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Filing cabinet smoker

+2-3      I’ve seen some ingenious peeps on FaceBook and YouTube, this has to be in the top 10 of cool DIY, have you seen the filing cabinet smoker? This is a first for me, not sure if it’s … Continued

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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

+4-3   …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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Installing a Renogy 200 Watt Solar Kit

+16-14    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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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

+1-1   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