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Some thoughts from a Venezuelan on Off-Grid life

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  1. twp

    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    A Venezuelan’s Guide to Off-Grid Power

    I note his recommendation for solar electricity, battery bank and induction cooking stove.

    I also note this DIS-recommendation on propane due to the availability problem.

    Worth reading.
     
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  2. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    That's all good advice. Solar is the best option. Propane has the advantage of not going bad, but once you run out it's gone. A big tank is one thing, but it's not a solution, only a band-aid.
     
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    I've often thought of those tanks.thats on the propane delivery trucks.on account they hold 2300 gallons.but that can get real expensive real fast.
     
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  4. twp

    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    2300 gallons would be in the range of $5000 or so (estimate), not counting the initial cost of the tank itself. That could buy a lot of coal or wood.
     
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    hypnos Well-Known Member Survival Class Instructor

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    Thanks!
     
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  6. lonewolf

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    solar only works if its sunny!!!:D
     
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    I make it sunny where ever im at.:rolleyes:
     
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    Yes. Yes you do.
     
  9. lonewolf

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    good for you, our normal weather where I live is rain and lots of it especially this time of year, it has been raining very heavily here most of the day .
     
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    Rain and cold moved in,here.and just to make it more interesting. Looks like we're in for freezing weather...
     
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    after a hot summer we were told to expect a cold winter, all we've got so far is rain.
     
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    hypnos Well-Known Member Survival Class Instructor

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    I figured you could use a picture of a palm tree to ease your pain, Jim... 2018-11-12 16.51.25.jpg
     
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    Oh thats it.rub it in..lol
     
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