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Here are a few more photos from my recent trip to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with my brother Dustin. This is the neighbor’s log cabin that we stayed in- a first for me. This cabin resides at the very end of the dirt road that my land is on as well. We’ve stayed in my own camp/cabin in sub zero temperatures before (we didn’t have heat then, just really good sleeping bags), but this time around, with an offer to stay on the plate, I thought it’d be cool (we had a few friends up as well) to stay in a log cabin for change. In the upper front of the cabin you can see a newly installed solar panel, a harbor freight $159 one, that worked very well. I’ll be curious to see how it lasts, but we had two cfl bulbs on for a seven hour stretch and the marine battery was still holding a strong charge. I’ve been tempted to get one of these solar kits to mess around with it myself, and now having seen one in action, I just may have to pull the trigger. I linked the exact kit below, for anyone interested in reading up on its specs.
|The remnants of past dinners on another nearby log cabin|
After night two we awoke to find it snowing, and proceeded to pack out stuff up quickly as we have to drive up a hill or two on backroads to get out of these woods- without 4×4 vehicles. We re-parked our cars on “safer” grounds to resume work on my little place (see one of the more recent posts).
|My Brother Dustin, walking down the trail to our camp…..there is no road, just a winding trail to keep the structure hidden|
|A propane heater for a shower- which we didn’t get to try|
|My Vermont Cabin (some new photos will be in the new edition of my book- link below)- a quarter-mile away from the log cabin|
|The single 10′ by 10′ bedroom in the back- there are several matresses in the loft, which I couldn’t get any good shots of- sorry.|
Just make sure you do some price comparisons when looking at solar panels and solar gear- there can be a huge difference- esp. when you factor in shipping, and so on.
-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
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