Off Grid

Getting the Barn ready for Winter!

As some of you may know, we have been building a new barn on our property in Southern Oregon since June 2015. After our builder totally stopped working on the Barn, David and my brother Steve took over the project. They work well together and know what needs to be done.

October 2016

October 2016

In October 2016, we once again headed down to the property to complete the strong-backing and sheeting of the barn. On another note, we had the county inspectors come out to do the final inspection. They got out of the truck they were in and said "Nice Barn" but your not ready for the final inspection. The structure has to be completed for that to happen. This is not what we were told from our original builder. We also found out that the framing hasn't as of yet been signed off. We will get that done this week while down at the barn.

It's the day after Thanksgiving and were headed down to the property once again. Really excited to see what get's done while were there. Hoping for windows to be installed and the remaining siding on this trip. Measuring for the barn doors will also get done as that will be the next trip down sometime in the spring.

We hope that you enjoy this journey with us a we develop our property! Come along for the ride won't you?

Preparedness is for Everyday!

David and I have been preparing for many years. We have this company to help you get better prepared for whatever might come your way. We look forward to your input as we continue to build on what we have started over 5 years ago. With Amp-3 it has given us a venue to provide quality products that we produce and companies that we support that we personally have and use.

You never know what be around the corner in our lives so here are a few steps to take to help you get focused and ready. Here are a few of my favorite websites to check out:

1. A great website with many aspects to it is Survivalist Boards. This forum discussion has so many pages for you to check out from General Discussion, Off Grid, Urban Survival, Food and Water and so on. This is a vast amount of information and a great website to join and follow.



2. Off Grid Boot Camp presented by Nick Meissner. David has taken this and thought that it was the most informative, comprehensive and money well spent.


3. Amp-3 Recourses page is another place to get your 100 Essentials. Download the document, cross off what you already have and that helps you narrow your list down to what you need to work on. We all live on a budget but if you commit to adding to your preparedness every month you will have this list completed in no time. 


Stay tuned for more Preparedness items in the weeks to come. Enjoy the journey!!