# Off grid
Let’s Go Camping Off Grid
Check out the solar set-up on this little teardrop camper.
Homestead Update Vlog | Garden, Chickens & Bunny Update
Spring is here, and everything is green and growing. I checked on the potatoes and found they needed to be topped off with soil. My carrots are starting, and the onions are sprouting like crazy. The garlic has doubled in size in just a few weeks. The baby chicks have hatched and Bun Bun is happy that the grass is growing to munch on. I love this time of year, especially after a long, cold winter.
Living off-grid appeals to so many people
Photo by Taylor Simpson on Unsplash. The idea of going off-grid is appealing to many—it means living every single day in the fresh air and honing a more sustainable way of life. By turning to natural living, you put less strain on the environment, learn how to become entirely self-reliant, and experience the many joys of Mother Nature. (Source.)
This is how I make delicious, off grid, Iced lattes, while on the road!
This is one of the ways I make iced lattes off grid and on the road, using a stovetop espresso maker and my own fresh roasted Roadway Coffee. Music: B.there.4.u Musician: Jeff Kaale
Why we chose the Ford Transit for Vanlife
Why we chose the Ford Transit for vanlifestokeloafvan. The pivotal question that is at the start of everyone’s van life dream is which van is the right van for me? Each person’s, couple’s, or families’ situation and needs are going to be unique, therefore, preferences are going to vary widely. There are many vehicles that can be converted into a tiny home on wheels like vans. school buses, box trucks, and step trucks. For this post, we are only going to be focusing on the van category and the top 3 most common makes/models: the Ford Transit, the Dodge/Ram Promaster, and the Mercedes Sprinter.
Opinion: Do the advantages of living off-grid outweigh the conveniences of urban living?
Many of us have a kind of longing for freedom from artificial ties. Life in the wilderness with no paid for running water or electricity. Also, no supermarkets, no drug stores, and no medical facilities. I wouldn’t survive, would you?
Watts, Amps, Volts - Solar Power System Explained
Watts, Amps, Volts - Solar Power System Explained 3rd in a series of questions we have gotten and answered.
Installing Solar Panels on a Chevy Astro!
Today we are mounting solar panels on this off-grid conversion for our friend. Follow for more van life adventures <a href="https://instagram.com/fnavanlife">https://instagram.com/fnavanlife</a>
Off Grid Homestead Shenanigans | Backyard Chickens & Bunny
Off-Grid Homestead Shenanigans | Backyard Chickens & Bunny While cleaning up snow, I hung out with the chickens and bunny for a bit. It was a cold but beautiful day. I couldn't resist filming as much as I could. Enjoy!
Off Grid Solar Battery Maintenance | How To Keep Them Tip Top
Off-Grid Solar Battery Maintenance | How To Keep Them Tip Top A huge part of having solar with power storage is keeping those batteries that store for you in tip-top shape. They are the key to having power when you need it the most. In this video we are showing how we maintain our batteries and keep them clean and happy. Enjoy!
This Family Pays for Their Life on the Road by Picking up Odd Jobs Along The Way!
Many people have wondered how we can afford to travel full time. Are we independently wealthy? Did we come into a large inheritance? Do we rely on government assistance? Do we own a tree that grows money? The answer is “no” to all of those questions. We earn a living by good old fashion work. We pick up jobs along the way and that helps us fund everything we do. This video was filmed in Connecticut.
Off-Grid Solar Set Up | Our Solar Power System
Off-Grid Solar Set Up | Our Solar Power System This video is an original we did to show the system we have in our home. The setup was here when we moved in. This home was a foreclosure, and house was not running when we got here. So lots of the system had sat for several years until we came along. Never being off-grid before, this was all new and a lot of learning the ins and outs of the whole system. We have learned what we can and can't do with this setup. We have adapted very well, I believe, for the benefit of living off-the grid and out in the boonies more. If you have any questions about our solar setup, please leave them down in the comments and we will try to answer them.
Off-Grid - Below Zero - Wood Stove is Broken
Off-Grid - Below Zero - Soapstone Wood Stove is Broken As usual, with things on this modern off-grid homestead that you rely on, things break. Our Woodstock Soapstone Wood Stove broke, the cast iron bypass cover cracked right through. It will not properly seal the way it is, so we ordered a new one from the Woodstock Stove Company in New Hampshire. It's below zero, and this stove is our only heat in the home, so we were dreading doing this for fear of breaking bolts or not being able to remove parts. Luckily, we have an Ashley wood stove in the basement, but it's inefficient and eats wood like crazy. The stove company sent instructions, two bolts, and a small packet of never seize. They also have great instructions on their website to follow if needed. All in all, the repair went well, but while in there, we found that there were more parts worn out. As a result, the combuster and pan will need to be replaced in the future once we order the parts.
1800 Watts Of Freedom
Where the sun shines, It's beautifulWhiskey n Sunshine Off GridOff-Grid. The house had been "winterized" by the same property management folks that had removed all the other stuff from home several years earlier. Their quality was about the same. When Tom turned on the power to the deep well pump, I went around to the several shutoffs and faucets. Some were left open, and some closed. The sound of running water was everywhere. Unfortunately, one place it was coming from was the dining room floor. The pipes had frozen and burst in the dining room ceiling. We quickly turned off the pump and got the plumbing drained back down far enough to stop the leak. I made a few calls and managed to get a plumber to come over on a Sunday (it's nice to have friends), and he put in a couple of shutoffs that let us isolate the upstairs plumbing. We had running water (albeit cold) to everything on the ground floor when he left. Even this seemed like a big deal at the time. We now had water in all the downstairs faucets and a working bathroom on the ground floor. There was extensive damage to the drywall of the dining room. The floor was soaked, and I decided to give it a few days to dry out before I cut into the sheetrock, looking for the leak.
The Start Of Our Off-Grid Journey
Hello there. My wife and I live off-grid in the western mountains of Maine. We moved out of "town" over three years, it was. The house wasn't a full two-story colonial, with 2,000 sq feet of living space" a full basement. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths. All this, and it was off-grid too. The house had been built in 2008 and had to be designed with off-grid living in mind. The place was overbuilt and insulated to the max. The previous owners had spared no expense on materials. Now the sad part, the previous owners had turned the place back over to the bank because they couldn't make a go of it. They suffered several setbacks that left them with more than one mortgage, a ruined battery bank, a destroyed generator, and no way forward.
Boondocking for the first time over Christmas break! Happy New Year from Georgia!
We boondocked (also called dispersed camping) for the first time between Christmas and New Year's Eve! It was a fun learning experience. Gorgeous hiking trails, dreamy fog, and shaded spots! Please remember to keep comments kind and respectful. Any unkind comments will be deleted, as we strive to make this a welcoming place for everyone. Music provided by Epidemic Sound.