Episode 36: A quick car ride catching up with more STUFF!

car ride

Today’s Off The Grid Podcast is going oldschool with a short car ride reminiscent of the early days of the show episodes. As always a lot has been going on so I figured the best way to keep you guys and gals updated was to share some stuff along the drive. Backing out of my muddin “driveway” a good sized swarm of mosquitoes got stirred up from the warm engine condo under my car hood the night before and swarmed the car as I came to a stop to put into first gear. First up more drama with the people that were going to be repairing the floor. The contractors that did more damage in a single day than I could tolerate.. which is a lot because I am an extremely reasonable and patient person to deal with. If you missed it check out Off The Grid podcast episode 31 to hear what a crazy frustrating weekend it was.There were several projects hinging on the floor being done. Until the floor was repaired a few other projects were on hold.

A friend of mine had called the week before and gave me a small portable generator. The generator was in very rough shape and far from running condition hence today’s adventure drive to find some parts at a lawn and garden store. Most lawn and garden stores would not carry the part I needed. The generator was used on a boat and needed a new carburetor so I was making a good drive out by referral to one that was out of the way as a last hope of restoring this little old generator to running condition again. I was really looking forward to getting this thing running because it would mean I would have access to a small yet valuable BACKUP power supply. Originally I was going to simply drive my car all the way in the woods and park next to the off grid camper to charge the deep cycle batteries as needed. The huge mess that was left after the “frustrating weekend” made my path impassible in my car. Well to be fair I could probably make the short drive but would most likely tear up the underside of my car so a generator was the best option for now.

A few quick points for the drive wrapping up the show.. hmm. On a culinary side note I scored a really good deal on some grass fed beef so I was going to be eating good tonight. If any of you are up to date on all of the science experiment kind of “stuff” in our food supply and in this case the beef industry then it can be scary. Today’s Off The Grid Podcast episode was recorded back in mid July. I did end up recording another show later this same night which will be Monday’s podcast. Thank you everybody for listening and also a special thank you to Tina and West Texas Desert Prepper for posting a response to yesterday’s episode! I really appreciate it 🙂

Show notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: Multitasking is not a good thing but sometimes it is the best way to use your time!
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August 28th, 2015 by