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(…)

Huge Trees – West Coast Falling (Canadian style)

Huge Trees – West Coast Falling (Canadian style)

While I’m not all about indiscriminate logging (far from it), when it comes down to it most trees are a renewable resource and a very useful one at at. Logging is such a interesting/dangerous trade with so many skills one has to know to not get crushed by these massive trees! It’s pretty amazing how(…)

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 Complete(…)

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(…)

Top 3 Complete Solar Power Kits to Buy – Most power for least money

Top 3 Complete Solar Power Kits to Buy – Most power for least money

I get a lot of questions about how to setup a basic solar system, many times people just don’t want to take the time to research each solar component and would much rather buy a premade solar power kit that they know will work together and produce power right away. Solar Power Kits with everything(…)

Inventor creates Ewok world in rural Oregon – DIY Treehouses

Inventor creates Ewok world in rural Oregon – DIY Treehouses

This man in rural Oregon has made the worlds biggest grouping of treehouses in the world. He tried to make a living using wood, making all kinds of things until he found what works for him… Treehouses! People come from far and wide to see and stay in his treehouse village in they sky. He’s(…)

Solar Powered Motion Securty Light

Solar Powered Motion Securty Light

This light is a Amazon Best Seller at $16 and is a great light for cabins or sheds that don’t have power or you just don’t want to run power. These light up the area to scare away prowlers or just shine light on the lock so you can get inside and not trip. We(…)

Building Trails Around our Off Grid Cabin – Part 1 – Video

Building Trails Around our Off Grid Cabin – Part 1 – Video

New trail on a very steep slope. Dubbed “Firewood Hill” Nate and I had the most productive weekend yet at the camp last weekend! Why? How? Mini excavator power! This little machine did in one day what we have never had the energy to do in 8 years. Namely building trails around our property. As(…)