Holter Lake, MT once more, and the Missouri River

  For a couple of weeks in September we found ourselves again at Departure Point Campground at Holter Lake, followed by a stay at River Canyon RV near Cascade. The goal for our stay this trip in Montana was to spend time fly fishing and floating on the Missouri River. We had been hearing about …

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A Week at Glacier

After leaving Seattle, our plans included a trip to Glacier National Park. I have never been, and Nathan was last there something like 25 years ago. We traveled down I-90 and stopped in Post Falls to stay at Cabela's again for a night, to visit with an old friend of Nate's from College. The next …

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Connectivity on the Road

The good, the bad, and the cool! It's been a little over a year that we have been living and working while on the road.  I thought that it would be good to share our experiences with connectivity as we are both Information Technology workers (techies) that hold regular type jobs that require solid, reliable …

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Seattle Summer: Projects! …and of course some more fishing!

This has been a fun summer in Seattle. We have seen some warm days (90 degrees) but for the most part, it's been around 75-80. Right now, it's really smoky because of the fires. This post is going to be picture heavy. We've been really busy over the last couple of months. We've done a …

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Seattle Summer: Learning to fish from kayaks on the Puget Sound

Fishing on Puget Sound has been an entirely new experience for us. We're used to being out on lakes in small watercraft, but the Sound is huge! We wanted to catch some Lingcod before the season was out (June 15th) on our kayaks. (wouldn't THAT be a hoot!)  We spent a few days gathering up …

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Seattle Summer: A stop in Post Falls on the way, and fishing Lake Washington

After Montana, we headed back to Seattle to summer over where it was cooler, and help my folks out with some more projects. On the way, we spent a couple nights in a Cabela's parking lot in Post Falls, ID.  There are a few Cabela's in the PNW with large lots and separate Truck/RV parking. …

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Holter Lake, Montana

Together with Nathan's folks we headed to Holter Lake, MT, for a few days that would cover Memorial Day weekend. We left on a Tuesday afternoon with plans to stay somewhere along the way. During our search for our overnighter, we came across a place called Honey's Park, a place for free dry camping in …

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Boondocking at Fiberpipe, and some drone play.

It's now been about five weeks since our solar system was completed. We're currently plugged into shore power in Seattle, staying here for a couple of months to avoid the heat and help my dad on a couple of projects. We're also doing some fishing. On Kayaks! But, backing up a bit... After we finished …

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It works!

Phase Three: PROFIT! But before that... We ran into an issue as we were nearing the end of the installation of our components. It just wasn't working as expected. The Quattros would come on and pass through shore power, but when shore power was disconnected, they wouldn't start inverting. Also, they were misbehaving when the …

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Solar – The Other Components

Phase Two: Install Inverters, Charge Controllers, Wiring, Breakers, Switches, Batteries and Etcetera. We made a project board the same dimensions as the wall in our front pass-through, so we could play around with positioning components trying to come up with the best fit and flow. Here's some of our early ideas: After this, we found …

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