My name is Kathleen G. Lupole, better known online as “katlupe” and by my close friends as Kat. My husband Larry and I have been living since 1999 on our off the grid homestead, known as “Peaceful Forest Homestead” in upstate NY. We started out with no power system at all. Just living with no electric appliances and tools. It was simple to do and we didn’t really need the electric to live. Nobody really does. It just makes life easier. I hadn’t even thought about what life was going to be like without the grid power. I was more concerned with lions, tigers and bears! Yes, I would be living in the middle of thousands of acres of forest and no nearby neighbors except for a few hunting camps scattered here and there.
We have progressed much past that point now in 2017. Our power system has increased and now includes a small wind turbine. Even our appliances and tools have changed. Some still are not electrical but that is usually by our personal choice. Just because they are modern technology does not mean they are the best or the one you are most comfortable using. I will be covering all that on this blog, from the beginning to present day and beyond. If you have any questions or topics you would like to have me research and post, please let me know. I am glad to help you in any way possible.
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