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Old 08-25-2016, 04:01 PM   #11
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While I think you'll find some of the info you need on this forum, what you are asking about is something most here don't have experience with. For those who do boon dock it's usually a long weekend or a week at most. That's a far different thing from living day to day off the grid. You'll have problems to solve that most weekenders will never encounter.



I'm not understanding. What does a microwave have to do with being a vegetarian? I know several vegetarians and vegans. They like a nice hot meal as much as everyone else does.

Honestly browsing these forums on and off for weeks now have actually helped me tremendously. Ive learned about a slew of various items that seem to be better reviewed and favored which has lead me to looking more into those for instance.

I'm not partial to those kinda meals. Simple as that. I don't even take my subs heated or toasted. Cold only :-p
Of course I could ramble on about the hazards of using microwave but id rather not detail my own thread. haha
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Honestly browsing these forums on and off for weeks now have actually helped me tremendously. Ive learned about a slew of various items that seem to be better reviewed and favored which has lead me to looking more into those for instance.

I'm not partial to those kinda meals. Simple as that. I don't even take my subs heated or toasted. Cold only :-p
Of course I could ramble on about the hazards of using microwave but id rather not detail my own thread. haha
I can relate... my wife was vegan for 15 years before I introduced her to Texas BBQ. She used to call the microwave, "The MicroWeird". She has evolved though. You get more dangerous radiation being exposed to the sun than you do heating up your meal in the scary microwave.
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Old 08-25-2016, 04:40 PM   #13
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I can relate... my wife was vegan for 15 years before I introduced her to Texas BBQ. She used to call the microwave, "The MicroWeird". She has evolved though. You get more dangerous radiation being exposed to the sun than you do heating up your meal in the scary microwave.
I shouldn't have type Im a vegetarian. I'm a struggling vegetarian? I dunno. Actually Id rather not label myself. Also, if you were to put some Texas BBQ in front of me, I'm not gonna hesitate to devour it. I'd go full cave man and lick the plate too. Prob hop on the table and sound a barbaric yawp. I try to be as vegetarian as possible but it's le sighs it's a struggle at times. I stay hungry also. I'm drinking a fruit smoothie at the moment as my supper and I assure you, despite its in a big ass glass cup loaded with hemp and chia seeds, I'll be hungry in 30 minutes. Probably craving Texas BBQ.
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The ironic thing here is I'm not from Texas, she is.

Good luck with the struggle. I've been there. My best friend just came by a couple hours ago telling me how healthy he is now, he's off red meat, etc.. while asking me if I had some weed he could smoke out of a 3 foot water bong (I may or may not actually own... just for the record), he proceeded outside and hacked up a lung + 2 on his way to the car, struggling to tell me how I need to eat more cabbage.

all things in moderation. Didn't mean to hijack your thread, the topic is entertaining..
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The ironic thing here is I'm not from Texas, she is.

Good luck with the struggle. I've been there. My best friend just came by a couple hours ago telling me how healthy he is now, he's off red meat, etc.. while asking me if I had some weed he could smoke out of a 3 foot water bong (I may or may not actually own... just for the record), he proceeded outside and hacked up a lung + 2 on his way to the car, struggling to tell me how I need to eat more cabbage.

all things in moderation. Didn't mean to hijack your thread, the topic is entertaining..

Ugh! I wish I owned a 3 foot bong. Because of it's sheer size, I'd name it something Kaiju-oriented like Kong.
Also, I will have a 'smoke lounge' in my trailer. Not even kidding.
Eff those duel bunks! They gotta go.
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For a solar setup that would be conservative I would say 400 watts charging a (two) 6volt battery bank.
That should run the fridge, water heater, furnace, and the co/smoke/propane detectors, as well as provide you enough for lights (led) at night.
For propane a 100lb tank would be nice.

Water:
You mentioned you had some old horse stables on your land.
Horses need water right? They got it for them from somewhere.
I'd say you must have a well on that land!
I'd have a good look for it, talk to some old timers in the area, maybe a plot plan would have the well on it (I have an old well and it's marked on the plot plan).
A metal detector could be helpful too.

