We lived off the grid for a few years in our cabin. We had an extra big generator, but when it broke down it was extra expensive and extra hard to find a knowledgeable repairman. Our backup was a smaller portable generator with less capacity.
Our fridge was a Winnibego that ran on bottled gas (it was a full sized camper model) as did our hot water heater and stove. We had a water pump, washer, dryer, microwave and lights etc all on the generator. Our heat was firewood. We had all the comforts we needed except the knowledge that each could break down and leave us wishing we weren't living off the grid. That didn't happen tho...
When we (spent our wad) and got electricity we sighed with relief...it solved all the problems we had and (mostly) anticipated.
PS. We had a outdoor satellite for emergency biffy, and still have it in use for our second toilet (or men's use) when we have visitors. :)
Jackie I'm a Halloween baby but many years ago.
5'3" - I shrunk from 5'4"
Winter: Arizona (as of Dec. '08)
Personal goal is to weigh in 149 by the end of March 2013. I did not make my previous goal so must do better...I ACHIEVED THIS GOAL IN MAY 2013. A LOSS OF 37 POUNDS.
I HAVE ADDED A NEW GOAL OF LOSING ANOTHER 4 POUNDS TO ACHIEVE BY JUNE 30, 2013. 145 BY JUNE 30, 2013 - I'M ON MY WAY...
| current weight: 157.6