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Crunchy, Off-Grid Living in Rural Alaska

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January 2017

Adventures in Firewood

Hi guys. I wanted to touch base and share what's happening out here. We've been having single-digits down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. So not much gets done at those temps. We've basically been hunkering down trying to stay warm. Drinking... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: Looking Back

By: Mr. Open Sky During the year prior to our move I had many large decisions to make. One being since we were in essence “car free” we were going to need to acquire another vehicle. I am one who... Continue Reading →

Hindsight is always…

Mr. Open Sky and I were discussing the steps that led us to where we are today and the thought processes. The decisions and the mistakes. Like they say, hindsight really is 20/20. I want to share some of that... Continue Reading →

Budgeting – Part 2

Okay, so have you got your budget in place? Great. Good luck to you! Over time, but hopefully within the first month, you should feel some pressure release from the stress of wondering if you’ll get that one bill paid.... Continue Reading →

Budgeting – Part 1

Budgeting is one of those things that I know a lot of us struggle with. Most of us were never taught or shown how to budget. Couple that with living an incredibly consumerist society and it’s a recipe for inevitable disaster.... Continue Reading →

Water Conservation 101

One of the easiest ways to go crunchy is conservation. And one of the easiest, and yet most important ways to conserve is through water. Clean water is essential to living. So conserving what we have is so so important.... Continue Reading →

Going Crunchy

One of the things I am actually quite passionate about is being crunchy. I love the idea of reducing waste and conservation. It was about 15 years ago that I really started contemplating the majorly excessive waste everywhere. Wasting time,... Continue Reading →

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