Since January 2001, we have been living in a log cabin surrounded by the National Forest, completely off grid.  We have a solar power system with backup generators and a rack of batteries.  We heat the floors with a boiler powered by propane.  What we have learned since then about living in the Wilderness among the wild creatures, the forest fires, the pine beetles, and systems design and maintenance challenges would fill a book.  So, I've created this section to share our learning.