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Riding Herd on Electrons

I’m transforming Junior, my Sprinter van, into an urban stealth camper and mobile office so I can live and work off grid anywhere. Junior has now successfully boiled water with his fully-wired battery pack! I can now use my tea water heater, coffee maker, computer and monitor, and other 120V appliances inside the van. This […]

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Converting Lead Into Tea – Battery Pack Alchemy!

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Trunking Up the Honda

Got my luggage trunk installed on my Honda PCX-150, drastically increasing my cargo capacity. It’s big enough to hold a full-sized satchel and combined with the space under the seat and a backpack, I can carry at least three or … Continue reading

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Shields Up!

I spent about three hours resizing a magnetic doorscreen for the yurt! It has no windows, so the only way to get airflow without using the AC was to open the front door, which lead directly to Mosquitopocalypse. It also … Continue reading

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Bringing Home the Cold

Summer is coming, and as much as I like to Get The Fuck Out of Texas once is starts over over 100 degress, I’m sure I’ll be here for at least a portion of it. I’m intending to add a … Continue reading

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Behold! The BATCAVE!

Our valiant router’s Time of Trials is at an end! Behold the Bat Cave! For months our poor wi-fi router has been strapped like a shrink-wrapped cyberpunk Jesus to an outdoor upright on the barn, protected from the elements only … Continue reading

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Fire and Water

My Loyal Yurtlings have been starved, STARVED recently for news of Yurt Progress! Fear not! Your time of depravation is at an end! Behold this fantastic mockup of the main kitchen counter, compliments of Ikea and Ramblewood! I already have … Continue reading

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Discount Bladestorm and Corkgasm

Almost everything on this table cost 50 cents each, and nothing cost more than a $1 each. I am prepared for you, flooring! PREPARED!!! Which is handy, since IT’S HERE!!! I’m supposed to wait 48 hours for it to “acclimate”, … Continue reading

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Too Many Variables

I’ve been *way* too negatively amped over the past 48 hours. Although my life itself has been very frustrating the past few days, the degree of anger and denial I’ve been fighting nearly every moment has been really disproportionate, and … Continue reading

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The Sky is Falling

I’m going to have to completely remove the roof of the yurt tomorrow. While I have very few pictures to show for it, I’ve been fighting nonstop for two days to get the new doorframe installed in the yurt. I’ve … Continue reading

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