Saturday, 20 June 2015

$2 Dollarama Power Bank to charge my phone and tablet

This is how I power my tablet when I'm not near any power Source. 

I charge this $2.00 Dollarama Powerbank (with separate solar panels) and have Free Power all week long!

I charge the Power Bank with a Voltaic Solar back pack I won in a Tiny house design Contest a few years ago.... 

I charge the Solar panels all day then charge the Power Bank and  I have a nice small mobile Charger I can carry with me all day long to charge my phone, tablet, whatever .... Now I need a larger Tesla Version for the house. Same idea. 

I couldn't find the same Dollarama Model online but I found this one on for $9.99  :

iXCC 3200mAH Power Bank - Portable External Battery Charger for Apple, Samsung, Android devices and More 

Friday, 19 June 2015

Prospector's Log Cabin on wheels and Off the Grid

Gino Del-Ciotto is this really interesting Carpenter / Prospector living out in beautiful British Columbia, Canada where he pans for gold along the Tulameen River with his long time Gold Prospecting Partner Maurice.
Gino and Maurice have a Prospecting Adventure Company called  "Nugget Valley Gold Prospecting Adventures" where they take people out on day trips or overnight adventures to pan for gold and platinum along the River.

To make things interesting this year Gino decided to buy a Trailer and convert it into a good old fashioned Prospector's Log Cabin.... on wheels !
This way they can travel between their claims and like a Prospecting Turtle take their "Off-Grid" home with them.

This is the exterior painted black. He could probably use this to heat the water, or some other solar gain purpose.

The Company Logo will be added to the side and be a good draw whenever he's driving through any town in the Okanagan Valley.

This is a photo from one of Gino's Claims along the Tulameen River in British Columbia.

It doesn't get much better than this !

Gino and Maurice also sell the gold, platinum and other gems, including garnets and diamonds they find on their Web Site:  We have bought some of their Gold Pay dirt to practice our panning technique and let me tell you they are filled with Gold ! 

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The perfect Off-grid Washing machine

Manual powered washing machine is perfect for those who live in remote areas, off-the-grid or in places. The Drumi is reminiscent of the GiraDora, the foot-pedal washing machine prototype that never came to market in the U.S. 

To use it, you first load six or seven pieces of clothing (or 5 lb/2.3 kg by weight) into its spherical drum, add detergent to the hopper on top, and then pour in 5 liters (1.3 US gal) of wash water. After spinning the drum back and forth for five minutes by pressing on the pedal, you drain out the water using a push-button, add five more liters of rinse water, then spin it for another five minutes before draining it again.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

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