Equipment, Transportation

How to Fix a Small Tubeless Tire

30 Mar , 2016   Video

Nothing to do with wind turbines, but knowing how to fix a tubeless tire when you’re out in the boonies will help BIG TIME! Especially when your snowblower or wheelbarrow tire goes flat. All you need is a ratchet binder and an air pump. Takes about 10 minutes and you’re done.

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Hauling, digging, etc, Transportation

A New Cabin Truck… 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4×4

5 Dec , 2015   Video

We now have a truck! (finally). With aid of my father-in-law’s salesmanship, we now own an used, 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, Quad Cab 4 x 4. Sweet!  We have been wanting a truck for a while, but the cost versus quality never arose. We had friends offer vehicles, but they were on their last […]

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Transportation

The Big Splurge: Snowmobile Dollies

10 Mar , 2015  

I normally like to make everything I use, but I saw this snowmobile dolly set on sale and I couldn’t pass it up. These are small platforms with wheels. They are put under the skis and track of a snowmobile. It makes it a lot easier to move around a 500 pound beast of ATV. Plus, […]

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Hauling, digging, etc, Transportation

How Not to Transport a Ladder with a Snowmobile

12 Feb , 2015   Video

Spent a few days up at the cabin messing around with projects. The weather was quite mild and it made it easier to get outside projects finished. One of them was to go up on the roof and remove snow and fix a leak. I needed an extension ladder to get on the roof safely. […]

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Relaxing, Transportation

A Neighbours New Years Gift – 1978 Ski Doo 300 Citation Snowmobile

22 Jan , 2015  

This a follow-up video to Snow Blowing in Winter Wonderland. On New Years Eve, one of my neighbours, Mike, dropped by and mentioned he was really pleased the driveway was clear. He said he made it easier to get into his cabin. As a thank you, he gave our family, a fully functional, 1978 Ski-Doo […]

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Equipment, Other, Transportation

Snow Blowing in Winter Wonderland

2 Jan , 2015  

Spent the Christmas holidays and New Years at the cabin. It was a real treat when we completed the 4 hour drive and go right up to the front door. My neighbour was so kind to plow out the driveway with his heavy duty, Bobcat skid steer. Made unloading all the cargo so much easier. The […]

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Other, Transportation

Part 2- Going Off Grid for March Break- Hauling wood, Tour du Cabin & IKEA LED Lights

14 Apr , 2014  

Part 2 of the Going Off Grid for March Break Series Earlier in the month of March, headed up to the family cabin high in the mountains. It’s always easier if one person goes up first, starts a fire, unpacks and knock a few chores off. Then, when then the rest of the group arrives, […]

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Other, Relaxing, Transportation

Part 1- Going Off Grid for March Break- The Drive, First Trip In and Making Fire

3 Apr , 2014  

This video is typical outing to a cabin/cottage located deep in the woods. For many people who are lucky have remote places, the procedure of hauling stuff in from the main road is normal. Earlier in the month of March, I headed up to the cabin, to get things ready for a family week-long stay. It’s […]

Heat and Cooling, Transportation

The Quest to Stay Warm- Hauling Firewood with a Snowmobile

30 Jan , 2014  

When living off the grid, the main source of heat is a wood stove. Having an ample supply of firewood is a must. Whenever I’m out on my travels, I keep a look out for a trees that would make ideal firewood. The other day, we passed a grove of pine trees that were damaged […]

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