Not anywhere close to what the friend of the friend thought. That's somebody. that heard something from someone who heard it from Joe and decided it must be. Like the internet is always true.
look at this article:Dumpster diving is a way people make money. The junk comes in when metal is saved up till price is right to load it all back up and haul it to recycling for your pay . seen a lot of huge hoards in peoples yards. Good intent but they dont have the truck anymore or gas money to haul it off. Then the county gets involved .
The person you talked with see being off grid as living in poverty. Because 1920 1930 living is way different then off gride living today. Off gride is not cheap. Solar propane to replace electric. Tanks to hold delivered water. Not cheap. I can see his point.
Wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it.look at this article:
https://www.bbc.com › news › stories-57081087
They found a baby by the dumpster. He is now a computer wiz.