August 1st, 2015 by Off The Grid

Today was the day of deals for the Off Grid camper as I searched the flea markets and Craigslist. It was Saturday so it was a good day to hunt for useful items to make my journey off grid a smoother one. I found 3 deep cycle batteries on Craigslist! This was huge! The batteries were kind of an important piece of the off grid puzzle.. I had the solar panels but needed a way to store the power. I also found a 500watt power inverter brand new in the box at the flea market for only $15 and a pair of work overalls for only $2! Several other treasures were found and everything will come in handy when away from the suburbs in the camper!

My goal of being off the grid by the 1st had come and gone but did not happen (Today’s show was recorded back in March). I was able to move out after 3 late days of packing and cleaning. I would guess that most of us have way more stuff than we even realize. Well it was official.. I moved out and was staying at a friends house on the couch until the camper was ready for my journey off the grid. It was not a good feeling “crashing on the couch” but I was grateful for a warm place to stain on these still ice cold nights. Life continued with more change and at least I was one day closer to moving off grid.. even if this was a small setback due to the camper not being ready on time. Humbling times like these remind me of a quote:

Turn life’s stumbling blocks into stepping stones.

 

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July 22nd, 2015 by Off The Grid

Its SATURDAY so I headed out to the flea market for stuff for the Off Grid camper. Forget the fact that it is freezing cold with lots of snow and ice on the ground. Its deal hunting season at the flea market because I need to save money for this upcoming move into the camper. In preparation for the off the grid move I have also been sorting through a LOT of stuff that has accumulated over the years. So I took several boxes of miscellaneous cloths, odds and ends, kitchen items, household nick knacks, and whatever was not wanted to a couple of guys at the flea market. You can save a lot of money when buying used. Today’s episode was a short one so stay tuned next time for more because each day brings me closer to actually being off the grid in my new camper.

Today’s podcast was recorded back in February 2015 along my journey before I was “Off Grid”.

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