If You Haven’t Met Derek… You Need To – Tinker, Lyrist, Carpenter, Cartoonist

If You Haven’t Met Derek… You Need To – Tinker, Lyrist, Carpenter, Cartoonist

I’ve been talking to Derek Diedricksen online for a while now, I started following him after I read his Humble Homes Simple Shacks book i which he draws dozens of really cool shacks and shanties straight from the mind of of a 10 years old but way more thought out. Nearly three decades later and(…)

Tiny Survivalist Dorms from Frank Lloyd Wright

Tiny Survivalist Dorms from Frank Lloyd Wright

Since Frank Lloyd Wright began building Taliesin West- his winter home and school in the desert-, students have been living in canvas tents as an alternative dorm. It was direct study of nature and the land, both important elements of Wright’s organic architecture. Today the Shelter Program has evolved and students can design and build(…)

How I lived Off the Grid for a Year – Building My Log Cabin Video

How I lived Off the Grid for a Year – Building My Log Cabin Video

I just found Billy Rioux’s YouTube Channel – Bushcraft Historian Adventurer. lots of good wilderness content. He really knows his bushcraft and take you back 200 years as he revives skills from the first white explorers to set foot in Quebec. (Video Below) I like this guy already! English is not his first language, he’s(…)

How to Build a Wind Generator for $150

How to Build a Wind Generator for $150

Anyone looking for a fun winter project? Wind generators work great in the Fall and Winter seasons when the sun isn’t as strong for solar power but wind storms happen day and night. Kevin Harris, a 25 year old blogger records all this steps how he made a wind generator in his backyard on a(…)

Rabbit Island Project

Rabbit Island Project

Here’s a cool project that I’ve followed for a few years but may have not shared. This young Dr. from New York bought a island in Lake Superior and is running a nature conservancy and artist residency on it. He’s got a great blog and website with amazing photos that you really need to see.(…)

Camping Trip to Sucia Island

Camping Trip to Sucia Island

The family and I are headed to Sucia Island State Park this weekend in my 18′ Tiderunner boat. Look for an entire post on it later but in the mean time I’m too excited not to share Sucia’s beauty with folks who haven’t seen it. This is a quick post with exerts form Seattle Times(…)

Cabin Trip and the Appearance of the Tentsile Tree Tent

Cabin Trip and the Appearance of the Tentsile Tree Tent

What is that thing in the tree? Must be someone’s food cache to hide it from bears?. No it’s actually a Tree Tent, yes they sell those and they are kinda spendy. Jesse’s bro sent this to him from Alaska, must be a good fishing season! 3 trucker type ratchet straps is all that holds(…)

Heavy Duty 1500 watt Solar Generator Build (coming soon)

Heavy Duty 1500 watt Solar Generator Build (coming soon)

Lots of people tell me they want to build a much more powerful solar generator than my suitcase style portable solar generator for their needs but still don’t want to pay $1000 for a store bought one with solar panels. I’ve been telling them just to scale everything up but now I want to build(…)

How to make an outdoor shower at your cabin or cottage

How to make an outdoor shower at your cabin or cottage

Just what you’ve always wanted a outdoor shower to help you get back to nature! These guys even did it somewhat off the grid, batteries, rain barrels pumps all that stuff I love!       Comment below if you enjoyed this! Related articles Off the Grid living: Cabin Water System – Video Top 3(…)

Short Cabin Update – Outdoor AC power outlet

Short Cabin Update – Outdoor AC power outlet

Here’s a short update today of mostly images of a really short cabin trip with the family last weekend. Lasted less than 24 hours and included a trip to swim in the lake, short electrical project and the first family trip to the cabin with my wife and our 2 year old daughter. Harper (2(…)