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Solar system balancing act

00    Life with a small solar system is a balancing act. We have lived 8+ years now with our small solar system, tweaking it, adding to it, improving it, trying to balance our system vs the power load. Of … Continued

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DIY as much as possible

+1-1   …and truck update. A few weeks ago, I had a chance encounter with an elk, an animal of much height, girth and weight. After looking up the average weight of a female elk (also referred to as an elk … Continued

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Renogy portable suitcase solar panel

00   Technology is always getting smaller, cheaper, faster, better, and that’s a good thing. Solar panels are no exception, those of us who live in one spot prefer having full size panels, but if you are mobile, then having something … Continued

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Keyhole garden

00    It’s so nearly spring, I am itching to get out and do some gardening, I’ve been getting seed catalogs, the siren song of the gardener. About a year ago (+/-) I discovered another method of raised bed gardening, … Continued

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Nearly free hot water

00    Watching this video made me shiver! Picture a steaming “hot tub”, full of hot water, picture someone sitting in it, thoroughly enjoying the hot water, now picture 2 feet of snow all around. This isn’t just any hot … Continued

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Installing a Renogy 200 Watt Solar Kit

+10    I have been looking into getting the Renogy solar panel kits, the price of solar panels have really come down since we moved off grid some 8 years ago. I ran across Bob Wells, a long time van-dweller, … Continued

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Mobile living

00    A few months ago, a long lost friend appeared back in my life, a friend I knew when I was an early teen but lost contact with, all these years later we reunited and picked our friendship right … Continued