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Oogoo

00    As frugal and creative off gridders, we are always on the lookout for good DIY projects, recently I “discovered” a product that can be made with 2 simple ingredients, one of them I’d be willing to bet you … Continued

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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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A solar bus home

00    I have a great love for small homes and portable homes, many of the DIY bus conversion homes are pretty good, but this one is tops in my books, it’s functional, it’s roomy, but it’s not too huge … Continued

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Waste oil heaters

00   Winter is here, all the way down here in far west Texas, tonight it will get down into the low 20s(F), definitely wood stove fire weather, along with some good warm gear to wear and sleep in. Thermal underwear … Continued

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It’s not too soon…

00    October is gone, November is here, it’s getting dark earlier (for those of us in the Northern hemisphere), it’s getting cold…. it’s also getting closer to more of those holidays that call for gathering together and gifts. For … Continued

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DIY deodorant

0-1   I love using alternative anything, especially when it comes to personal body care, I have experimented with and tried many different types of DIY deodorant, I quit using commercial antiperspirants many years ago because of the health implications, mainly … Continued