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Cooking in a sleeping bag

Maybe we have to cook in a sleeping bag cause we’re living offgrid and it’s...

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Using Solar Electricity

Continuing from the Off-grid Solar Electricity Overview this post describes the ways electricity collected from...

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We have a water heater

Phillip made this simple passive solar water heater. He dug and leveled a 3” deep...

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Off-grid Solar Electricity Overview

Off-grid Solar Types Direct Thermal - There are many types of off-grid thermal systems. Some...

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Solar dehydrator, 2nd attempt

Our first solar dehydrator didn’t last. The rainy season has consumed many cardboard/paper items. The...

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Solar dehydrator, 1st attempt

We’ve been harvesting wild edibles (also known as weeding the gardens) and can’t eat them...

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Saving for a not rainy day

When we moved to El Terreno, the only structure was a 10,000 liter water tank....

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How to make coffee off-grid

Update After our pour-over fell to the rustic kitchen floor, we’ve been making cowgirl coffee....

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Electricity off-grid

We don’t have electricity here. That is, we’re not on the grid. We do have...

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The Evolution of Showering

We’re on shower system 3.0. We’ve stuck with the same solar shower bags throughout our...

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