statue of liberty coin
February 24th, 2016 by Off The Grid

Today’s episode was recorded just after midnight. Why so late you ask? Well it was technically very early for a Tuesday episode because I stayed up late to share this special show with you. This is a special episode because I put my LED head lamp on and went walking out into the woods in search of the sound of a frog symphony. Each night for about the last two weeks or so the frogs have been growing in numbers. The incredible amount of rain, sleet, and snow we have had this way over the last month has created plenty of flooded areas out in the woods for the frogs to sing to one another. The thing is the growing numbers of these little amphibians make for a really cool change to the sometimes absolute eerie silence of some winter nights. Its nice to know that spring is on the way! If you tuned in early on when I first started posting episodes for Off The Grid Podcast I spoke about the crickets and frogs last year. At times the frogs were deafening. Mother nature it seems has decided it was time to begin prepping for spring with a beautiful nightly symphony of frogs in the forest outside the off grid camper.

Also with this being a Tuesday episode statue of liberty coin 100the new segment “Time Travel Tuesday” item is a special one to me. Flash back about 30 years ago to the year 1986. Back then my dad got me into collecting coins as a kid. One day a Sears Catalog came in the mail. I was pleasantly surprised when my mom told me that she had ordered the catalog specifically to get the Statue of Liberty coin for me. The thing is this is not just any coin. This copper coin contains some authentic material from the Statue of Liberty. How you may ask? If you are a history buff you may remember that in 1986 they were doing some major repairs to one of our nations great monuments. With Sears being a forward thinking company they saw an opportunity with the coinciding date. Sears was founded in 1886 and while they were refurbishing the Statue of Liberty in the year of 1986 this made for a “100” bit of history to align with in celebration for the company as well. I hope you are enjoying this new Time Travel Tuesday segment. As always if you have anything to share please email me anytime. ..um speaking of “100” episode 100 is coming up for the Off The Grid Podcast her in another week. Man it is absolutely amazing how time flys!

 

Show notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: If you find yourself on the path less traveled in life don’t get discouraged when some people look at you funny because they may never understand.
  • Be social! Connect with me and the podcast on Facebook, like the page, and tell a friend! 🙂
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flooded path in the woods
February 12th, 2016 by Off The Grid

Today’s quick video post was made as I headed out for a walk down the path I so fondly speak of. After a solid couple of days and nights of rain the open field and parts of the path were completely flooded! This is a follow up post and video for an episode of Off The Grid Podcast earlier in the week about Bugging Out for the Weekend show number 94. Please enjoy and share if you like the vid. Thanks for watching! 🙂

 

Video Post notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: If you want to keep walking down the path keep a pair of waders for rainy days.
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  • If you want to be part of the conversation say hello on Zello! Search for Off The Grid Podcast channel.
  • Be social & Connect on Facebook, subscribe YouTube, or send me an email through the Contact page!
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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.
  • Be social & Connect on Facebook, subscribe YouTube, or send me an email through the Contact page!
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snake eats spider
January 23rd, 2016 by Off The Grid

Sharing a quick video I was fortunate enough to have been at the right place at the right time. This video was taken of a snake eating a spider out of its web over the summer. Looking back I saw that this post was still a draft! 😛 Enjoy!

 

Video Post notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: Snakes climb trees so look up once in a while. Don’t get between a spider and its 8 legged meal! lol
  • Like to watch videos about off grid living? Please connect and subscribe to my new channel on YouTube.
  • If you want to be part of the conversation say hello on Zello! Search for Off The Grid Podcast channel.
  • Be social & Connect on Facebook, subscribe YouTube, or send me an email through the Contact page!
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  • Please help support this show and the off grid community by checking out Off Grid Singles.

