Preparing For The ULTIMATE TEST | Winter Storm Warning

17 feb. 2021
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Upgrading our off-grid solar power system has been a major undertaking but we are finally on the last leg of the project- installing 20 additional 425w solar panels. With more ice and snow on the way we are excited to have the panels installed and the fully upgraded system up and running in time to put the solar power system to the ultimate test... an icy winter storm with clouds for days!
We are a couple who are building our own home from the ground up in the mountains of West Virginia. After living near the city our entire lives we finally decided to sell it all, pack up our 3 kids and live in an RV on our 73 acres while building our own debt free, off-grid house and learning to live a more self-reliant life.
Our house build is documented entirely on our main channel "Wild Wonderful Off-Grid" and our family life vlogs can be found on our secondary channel "Wild Wonderful After Show"
If you are interested in how alternative energy could be useful for you, take a look at how Texas is under winter storm warning for the first time in history. Being off-grid with a system capable of handling extreme cold and a series of cloudy days allows us to be energy independent of any power company.

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    Wild Wonderful Off-GridWild Wonderful Off-GridAcum 14 Zile
    • I love watching your videos.....keep up with great work

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      Monakaye MartinezMonakaye MartinezAcum 12 Zile
    • We´ve subscribed you when you had 190K subs and you have 806K :-) We do the similar as you but we are still far behind you :-) Main thing we do love about you and your channel is, that when we feel down, you are helping us keep going and feel better and stronger! Thank you :-) Love from europe :-)

      Dřevostavba SvépomocíDřevostavba SvépomocíAcum 13 Zile
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      luis gutierrezluis gutierrezAcum 13 Zile
  • If last week was half as cold and nasty as it was up here in the summit of the Alleghenies in SW Pennsylvania, you guys are rugged and dedicated!

    Don CarltonDon CarltonAcum 19 ore
  • You two make me smile. Thanks for that

    Jack PoirierJack PoirierAcum o Zi
  • Do you guys get any kind of wind? Good wind turbine 800w maybe two and windy nights....could be something to look at.

    T McGeT McGeAcum 2 Zile
  • i would love to work in these projects with a beautiful babe as my assistant.

    Gil FerminGil FerminAcum 3 Zile
  • ❤️👍 Serbia

    Dragan SavićDragan SavićAcum 3 Zile
  • Your video editing is amazing. Just the right amount per scene to keep it moving along with a interest and a great flow.

    Jules ArevaloJules ArevaloAcum 4 Zile
  • As a retired paramedic and RN i would ask that you consider buying an AED (automated defibrillator) to have just in case as well as a well stocked medical kit. God forbid something should happen it will take an excessive amount of timr for EMS to come to you in an emergency. Even a medical helicopter takes time to get there. I would also recommend you determine the GPS coordinates for your home so if you do need help you could provide to the 911 dispatcher who gave give them to the helicopter pilot who can set put it into the helicopter GPS system which will help it direct it to your home. I would be happy to give you advise on an AED and kit if needed (40+ yrs of experience).

    Ron TaylorRon TaylorAcum 4 Zile
  • Was just wondering if applying RAIN X to your solar panels would work to keep ice and snow from melting? Is there something that can be applied to them to make the ice and snow not stick?

    Ron TaylorRon TaylorAcum 4 Zile
  • Im-F*&king-PRESSIVE!!!! Two people have done more than 10 people are willing to do. Shows hard work really does pay off. Depend NO ONE!!!!

    edwin kaniaedwin kaniaAcum 4 Zile
  • I could have sworn I watched you two finish this project once before......

