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.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Here Comes The Storm...

10:36 am - 53 degrees - fog, wind (26+ mph) and heavy rain...

There is a big storm on the way (the remnants of a tropical typhoon), and the area we’re in is supposed to see rain fall totals in the double digits.  Since we’ve gotten 3.53 inches of rain in the past 24 hours (even with the wind blowing over the rain gage), I think we’ve got a good chance of seeing that, especially since the largest portion of the storm isn’t scheduled to hit until tomorrow.
 
We've already got a small stream flowing down the driveway

If the rain rolls in as forecasted, our area could set a new all-time record for rainfall in September.  The last time we got over a foot of rain in just a few days, it washed out our driveway and flooded the mountain {click here}. 
 
With this much rain, we’re guaranteed some damage to the driveway, but we’re hoping to keep the damage to a minimum.  So yesterday and today Tony has been on the excavator clearing the ditches and making sure the culverts are clear of debris.
 
 

1 comment:

  1. I live off grid too, and it would seem that a lot of people who choose to live off grid, in remote areas, are subject to severe weather, like flooding, extreme heat etc. Just recently we had some livestock wash away in the biggest flood we had in living memory. Living off grid is for tough people!

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