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    Ten-Term Congressman Now Living Off The Grid In Appalachia



    Roscoe Bartlett, one of the longest serving Congressmen in history, has ditched his suit and tie and opted for an off gridexistence. The former Maryland Representative is now living somewhere in the vast wilderness and mountains of West Virginia, far from the stresses of the Washington, DC, beltway. The octogenarian lost his final run at office in 2012, and started doing consulting work for the defense industry part-time – a job that only rarely requires a jaunt into the big city. He lost his seat in 2012 after the Maryland Democrat altered his rural district into the Washington suburbs and Montgomery County, and reportedly left him vulnerable to defeat. He first was elected in 1992.

    The 87-year-old former Maryland Congressman is now living the type of self-sufficient and self-reliant lifestyle that many of his peers herald, but do not put into practice. The Roscoe Bartlett compound in the heart of Appalachia generates its own electricity, water and food. Instead of being connected to the world via cell phones, fax machines and expensive government computers, Bartlett utilizes only a simple country road to conduct his business. He generates electricity via solar and wind power. During an interview with the Washington Examiner, the retired representative said all Americans have a “patriotic duty” to maintain a self-sufficient lifestyle.

    “If everyone is dependent on the government and the government isn’t able to take care of you, it’s going to be rather chaotic,” Bartlett, 87 said.
    The 87-year-old former Maryland Congressman is now living the type of self-sufficient and self-reliant lifestyle that many of his peers herald, but do not put into practice. The Roscoe Bartlett compound in the heart of Appalachia generates its own electricity, water and food. Instead of being connected to the world via cell phones, fax machines and expensive government computers, Bartlett utilizes only a simple country road to conduct his business. He generates electricity via solar and wind power. During an interview with the Washington Examiner, the retired representative said all Americans have a “patriotic duty” to maintain a self-sufficient lifestyle.

    “If everyone is dependent on the government and the government isn’t able to take care of you, it’s going to be rather chaotic,” Bartlett, 87 said.

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    >the Roscoe Bartlett compound

    Did you ever notice how "self-sufficient rural homestead" always seems to get cast as a "compound"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRX View Post
    >the Roscoe Bartlett compound

    Did you ever notice how "self-sufficient rural homestead" always seems to get cast as a "compound"?
    I was thinking the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRX View Post
    >the Roscoe Bartlett compound

    Did you ever notice how "self-sufficient rural homestead" always seems to get cast as a "compound"?
    Like the "Compound" they visited in 93 in TX?
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