Off Grid Living
Ryan (Doc) Lipinski has opened his website! Like many these days, Ryan has little faith remaining in YouTube. I think he’s off to a great start. We’re going to help him as much as we can, in the search engine rankings, by making sure he has a link on the .sucks homepage!
Maybe he’ll open a forum too and give us a taste of our own medicine! 🙂
Good luck with your site Ryan and Addie!
Short and sweet…
We had so much content, we needed a wiki
Well, we got one!
PM someone if you want a wiki author account.
Now that the video fun is done…
Ode To The Fairy Meadow Thespian
by Quiet Kate
Troy Reid films live at the Off Grid Camper in April 2013
Canning Maple Syrup in pots that don’t quite gleam
Chiding devout fellow preppers to develop a plan
To have a get away bag ready just in case shit hits the fan
Promoting this notion an errant thought enters
To sell the brew to those rabid–err avid fans he mentors
Troy remembers my sap is free—so it shall be best
to acquire only the bare basics and just wing the rest
In 2015 an inept fool drenched in pouring down rain
Wonders why this life is such an extreme strain
His method of sap containment is plagued by ants
He needs to eat lunch than deal with pestilence
Exposure to the elements fills him with dread
Seeing the need to finally build a sugar shack shed
Thoughts of cash in his mind begin to reason
It will be smart to be prepared for next maple season
The sugar shack shed is still not around
It’s the lure of the keyboard is where Troy will be found
Temptation of the flesh leads him astray
With the promise of a child bride living damn far away
Leap Year is featured in February 2016
The need for a pallet shed is still pretty keen
It’s close to dusk can he accomplish a build in one night
With the adjustable beams from a complimentary BioLite?
Swinging from rafters with traces of rot
In the dark Troy realizes he’s not alone in the lot
Illumination from a LED light would sure fit the bill tonight
But it’s scheduled for someone on e-Bay in a box on a DHL flight
Troy really needs to get on the ball
Or this boiler won’t be contained within genuine pallet wood walls
And now another eye sore sits on the ground
Covered with perforated tarpaulin hastily stapled down
A boiler, smoker and a few tools will be kept in that shack
And rodents leaving a special delivery of turds so black
Troy walks in the forest his eyes froze in a gaze
The boiler has set his precious Fairy Meadow ablaze
Imagine a person on YouTube – who promotes his company as off grid technical experts, solar power and wind consultants. This company competes by sending waves of internet trolls (mostly elderly) against your channel because you corrected a piece of his false information! Meet Troy Reid…and his company The Do It Yourself World. One major problem with Troy’s company is that it makes no money!! Troy requests that viewers and successful companies donate money and free products to his derelict compound…which is more like a junkyard. In exchange for these donations he offers his survival, technical and off grid “expertise” via his YouTube videos.
Troy lives inside a tar paper shack (The Tiny House on Wheels), in the middle of a tick infested meadow in upstate New York. He has no source of water, sewage or electricity. He also has no certificate of occupancy from the township to dwell there. Troy will neither confirm nor deny that he actually lives in his shack. If he declares he lives there, the authorities will visit him. If he denies living there, his donations will suffer. His donations come from unwise, fixed-income elderly that watch his videos. They donate to Troy because he supposedly lives in his shack. No living in his shack = no free cash. Troy portrays himself a romantic hero, quite a joke. Those foolish enough not to recognize his scam send him money and food from their pantry.
The scary part of Troy’s farce comedy occurs when his troll “army” of fools begin howling for yet another YouTuber’s blood. Perhaps because said YouTuber honestly questioned their video messiahs’ competency, intentions or integrity. Troy and his gang shut down all dissenting opinion through verbal abuse carried out on his channel. One or two comments not praising Troy or his work, will get you blocked. Needless to say, free speech is the farthest thing from Troy’s mind. It all starts off rather humorous, as you might imagine. Serious sets-in soon afterwards; as they’ve gotten decent people’s YouTube channels shut down for making videos critical of Troy’s internet business. They’ve gotten some folks actually fired from their jobs. Throughout all this Troy Reid plays the victim and injured party. Maximum sympathy for Troy brings in larger donations. Productive strategy indeed. In the end, it’s all about not getting a job and working for a living…rather simple.
It gets more pathetic, and funny, when you realize that Troy Reid is also in the Christian Assemblies International cult (CAI). But…this is really only an introduction to the foulness and silliness that is The Do It Yourself World & The Off Grid Project & The Tiny House on Wheels. Head into the discussion forums and be entertained and informed! Because, as repugnant as Troy and his behavior are…the astounding buffoonery and incompetence will make you laugh!