Independently Powered is a site focused on providing information and guides related to energy and self-reliance. I discuss the different ways of providing power to homes, appliances, and vehicles without requiring a dedicated source. Utilizing various forms of energy such as propane and solar, individuals can be self-sufficient for lengths of time when a direct energy supply may not be available.
This website was started with the hopes of increasing the knowledge and availability of information to individuals who utilize these various energy sources. Independently Powered should only be used as a source of information, and you should always check with local government authorities about local laws and regulations specific to your situation.
About Dan Campbell
Hey, my name’s Dan and I’m a big self-sufficiency enthusiast. I started Independently Powered as a side project to discuss the options available for those who are trying to live more self-sufficiently. Whether that’s folk who are homesteading, living the RV life, or just want less reliance on their local power grid.
Most of my experience working with off-the-grid systems comes from helping a dear friend build a yurt for him to live in on his large hillside property. Together we built out a solar array that powers his daily life, started a small greenhouse with composting, built an outhouse (that has its own solar panels!), and wired his whole home to run on a few batteries.
It was a great learning process and experience overall. From it, I know there are many questions involved and unknowns about becoming self-sufficient, and I hope to be able to address some of those with this site.
The project changed many times over the course of a few years and had to be reworked multiple times due to oversights and mistakes, but it eventually got completed. My goal is to help you make fewer mistakes than I did and get your project right the first time, saving you time and money.