A Brief Exploration of Power Demands

A Brief Exploration of Power Demands
To start with this, I'm going to delve into our power requirements of one simple subset of the whole system: Computers and internet access. I have not used anything to determine how much power everything uses yet, so I am going based on the specs for each device and the peak use. Once we can handle the peak use with...

Off Grid Power Requirements

Off Grid Power Requirements
I want to figure out exactly how much power we use a month in our RV and then figure out how to reduce that amount and prepare for living off grid on a solar and wind system. That means breaking down what uses power, what can be done in other ways, what can be eliminated, and what can be changed...

Converting the RV to Off Grid Life

Converting the RV to Off Grid Life
Since we live in our RV and want to establish ourselves on our own land somewhere, it makes sense to take the RV with us and live in it while we build our structure. At the moment, we cannot really run completely separate from shore power as we would have to run the generator a lot to keep our batteries...

Getting Fresh Water Off Grid

Getting Fresh Water Off Grid
To live off grid in a house we build ourselves, there are many things we need. We have some items that can be used and adapted, but there are still a lot of things we need to get and prepare for this next phase of our lives. We want things to be stable, comfortable enough, self sufficient, independent, and reliant...

Off the Grid?

Off the Grid?
We've been full time in our RV since August 2017. In that time, we've had many things go wrong. We tried to travel, headed south, headed north a little, headed back south and ended up at a workamping job in Florida. We are stable now, but not prospering. Our bills are getting paid, things are slowly starting to improve, but...

Raspberry Pi Server Box

Raspberry Pi Server Box
I'll admit it, I love working with the Raspberry Pi. It's small, cheap, simple to work with, and I can do plenty of different tasks with them. They were designed for educational uses, but with the hobby makers taking over, it has exploded with different uses. We already have one setup as our Plex server and one with RetroPie, but...

Taking a month off

Taking a month off
It seems lately, I've been budgeting for a project each month. Some large expense to buy, work on, get all set up. For November, the large expense is going to be getting a chest freezer so we can better store food, clean out our freezer, buy in bulk so we can save money. The month after that, December, I think...