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    Off the grid power in Alaska

    I was fortunate enough to be asked to visit Alaska and film a short pilot series for Alaska Wild Adventures. I stayed at a remote lodge located along the Kenai Peninsula that was off the grid. I was amazed to have had all the common amenities of home while being so remote.

    As tractor owners some of us are mechanical, so I especially loved doing this off the grid power video.

    Check it out!


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    That's quite an extensive system - very nice.

    We lived off grid for years with a much smaller setup and less the solar panels - not enough sun to justify them here.
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    True that, their solar panel is purely used during the summer.

    As I was filming this they were in the process of installing a windmill, which is very useful at their location.

    Little things that we take for granted like leaving a few lights on will keep the generator running that little bit extra. I was actually on FaceTime with my wife showing here this stuff. Truly amazing out in the wilderness
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    It was 20 years ago when we lived off-grid and still find ourselves being conscious of every light being on and every bit of our electricity usage.

    We kept a lot of our stuff so we are set for any extended power outages without needing a generator.

    I guess if you've always had electricity, running water, and automatic heat all your lives it would be kind of amazing to see how it is done.
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    I had to rewind the video to make sure I heard right, 350 lbs per battery. Holy crap those are heavy deep cycle batteries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 96PSD View Post
    I had to rewind the video to make sure I heard right, 350 lbs per battery. Holy crap those are heavy deep cycle batteries.
    Yes, i can confirm those were some heavy ass batteries. The food was 5 star. I believe they made me the worlds largest moose burger, I'd challenge anyone to disagree :big thumb:

    I loved their form of transportation too.
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