When it gets COLD, and you are OffGrid....

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by BTPost, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    It. was 12f this morning, and the WoodPile in the MudRoom was getting low... So we fired up the Rhino, and drug the Traco Bucket back to the WoodShed... Loaded it up with dry Firewood, and then cleared a path from the Woodshed to the front door, thru about 10” of frozen, what was wet, snow... It was all the Rhino could do even in 4 Wheel Drive, to pull. the load, about 30 feet, and then because we overloaded the Traco Bucket, we had to unload about a third of the load, before we could pull the Traco into the Mud Room, to finish unloading it... Now we gots enough for three more days of COLD Wx.. C0D72B0D-659E-4C73-89F4-4908EECE6754. 2EB208FD-7A00-4088-A5AA-0F8934C82A3A.
    The Traco is upside down on the back of the Snowmobile in the first Picture... The second picture is the WoodPile in the Mud Room...
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Looks like loads of fun ---
  3. Out in the woods

    Out in the woods off-grid in-the-forest beekeeper

    This winter has been fairly warm in my area. We normally expect 2 weeks with -10F to -20F temps, but so far I dont think it has gotten below zero at all.
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  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    [bow] And folks want to live in Alaska... It ain't easy nor for the listless and faint of heart!
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  5. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Well living here has it’s many rewards, and also has it’s issues and disappointments.. This morning, just after I had parked the Rhino in it’s Garage (20’ Conex) and went to split up some kidelling.. While I was busy doing that, after about 30 minutes, I happened to glance at the garage, and the Rhino had caught fire and was burning.. Grabbed the Fire Extinguisher from the Mud Room, and yelled at AlaskaChick, “FIRE” and went to try and save it... Alas it had a full tank of Gasoline, and was fully involved... The heat was terrible, and the smoke & fumes from the tires and plastic, choking. The Rhino is a Total Loss, as is the 3Kw Generator from the new Place, that AlaskaChick had brought down, and had just done to an Oil Change on...Life does throw curves at us, on occasion, but it is what it is... 855F3309-FC1C-4796-AD4E-98D9F7AF4FB6.
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  6. sheen_estevez

    sheen_estevez Monkey+++

    well that really makes for a bad Saturday
  7. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

  8. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Damn it !!!
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  9. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    What he said. Is that the one you had rigged as a skidder?
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  10. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Yep, we depended on that Rig for a lot... So some kind of replacement will be needed, butgetting it here will need to wait till the first Barge, this spring...
  11. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    OMG!! That just sucks.... And, makes trips to the woodshed more difficult. Glad no one was hurt, but sorry for the loss of the Rhino. Is the container salvageable?
  12. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    It looks like I will have bought it fromthe barge company... It is a really Old one and should be fairly cheap... They have been dumping these offtheir books for a couple of years now...
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  13. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    :shock: :shock: :cry: :cry:
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  14. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    prayers sent best wish's
  15. Tempstar

    Tempstar Praeclarum Site Supporter+

    Nothing quite like the heart sinking feeling followed by the adrenaline rush when we see smoke coming from somewhere it shouldn't. Sorry for your luck BT.
  16. Capt. Tyree

    Capt. Tyree Hawkeye

    Holy cow! Glad that fire was contained by you and Mrs. BT by the tools you had immediately at hand. Life does indeed throw a few curve balls at us, but with a quick adjustment a batter can hit a hanging curve out of the park. Sour lemons now; lemonade later. Sincere best wishes for your progress in adapting. Looking forward to reading how you handle the set back with your ingenuity and local resources for the short term (and long term later).
  17. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Holy wah! That sucks.
    I'm glad it was contained and didn't take out any surrounding structures .. like the house or the power shed.
  18. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Sorry for your loss.
    Good you had a fire extinguisher handy.
    Been there done that.
  19. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I wonder if slamming the doors shut would have starved the fire faster or might of been to late for that perhaps?
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  20. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    If the Conex wasn’t as old as it is, and if i could have closed the doors, which I could not, because the doors were folded back, between the two Conexes stacked close together....
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