Winter is coming! Is your homestead, tiny house or RV ready? We’re working hard out here on GrayArea Farm to get the garden, animals, tiny house and ourselves ready to survive a “wetter and colder than normal” predicted winter.
The ‘Steadcast talks about The GrayArea Farm Family working down the list of winter preps.
Topics and links for the day:
- Choosing LED interior lights cheap to make sure you can keep your place nicely lit during the winter without overloading the under-powered circuits or drawing down batteries. Check out the options on eBay before blowing $10 a light at Walmart or Camping World.
- Sealing in warmth using Frost King Window Insulation Kits and DIY plywood skirting around the bottom of your RV or Tiny House.
- Composting toilets to avoid black tank dump valve freezes. There’s almost no way to defrost the poopcicle that forms in the dump valve when it doesn’t get above 32 degrees F for days on end. Nod to full time RV bloggers Gone With the Wynns for their articles about the Natures Head composting toilet, which we were able to see in real life at that company’s display in the Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado Springs this summer.
- How to recharge your batteries during a power outage using a truck with a tow package on idle instead of a generator.
- Jason tips his cap to the “real” homesteaders and rancher of the 1800s through the dust bowl era.
Episode 003 will address living with kids in a tiny house during winter when they can’t run throughout the whole 40 acre homestead like they do the rest of the year.
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