Off-Grid Outdoor Shower with Propane Water Heater

After two years of living in our yurt, two years of cold showers and lengthy considerations for a hot water off-grid shower solution, we finally decided to pull the trigger and build an outdoor shower, off-grid and powered by a propane on-demand water heater. TL;DR: We use the Camplux 1.32

Backyard Sugaring: Collect Maple Sap with Five-Gallon Buckets

A small-scale maple sugaring operation like ours—basically, backyard maple sugaring—doesn’t use vacuum pressure to collect maple sap. Good old-fashioned gravity is our method of choice. There’s two methods to consider when deciding how you want to collect sap from your maple trees. First, there’s the picture postcard method: tap a