preparing for poo
November 19th, 2015 by Off The Grid

One of the most basic situations we can all relate to is made light of here in today’s funny episode of Off The Grid Podcast. If you have ever wondered just how to prepare for poo then here is your video! This funny video was made back when I was working on the camper during the warmer days of summer. Why make a video about survival preparedness or preparing for poo you ask? This was made because when I got out here the off grid camper had no toilet. As the saying goes when ya got to go.. yup you know the rest! lol If you like this funny video please comment and share with a friend. As always thank you for sticking with me through the good times and bad listening to the podcast along the way. I really appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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  • Today’s lesson: When you got to go.. you got to go so get prepared for POO!! lol
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off grid amp reading
September 25th, 2015 by Off The Grid

For the last week I was holding out hope that the solar battery bank may be ok but unfortunately it looks like the batteries are done. If you remember back in Episode 52 Big Solar Battery Bank UPDATE I topped off all of the batteries with distilled water. Then I reconnected my off the grid solar panels via the charge controller to the battery bank. The last few days I kept an eye on both the levels of individual battery cells along with the amps at the end of the day. After not noting any change as to the solar battery bank holding a charge I started checking each individual deep cycle battery. As it turns out one by one each one of the (3) 12V deep cycle batteries were in fact done. Not a single rechargeable battery held a charge so my off grid solar battery bank needs to be replaced.

The second notable note for today’s podcast I was trying something new for my DIY / homemade off grid toilet by using kitty litter. If any of you have cats you may be thinking one of two things.. one your crazy!! or two wow that makes sense so lets try it! lol Well time would tell as to weather this was going to work. First impression so far was that the “99% dust free odor free” might just be false advertising. It was still to soon to tell about the odor but there was a lot of dust! Now granted this was kitty litter and probably not intended for use in an off the grid compost toilet of any kind but out of necessity I was willing to give it a try. The off grid toilet that was a simple 5 gallon bucket lined with trash bags that anybody could easily put together in a SHh hit the fan scenario.. Attention preppers you probably already knew that but it doesn’t hurt to explain for the newbies out there. People wanting something quick as a DIY toilet for off grid living will appreciate the simplicity of it all too.

“At the start of a journey your desire is always greater than your talent and sometimes that time is just so that your talent can catch up”

Thank you guys once again for tuning into the podcast and sticking with me. It really does mean a lot and I thank you for it! It seems like for the most part every day is a welcomed new adventure in many small ways. Yes for years probably just like you I listened to and watched countless shows about people living off the grid or way out there in harsh environments. It was really cool to see how they were able to figure out and adapt to challenging situation. Evey day I learn something new and am still amazed as to just how much of “everything OFF GRID” that I simply could not have imagined or predicted. Life as always it seems is best experienced first hand as opposed to watching hours of TV.. especially when things are far from ideal. lol

 

Show notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: Experience life first hand not in front of a screen even when things are challenging!
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take out the trash
September 17th, 2015 by Off The Grid

A very good day to everyone out there in podcast land tuning in to today’s show! Something hit me last night as I stepped into the off grid camper. It was a pretty bad rotten smell. At first I thought it was time to change my compost bucket toilet so I swapped it out for a new one with all the fixings. The “fixings” are a mixture of cedar shavings, aspen bedding, and good smelling coffee grinds to help absorb moisture and odor for my little off grid toilet. The next morning I woke up to the same nasty smell. It turned out to be the trash. Now keep in mind usually if your living in the average white picket fence house the trash might smell a bit but usually your in and out of the kitchen fast. When your living in a monumentally smaller space like a medium sized camper you can not escape your responsibilities. Essentially this is right along the lines of a tiny off grid house size wise.

Living off the grid you need to be innovative and efficient especially when it comes to the importance of maintaining a sanitary environment. Today was all about taking out the trash and cleaning up first thing this morning in the camper.ย Waking up to the fact that your humble dragonfly in camperabode all be it a tiny home stinks to high heaven is a stark reminder to take out the trash. I started by sweeping the floor and was done in no time at all. I would imagine most any camper, RV, or other tiny house would be just as easy to sweep. Next up was to take out the trash. The trash turned out to be the culprit for the offending odor. As mundane as it sounds this is a very important part of feeling good when you come home to a welcoming environment. Again when its time to take the trash out you will know it!

Flowing to the lighter side of living off the grid the morning was had a few simple pleasures for those with senses to appreciate. A little dragonfly flew in to check things out for a while. If you have been following Off The Grid Podcast you know I love to cook. Today I was multitasking both cleaning up inside the off grid camper and making breakfast. If you want to hear the making of a granola Power Pancake recipe listen to Episode 40 of the podcast. If you want to try making it yourself visit the Cast Iron Cooking page to get the recipe.

 

Show notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: Living in a small space you will absolutely know when its time to take the trash out!
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