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Old 01-27-2009, 09:58 PM
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Default ME-Seeking northern ME homesteaders

I am trying to return to northern ME and would like to connect with homesteaders there. anyone want to talk to me?

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Old 02-22-2009, 01:11 PM
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Does central maine count?
30m North ot bangor, 12m from Old Town
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:47 PM
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I am north of oldtown....looks like we are practically neighbors daniel.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:54 PM
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Hello, Patriotchick
So, are you
a) A tin heater
b) Burt Gummer from Tremors
c) A Survivalist
d) Homesteader
e) mountion man
Daniel
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:11 PM
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born and raised here, which makes me a little of all of the above ...except I am a mountainchick... ;D
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:20 AM
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Of couse Mountion woman.
My bad.

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Old 02-24-2009, 06:19 PM
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North of Bangor/Old Town...hmmm....does that put you folks in Piscatiquis County? I had a friend in Milo who died about a year ago so I know the area. I also worked a short time at a sporting camp near Katahdin.

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Old 02-24-2009, 06:22 PM
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No, I am in Penobscot. Piscatiquis county is a beautiful area, we have several friends in that county.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:40 PM
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I like to north part of Penobscot except for Millinocket. I like wilderness over rural.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:58 PM
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:03 PM
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Millinocket is in dire straights with the mill closing down. A good place to buy a home cheap, but then again, who wants to live in an area where this no work.

Greenbush, Passadumkeag, Mattawamkeag,Winn, Chester,Springfield, Burlington, Lowell are all good areas. A person can still find land fairly cheap in these areas.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:47 PM
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Patriotchick-The employment thing I have learned to deal with as last year my total income was about $9000.00. I can survive in the woods. It's just that I had a bad experience with somone who lives in Millinocket, that is why I wouldn't want to go there.

The nearest I have been to the area described is Howland and on I-95 passing thru to the County so I cannot judge it except that it is so close to Bangor. I would like to check out Washington County.

The towns you speak of have Granges (a fraternal organization I belong to). Are they active and give a positive image in the community?

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Old 02-25-2009, 08:18 PM
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Lowell and Burlington as well as a neighboring town have grange still I think. What is it you do for work? Washington county is one of the poorest in the state, but its beautiful over that way. I have friends in Machias Alexander and Dennysville. If I was to ever move I would look for property in Aroostook County, lots of hills and alot of farm land, but that area too is not as prosperous as it once was. Maine is a beautiful state, but jobs are not as plentiful as they used to be when we actually had a manufacturing/mill base.
We got two feet of snow on Sunday. Pretty- but what a pain!
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:15 PM
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Patriotchick,

I do realize that there is very little employment in those areas but I have learned to live on less. I forage, garden, etc. and lived on $9000.00 last year. Since I love the wilderness areas I needed to learn to live without an income.

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Old 02-26-2009, 06:32 PM
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it can be done, and some live on less a year believe it or not. owning your own land though is always a good thing. We are pretty self sufficient but I still like to have running water and power....but I have a neighbor and know several people who live entirely off grid.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:27 PM
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As a Native I beleive we do not own land, water, air, etc. We are just stewards of the land.

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Old 03-01-2009, 01:08 PM
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I respect your belief.....but you said you forage, I just figured foraging and such is easier if you "own" the land, same as gardening...easier if you have control over digging it up not a landlord....been there done that.
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:28 PM
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Patriotchick,


I ALWAYS get permission of the landowner. I have respect for other peoples stuff. Hiking around, even long distances I usually can find plenty to eat.

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Old 03-12-2009, 01:03 PM
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I just read in Uncle Henry's that someone in LaGrange has (I think) 50 acres that they would like to share with very negotiable rent. In my research I see a poplation of about 700 and that most of them live along to 2 state highways. when I visited a friend in Milo, we went to Bangor and I think I remember low rolling hills and former farmland. I think it was about 45 minutes to Bangor (employment area).

Can anyone tell me more about the area or debunk any of the above info? Do they have zoning? ...thinking of my tipi.

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Old 10-06-2010, 01:54 AM
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Hey Mainahs,

Masshole here, looking to escape. Help!

We're looking for 10-50 acres within a max 45 minute drive of amenities. We're a farmer and a farrier. Both of us hunt. We are Constitution-loving Americans who don't have a lot of patience for large throngs of big government-lovers. In what part of Maine would we fit?

Western Maine appeals to me, because the terrain is familiar. Coastal Maine is okay, too, but it seems a bit swampy. Am I wrong?

Thanks for helping us find our home!
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