Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thinking of the Future

and wondering how far in advance I need to start making contacts for hosting this summer.. I pretty much have decided that I'll stay free and easy through the winter (though still debating that in part) but I figure this summer I will want to be stationary. The gentlemen at Bear Canyon Lake informally offered me a position up there next summer, and that would be beautiful, but it's fully primitive. Which would mean once every 2 weeks would need to run the truck out to refill on water, empty trash and black water. that's not too bad, but I would prefer to be someplace that had water/sewer/power right there.. and as a bonus, perhaps small pay... so I'm unsure what I'm doing at this point.

I go back and forth on hosting this winter simply because a part of me feels I shouldn't tie myself to any location yet, but to have a spot with power for the winter, hence heating... that's very tempting for me. The 40 degree nights I'm already encountering up here in the high country are letting me know that warmth can be a nice thing, but no way my battery can handle powering a heater at the moment, I can barely keep up with my electrical demands as is.. so I keep mulling it over.

For next Summer, I have feelers out for some spots in Utah that have potential, and for the spring I'm hoping to get involved in the Bald Eagle nesting monitoring that occurs here in Az during the spring. would be able to be out in a remote location, contributing to the cause of preservation, and getting paid for it! -Grin-

We shall see :) just sharing thoughts!


Rick Brentlinger said...

How about a catalytic heater? They cost around $300 + whatever you'll pay for a propane tank and propane but it would do a great job in the area you need to heat.

Just be sure to leave a vent open so you're getting some outside air. Its not safe to use a cat heater in an unvented space.


Nemo said...

will certainly consider that :) I hate being cold. Got up this morning and the sun was already on my outside temp sensor which was reading 44.. so winter is coming to the high country :)

I've been hesitant to get or use things that require frequent fuel, simply to keep the budget small. But a few weeks ago got a 2 burner lp stove and so far havent even gone through one of the small bottles yet, so I'm beginning to relax a bit on it :)

Doug said...

Man sounds cold out there bro ;) we got a warm sport here in the house for ya anytime.

Nemo said...

Thanks Doug :) I'm just north of Globe now, probably in the coming month or 2 will be working my way that direction :)