The shortest possible explanation of how to setup a solar power system for offgrid and emergency use.
Setting up an offgrid or backup solar system isn't that hard. It's not really that expensive either. You can use it at a bugout location to power essentials or install it at your homestead for backup power when a storm hits. It's also easily expandable as your finances allow or needs dictate. This quick guide will use layman's terms and we want get into specifics. It's the bare bones basic solar setup. You only need to buy 4 things...
Here's what we did this week; 1. @dometic cooling box installed, wired to @inergy_technologies Kodiak Generator powered by @bosswattsolar. This fr...
We turned a shed into a cabin. It's offgrid, solar powered, lithium generator for utilities, gas generator for air conditioning, woodburning camp stove, firing range, battery bank, rain water collection, and more.
A final discussion on how we'll wire our cabin to harness solar energy to power our cabin, water pump, TV, lighting, and more. A true offgrid arrangement with the amenities from home. BUT IT WANT BE EASY BECAUSE WE ARE NOT ELECTRICIANS!
The Land, our bugout base camp, will have power needs such as communications via HAM Radio, water collection via 2GPM water pump from well, lighting and security via motion LEDs and trail cameras... We'll also need to power ammenities like a freezer, AC unit, TV, Xbox, 12v ceiling fan, phones, etc. Yea, we are going to have the comforts from home, offgrid. But how do we accomplish this?
It was time to take this relaxed approach of glamping & rafting to a stable location that would not only serve as a getaway “man cave” but more seriously; a Bug Out Location off the grid. A place where SPAM meat would be a delicacy for daily consumption but also a survival food in the event of a National Emergency such as an attack or a natural disaster.