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N.C. Mountain Man Fights
To Preserve Old Ways

Carolina Journal (Raleigh, NC), by Don Carrington

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Posted By:rivlax, 12/17/2012 8:14:33 AM

Watauga County mountain man Eustace Conway’s passion for teaching primitive living came to a sudden halt in October when local government officials shut down his operation, citing safety and health concerns. [snip] But he also has become entangled in a maze of modern-day rules and codes that both make no sense and cannot be applied consistently within the primitive environment he is working to preserve.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MamaElephant, 12/17/2012 8:37:17 AM     (No. 9070466)

My most-beloved uncle was part native American and participated in many "rendezvous" camping events, which limited use of equipment to what would have existed before the mid-1800s. He was a man of great intelligence and skill, competent in so many ways. His name was Three Bones and the world has been a lesser place since he left it.

This man is a treasure. He is creating an authentic historical interpretive site. I hope the authorities will see the value of what he´s doing and that his life´s work can continue. He sounds like a very interesting and accomplished man.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Refried, 12/17/2012 9:18:03 AM     (No. 9070521)

Regulations, rules and bureaucrats. They multiply like lice.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/17/2012 9:23:00 AM     (No. 9070532)

Come to Texas.

Build any crazy thing you like !

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tarheelbilly, 12/17/2012 9:34:24 AM     (No. 9070559)

Glad to see he´s preserving one of our most treasured hillbilly traditions.......separating city slickers from their cash money.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jdmii, 12/17/2012 9:44:36 AM     (No. 9070579)

I am from the government and I am here to help you. Ha Ha Ha!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: markinalpine, 12/17/2012 9:45:51 AM     (No. 9070585)

Wasn´t there a severe series of earthquakes in Mexico not that long ago where the "Old Way" buildings of Adobe survived, while the modern Code Built building collapsed, killing thousands?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/17/2012 9:51:07 AM     (No. 9070599)

Sounds like much better living than in Section 8 housing controlled by Democrat party contributors.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickeymat, 12/17/2012 9:52:06 AM     (No. 9070600)

I am pretty certain North Carolina has in its local ordinances exceptions for agricultural buildings like they do here in Virginia. No permit is required for what are called pole buildings which are farm structures built by sinking poles into the ground. Surely Mr.Conway´s buildings fall into this category.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MrYules, 12/17/2012 9:53:19 AM     (No. 9070603)

Could this also have something to do with the desirability of the land for commercial development? Five hundred acres might be a tempting target for the "eminent domain" crowd.
Another attack on private property (for the "little people" that is).



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Reply 10 - Posted by: Right Republican, 12/17/2012 9:53:22 AM     (No. 9070604)

Read the article. I bet the big problem here is that he has ten interns living on site as well as him plus he feeds people while they´re there visiting. People need to use the restroom and all he has are septic tanks. We have learned a bit about health since people HAD to live primitively, and one of those things learned is how septic tanks and water wells in close proximity are a bad idea. I think it won´t crimp his style too much to provide for minor health and safety concerns. As long as they will work with him and be reasonable. Trouble is, I bet that paying for what´s necessary to keep his operation safe will cut into his profits so much that he won´t be able to make a iving at what he´s trying to do.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 12/17/2012 9:54:01 AM     (No. 9070607)

I´m curious as to who lodged a complaint about his operation? Surely there was some type of mass injury or illness to warrant this type of government intervention between people contracted to provide and receive services. Or, is there a massive land-grab going on? Perhaps a competitor offering inferior services wants a monopoly granted to him by the government.

There is more to this story than is being told.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: craige, 12/17/2012 10:52:18 AM     (No. 9070737)

Being the subject of a reality TV series, is NOT the best way to keep a low profile.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: curious1, 12/17/2012 11:07:22 AM     (No. 9070782)

#10, per the article, to sum it up - it isn´t what we bureaucrats want. At no point do they offer anything other than it violates bureaucratic rules or or is non-standard. If the citizens don´t stop this encroachment by the nazis at the local level, how will you stop it at the national level? Offering plans and methods and guidelines to people is one thing, stealing their private property or denying them a livelihood is another bowl of soup. What ever happened to caveat emptor in homes, for example?
As a NASA QA person was fond of saying, "Anybody who insists on 100% safety doesn´t have the balls to live in the real world."

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 12/17/2012 11:17:15 AM     (No. 9070807)

Excellent, #13! Excellent.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dp1950, 12/17/2012 11:35:53 AM     (No. 9070854)

Bureaucrats, can´t live with them, can´t hang them from a tree.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: distorted, 12/17/2012 11:59:54 AM     (No. 9070907)

You will be assimilated

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