“Generating” Repairs: Winter requires more than just solar.

Living off the grid and relying totally on solar power is not a great idea.  There are days and even a month or two in the winter in which only a few sunny days will appear.  If we only had solar to rely on for electricity, it would become very unnerving seeing our battery bank’s … Continue reading “Generating” Repairs: Winter requires more than just solar.

Reality Check… we live off grid (part 1: of our transition period)

Sometimes my wife and I have to remind ourselves that we live off the grid.  We do not receive any electricity from the power company. We make our own electricity using our solar panels and sometimes back up gas generator in a pinch. During evenings, I like to unwind by watching Youtube on the television.  … Continue reading Reality Check… we live off grid (part 1: of our transition period)

The Battle: Sustainable Living versus Doomsday Preparedness

What is the difference between sustainable living and doomsday preparedness?  A person with the sustainable living philosophy chooses to limit their impact on the environment, live within their means, and tries to grow food for themselves to not only save money, but to eat healthy. On the other side of the fence is another group, … Continue reading The Battle: Sustainable Living versus Doomsday Preparedness