Practical Prepping

The shortest possible explanation of how to setup a solar power system for offgrid and emergency use.

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...

Freezer & Fridge Cooler install and other projects at the Cabin.

Freezer & Fridge Cooler install and other projects at the Cabin.

Here's what we did this week; 1. @dometic cooling box installed, wired to @inergy_technologies Kodiak Generator powered by @bosswattsolar. This fr...

Video Walk-through Tour of our offgrid cabin and bugout location.

Video Walk-through Tour of our offgrid cabin and bugout location.

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.

Generator and Air Conditioner Install, Rainwater Setup, Trail Security Camera and Steel Target Update.

Generator and Air Conditioner Install, Rainwater Setup, Trail Security Camera and Steel Target Update.

Out at the lands with the dogs. Was a good week. Got AC installed. New Generator hooked up. Reevaluated the battery bank and now have the load hooked to the two ends of the parallel. We think this will give a more equal drain/charge on the system. Put up a new target and have a gun mount for zeroing. Padded my sleeping loft. Tweaked some things in the kitchen. Hooked up to rain water collection barrels and put them in a series to feed into our water for the cabin.

The Land - The headache of setting up a solar powered cabin.

The Land - The headache of setting up a solar powered cabin.

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 - Shooting Range, Beaver Dam, and Security at our Bug Out Location.

The Land - Shooting Range, Beaver Dam, and Security at our Bug Out Location.

So a lot has been done on The Land over past couple of weeks. Our offgrid getaway is ready for a March launch. I wanted to update you on our Solar solution to powering the cabin and talk about our shooting range. Also, Beavers!

The Land - How to get water Offgrid

The Land - How to get water Offgrid

So as we plan to build an #offgrid #bugout location we've been identify various priorities to be addressed. Water is a big one! There is a small ri...