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tree no bark
January 8th, 2016 by Off The Grid

Here is that video of the strange tree in the middle of the woods with no bark that was supposed to be posted yesterday. Its an odd tree because at the base you can see that it is actually one tree split growing as two trees. It did not look like an animal or any insects took the bark off so I curiosity was peeked. Sorry about not having this cool video up with yesterday’s podcast Episode 86: Listener Feedback and Strange Things in the Woods. Enjoy! 🙂

 

Video Post notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: When you are out exploring in the woods stop to look around once in a while to see what you find.
  • Like to watch videos about off grid living? Please connect and subscribe to my new channel on YouTube.
  • If you want to be part of the conversation say hello on Zello! Search for Off The Grid Podcast channel.
  • Be social & Connect on Facebook, subscribe YouTube, or send me an email through the Contact page!
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January 8th, 2016 by Off The Grid

Today’s episode of Off The Grid Podcast is another listener feedback show. It still strikes me as odd at times that there are more and more of you finding, listening to, and emailing in for the show. I have been recording episodes of the podcast for almost a year now yet waited until I was actually off grid to start posting them. Off The Grid Podcast began taking the internet airwaves back in early July and thanks to each and every one of you listener feedback shows now seem to be semi-regular and growing part of the podcast. It may not seem like much to someone outside looking in or reading this now but each time I get an email from one of the listeners (you) its a small light of encouragement to keep going strong. Yes I would continue doing my thing out here off the grid in the little camper, taking my mini adventurous walks in the woods, and dealing with the challenges of each new season but still it means a lot when something new pops in the inbox. lol

Recently a couple of emails came in from listeners just like you. First up I share a quick email from Jill in Chicago. She sent in an email with this AMAZING looking recipe. I got a small kick out of what she described as something good to try in that little “gizmo” I cook with. lol 🙂 The gizmo is my Rocket Stove!! Yup if you have been listening to the podcast for any length of time you know I am a huge fan of the Rocket Stove and I also love to cook. Unfortunately the ongoing refrigeration or lack of has been a major challenge. Next up was an email sent in from Carl & Maggy from Michigan. His email was a bit longer. He shared some hard earned experience from his trials building, assembling, and ultimately buying a good shelter to work under. The shelter also acts as a great cover for storing larger items like firewood or a vehicle outdoors. Carl emailed in a couple of other suggestions but I will leave that for the show. You have to have some reason to listen to Off The Grid right?! lol

If you are reading this then hopefully you have taken the time to listen as well because I also shared a few stories from my recent ongoing mini adventures out here off grid in the woods. As one might guess living out in the woods alone with all of the mild to wild surprizes mother nature has is not for those who are easily startled! Last night I pulled up down the dirt path after a long day, got out of my car with my LED headlamp on, and was greeted by the sound of a couple dozen startled crows above. They scared the CRAP out of me! This was strange because I have never seen them perch there before. The large number of birds with their fast flapping wings right by my car high up in the tree tops directly above got my heart rate going fast! It was kind of like something out of an Edgar Alen Poe poem. lol Hopefully they choose a better perch next time. If you are listening to the podcast then hopefully you will enjoy my other mini adventurers as well. 🙂 One quick note.. if you heard me mention my phone battery being low. Well what you may not know is my iPhone batter has been giving me trouble for quite a while now. It appears that the batter may now be completely DONE! Why am I taking time to write about this you might ask? As I mentioned in today’s episode of Off The Grid Podcast there was going to be a link with a video I took this morning in the woods of the odd tree / cane I found. My iPhone will no longer turn on! GRRRRrrr! So please be patient until I get a replacement to access my phone again. Once it is straight I will post a link to the video here. As for a real quick side note did you know that many products are designed by manufactures to fail after a certain lifespan? Yes it is true!! GRRrrrrr!! OK I will get off my soap box now. Thank you once again for listening to th podcast and also taking time to email. If you have something to share or have questions, comments, or feedback please send them in! I would love to hear from you! 🙂

 

Show notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: Be still once in a while & observe your environment. You may see something cool right in front of you!
  • I will post a link to the video as soon as I can get my phone fixed. (ASAP)!!!
  • 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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