What is Self-Reliance to you?

So I always find it really interesting of what people consider being self reliant. • Does does self-reliance to you equate to having enough?• Or having multiple systems so you never feel that you are unsupported or going without?• Do you have a plan A, B, C, D, etc.?• Does this mean acquiring a skill…

Off-Grid Blender

As you all know, I really like using USB appliances/products while being off-grid as they are so EASY to recharge via a battery pack, a foldable solar panel your Biolite stove, etc. My husband was very thoughtful as I want to keep to healthy eating while we are off-grid and not just have burgers and…

1st Video Review: YETI 24 ROADIE REVIEW

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 footprint Tall = holds most wine bottles and because of the height, it was easy to place all cans and ice bottom while…

The Silver Lining of the Pandemic

During the shut down, I experienced a lot of positive changes: From families dressing up in inflatable Unicorn costumes (so their faces where covered) for their evening walks and also visiting children’s houses when it was their birthdays Spending more time with family FINALLY getting to hobbies that I have been meaning to get and…

Off Grid Conversions

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…

Books I LOVE

Some great books to get your mind thinking: 1984 by George Orwell – Have always loved this book! To think this was written/published in 1949 about what the future would be like – Big Brother is watching you. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Make you Laugh out Loud: Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophia Kinsella…

Virtually Paint Your Room/House

Originally posted December 8, 2015 So my husband and I wanted to paint our house completely different colors than the current blue and gray-blue. We wanted more neutral colors and I was really unsure if the colors that I was thinking in my mind would look good in real life. So I went to the…