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Our new digs
« on: October 01, 2015, 04:19:25 PM »
Thought I would post a few pics of our new digs...it has been a work in motion and going from a 900 square house to 2 fifth wheels and the camper has been....wells lets say its different




















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Re: Our new digs
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2015, 04:38:47 PM »
I posted the pictures and ran off to have dinner


So our journey so far has us working a lot and achy at the end of the days


We have 2 fifth wheels,the camper, ATV and trailer..the pictures above where when we brought the last load from the house to here


The big fifth wheel called the nash is what we will stay in for the winters,it has a skirt around it now and a shed built on the front where the truck should hook up, the smaller fifth wheel the terry is what we travel in...


both are getting prepped for any possible bug out..they have great places for food storage, just that well we had a lot :o




Now as we approach the cooler weather we will have many new skills to have to learn, we will have electricity for this winter,no water,no sewage...all part of getting off the grid..


As we go along I post as I can to this thread...have to get back to dehydrating apples



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Re: Our new digs
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 08:59:13 PM »
You think they are winterizeable for -30?????? Best have a LOT of body heat!

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Re: Our new digs
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2015, 09:05:22 PM »
Tyvek (house wrap) is your friend.  It will block the wind but let moisture out.

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Re: Our new digs
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2015, 09:09:41 PM »
good luck for -30

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Re: Our new digs
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2015, 12:33:08 AM »
Your location will give you a week of -40.
It may never happen. Best to be prepared just in case.

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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2015, 12:35:44 AM »
A great adventure guys. We all wish you well and will be following your progress.
It may never happen. Best to be prepared just in case.

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Re: Our new digs
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2015, 05:13:37 AM »
sry guys.. I roared laffing at the pic with all the gear piled up outside.
 
it still amazes me how you could possibly downsize to trailers.
 
when I first came here and lived in the 2 rooms I had all my canned food and glass jars INSIDE with me.
 
it was crowded. I didnt want anything to freeze.
 
you are gonna have tiny pathways inside to negotiate from one end to the other.
 
good luck on your journey.
 
get some extra propane btls ahead of time, while the price is low.
 
if the ME goes sideways.. the prices will jump.
 
got gas the other day for $1/ltr. that wont last long.
if you need extra jerry cans.. I got several extra.
 
also get a snow rake.
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Re: Our new digs
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2015, 06:53:20 AM »
To add to Kelee the bottom of the Nash has been fully insulated with R20 and I am going to spray foam the skirt to seal and insulate. If we find it cold on those -40 days we have and oil heater that we will try to see if heating the space beneath the floor will help. Plus the Nash has storm windows and Kelee is making heavy curtains to go on the windows plus insulating cushions that go into the skylights and roof vents.. We are try everything we can think of to try and insulate and seal to prevent cold from getting in. We also have a couple of electric heaters that can be plugged in to help. To make sure the propane runs on those cold days we will put electric pipe heats on the tanks.  All the dry food will be stored in the Terry through the winter and all the we food will be stored in the Nash. And if worst come to worst we always have the back up plans, hotel room for the night, my parents offered us a place to stay at their house. For those days without electricity because we know how reliable HydroOne is we have in place a 5000 watt generator as well as our 3 solar panels with a battery bank.

Our goal is to move next spring to a spot we can place and add on to the Nash and have the wood stove to fire up in the winter months.

all in all we have thought this through and our biggest concerns are safety. We will not jeopardize ourselves with unsafe conditions.

This is the goal of everyone to be self sufficient in case SHTF and keeping safety in mind we have to try to see what happens and pass our experiences off to everyone.

If anyone can make any suggestion to help, we thank you because no one or two people can think of everything and we have a lot of good minds out there that have tried things and know if they work.   

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Re: Our new digs
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2015, 08:08:23 AM »
It sounds like you both have solid plans. I have never has a problem with propane freezing in the winter so I think that you will be ok on that front. Like Zeker says pick up some extra tanks now while it is cheap. I just locked in a price of 59c per litre  for the next year which is pretty amazing.
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Re: Our new digs
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2015, 08:26:29 AM »
If you want cheap propane tanks, look on Kijiji . People selling BBQs cheap in the fall. I got 6-7 20 lb tanks for 5-10 each. I also pick up expired tanks, on garbage day, and exchange for new at tank exchange.

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Re: Our new digs
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2015, 05:30:05 PM »
I,ve never had any probs with propane freezing and mine are exposed to the elements.
 
 a cold floor will make you miserable. when I made my shed over my trailer, I had 2 rooms beside the trailer that had a woodstove..
 
I lived in them 2 rms for 2 yrs till i got hydro.
 
I installed a bathroom fan behind the woodstove and a duct to under the trailer. just an idea.
 
lotsa ways to go with that.
 
even taking the warm air from inside the camper .. to the underside.
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