walking in the creek
August 5th, 2016 by Off The Grid

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to go up north for a family reunion. Now this trip wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies but it was a good time none the less. The 12 hour drive up included an unscheduled and unwanted 2 hour scenic route through the mountains of Pa. Yup you guessed it.. I got lost when the sun went down so I found myself taking the scenic route around the mountains and through towns so small they only had a couple of traffic lights. It felt good to finally reach my destination and I went straight to bed. The next day family reunion activities were in full swing. The food was excellent and everyone had a good time catching up on how things have been. After we all ate it was time for games like trivia, toss grandmas purse, and everyone favorite “dirty” bingo! Next we had the family auction. Yes it was a lot of fun and I really look forward to going each year when I can.

Every once in a while a long road trip to visit family in Pennsylvania is a great reset for me. Despite my humble abode (the off grid camper) I am still very much a part of this “normal” suburban society on a daily basis with work and all. Going to visit my family up north reminds me of just how much a difference there is in culture from region to region. For better or worse there is always something to learn and life to experience. Up there I was reminded of what small town America is all about. People in general seemed to be nicer, have more manors, and an overall better set of ethics quite honestly. Just an observation. 🙂

 

Video Post notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: Slowing down to enjoy the simple moments in life can remind you of just how special this experience that we call life is.
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floating logs frozen water ditch
February 13th, 2016 by Off The Grid

Join us today as I slow down to take refreshingly adventurous walk around an icy pond that just appeared in the woods after the unusually large amount of rain and snow. If you have been keeping up with my mini-adventurers out here in the camper and off the grid you know a LOT of precipitation over the last month has graced flooded frozen pond woodsthis area. We have all had times in life when unexpectedly everything gets busy. I recorded today’s episode of the podcast while I was out enjoying a cool walk down the path and making my way around the flooded areas. This “Adventure Saturday” starts out following a set of little bunny rabbit tracks in the snow. The rabbit tracks started over by my very frozen compost pile near the off grid camper and lead all the way down the path. I’m not going to spoil it for you but I take a leap of faith over where the dilapidated bridge used to be. Hopefully you enjoy today’s show as much as I did experiencing it with microphone in hand! 🙂 As always thank you for listening and if you have anything to share please send me an email from the link below in today’s show notes.

 

Show notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: When the weather changes your landscape it may make it more difficult to navigate your normal surroundings. Take a little extra time and caution! 🙂
  • If you want to check out the Christmas episode I mentioned with the bell here is the link.
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cold walk in the woods
January 29th, 2016 by Off The Grid

This was some video I took of the first snow fall a couple of weeks ago. Walking down the path I was delighted with the new landscape that seemed to emerge overnight with the recent snowfall the night before. Please keep in mind this video was taken BEFORE the last snow storm hit (mentioned in episodes 91 & 92). As always thank you for taking the time to check these out, watch, share, and listen! ~ Levi 🙂

 

Video Post notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: Just a little snow can change your landscape. Watch for downed trees and before unseen obstacles.
  • When its unbearable cold outside you better have a way to stay warm or your in trouble.
  • I will add a link to the video mentioned in today’s episode tomorrow. See the comments below this post to watch! 🙂
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  • If you want to be part of the conversation say hello on Zello! Search for Off The Grid Podcast channel.
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snowing off grid on the camper
January 20th, 2016 by Off The Grid

If you have ever lived anywhere when the icy cold grip of winter winds chill you to the bone then you can probably relate to today’s episode of the Off The Grid Podcast. In the last few days it seems that winters icy cold grip has really take hold of this area. Freezing temperatures dipped down to 16 degrees. Keep in mind that when you are trying to stay warm inside of an old camper with no electricity or water then you need to use your critical thinking and common sense skills even more so. I had hoped to have my little pot belly cast iron coal / wood stove in by now but it has not happened yet. I do however have an awesome Little Buddy Heater. If you are looking to live off grid and need a little info about heating during winter’s cooler months then this episode will not disappoint. i shared some recent info and numbers with the temps both inside the camper, outside the off grid camper, and in combination with running a small portable propane heater. Yes you can learn a little bit by listening to this chilly winter episode. lol

Today’s podcast was recorded at the office after a very long and late day that turned into night. If you noticed my energy was low it was because I pulled a double shift and then recorded the podcast for this episode. As I mentioned it was very late when recording so I will keep the wording for this post short.. Sleep is important!!! 🙂 The video will be posted here on the website tomorrow. Please stay “tuned” for the update! lol Until next time stay safe, please stay warm on these bitter cold days, and enjoy some of the beauty that only snow can offer. As always thank you for listening! If you have any questions, comments, or other great info to share please send me an email. I would love to hear from you! 🙂

 

Show notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: Sometimes your path can change over night. Adapt quickly to new surroundings & enjoy the beauty of new fallen snow!
  • I will add a link to the video mentioned in today’s episode tomorrow. See the comments below this post to watch! 🙂
  • Be social! Connect with me and the podcast on Facebook, like the page, and tell a friend! 🙂
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  • Please help support this show and the off grid community by checking out Off Grid Singles.
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merry christmas from otgp
December 25th, 2015 by Off The Grid

With today being December 24th that means it is also Christmas eve! For most of us I would guess the holidays are a very busy time of year. As I found out once again good time management took a back seat until it was too late. Yep. Christmas is here folks! Its finally time for all your hard work, all the hours you probably spent decorating, cooking, and stressing out over just the right gift to give to pay off. So settle down by the fire or wood stove if you have one and take a deep breath. I have been promising for the last 2 or 3 episodes of Off The Grid Podcast to include a video with today’s show here on the site. christmas tree in middle of woodsThe video(s) included are not what I had in mind but still none the less I hope you enjoy them. By the way if 30 minutes of video is not your cup of tea after listening to the podcast then fast forward to PART 3 of the videos to see the Christmas tree I decorated out in the middle of the woods! lol Um.. that would be a spoiler alert!

After being disappointed in myself for not having the lights up in or around the camper I decided to make the best of what I had. Just before recording today’s podcast a listener chimed in on Zello to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. After chatting with Brent for a minute he said they were looking forward to the Christmas video. I explained to him that to my disappointment I had not recorded a Christmas Eve video for today’s episode. Afterward I got to thinking and realized this was Christmas DANG it! I can’t disappoint my listeners on Christmas!! That would be like promising a gift and then not giving one.. so here you go. Like I said earlier please forgive me for going a little off the cuff on this one because I had not taken time to write any show notes. By the way about 5 min after finishing the recording I was called into work early so this has indeed been a very very long day! As I type this now it is technically Christmas (after midnight!!!).. so MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!! lol 🙂 Part 1 of 3 videos are included below here for you as promised. As soon as the 3rd video is done uploading I am heading out to settle down for a good nights rest! Until next time please stay safe and enjoy this wonderfully special time of year. I would like to wish you and all your loved ones a very Merry Christmas! 🙂

 

 

Show notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: If you want to have everything ready for Christmas you better start early!
  • Be social! Connect with me and the podcast on Facebook, like the page, and tell a friend! 🙂
  • If you want to be part of the conversation say hello on Zello! Search for Off The Grid Podcast channel.
  • Please help support this show and the off grid community by checking out Off Grid Singles.
  • Get The Off Grid Podcast on the go with iTunes and Stitcher. Please Subscribe and rate the show!
  • Like to watch videos about off grid living? Please connect and subscribe to my new channel on YouTube.
  • Got questions, comments, or tips about living off grid? Please share your thought below or Contact me!

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