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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-26-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,549
Posted By 1stimestar
I live in a waterless cabin (yes with an actual...

I live in a waterless cabin (yes with an actual outhouse) but we are on the grid as we have electricity.  
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   08-26-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By 1stimestar
Well it just happened again.  The Alaska Club...

Well it just happened again.  The Alaska Club told a mom nursing in the locker room that she was not allowed to do that.  Seems their employee training was not put in the new hire packets.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-01-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,144
Posted By 1stimestar
Kikogal, how did things turn out?  Did you end...

Kikogal, how did things turn out?  Did you end up getting a bigger place?
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-26-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By 1stimestar
So where are you going to empty it?

So where are you going to empty it?
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-23-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By 1stimestar
Outhouse.

Outhouse.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-23-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By 1stimestar
We live in a dry cabin and have an outhouse, but...

We live in a dry cabin and have an outhouse, but when it is -40F, NO ONE wants to go out there.  So we have a porta potty in our "shower room".  It is a 5 gallon bucket with a toilet seat lid that...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-19-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By 1stimestar
Oh I'd love to see pictures and read about the...

Oh I'd love to see pictures and read about the process.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-19-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By 1stimestar
Don't know of any.  Try google.  

Don't know of any.  Try google.
 
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-06-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,549
Posted By 1stimestar
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-06-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By 1stimestar
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-04-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By 1stimestar
Most people who are off grid use a combination...

Most people who are off grid use a combination of generator and solar to charge the batteries.  Yes, it is pretty expensive to set up initially but if you are going for long term self sufficiency,...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-04-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By 1stimestar
I have no problem with my kids seeing it and...

I have no problem with my kids seeing it and helping with the processing.  It's all what they get used to.  I want them to know how to hunt and fish and what to do after taking an animal.  I want...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-03-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By 1stimestar
Solar is very reliable.  You use it to charge...

Solar is very reliable.  You use it to charge batteries.  The more batteries you can afford, the longer power outages you can be sustained through.  Lots of people up here live solely on solar and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-01-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By 1stimestar
Thank you.  It's so cozy and homey feeling,...

Thank you.  It's so cozy and homey feeling, especially now that it is winter.  Snow always makes me want to snuggle down at home and this is certainly a good place for that.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-29-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By 1stimestar
Here's how it looks now.  I made these curtains...

Here's how it looks now.  I made these curtains too. 
 
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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-28-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,549
Posted By 1stimestar
I live in a dry cabin but still have electricity...

I live in a dry cabin but still have electricity so not all the way off the grid. 
 
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   08-31-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By 1stimestar
I'm here but still in the process of moving to...

I'm here but still in the process of moving to the cabin.  Once there, I will be on dial up until we can see if anything else can be done.  Since Jordan is taking 3 online classes from BYU, dial up...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   08-23-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By 1stimestar
Yea, Jordan's been driving back roads and...

Yea, Jordan's been driving back roads and alleyways for years lol.  But this is a bribery class to get him through the Careers class lol.  Anything to do with cars or vehicles is good to go.  He's...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   08-23-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By 1stimestar
Well you could take the ferry but that is muey...

Well you could take the ferry but that is muey expensive.  Maybe look into the passport cards.  
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-22-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By 1stimestar
Thanks all.  Spruce, it's out the Parks.  I'm...

Thanks all.  Spruce, it's out the Parks.  I'm now proud to be an ESTERITE!  WOOT!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-19-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By 1stimestar
Well at least this one has an internal water...

Well at least this one has an internal water system with hot and cold running water to the kitchen sink and a shower.  Still have an outhouse though....
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   08-19-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By 1stimestar
We chose Raven.  Not because of the money but...

We chose Raven.  Not because of the money but because of the SPED Teacher.  She really seemed to understand what our needs were and was great in helping me pick out a curriculum.  He will have 9th...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   07-30-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,704
Posted By 1stimestar
Anyone have experience with Cyber Links?

Anyone have experience with Cyber Links?
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   07-30-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By 1stimestar
I'm really wanting to homeschool my to be 9th...

I'm really wanting to homeschool my to be 9th grader this year.  Can you help me choose a program?  IDEA, RAVEN, BEST?  So many choices.  My main problem is that I have been without internet for a...
Forum: Alaska and Hawaii   04-17-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By 1stimestar
Oh awesome Tammy!  What do we need to be in it? ...

Oh awesome Tammy!  What do we need to be in it?
 
Why was the Anchorage diaper exchange canceled? 
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