Some people may not know what off-the-grid or off-grid means, so here it is --- The term off-the-grid or off-grid refers to living in a self-sufficient manner without reliance on one or more public utilities.

Off-grid living is no longer a one room log cabin in the woods. It's energy independency. You don't have to rely on utility companies, you create your own power. Today, there are more than 180,000 off-grid homes in the US.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

60+ MPH Wind Gusts...

57 degrees outside - 3:38 pm - gorgeous fall day with strong winds...

We recently picked up a weather station that has a wind gauge (aka anemometer) because we wanted to see just how strong the wind really was where are living.  The wind gauge records wind speed, wind direction measurement and wind chill.  It records the wind speed/gusts every 11 seconds and then stores the information for the day so you can look back and see what the highest wind speed/gusts were. 

Last night the wind howled all night long, and our wind gauge recorded gusts around 62 mph.  We are still in the building process so we have building material stacked up outside, which by morning time was scattered everywhere.  The wind has not slowed down at all today so we are probably in for another very windy night.

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