Utilizing Water Storage Tanks In Rural Areas

When we first made the move from the suburbs to the boonies, one of the first challenges that we were faced with was how we were going to store enough water for our family’s needs. Our new home didn’t have a well and as fate would have it, it was situated in an area where people commonly stored their water in very large plastic water storage tanks.

Fortunately for us, we were able to make arrangements to get water from a neighbor who did have a well. All we had to do was figure out a way to get the water from his well to our water tank. The solution was to buy one of those 425 gallon plastic water tanks that are designed to fit into the back of a pickup truck.

My husband then bought a wrecked truck from the junk yard and removed the cab and front end. He then pulled out his cutting torch and welder and made a very functional water tank trailer. You can find large plastic water tanks for sale at most farm stores. As a matter of fact, that’s exactly where we bought ours.
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Why Everyone Needs To Own A Battery Charger

Choosing a battery charger for your car, boat, or RV can be confusing process. There are so many choices out there that how is one to choose? Over the past several years we have purchased several different types and some have worked out and others haven’t. We’ve learned quite a bit along the way and hopefully this article will help you avoid some of the mistakes that we’ve made.

I really think that everyone should have a charger at their home or in their shop. Even if you aren’t mechanically inclined, you should own one. They are simple to use and they can really be a life saver when you go out to start your car and realize that you left your lights on from the night before.

In it’s most simple form, a battery charger is a device that takes household electricity which is at 120 volts AC (alternating current) and converts it to 12 volts DC (direct current) which is what your vehicle’s battery needs.
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How To Choose a Generator That Will Be Perfect For Your Needs

cartoon Man with question about which generator to buyOur family lives off the grid which simply means that the power company doesn’t supply the power to our home. We make our own!

Over the years, we have accumulated a lot of experience with portable generators. This article will explain the process that we went through in selecting the perfect generator for our needs.

This article is not intended to be a tell all about all types of generators. It is, however, a good bit of helpful information should you ever find yourself shopping for a portable generator.

Eight years ago our family decided to make a major lifestyle change. We left the hustle and bustle of life in the suburbs to live in a place called Bly Mountain which is in beautiful Southern Oregon and we’ve been living off the grid for eight years now. In the beginning, we bought some solar panels with the hope of generating enough power for our needs from good ‘ol Mother Nature.

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