Why would you mount solar panels flat on the side of your power shed? I get asked this question from time to time when someone unfamiliar with, or just getting started with their solar power project sees a picture of my solar shed (pictured above). I do explain this in my book Going Off The Grid, but with a recent snow storm the above picture will make more sense than just reading about it.
As I have just released my third book, and the year isn’t even half way over I have been getting some questions primarily, “you are working really hard how are you living the simple life you describe in your teachings?” I will say that is a very fair question, and I have an honest answer, as always, no BSing in Gary land 🙂 Some people misconstrue The Simple Life, as a way of life that doesn’t require hard work, while some think you just hangout all day in your bathrobe waiting for people to feed you grapes. Luckily, most people who follow me are motivated to make a change for the better in their life and understand hard work is required. But there have been a some here and there squawking “oh the way you did it is really expensive I’ll never be able to afford that” or “I can’t do what you did” insert any of numerous excuses here. I will guarantee with that attitude you will not be able to live the life you want. I have a saying:
“It is much easier to criticize others and make excuses than it is to be creative and come up with solutions to your problems.”
I’m proud to announce the third book in the Going/Living Off The Grid series is now available! This is my first traditionally published book with Ogden Publications, which is the publication arm of Mother Earth News. Mother Earth News was fantastic to work with, and did a great job with this book. As you can see from the title – The Beginners Guide To Living Off The Grid: The DIY Workbook for Living The Life You Want, this is an A-Z book for planning your off the grid dream. This was a book I wanted to do for a while, but just wasn’t sure how to go about it. After discussing my ideas for a workbook on the subject Mother Earth News really liked the concept and the project was born.
I know, I know it has been a bit since my last post and update, but I have a good excuse I promise! I just finished the manuscript for my next book called Living Off The Grid the follow up to my popular and Amazon best seller Going Off The Grid. Be looking out for it in early 2019. I have some exciting news about upcoming books, so keep in the know with my newsletter you can sign up here. I will be sending out special deals for every release of a new book to my followers on my email list just a little hint… sign up to be cool, and a be a part of the in crowd 🙂 I’m also in the mix for some speaking engagements and book signings in 2019, I will post the updates as I get them.
In addition, I just completely finished the inside of my off the grid house, see a couple pics below on some the projects I have been working on this season.
Yep, it is time to give a Gary off-grid house update… so what the heck have I been up to you may ask? I'm back at my property in NE Washington enjoying the beautiful weather and quiet. There are numerous…