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Terlingua Reprise - Cowboy Coffee

Headed south out of Balmorhea on Highway 17 was a fine place to be on a Friday afternoon in March.  Neither Miss Kathy or I had ever been down that route through the Davis Mountains and on through Ft Davis to Alpine.  Miss K seemed to enjoy it but then any combination of desert + mountains makes her smile.  I think both of us would have liked to explore Ft Davis a bit more but with a DTB each in tow; you just don’t pull off anywhere.  We were pushing to get to Alpine before close of business anyway.  I

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Living Off the Grid as an Oilfield Gate Guard

The company supplied service trailer

There was a nice dew overnight so that means the dust will lay down for a few hours this morning,  That is a good thing.

It is a welcome relief to be sucking up someone else’s resources for a change. When Miss Kathy and I were checking out the oil field gate guard possibilities, I always looked real hard at any pictures of their service trailer and septic facilities. Living in an inhospitable off grid situation makes you totally dependent on what the company provides as far as support. We went with

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Boondocking Basics – Batteries are Crucial

My mission this week while I was at the stick house in Dallas was two-fold. I was going to buy replacement house batteries for the Old Girl and I was going to research more about the house battery set up. It had become obvious to me over the past few weeks dealing with the failing 8D absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries that I was probably dealing with a pre-mature failure due to the way they were set up or the way I was using them.  Or both..

Let me start with the new batteries.  I had just about made

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