of information about myself: I put my money where my mouth is. For me, this means living a simple life "off grid". Here in Alaska, that means I live where there is no electric power or other "provided" services. I heat using propane and wood. That means I cut and process most of the fuel I use to heat and cook. The propane heater keeps the house warm and protects from freezing while I am at work after the wood-burning stove burns down. I use a wind-solar hybrid system to charge the batteries that run my 12 VDC electric system. I do not have dish or cable TV. In fact, the only time I see TV is when I visit friends. I raise my own food. I keep a root cellar and smoke meat to keep. I raise both vegetables and animals. I have milk from my goats and eggs from my chickens. I raise grass-fed beef and some of the best pork around. I sell what I do not use myself. We have mead, meat, canned fruits and veggies all Winter. I live with the cycles of Nature and enjoy every season. I hunt, fish, and trap animals that serve my needs. I love my life and am pleased that I am able to make what I need from what I have.