Fast Pack Friday – TAD Junkies
Here is Geoffrey Macellven’s set up of a Fast Pack Litespeed with a good collection of matching pouches. I like the symmetry of the two BC4 pouches on the top row of webbing. This pack looks well used, which is also hinted at by the currently discontinued pouches.
The combination of the black ITW Grimloc clips, the black/OD green of the patches and the coyote/tan of the pack set up makes for a nicely coherent colour scheme.
My only suggested would be to move the Recon pouch of the fourth image or the RDDP of the third image either up or down so they’re even, but that’s only for the sake of OCD symmetry. They are probably more functional this way around.
We are starting to get serious with the solar options for our tiny house. We want to be totally off grid, so that we have unlimited options for where to park the tiny house, as well as be self-sustaining with water and electric. Living in New England we realize that might mean we have to have a back up generator for bad weather. But reaching out to the Tumblr community for advice seemed like a good idea, since as you know there are soooo many options out there.
Most pre made packages, like the Solman pictured above run in the $4k area. The outback packages seem to run about that area as well. We’d like our panels to be semi-portable (not attached to our roof) so that we can acclimate them toward a 40 degree southern exposure as much as possible and keep our tiny house in the shade. We’be been told to use 120 watt panels and 280 watt panels. There also seems to be a very large price difference in the deep cycle batteries and the lithium batteries.
If anyone has had any experience with running a tiny home completely of solar I’d love to hear from you. It seems like people use anywhere from 580watts to 1000k and above per day. We won’t be running any tv’s, microwaves, dishwashers or laundry machines. We are using LED lighting, alcohol stove (origo), propane heater (dickinson). We will have 2 iMac’s, several tech devices that need charging, wireless router and small audio speaker (VERS). Occasionally, a sewing machine. We are still undecided about an ac, but the unit we are looking into is the Friedrich Uni-Fit Series UE08D11 which has environmentally friendly coolant, can be used as a back up electric heater, and has an eco mode. This unit can also be set flush on the exterior with a grill plate. Any tips from your own personal experience would be great hear!
Link for photo above: http://www.sol-solutions.com/portable-solar-power-lighting/solman-classic-portable-solar-generators.html
Field testing the Companion knife .
Feathering up softwood larch for fire prep using King Alfred cake tinder fungus and one of my6mm fire- steels struck with the spine of the high carbon steel stone- washed knife.
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Emberlit Fire Ant
Turns out Emberlit is actually firing up a new project (no pun intended) on kickstarter…
They’re developing the “Fire Ant.”
A smaller more lightweight version of the full size titanium model, marketed towards backpackers.
I for one have to say I am extremely interested in this… I…
Harness the power of the sun and cook on the go with this solar stove.