Well, we’re not entirely without electricity at the cabin. We do have some electrical function through batteries. But we’re still off the grid which means we have a mere fraction of the electrical output that most people use on a regular basis when connected to major electrical companies. And it certainly has its challenges. But we … More Living Without Electricity
Thank you LifeStraw! You’ve made life at the cabin a whole lot easier! This week, one of the many little jobs I did at the cabin was to finally set up the LifeStraw water filtration system. We opted to get the LifeStraw Family system because of its ability to filter up to 2L at a time. … More From Lake Water to Drinking Water
Here I am! Finally at the cabin for 3 and a half weeks to do almost whatever I want! Almost…because we still have a room to put back together. To be fair, I’ve been on vacation for three weeks already. But I was in the Adirondacks for the first four days and then Iceland for two … More Let Vacation Begin!
This year has been strange so far. I seem to recall last year, we had been up and working on the cabin from the beginning of May. This year, I feel like we’ve hardly accomplished anything. This post is going to be completely unorganized. Because my thoughts are completely unorganized. You know why? Because the cabin … More It’s Been a While…
For the last week or so the temperatures have been above 0°C and the snow has started to disappear. Not that we had a bad winter. It really only started to get cold in January and then it really only started to snow in February. And now it’s looking like at least another week in these tropical … More This Year’s Projects
Yep, you read it correctly. Turkey. Cooked over the campfire. The perfect solution when you have no electric stove and your cookstove is so small it barely fits the mashed potatoes. Upon the instructions of my brother, who has done a trashcan turkey or two during his camping adventures, we got our supplies. First off, … More Campfire Turkey (aka Trashcan Turkey)
Ever heard of a rocket stove? Neither had I. But see, that’s the beauty of sharing my life with a soldier, who also happens to be a Prepper. A Pragmatic Prepper, of course, in case of natural disaster. We do live in Canada and we have been known on occasion to get some pretty crazy winter … More The Rocket Stove