Author Archives: The Ratrace Losers

About The Ratrace Losers

My wife and I have moved to the West Texas desert to live off-grid, to follow the Lord, and to help others by applying our skills. Check us out on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter! http:/blog.theratracelosers.com/

Heartbreak in the Desert

It was far, far too soon to have to say goodbye to my little black dog. Continue reading

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Doctor, Doctor, Gimme the News

It’s always something! Well, my plans to make regular blog posts and videos have been slightly hampered lately. Although I am managing to keep my planned schedule, I had wanted to make sure I had several videos and several blog … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy New England Clam Chowder

WARNING: Clam chowder purists should probably not continue reading. ¬†This recipe is a quick and simple way to make a pretty close copy of a New England (cream based) clam chowder on a budget. There are canned clams, canned milk … Continue reading

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The Best Nest

Wrapping up the update to our housing situation. Continue reading

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How Strong is *Your* Acid?

Keeping track of the health of your batteries is really important. One way you can help predict their eventual failure is by measuring and tracking the Specific Gravity (SG) of the electrolyte (acid) in your batteries. Continue reading

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We’re not Taking this Crap

After getting the new cabin, we needed a place to pee. Continue reading

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George and Weezy Would be Proud

240 Square feet can only go so far. We needed more. Continue reading

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