off the grid

Sonja Seeber, setting a marten trap

Breaking Trail

The new moon brought winter, including swans and more ducks taking a rest on our little lake. We will soon be breaking Trail.

As the River Slowly Freezes

Living across the Yukon River from Dawson City in the communities of West Dawson or Sunnydale has its perks. You’re near town, but not in town. A 35-minute walk or 10-minute ferry ride is all it takes to partake of the amenities of town living, while still experiencing an off-the-grid lifestyle. But twice a year …

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Parking Lot Living

My first friend in Whitehorse is an older man I meet in the automotive section of Canadian Tire the day I arrive. He helps me with my engine and ends up giving me a tour of the city, introducing me to everything from the $1 showers at Robert Service Campground to the old tourism movie …

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The ‘Grid Siphon’

A robust breed that turns their backs on running (hot) water, limitless electricity, indoor plumbing, & mechanical laundry. Not Gridless Sid.

Walk on the Wild Side

On way too many days, I have been sitting at my computer working away on my business. Starting a new business is quite the adventure – and a steep learning curve. As I get drawn into my computer trying to figure things out, it seems that I forget to breathe. This is not a setting …

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