Category Archives: How-to

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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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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$1600 Down the Drain!

Battery Maintenance, Part 1: Checking and Adjusting Battery Water Level     Your Batteries are the lifeblood of an off-grid solar system. Without them, you’d have no power when the sun isn’t shining. Batteries are also expensive and deserve your … Continue reading

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Where’s All This Global Warming They Keep Talking About?

Gearing Up For The Big Chill by Eric Power If you live just about anywhere in the United States, it’s probably safe to say that you’ve noticed a colder-than-typical winter this year. Climates throughout the Midwest and the East have … Continue reading

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What about BOB’s?

The Basics of Bug-Out Preparedness by Eric Power If you look on the internet these days for pretty much anything, you’ll be linked to 2,187,243,539 sites that claim to have exactly the information that you need. This is no less … Continue reading

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Mirrors in the Bedroom, S’portin’ Wood & Screwing

Remodeling and Stair Repairs When we bought this motorhome (before it was motor-less), Linda and I could not figure out why there were mirrors on the top of the walls in the bedroom.  At first, we thought that some kinky … Continue reading

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Taking a Leak…

…And Making it Worse The Motorless Home has leaks.  We’ve talked about them previously when I blogged about fixing the leak over the bathroom and the front cap.  Well, the one at the rear cap raised its ugly head the … Continue reading

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