Monday, June 23, 2014

Review of off-the-grid series so far

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Another post in the series of going off-the-grid.

There's has been so many posts on this subject now, that it is becoming necessary to organize it better.

Call it a belated Table of Contents post.  Organized into chronological order by category label of "how-to".
This link shall be placed in an update to the first post in the series.  This post will be updated with new entries as it becomes necessary.

Note:  This isn't all the posts in the series.  It is only an aid in locating them more easily.  The usual convention is to link from previous to next.  That way, you can proceed to almost anywhere in the series using the list of links below.

  1. Introduction to the Off-the-grid series  ( not in chronological order!)
  2. How to make a pvc greenhouse cheap!
  3. How much will a solar electric system for my home cost?
  4. Philosophical considerations
  5. Nuts and Bolts
  6. Well, well, well: Things to know when drilling for water in Texas
  7. Nuts and Bolts, part deuce
  8. Fire Pistons
  9. Urine the money ( or out the money aka off the grid )
  10. Lighting
  11. Waste disposal
  12. Practical primitive
  13. More thoughts on going off the grid ( with some useful links )
  14. Digging post holes
  15. More on desert flora and fauna
  16. Practice v Theory
  17. Basic definitions for soil
  18. Satellite phones, dirt bikes, and carports
  19. Studying the water problem
  20. Portable Solar Power Trailer
  21. Quick post on hardiness zones
  22. Idea about harvesting water
  23. Lifesaver Jerry Can  ( out of sequence, but is nested within the water topic )
  24. Additional info about desert plants
  25. Feast or famine  ( rainfall during "monsoon" season out in West Texas )
  26. Overview of Septic Systems
  27. Plans are coming together nicely
  28. Atmospheric water generators
  29. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  30. Links for Texas' state standards on septic tanks
  31. Grasspave2 and Gravelpave2 permeable paving
  32. Uh, another alternative to handling waste
  33. Storage shed
  34. Tentative plans for solarium
  35. Laboratory:  Browsing Storage Sheds
  36. Power and water from the same source
  37. Creativity called upon for solutions
  38. closing carbon loop repost
  39. Growing Spirulina, General Hydroponics, Strawberry Tower and Worm Composting Bin
  40. Tumbleweed Tiny House Co.: This Video can Help You Build Your Dream Home
  41. Magic Bus- A cargo van conversion.wmv
  42. Solar Carport
  43. Solarcabin: Off Grid Cabin 12 Volt Appliances
  44. Humidifier experiment  ( has important link to obtaining stainless steel barrels )
  45. Free And Virtually Unlimited Fuel To Heat Your ( how to make logs out of biomass)
  46. How much area to devote to algae in order to make a gallon of fuel per day?
  47. Auger Bit Extensions - Tools - IRWIN TOOLS
  48. Laundry list for carport
  49. How to pour a concrete slab
  50. Activated Charcoal Powder For Water Filtration  ( this will be a spin off series that will link back to the main project.  Call it a sub project, as the entire project will need to be broken down into smaller projects.)
  51. Walking Away
  52. plan for moving out west
  53. plan for next trip out to property
  54. plan for living out west
  55. Moonshot Blues
  56. Buckling down as deadline approaches
  57. Dometic 970 Series Portable Toilet for Camping
  58. Getting late
  59. Box van concept for RV conversion looking good
  60. Plans being finalized [famous last words]
  61. Coffin concept doubles as storage shed
  62. Septic system thoughts
  63. Septic system planning

Once again, it should be noted that this isn't all the posts.  May be able to find many more under the category label Brainstorms, like this one.  And this.  This one is the last one that isn't on this page as of 8/10/14.


Arrangement of posts by subject matter:

        Subject:                       List # above
  • General  ( subseries summarized in one post )   1, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 21,27, 37, 51,52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61
  • Water                        6, 19, 22, 23, 25,28, 36,38, 44, 50
  • Waste, Sewage          9, 11, 26, 32, 62, 63  ( grab bag of links )
  • Electricity, power       3, 8, 10, 20, 36, 43, 45, 46
  • Construction               2, 14, 34, 35, 41, 42, 43, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51,52,53,54
  • Growing things, food   15,17, 21, 24, 29, 39, 46
The last in the main list will point to any spin-off series associated by subject matter.  NOTE:  Click on subject heading for most recent post   Table of Contents for that subject ( except General and Waste subjects).  General topic has a good link that summarizes subseries into one post.  Click on subject heading and take it from there.

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