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Arvo off grid

+5-5   Arvo Thompson went from wanting to live off grid to actually doing it, a step that sadly, not enough people actually do. He has been living the life for 15+ years, designing and building everything on his property himself. … Continued

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Budget solar install

+6-6   I love seeing how other people do their solar systems, especially those who create and maintain their systems on a shoestring budget, which is how we do things around here. A quick search on YouTube for solar power netted … Continued

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Water issues

+6-7   Living in our little rural community in the mountains, we don’t have many choices for over the air radio stations, the mountains block most if not all of any potential signals we might receive, in fact for us, our … Continued

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Killing parasites naturally

+10-10   Two nights ago, THEY arrived, the dreaded kissing bugs, they are known to carry Chagas, it seems that each year they are more and more numerous, they show up at night, when you are asleep, they are attracted to … Continued

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What is “off grid”?

+10-10   “How can you be off grid and be on the internet?” “You use propane, that’s not off grid…” “You go to the grocery store to buy food, how is that off grid?” These are just some of the questions … Continued

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And the pressure is on

+10-7   Pressure cookers that is, yesterday while surfing the internet, I ran across an article on Mother Earth News about cooking with pressure cookers. It reminded me of how much I love mine, I have a 6 quart stainless steel … Continued

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Micro-travel trailer

+12-7   This has got to be the tiniest travel trailer I have seen to date, this designed to be pulled with a bicycle, yes I said bicycle! It weighs in at around 100 pounds, it is 8.5 feet long and … Continued

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Happy Fathers Day

+2-2   Today is a bittersweet day for me, it’s Fathers Day AND it’s my mother’s birthday, both of my parents are deceased, my mother many years ago, she never got to see my life as I live it now but … Continued

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Battery desulfator review – update

+2-2   “How many blinks do we have?”, “It’s time to change the panels…”, those are common phrases around here, if you hear these statements, we are talking about our solar system. It’s a small system, very small by most standards, … Continued