Powell River Books Blog

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Blog Tags:Canada, British Columbia, books, travel, cooking, gardening, life, flying, outdoors
Country:Canada
State/Province:British Columbia
Location:Powell River

The Powell River Books Blog features posts about off-the-grid living in a float cabin on Powell Lake in Coastal BC, outdoors activities and the Coastal BC series of books written by Wayne J. Lutz.



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Our new TV monitor portable entertainment center.I grew up in the golden age of television. In those days the sets were big, pictures were small, programming was limited. To change the channel, you had to walk rather than click. Those were the days.T...

Ode to Bro

on May 19, 2018 in: Pets

When Wayne and I came to Powell River in 2001 our first friend was John. You can't be friends with John and not love his dog Bro, Brody if you are being formal.Bro lived a long, well traveled life. If John went anywhere, Bro was always at his side. T...

S is for SalmonberrySalmonberry buds ready to burst forth.There are signs everywhere when spring arrives. On a quad ride we found beautiful bright pink (sometimes purple) salmonberry flowers just starting to open.Soon they will bloom and the green l...

Our float cabin home on Powell Lake, BC.One thing we really like about our float cabin is that it's off the grid. We have all the comforts of home (because it is), but with simplicity. A telephone makes our life in a remote area more comfortable. It...

Winters are problematic for generating electricity with solar power.Winter sunrise at Hole in the Wall.After two cloudy days, we can’t use our electrical system without draining our storage batteries below the critical 12.0 volts. We then have to r...

Wayne and I don’t go shopping before we return to our cabin after a long trip. It makes a travel day easier, and we have lots of food in our pantry to tide us over. Two things that make this method difficult are fresh foods and breakfasts. Our gard...

Our solar power generation has separate systems for specific functions. Solar panels on our roof facing south.That way our power needs don't have to rely on one source. When we first got our cabin we started small and have grown our systems over time...