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ThruNite C2 Power Bank & Battery Charger Review

ThruNite sent me the C2 power bank and 18650 battery charger. This is a small and convenient power bank which holds a single 18650 battery. It is also a battery charger.   The ThruNite C2 power bank comes with a 3400 mAh 18650 battery, a USB charging cable and a soft carrying

Fixed Hot Water Heater & Built Adjustable Solar Panel Rack

Since our recent move to Mighican we have been repairing some things in our new home and taking it off the grid. The first step in going off the grid is to get our solar panels up in the air on adjustable rack mounts.   Our hot water heater did not work when we got the house

How To Connect Power Inverters To Off Grid Solar Batteries

My wife and I are taking our new homestead off the grid on a budget. The next step in the plan is to hook up the power inverter so we have AC power in our off grid work shop. I show you how.   Connecting a power inverter to your battery bank is very simple really. All you nee

How To Wire Up Solar Charge Controllers

I am taking my new work shop off the grid this week. The first step is to get my solar charge controllers, batteries and solar panels hooked up. Today I show you how to wire up your solar charge controller.   Most solar charge controllers have three sets of connections. There

How To Connect Solar Battery Banks - Going Off The Grid

My wife and I have just moved to a new home and are taking it off the grid. We moved from an off grid tiny house in the woods to a not so tiny house which is currently on the grid. We hope to be energy independent again very soon.   The first thing I did was to get a shed for

Going Off The Grid First Step Reduce Energy Consumption

My wife and I have just moved from New York to Michigan. In NY we had an off grid tiny house on wheels. Here in MI we are taking our on grid homestead off the grid on a budget step by step. Here is the first thing you have to do on the path to energy independence.   If you ha

Homestead Blizzard Preparation - Off Grid Solar Power - Capacitor Battery Replacement

There is a blizzard on the way so we got our off grid homestead ready for the storm to come. On this day before the storm our off grid solar was at its peak this year. I am working on using super capacitors as a vehicle starting battery replacement.   We had been shopping the

Snow At The Homestead - Packing - Making Supercapacitor Banks

We got more snow at the off grid homestead the other day. We are packing our homestead up for a move to a new state and a fresh start but will continue homesteading and daily videos. I am making supercapacitor banks for starting vehicles.   A few days ago I started emptying t

TeeterBag A Family Game Made In Michigan By A Fellow YouTuber

While visiting family during the holidays I met some people from my home area in Michigan. One man brought something special with him for us to try out. This is TeeterBag, a family game made in Michigan. Michael is a YouTuber as well and we met through my channel.   During ou

Preparing To Move To A New Homestead & Sold Our Animals

Melanie and I are moving to Michigan to be closer to family now that a baby is on the way. We are selling off all of our larger items that we cannot take with us on the trip. We will continue on with daily videos and off grid homesteading but in a new location.   We sold our

Selling Our Tiny House For Only $5k

My wife and I have decided to move out of our tiny house and off the land in the woods. We will buy a property with a normal house, septic and well so that we can raise our child in peace. We are going to leave the tiny house movement but we will continue making daily videos of off grid homestead

All About Solar Charge Controllers - Types & Installation

There is some confusion about solar charge controllers and which one to pick for your particular needs. This article takes you through the different types of solar charge controllers and shows you how to install them.   There are two main types of solar charge controllers. Th

All About Batteries - Charging - Maintenance - Voltages

I get asked quite often about batteries. There are many questions but most of them are about solar power and off grid environments. Today I talk about batteries, battery maintenance, voltages and how to check the water levels.   The information in this article fits both solar

How We Finish Processing And Canning Pure Maple Syrup

This is how we finish processing our pure maple syrup on the off grid homestead. We are processing maple syrup full blast these days while the sap is flowing like water from the trees. Melanie shows us how she does the final finishing boil and canning process.   Chris, Melani

Boiling Maple Syrup & Working In Off Grid Wood Shop

We have been boiling maple sap into pure maple syrup for weeks now on and off since we tapped early. The flow is not yet daily but the time is coming. I worked in the off grid wood shop designing a panel meter for my Quanta generator device.   Chris and I have been working fu
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