Posts all about the various off-grid systems that we design, use and encounter.
Here is a diagram of a hypothetical WVO acquisition and filtration system based loosely on one of our own. We drew this for the purpose of a zine produced by Art Of Cultural Evolution, a non profit org dedicated to promoting sustainability through the arts and thought we’d share it ..read more
On our way out of New York state (where we spent the summer with a busted radiator) we passed through Brooklyn and helped Green Bus Tour set up a waste vegetable oil acquisition and filtration system for their flagship bus. Green Bus Tour is “a growing participatory community, out ..read more
We have now left Fred Riechle Diesel and its many talented mechanics to which I dedicate this post. After returning to the shop subsequent to our blow out in Poughkeepsie we stayed a further three nights making the total number four and the total number of days we spent at ..read more
Dear diary style update on the dramas in between getting the bus fixed up. Much footage was unfortunately made unavailable when Harper killed our hard drive.
Two mornings, two updates.
This post is a belated attempt to convey a previously undocumented saga, that of our busted radiator. Our passenger side radiator began leaking as we passed through Virgina in May of this year. What began as a small leak, akin to a piss stream from a baby mouse turned quickly into ..read more
We were doing breakfast dishes the morning after publishing our last post when a loud metallic clunk, followed by a gushing noise and a lack of water pressure permeated our calm. Our accumulating tank, the five-or-so gallon stainless steel tank that we salvaged from our own bathroom, had popped. A few ..read more
I started seriously trying to think about electrics two days ago. Since then I have been frustrated, lost, emasculated and burned. Electrics are not easy. At school I was never very good at math, fell in love unrequitedly all the time and spent the majority of my classes drawing, sniggering, ..read more
Friday November 12, 1:09am: I have now been filtering oil for around 12 hours. Before this I spent five hours setting up the transfer side of my acquisition and filtration system, basically a pump and three filters connected by about fifteen feet of ¾ inch heater hose, a number of ball ..read more
For Mateo’s fifth Birthday, a friend of ours (Cassidy) brought him an ice cream tub of worms, Eisenia fetida (red wigglers) to be precise. OK, so it was not the typical Birthday gift. They aren’t a new kite, ball or lovingly crafted accessory, but in truth they killed! The kids went ..read more