and done this plug-pulling, grid Freed themselves. A central Canadian guy handled “rcavictum” last Internet saying/photoing doing this.
Ha! He’s got the central continent plains winds. And some seasonal solar posbilites. After years in the making, got his two DYI wind turbines up and to be able to go that route for his electrical energy Freedom.
He has few or none trees on his property.
A previous developed central plains seed head oil maker his diesels engines fuel oil supplier now I believe.
Minimal to No Gov’mint taxes, or oversight, licensing with their energy makings bartering exchanges.
For me to actually Grid unplug would double my needed wood harvesting and fuel wood prepping.
IF: I was currenty wood mill operating and selling, the non-commercial by-product from that would be the automatic edge strip wood “fueling” for my home electric system. Mill not up and operating then I have to wind/snow/firewood harvested limbwood chunk. This encourages greatly wood use economy developing and operating.
It is by having these possibilties now in place and worked proven that is the FREEING expression self-investment.
Ultimately it is true: ONLY you can ever truly FREE You.
Invest in to yourself. Invest in your family as a proof of self-Freeing.
New picures. View these in conjunction of those already in my photo album here.
Yes these new ones intentionally do show our owned/controlled woodfuel trees background growing all on thier own.
Shows one of two satellite dishes now “unplugged”, stripped, equipment sent back. One dish face gone now given to nieghborhood kids for snow sledding. Actually these were a renter guys “needed” installs. Base house rent included 61 channel mountain cable TV line that shows to that house as an overhead diagonal line from my house. No high-speed cable internet here. Phone dial-up even with pay-for DSL upgrade enhancement not fast enough for his online war gaming. He was usually behind on his rent to us, for him, his wife and kids. Never, ever cut/split/dried prepped enough occupancy included on the laying, suppled, felled fuel trees. I was always having by my own sweat for the kids and his wife wood fuel supplement from late January/Febuary and on.
A 90’s/2000’s Army serviceman very proud of his service to free others.
Unable to see himself chained by his dependencies/adictions and so unable to ever truly free himself and his family.
They still rent. Moved into the city for “cheap” street gas heating. More stores. More prepared food outlets.
The edge of our old foods growing capable greenhouse showing in that picture too. Now finally able to be seasons extended with wood energy made grow lighting. With the self enrgy capabilty now I could have greens and vegi’s all winter long with some fuel wood sweating. Wood heating was always just woodstove easy. Grow capable lighting electric power has been the hard one. As I said; solved as of a couple of woodgas years ago. Solve that then gives Grid free welding and refrigeration too.
So what are you doing Today to Free yourself and your family?
Ha! I cut up my Platinum credit card. I tire of their buy and sell bouncing of my account. And their late payments posting doing thier own “fees” revenue farming treating me as a numbed/dumbed down dependent “consumer” to be milked for all that I am worth.
I do nothing impulsive without a proven PRACTICAL capabilities replacement in place.
Regards to all who have self-FREE themselves using tree wood energies