Welcome to our survival retreat!
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This is my 1964 travel trailer. We have installed 45 watt 3 amp solar panels on top.
My 93 Ford Aerostar (First on race day ) has hauled all materials up to our half
acre property. Now I have a place to put all my survival stuff (aka junk) that I have collected over the
years. We bring up our own water for now in 5 gallon jugs, and three jugs seems to be enough for a three
day weekend. I will be setting up a water collecting system with
water storage barrels. Wells in the area are 280 feet deep and some have gone
Our "Outback TV" keeps us entertained while we discuss the days events and plan the next project.
The previous owner left an old wood stove behind the trailer, which provides us with a safe place for a
campfire. A second use is that it is great to cook meals on. Our favorite is to place sliced onion, carrot,
potato and some sort of meat with salt and pepper and a bit of water, wrap in several layers of foil and cook
for about 45 minutes.
Two 6 volt deep cycle batteries and controller. This sure is quiet now with
out the generator running. Makes us and our neighbours happy.
View from the back of trailer, with smoke from the wood stove, keeping us warm.
This is a cheap source of heat. The timber on the property is just the right size to fit in both the wood stove
inside the trailer as well as the "outback" stove, aka "outback tv". I do
not have to split the wood and there is so much that has blown over due to snow,
wind or just dying from lack of light, that I have enough firewood
We covered up the wood piles with tarp to keep it dry.
Finally found a propane fridge so setting it up was a priority. We put some sheet metal on top in case it
rains, and some firewood to keep it from blowing away in the wind.
I wonder if hydrogen would work with the fridge as I have another 50 watt solar panel
that I could use to make hydrogen while I am away. Maybe a possibility?
Maybe I could even use hydrogen in the propane stove?
The outhouse works just fine, and is not so stinky since we started adding
lime down the hole.