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! 🙂
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
Troy Reid cannot legally live in his “Tiny House on Wheels” or his camper or his RV or any other structure – on that land – that isn’t at least 800 square feet. Those aren’t MY rules, those are the zoning regulations for the township of Shawangunk, New York. A residence in that township must be the minimum size (800sqft) to be occupied! When asked about this specific township zoning ordinance on his YouTube channel (The Do It Yourself World)… he will flatly ignore you, delete your comment and probably block/ban you if you persist. Censorship in furtherance of fraud
Troy simply ignored the law…
Why is this even an issue? Who cares if Troy really lives there? Why are you calling it an off grid SCAM??
According to Troy Reid he does live in one or more of these off grid structures. Below is a screenshot from his website (The Off Grid Project) explaining how you too can live off the grid for just $5,000! He will show you! He also talks about how he had come to move into these structures after losing his job and apartment in 2013.
Note: the “job” Troy says he “lost”, was in reality, the closure of his own web-design company.
Now its established, Troy cannot live in any of his structures legally! Not in Shawangunk, NY he can’t. But thats not what he tells his viewers. The sins of omission! Troy keeps the viewer believing he lives in The Tiny House on Wheels… this is exactly the romantic, self-sufficient portrayal Troy wishes to project to them. Yes gentle reader, this man is courting donations for his company while proclaiming self-sufficiency. He installed a shower, cook top w/ propane tanks, sinks, water pipes, wood stove… All to allow the viewer to continue under the false premise that he lives there! Troy believes building codes do not apply to his tar paper shack, so everything has been installed without standards. Troy has no access to power lines, no sewage/septic, no well. His sewage runs out of a pipe, in the side of the shack, and onto the ground.
Troy Reid: “YouTube is my business, The Do It Yourself World is my company”
The majority of Troys donations come from elderly, disabled and/or just good natured, but gullible, folks. Generally folks on fixed incomes who take what Troy says at face value… without looking critically at his contradictions, willful ignorance and his outright dangerous building and “survival” practices! All this without Troy answering any probing, but legitimate questions (accountability). One person sent him $1000 for a battery bank that Troy has since destroyed, due to his own incompetence. Troy has an impossible time accepting good advice on anything, especially that which he considers himself expert. Which covers just about all subjects.
We want Troy and his company to stop taking donations! Stop taking advantage of people, stop making videos crying about a lack of funds for his basic needs, and for his off grid project. We’d like Troy to GET A JOB and run his off grid project during his time off from work!! There is no reason for Troy not to be working like every other able bodied individual! There is honor in work, honor with which Troy has seemed to have lost touch with. His making a daily 20 minute video on YouTube should not be license to joblessly fleece others.
Best for last -or- always leave them wanting more
The zinger in this entire story is that Troy traveled to 5 different countries, on vacation, in 2015!! Ok, one of them was Canada (nearby). But the remaining 4 were India, Australia, Ireland and the Philippines! Does this sound like someone who should ask for donations? I’d like you to enter the forum and take a look at the criticism generated in just two weeks, criticism against Troy Reids company! Currently 90+ calm and well thought-out individuals have written nearly 4,000 forum posts in those two weeks… Subject? Troy Reid and his off grid scam!
Thank you for your kind attention, Sassy
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Next article: Troy Reid’s environmental impact on the land, and the wetlands!
Next, next article: Troy Reids’ Philippine mail order bride – that he wants other people to pay for!
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