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TWO WEEKS OFF GRID – DAY 4

Day 4. It is going to be a short blog today. It is a very cloudy day which is really affecting how much power the solar panels are providing. The highest reading I’ve seen today is 150 watts which is enough to run essentials but not enough to run my computer for very long, hence […]

TWO WEEKS OFF GRID – DAY 3

Day 3. I feel like I have caught up on retrieving and setting up gear and supplies so today I’m going to try to take it a little easier and even do a little yard work. Collecting gear and remembering where you stored all your preps is not as easy as it might seem. I’m […]

TWO WEEKS OFF GRID – DAY 2

Day 2. The thing that has hit me the most is the realization of how much time, even simple tasks, now take to do. No more automated coffee maker where you can “set it and forget it”. To get coffee, I have to fire up a stove to use a percolator coffee maker that needs […]

TWO WEEKS OFF GRID – DAY 1

It’s the first day of our trial 2-week preparedness test. Not many surprises. The biggest surprise was that our 2000 watt modified sine inverter would not run the microwave on a test run. I don’t think we would have used it all that often because it is such a big power hungry appliance but it […]

OFF GRID EXPERIMENT

On April 19th, we are going to shut off our water and power and see what it will be like to live without public water and power for two weeks. During that two weeks, I will try to blog every day to let you know what went well and what little surprises popped up that […]