Hello everyone, I am new to this site so I thought I would introduce myself. I have lived off grid for about 30 years or so. I am not Typical in my thinking of methods in this stuff. I don't like crowds and prefer to live away from folks so that's my main reason for going off grid. I am not your typical "green person". I have been a logger most of my life and where chainsaws are concerned I am well versed. I have milled LOTS of lumber with a chainsaw. And have drilled 5 wells myself. I am a fairly accomplished Blacksmith and have had to make do with a lot of what seems like nothing. I own 20 acres in central Oregon. Growing things here is VERY hard and I really don't have the time for it right now. I have had a lot of dealings with Chickens and am an accomplished hunter though I don't do much anymore as I am divorced and am alone much of the time. I have a lot of experience with a lot of things so if any one has a question I can answer Ill be glad to.