I’ve been talking about lithium for some time now. Its just a better battery. Did it come time to put my money where my mouth is?
Or did I decide to bravely go where few have gone before?
Either way: I’ve taken a calculated gamble. I found a 2014 chevy volt battery from a wrecking yard. Untested. And I bought it.
The nitty gritty?
The wrecking yard in far far far north Quebec was nice enough to deliver the pack 1/2 way to my house. They drove for 3.5 hours south. I drove 3.25 hours north. We met. Slid a pallet between two truck beds.
The chalet is my winter bedroom. Actually, since the demise of the tent. It’s my year round bedroom. I love it.
Now its also 200 feet from my washroom. So last year I cheerfully hiked off through blizzard and snow. It was no problem. In fact. I love it. But. I am a guy. I am regular.
So this year I added a new feature to my off grid camp. It’s a girlfriend. Hey guys, guess what. The girlfriend doesn’t think hiking to the washroom in the middle of the night during a blizzard is romantic. Or fun. Or something she is prepared to do.