While the DH just bought an electric powered Traeger pellet smoker, I’m still working with my “alternatives”. And just ordered a 400w Goal Zero so I have a portable unit for keeping my Trike charged on the road, and for other portable needs.
Earlier this year we had to change the bib on our 1100 gallon water tank as it was leaking badly. The bib on the 1000 gallon tank is leaking as is the bib on the 350 gallon tank. Now, we see one leg on the 650 gallon horizontal leg tank is buckling and cracking as the earth has shifted under it. So this morning we are emptying it with deep garden watering and the rest will be pumped into one of the other tanks.
and that leads back to the Yeti 400. Right now, we have no rain. Have only had two rains this year so far; the first one filled the tanks, the second one added about 100 gallons to them, but they were already 1/2 empty by then. So what would we do if we had to refill the tanks? Ride down to the creek, fill up bottles and bring them home and transfer them. the yeti 400 will allow me to use a pump leaving the bottles in the back of the Trike (or car if we have fuel) and transfer that water into the tanks rather than having to lift and haul. Still a lot of trips to fill 3000 gallons of tank!!
Of course, SHasn’tHTF, and we can just turn on the house hose bib.
PLUS, the Trike has an electrical problem and I’m discovering that I can barely peddle myself up a hill, much less the Trike with a load!!
While out on the Trike yesterday (practicing going up hill on human power alone), stopped at a garage sale and picked up a new Coleman two burner stove, with 2 medium (about quart sized) gas cans for $20. We already have a couple of older ones, this will go into my Westy – if we ever get it back on the road. That is going to be set up as a bug out vehicle. With forest fires raging around us, am constantly reminded how necessary that may be one day and not every place will take the dog . . .nor does she want to be just any place; she is a barker!
but before I put it away, want to make sure I know how to use it. Its been years since I’ve done so.
cause practice makes perfect.