In 2018, we purchased a 16′ Harvest Right geodesic dome greenhouse to review. We were having work done in the yard, so we had to wait for the fill to be brought in to the greenhouse location before we could set it up. It's now been up and tested for over a year. In this post, we'll review the dome greenhouse, and answer some common questions.
A portable clothes washer is great for RV camping, apartments, dorms, condos – anywhere you don't have a ton of space. Manual clothes washers also save on electricity and are great for emergency situations. I put four of the most popular portable washers to the test at our off grid home, and share the results below.
Note – all four of these washers are manual washers that don’t require electricity. You need access to water, a way to heat the water if desired, a place to drain the water, and a spot to hang your clothes to dry.
The aTactical A1s 1150 lumen flashlight came in Cool White (CW) and Neutral White (NW). This was our recommended 18650 flashlight. The flashlight used 18650 batteries and most A1S flashlights came with an interesting 18650 with a built in micro USB charger.
What is a 18650?
18650s are in more and more electronics. This post will tell you everything you need to know about 18650 batteries. An 18650 is a lithium ion rechargeable battery. Their proper name is “18650 cell”. The 18650 cell has voltage of 3.7v and has between 1800mAh and 3500mAh (mili-amp-hours). There are two types; protected and unprotected. We absolutely recommend protected 18650 batteries. The average 18650 battery charge time is about 4 hours. Charge time can vary with amperage and voltage of the charger and the battery type.
In this post, I'm going to quickly review the best cold weather clothing tips for extreme weather, adapted from the Field Manual for the U.S. Antarctic Program. Then we'll get into some of our favorite gear for general cold weather wear. Finally, I'll wrap up with a Fortress Clothing review. Look things through, and decide which clothes are a worthwhile investment for your cold weather safety and comfort. [Read more…] about The 4 Layers of Cold Weather Clothing Everyone Should Know