Alsunnder McMorrow wrote: I would like to know what kind of solar panels I need to power my home that's no where above $2,000. Also need help on what solar refrigerator to get.
I'm still deciding on how I'm going to set up my house, I can't decide between earthbag home or shipping container, if I choose earthbag What would be the best size in sqft to give me the minimal price but being able to store all what I need?
Dale Hodgins wrote:Dan, what did your family grow? Did you grow any annuals? What about woody things? Did you hunt and gather things? Which activity did you find to be the most productive?
I'm guessing it was fishing and hunting.
In the Yukon, I found an abundance of berries growing wild. If a real effort was put toward gathering them, I could see getting a year's supply stored up in short order. I saw people bring in enough fish in one day, to carry them for months. So any meat production system would be competing with that.
Dale Hodgins wrote:I met a guy in Dawson City, Yukon at a farmers market. He had excellent cabbages and potatoes. He pulled his soil into hills after using clear plastic to make it thaw earlier in the spring. The long days and almost complete lack of pest species, meant that he got to harvest almost everything he planted. Deer don't bother potatoes. All of the leafy stuff was behind a good chain link fence.