https://youtu.be/k5lCLpAkQ04 POST UTV RIDE REVIEW: I really like this YETI much more than I thought I would but here are the Pros and Cons mentioned in the video and post ride. PROS: Small footprintTall = holds most wine bottles and because of the height, it was easy to place all cans and ice bottom while … Continue reading 1st Video Review: YETI 24 ROADIE REVIEW
Deciding how basic you would like to go off-grid is a very personal decision and different for everyone. I have some neighbors that have a gas generator and use propane (cooking and heating) while others operate 100% off their solar generators and wood stoves. The answer for what "works" for you will vary, based on … Continue reading Off Grid Conversions
So this weekend, we wanted to go camping and have always thought about taking the cat as she loves the outdoors BUT I was so worried that she would be scared the whole time and hate it...then hate me for putting her through it. We gathered up all her favorite things to ensure she would … Continue reading 1st Time – Camping with the Cat!
I LOVE being out in nature but getting eaten alive by mosquitoes is not fun, especially when you are trying to relax or eat a meal.The hubby and I have tried the butane thermacell mosquitos repellent devices and they work well; however, the sometimes the igniter doesn't work and I feel like they don't last … Continue reading Review of Thermacell Radius
For our little dry cabin, I REALLY wanted a sink and a medicine where I could brush my teeth, take out my contacts, and even do my hair. My neighbors/friends use a 12v water pump connected to their battery in order to have a full functioning faucet. Basically the faucet draws water from a fresh … Continue reading Off-Grid Sink
So, the hubby and and I are going to be backpacking the Tahoe Rim Trail this Fall and I am prepping with getting our meals together, etc. I have had a variety of instant coffees; however, most are not individuality packaged. I like Starbucks coffee but it is kinda expensive for the amount that we … Continue reading Trader Joe’s Instant Coffee Packet Review
We have had our plot of land for about 3 years and our dry cabin for about 1.5 years and it is still a work in progress. As we were reminiscing about how we found this land and why we decided on this place over another, I thought I would write about what exactly was … Continue reading Things to Think About Before Buying Land
After buying our place, we noticed that other people named their camps. We thought it was fun and started thinking of names of our own. Some people used their last names for their cabins and some used how their built theirs (i.e. a neighbor built his cabin with the money he made on "Wall $treet") … Continue reading Picking a Cabin Name
As I mentioned in an earlier post, we wanted to build a small cabin of about 600 square feet (a 20x30) with propane, septic and a well; however, with state regulations that dream died unless we wanted to pay closer to $100k for a vacation/getaway spot. We spoke to our neighbors about what they do … Continue reading RV or Dry Cabin?
I love wine tasting and I love camping, so I was VERY excited to discover Bothe-Napa Valley State Park and the Ritchey Creek Campground. This place is a gem at only $35/night for a tent site and $60-75/night for a yurt. There are cabins which we did not see while there. The campsites are very … Continue reading Camping in Napa – Day 1