Electricity, Solar, Sustainability

5 Things to Know about Solar Panels

90% of all Solar Panels are produced with Silicone, and 95% of all Solar Panels sold in America are produced with Silicon. The main difference between Solar Panel brands is the purity of the Silicone used during production. It is important to look into the manufacturing process when purchasing. The 2 Main types of Silicon… Continue reading 5 Things to Know about Solar Panels

Food, Minimalism, Sustainability

The Beginning of our Journey: Reducing Waste!

We are beyond ready to get started with our Skoolie Adventure, unfortunately due to medical reasons, neither of us is in any condition to begin construction just yet. Instead, we are going to begin changing and adapting our lifestyles to suit living sustainably on our Skoolie. We both agree that reducing the amount of pre-packaged… Continue reading The Beginning of our Journey: Reducing Waste!

Fresh Water, Grey Water, Sustainability

The Holding Tanks: Fresh, Grey, & Black

Fresh Water Fresh Water is the most important "off-grid" consideration for us, above even our solar panels. we can stand to go without power, but we can't live without water. We'd like a large fresh water tank, something that could sustain 1-2 weeks boondocking. In real world terms, how long fresh water lasts, comes down… Continue reading The Holding Tanks: Fresh, Grey, & Black