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Monday, February 19, 2018

Late Night Around the Campfire



It was a good day. We started with good coffee then moved on to a kayak trip around the lake. By evening we had some wonderful conversations with interesting people. The best part of travel is all the fascinating people along the way.

However, we are moving on to a new campground today. New things to see. New people to meet.

One of the fun things about staying at campgrounds that don't have electric power is checking out the way people deal with that. For a certain number, they just get a gas generator and continue with business as usual. Others have cobbled together some clever alternative energy systems. It is pretty funny to see some redneck looking guy complain about “getting his a** kicked by Ohm's Law.”

I've seen a lot of home brewed power systems out here in the National Forest. Also go some good leads on a more economical way to replace my home's battery bank. This has been a very good stop for me.

-Sixbears

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  1. Always interesting to see how different folks cope.

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    1. Some are very creative and I've picked up a few pointers.

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  2. There's no substitute for seeing how people have addressed a certain problem. Since I don't get around much, I try to read magazines that might give me ideas on this or that issue, but it's a poor second.

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    1. I became good friends with a guy camping across from me. He's doing some really outside the box stuff. Good fun. The guy also has a talent for making something useful out of junk. My sort of camper.

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  3. It is good to learn how other people do things. Who knows, maybe some of them have figured out a better way than you are doing.

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    1. I've picked up a few pointers along the way. A lot of people have theory, but those of us camping off-grid need stuff that works.

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