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Where Did We Go?

You may have noticed the lack of updates to this page, well there is a reason for that.  We decided several months ago to put down some roots in South Carolina.  The bus has been parked until we find some land to purchase in the near future.

We are currently renting a house that gives us good access to the Charleston area, and is close to my new job.  I will be adding posts in the near future about the trip I just took with my dad to the WMSTR show in Minnesota (Labor Day Weekend).

In the meantime, feel free to browse some of the older posts from our traveling adventures.  My work schedule gives me some flexibility for traveling that most jobs do not allow for.  Don’t give up on Scholl Bus adventures just yet, we have more plans up our sleeve than you could possibly imagine.

 

Here are a few pictures of a little fishing break we had before I headed out to Minnesota.  We caught a few small Croaker, and this one lonely blue crab that tasted great.

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Brown Water?

To finish out our posts about Oregon, I have to include something about the brown water.  The water in our campground came from a well, it was safe to drink according to the monthly testing.  It was a bit hard to swallow though because it came out of the faucets with a brown tint and smelled like a bucket of rusty nails.  I joked with the campers that they didn’t need to eat as much spinach since they were getting their iron from the water (the kids loved it).  To be fair, when you have very old wells drilled beside a volcano, Mt. Hood, I think you should not be surprised to find it high in mineral content.  We just didn’t want to drink the crunchy water, but plenty of folks did and said they were used to it.

Our campground actually had a pump and was plumbed for running water throughout, but most of the other campgrounds had hand pumps for campers to fill their water containers with.  The hand pumps had much darker water than ours did, coming out of the pump looking like a muddy river after a heavy rain.  The iron in the water stained our shower in the bus, clogged our sprayer in the kitchen sink, and stained the stainless steel water bowl for the dogs.

Now, I tell you this to preface our video for the Berkey Water Purifiers we love so much.  This is the sole reason we decided to become distributors for these systems after using ours for a few months.  After sending the brown water through our Berkey, it came out clear and the bad taste was nowhere to be found.  The best part was watching the sludge form on the elements in the system as we were using it.  Cleaning it was an eye opening experience so we captured the process on video for everyone to see.

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In our travels, it has been nice to know we don’t have to buy drinking water, we are able to reuse our stainless water bottles.  Our water always tastes the same and we know it is safe.  When we are in a location without water we don’t have to worry about bacteria getting in our fresh water tank and making us sick.  Chas has happy SCOBYs in her Kombucha brew (more will come about this in a future post, I promise).

Our family drinks mainly water, we rarely buy soda or juice, if it is hot and I am working I will drink over 2 gallons per day by myself.  Here is a link for a previous post detailing how much you could save in waste produced by getting away from buying bottled water.  Being able to have the capacity to meet our demand for drinking is great, but we also use it for cooking and espresso (a very important use).  We even have enough capacity to supply neighbors with pure water for their needs too, which we are happy to do.

In the video above, we are offering a discount code for your Berkey order.  Let me know if you have any questions about the Berkey systems.  If you own a Berkey, please feel free to comment on this post letting everyone know your experience with your system.

Location, Location, Location

There has been a lot of speculation recently about where exactly we are.  We are running way behind on blog posts due to poor internet all summer, and crazy work schedules during October at the Beet Harvest.  The posts really are coming, but now we have a full schedule at Amazon in Kentucky, so we have new things keeping the posts flowing slowly.

We are enjoying being closer to our family now that we are in Kentucky.  Chas and the girls have been spending a lot of their free time in Lexington with family, and I just had a short trip back to North Carolina to visit with mine.  I am glad we have this opportunity to be closer, but I am already planning our next move…  I will let you know what we are doing after Amazon as soon as I know 🙂