Powell River Books Blog

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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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Snow Load on the Deck

on Feb 15, 2017 in: Weather

F is for Frozen SnowLast week we had more snow than ever before. We usually get light dustings, but last week we got deep wet snow.For a land cabin, it's an inconvenience. For a floating cabin it's dangerous. The excess weight can sink the float foun...

I live off the off the grid most of the year. My husband and I grew up during the back-to-the-land movement in the 60s, but neither of us participated. I guess we just weren't ready, but now we are.David Cox the author of Our Life Off the Grid recomm...

Offloading at the Chippewa Bay barge ramp.When you get a sunny day in winter, the outdoors calls, real loud.  Wayne went out to the barge and got our quads ready for a winter ride.Chippewa Bay is good winter destination because it gets direct ra...

Celebrating Powell LakeWith Author Wayne LutzA Powell River Public Library Presentation Saturday, February 112:00-3:30 pmPowell River United Church6932 Crofton - DownstairsA celebration of the uniqueness and beauty of Powell Lake.For more information...

Powell Lake has been unusually calm this week. That makes for some great reflections on its mirror-like surface. Looking up the east arm towards the high country.Goat Island from my front porch on an overcast day.A boat coming up the lower lake...

Winter Garden Slaw

on Jan 28, 2017 in: Cooking, Gardening

My floating garden is most productive in summer, but it still provides me with fresh veggies in winter.I've put most of my garden to bed to let it rest, but I leave crops in the ground that I know can survive freezing temperatures and occasional snow...

Living off the grid it's easy to get a craving for pizza, but impossible to get it delivered. What do we do? We make it at home.I was afraid making pizza dough would be hard, but that's not the case. It's actually quite easy. I use a recipe from Kitc...