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, November 15, 2014

Saturday Evening Post…

7:08 pm - 23 degrees - clear night sky, 52+ mph wind gusts...

A small glimpse into our lives as we live off-grid… sort of like eves dropping.  It may be a thought, quote or a conversation; funny, sweet or sad; but it will always be true.  We will see if it resonates with you…

{Messaging back and forth} 
Me:  “Stuck on the mountain due to downed trees.  Someone needs to teach me how to use a chainsaw!!”
Friend #1:  “Get a rope and drag it out of the way.”
Friend #2:  “Move it out of the way.”
Me:  “There’s a total of 4 downed trees, too big to just drag out of the way.  Tony's on his way and is using a chainsaw and tow rope to move them out of the way.”
Brother:  “Don’t you have to carry a chain saw, tire jack and 4 sets of spares already?  Never dull up on the hill.”

Hubby:  “Cutting a tree, hung up on an embankment, under load plus inexperience equals disaster.” 

3 comments:

  1. Just discovered your site looking for off the grid sites. I'll enjoy looking around and following your posts. We live off the grid in BC in a float cabin. Love it! - Margy

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  2. I'm really enjoying your blog, especially the gravity fed water system. Do you have any blog posts regarding solar power? I didn't see solar in the tag cloud but I'll probably find it as I go through more posts. Thanks!

    Pierce

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  3. There are a few. We use solar and wind power generation. The easiest way is to use the search box in the upper left hand corner of the blog and type in solar. It will search the blog for you by the word you select. I'm enjoying your blog as well. Sounds like we have lots in common. - Margy

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