Food Preparation Off Grid

Food Preparation Off Grid
As I discussed in an early post, we have a lot of technology to power. Those devices and electrical demands are all for ways to make money, entertain ourselves, and communicate with the outside world. The topic of this entry though is going to be all about food preparation. How to store food, how to make food, how to cook...

Winegard ConnecT 2.0 Update

Winegard ConnecT 2.0 Update
We have had the Winegard ConnecT 2.0 LTE and Wifi Extender as our backup internet connection for several months now. As it is not our only source of connecting to the outside world, I cannot attest to its complete reliability. We do use it under certain circumstances though, as I outline here. First, the ConnecT 2.0 is on the roof...

A Plan for Going Off Grid

A Plan for Going Off Grid
We have a rather large roof on our 1988 Tiffin Allegro. The RV is 33 feet long with a solid aluminum roof, much of it free of anything. If we want to put solar panels on it, I'm sure there is a way, though it may require some work to make it all happen. I've read a lot of information...

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...

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...