Rojer Wisner wrote:Good morning Thomas.
The house has a small wood burning stove.
I'm not sure how soon I will have that.
I do have propane tanks and there are some janky propane lines into the house.
I will need to inspect and repair prior to using them.
So - I'm willing to purchase a propane camp stove either before I leave here or shortly after I arrive there.
I'm also bringing a small charcoal BBQ and a small propane BBQ.
I am brining a small Harbor Freight solar array, converter and battery along with but it won't be there for about a week or three (PODS doesn't serve my new location, I'll have to go to Albuquerque to unload everything into my truck and trailer).
I am aware of Rocket Stoves and Rocket Mass Heaters, and much of the wonderful work of the E. & E. Wisner's and others.
I am definitely going to buy a small generator - Predator maybe, Honda preferably.
Do you have any suggestions for brand of pure sine wave inverters? Most are stepped square wave.
I intend on adding a good sized "real" solar PV array and battery bank - eventually and could potentially bring in utility power from about a quarter mile away - eventually.
I don't currently have any appliances that I can bring along except a microwave.
Curious as to why not buy marine/RV appliances and avoid dc/ac conversion losses.
And (hopefully) here is the little house on the hillside:
Lisa Sampson wrote:There is a guy in the UK who uses his junk mail to make fireplace logs for his wood stove. Its a pretty simple process. Shred the paper, soak in it water over night, strain out the water and shape it into something like a bread loaf. Using his mail and his neighbors he managed to heat his house all winter with that, He said he gets about 2 hours of burn time per log and that they burn really clean. Maybe something like that will work for you.