Off Grid Appliances

Imagine living a life powered by the sun, where each beam brings not just light, but also the energy to run your home. That’s not a distant dream; it’s a present-day reality for many off-grid adventurers. I’m going to explain the basics of solar power and how it’s revolutionizing off-grid living. Solar appliances aren’t just … Read more

And we have done it! Gone Off Grid

Moving Off-Grid

Well, the day finally came.  We sold our big house we built 10 years ago (4000 sq ft)  You can imagine what we collected over the years, so we sold a lot of things, gave lots away and packed what was left into 1 1/2 containers and had them moved them out to the off-grid property.

Setting up in the travel trailer

Thankfully we have a decent size travel trailer, which we stayed in while building the house we just sold.  So back to trailer living for a while.  It’s not too bad as long as we can be finished by winter.  The trailer is 25′ long with a pull out so we do have a bit of room, not too cramped.

The trailer was moved up to the property and is now our home while working on our little house which is about 480 sq ft.  there will also be a loft about 180 sq ft which will be my office but for sure a lot smaller than what we had.

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Off Grid Living Canada

Best places to live Off-Grid in Canada

Living off the grid is becoming more and more popular in Canada, in this article I will tell you about some of the best places to live Off-Grid in Canada. Currently, you will find thousands of people looking for independence away from the cities. These locations are ideal for people who love growing food and create a simple lifestyle away from the grid.

Project Canada

Lucky for us Canada is a large country, and there are plenty of options for choosing an off-grid area to live in. There are many rural areas in Canada, ranging from the empty wilderness to rural areas that are still close enough to city centers for people that still need to work in the city.

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Off grid living – Power Generation and Energy Systems

Interesting facts for solar energy

There are many reasons to go solar; but the most common reason is to reduce your carbon footprint and cut energy costs.

Solar energy produces no pollution, has no detrimental environmental effects, and is ecologically sound.

Installing solar systems should not be looked at as an expense but rather as an investment.

The average American pays off their solar purchase in seven to eight years and sees a Return on Investment of about 20 to 30 percent.

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Best off grid States in America

Are you thinking of living off grid?

It seems to becoming a popular trend these days, people wanting to get back to basics or just want to stop paying for utilities, have some independence and not have to worry about paying a lot of bills for water, sewer, power etc.

If you are thinking of living off the grid in the US, there are many factors to be considered, and one of them is the states where you can live off grid .


Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide: Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living

Choosing an off-grid life might seem like a bold move to some people and realistically it could take some time to establish your new home.

With this in mind homesteading and off-grid energy might need cost evaluation. You will need to consider natural resources like the availability of water, and the amount of sunshine received in the area you want to live in.

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Mini Fridge for Off Grid

Mini Fridge for Off Grid

We have a little cabin off grid and for the most part we don’t really need to use a fridge, but we have installed a small solar system for things like this.


I’ve been thinking it might be nice to have a fridge in the summer, especially since we will be spending more time there; so I started doing some research and found some that should work nicely.

The Mini Fridge

Ice Cube one of many mini fridges

This mini fridge is 15 litres and runs on 45 Watts so will be able to run on a 200 watt inverter with no problems.

Some great advantages to this one are:

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Plowing the way out with Extreme Max 5500.5010 UniPlow One-Box ATV Plow

ATV Snowplow a must this winter

When living off grid often you will find yourself having to plow your way out in the winter. We have an ATV for the 2 km piece of road we have to plow out. This blade has proven to be an excellent asset to us.

UniPlow One-Box ATV Plow – everything you need to put a plow on your ATV

Price:  $537.94 (includes everything you need)  You just can’t beat that price.  

Everything you need to hook a snow plow up to your ATV. The box will include a plow blade, universal mount, and push tube assembly. The universal mount will fit most ATVs on the market.

This blade can be installed in minimal time and comes with everything you need to start moving snow.

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The lost Garlic – Fires of 2017

I wrote this a Year Ago (July 2017)

I’m not sure what to do now?  We would normally have the ideal conditions to plant garlic and let it grow on its own, this was our first year testing a plot on our off grid living homestead.

Boy did we not know what was going to happen……this is so far the second worst fire season since 1958 and soon to be the worst ever, fire season has just began and here we are at the 2nd worst.

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Winter at the cabin

Well this summer was a challenge with the forest fires and roads closed. We were unable to get up to the cabin to do much.  So we have been up every chance we can get between then and now.



Winter came and it wasn’t to bad we were able to get up the the end of the 2 km road in and take the snow machines in the rest of the way.  So the project continued we were able to get the rest of that nasty additions taken off.

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Homesteading Today

Homesteading Today

Homesteading Today


Have you ever thought of homesteading, getting back to a simpler life?

Homesteading has seen a major boost in recent years. The recession, concern about the foods we consume, and an interest in apocalyptic entertainment have all generated interest in homesteading.

Whatever your reason for living off-the-grid, you are not alone.

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