posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 08:06 PM
Congratulations on the little home. I sold my home this summer and went into hiding due to small minded, little, unintelligent people whom dominates
most small governing bodies throughout Michigan, namely, the townships. I tore down a nice Gazebo and rebuilt it in an un-zoned township next to it,
they lost the tax base and I gained a small and beautiful eighteen by eighteen one bedroom home.
To the point, we have no electricity and want none. At night, we take in a yard light like the other poster put out there. On another sail boat I
outfitted with led using those found at H Dept. with a converter to 12 volt. These can be wired directly to a 12 volt and put out a great deal of
light in series. Also in the new home, we use a gas light which is very good also. For a small yard light, we picked up some self contained led's
with batteries to turn on and off, they hang on the side as well as inside. Those we found at Menards, but they no longer had them this last summer.
Just go on line and improvise and pick up a couple of solar panels and stay conservative. I also use a true wave inverter, more money but a great
unit for recharging without damage for your electronics.
Just for kicks, we drink creek water after filtering, but then it comes out of the ground a mile up the valley so it is clean to start with.