Category Archives: solar

e-Trike

While not suitable for everything and all occasions, this is my alternate ride.  After a rocky start due to a bad controller and a bad throttle, it now takes me where I need to go. Compared to two wheeled e-bikes … Continue reading

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harder than it seems

Like a lot of people, I’m dancing the compromise between working for a living and being more self-reliant in my daily life.  It goes in fits and starts and is hindered by many factors including the weather, my own age, … Continue reading

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solar cooking

In addition to making jerky in the solar oven, did a piece of pork yesterday for making pulled pork.  Set it up early and let it sit in the sun at 200F from about 9am to about 4am.  Since I … Continue reading

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making jerky!

have been making jerky for the dog for years now, both chicken and beef.  The chicken from chicken breast, the beef from both ground beef and from sliced pieces; basically, what ever’s on sale. This week, decided to try to … Continue reading

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squash leather

  roasted 3 good sized butternut squash in the solar oven, removed the guts, mashed, and spread out on sheets to dry.  They came out a little dryer than a fruit leather, but not so dry that they could be … Continue reading

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tax day

At least for some people.  For me, it was getting one section of the garden cleaned up and organized.   First, the tale of the Goal Zero 1000.  This was from Costco of all places and seems to be an unique … Continue reading

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Goal Zero at Costco

As some of you may know, I’m something of a fan of the Goal Zero product even though it is made in China.  Started out with a Yeti 150, which was pretty much useless, unless all I ever wanted to … Continue reading

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