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twistedkarma56 karma

Future off grid life hack:

The easiest way to run on a fridge on low power off grid is to get a small external controller with thermostat and run a freezer at refrigerator temps. The freezer is far more efficient and can run on a small solar setup and battery bank.

twistedkarma29 karma

I'm pretty amazed that you have enough solar for an A/C unit, but not have a pump for your well.

Why in the world are you still carrying all that water?

twistedkarma12 karma

The real driving force of the spread of Christianity was when the Roman Emperor (Constantine) realized it would make a useful world religion and help conquer the world.

twistedkarma4 karma

Not exactly:

Germany, for example, was Germany to some folks long before the country united and called itself Deutschland. Germany’s central position in western Europe means that it has historically shared borders with many different groups, and many languages use the name of the first Germanic tribe its speakers came in contact with as a name for the whole region

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twistedkarma3 karma

Have you considered building a rocket mass heater?

Paul Wheaton has some great resources about it. I think he said in one video that he burns the fire intensely for an hour or two once every 2-3 days. The mass part of the heater provides residual heat sufficient to keep a large house warm the rest of the time. He lives in Montana, so he's talking about doing this successfully with consistently cold winters.

Edit for link to video here