Waste:
If you're not restricted, do like they've done for ever, dig a pit toilet/outhouse.
If it were me I'd dig the pit like an outhouse but instead of a seat I'd have my waste pipe from the trailer go into it. Just dump the black water there if you want, and reuse the grey water.

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Ugh! I wish I owned a 3 foot bong. Because of it's sheer size, I'd name it something Kaiju-oriented like Kong.
Also, I will have a 'smoke lounge' in my trailer. Not even kidding.
Eff those duel bunks! They gotta go.
Please make me an extra campsite next to yours. I'd like to visit this "lounge" you speak of!
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Please make me an extra campsite next to yours. I'd like to visit this "lounge" you speak of!
Me too... won't happen in mine.

Anyone smokes anything in my camper and they'd better be having issues with the meal plan. I fought hard for legalization in college and am very 'pro' movement in that area, but the bong has to stay nestled in the old oak tree out back, a safe distance from the mircoweird.
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This is wonderful info and suggestions. Thank you tremendously!

Ive read somewhere another person mentioned using 2 6volt deep cycle batteries instead of the model the trailer comes with. They're better suited for excessive charges that a person does with solar panels. Of course I have absolutely zero experience with solar but I'll not be getting my trailer till next year so I have plenty of time to research.

As a late-deafened adult, I would likely have to replace the smoke/propane detector and go with something Deaf-friendly but Amazon usually has me covered when it comes to that stuff.

The only electronics I really plan to use that are not furnished would be a TV w/ BR Player and my Ninja blender. I don't own a computer or gaming console. No dishwasher or anything massive like that. Im even tinkering with the idea of getting a smaller fridge or as someone mentioned above rely on a root cellar. Which surprisingly I do have access to. Being a resident of KY has it perks.

It's actually my grandparents land but I own a small plot but yeah, you are correct, as a child they did in fact use well water - Its been years since Ive thought about that but I do remember collecting buckets of water from that well. Sometime in the late-nineties however they finally got with the rest of civilization and they got hooked to city water line. The well was torn down. I would have to look more into that tho to confirm.

And all kidding aside, I have used an outhouse on that very land. I was super embarrassed to use that as a kid. Why? I have no idea. They actually creeped me out. Same as the root cellar. Actually even as an grown adult a root cellar makes me feel uneasy. Too many horror films as a kid I guess. Oh yeah, you may or may not be disgusted to know that whatever went down that toilet, ended up in the creek... No joke. Anyway, I've been eyeing the Nature's Head compositing toilet but I also like the Dry Flush. Both beat pooing in the creek

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Energy:
For a solar setup that would be conservative I would say 400 watts charging a (two) 6volt battery bank.
That should run the fridge, water heater, furnace, and the co/smoke/propane detectors, as well as provide you enough for lights (led) at night.
For propane a 100lb tank would be nice.

Water:
You mentioned you had some old horse stables on your land.
Horses need water right? They got it for them from somewhere.
I'd say you must have a well on that land!
I'd have a good look for it, talk to some old timers in the area, maybe a plot plan would have the well on it (I have an old well and it's marked on the plot plan).
A metal detector could be helpful too.

Waste:
If you're not restricted, do like they've done for ever, dig a pit toilet/outhouse.
If it were me I'd dig the pit like an outhouse but instead of a seat I'd have my waste pipe from the trailer go into it. Just dump the black water there if you want, and reuse the grey water.

Wish you the best!
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Lots of things to consider for a quickie answer. You must already be living as a minimalist, just not in a camper so you may already have a better idea than most of us on what needs to be done.

I have more questions than answers about what you propose. Your power requirements and battery charging will need some kind of solar. Fresh water and sewer considerations also. Maybe resurrect the grandparents method of disposing of trash and garbage.

Keep us posted on your decisions. After the zombie apocalypse we may all be living that way.
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