First off I need to apologize. I don’t take a lot of pictures when I am out and about doing stuff. I just don’t think about it, and because of that I don’t tend to have many if any pictures of my life. That means I don’t have a lot of pictures to share here on this blog. I really need to get better at doing that, and I promise to give it my best.
June 30th I left home for a mini vacation. I started out on my own, just me and my new Jeep Renegade Trailhawk and a medium sized Alice Pack full of camping kit. My destination was my cabin on Northwest Wisconsin – a wonderfully remote off grid lodge in the middle of over 15,000 acres of public land. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE
Below is a blog post I wrote a few years ago that I shared on another website that is now closed down. I decided to re-post my story regarding an unwanted later night visitor I had at my cabin in the north woods of Wisconsin. The post below was originally written in 2014.
In the past I have written about “Sterling Oaks”, the name given to the land and cabin that I own along with some family members, with much fondness. It is a great place. Clean, entirely off grid with solar power, gas and wood heat, and the basic comforts. No TV, no computer, barely get cell phone reception. It’s nice to have a place to go and be able to get away from it all. It is somewhat remotely located, off the beaten path so to speak, which gives it much of its charm in my eyes. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE
If you are lucky enough to own a chunk of land and to have a cabin on it… well, you are pretty darn lucky. I must be lucky. Of course hard work, time and effort had a lot to do with it too.
Along with a few cousins and uncles, I own part of ten acres of land on which sits a wonderful off grid cabin. All around the land is thousands of acres of public land. It’s very easy for me to admit that I am fortunate.
We run the property as an Limited Liability Company (LLC). The property and the cabin that sits on it is 100% paid for. We collect dues from the owners, family members, in order to cover taxes and maintenance. It is a very well maintained property.
Completely off grid, it does have solar and a large battery bank. We can run lights, water, inside shower and plumbing into a septic all off the solar. And to be clear, while we do have modern plumbing… NO TV’S ARE ALLOWED! CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE