Saturday, September 6, 2014

Off the Grid

We took Harvey on its first camping excursion without power. Being Off the Grid required some planning and figuring-out how things work without electricity. There's propane gas backup for the refrigerator and we have two deep cycle batteries to run water pumps and lights.

What doesn't work when Rving without electricity is the microwave, air-conditioner and television. Easy enough to plan meals without the microwave and the weather has been cooling off to make day and night temperatures comfortable. however it was a bit more of a sacrifice for my husband who likes to connect to the outside world with some TV news and entertainment. We couldn't receive any wifi or phone signals either. But fortunately the charging station in the Rv did work so our cell phones were ready and willing should we find any connection.

We found ourselves amid other campers on this outing, to a friends property. Everyone gathered around an outdoor wood fired pizza oven for some delicious food, sharing stories and homemade drink concoctions. It was easy to forget what we were doing without, with such good company.

So we survived our Gridless outing.

Oak Log pillow also comes in Birch
One note to others, when depriving yourself of modern day conveniences it's wise to compensate with creature comforts. Here's the newest addition to Harvey's interior. I think I now know were I'm going with the decor theme. This pillow just spoke to me, kinda like in "Twin Peaks"


  1. I feel your pain. Pete also needs to have the TV and electronics, but does okay for short periods of time. Love the pillow - very perfect for HaRVey.

  2. i am sure with all that fresh air you were able to saw those z's with your new pillow.