    Dave FromanDave FromanAcum 5 Zile
    • This is the expansion of our original system 😊 We are adding an additional 20 panels and 2 more charge controllers resulting in one dreamy system 😊

      Wild Wonderful Off-GridWild Wonderful Off-GridAcum 5 Zile
  • Watching these videos I'm like I could build my own house, but wait i dont posses Josh's know how 😭

    B0n3s J0n3sB0n3s J0n3sAcum 6 Zile
  • That’s aloottta volts. Big volts small wire. Can’t wait to see how it puts out

    Mitch MillsMitch MillsAcum 6 Zile
  • What an amazing couple/ Family, so inspiring, just love watching their videos, they make me laugh and just make my day at times, I think if everyone were like these 2 precious people, the world would be a better place , I'm sure of it. Josh and Erin, you guys are awesome. God bless you both in what ever you do in your future builds. I'm a fan and will be watching folks.

    Allen Nasty3cwAllen Nasty3cwAcum 7 Zile
  • Living in San Antonio and going 36 hours in freezing temperatures, with no power really makes me want to get off the grid. It was absolutely miserable! And I didn’t have it half as bad as many other families. Keep up the great videos!

    Sam PeralezSam PeralezAcum 7 Zile
  • 이분들은 설국열차에 꼭 탑승시켜야.....

    개몽개몽Acum 7 Zile
  • I'm curious with ice and wind, is it just the size of the vertical pipes that keep it from being pushed with bent pipes to the ground. I'll have to go back and look at prior videos for the suppot pole sizing. Love your videos!

    Kjell MartinKjell MartinAcum 8 Zile
  • So when will the Subscribers Concert in the pasture be ? Post Corona Woodstock WV :-)

    B CB CAcum 8 Zile
  • I know you might not read thi but you’re so right in doing this electric thing especially after what happened in Texas you are in charge of your destiny and you won’t get that outrageous bill people are getting

    brian caldwellbrian caldwellAcum 8 Zile
  • So young and so wise! Her way of raising her children and building her story is beautiful and an example for all generations. I wanted to be your neighbor. But I live in Brazil, it's a long way away. You are wonderful. I wish all the luck and happiness in the world for this beautiful family.

    Cinara KichelCinara KichelAcum 8 Zile
  • always enjoy your videos can you monitor from the yet? I know you mentioned you were going to set that up I may have missed it.

    Richard MorenbergRichard MorenbergAcum 8 Zile
  • Hey guys what's up with latest guys doing great work. Keep up!

    Raguram RajahramRaguram RajahramAcum 8 Zile
  • I love how Erin busts Josh's chops! The key point is self sustainability is not easy, yet these hard working Americans prove it is attainable. Kudos

    Corey BreauxCorey BreauxAcum 8 Zile
    • Also does Erin have any single sisters?

      Corey BreauxCorey BreauxAcum 8 Zile
  • Josh and Erin watched you both putting up all 20 solar panels. Both did good. Josh I got scared for you when your coat got caught in the solar panels on very top. You need more extra hands to help you both out. Ask your family or friends to come out to help. Safety first. Erin is a hugh help and she does so much. This advise want give both Josh and Erin. Pls be safe. God Bless you both and lovely children.

    Sherry ShannonhouseSherry ShannonhouseAcum 8 Zile
  • Josh gets everything done with his pliers and a screw driver.

    Jeff PearceJeff PearceAcum 9 Zile
  • Alohaaaa!!! Good to see y’all getting at it still. I haven’t dropped in for a year or so. Awesome job folk’s.🌾🛖🌾ML&Aloha Your Boy Kekoa&Ohana.🌺🤙🏽

    Kekoa Mauna KeaKekoa Mauna KeaAcum 9 Zile
  • Schneider Electric excellent electrical equipment that you use in your installation number one in Europe.

    Raul PerezRaul PerezAcum 9 Zile
  • I love each and every video... been watching since beginning when u guys put that A frame lol and damn you both are an amazing team.... too much work and not everyone got those tools but it’s awesome please put more videos and it makes my day awesome

    bluecrushhhhbluecrushhhhAcum 9 Zile
  • A little hint for ya. Have the ladder rungs face your task, and your weight keeps the ladder stable.

    Juan VJuan VAcum 9 Zile
  • Wouldn't a wind turbine also be a good addition for more energy independance ? Does your area have a lot of wind compared to sunshine?

    Serge VereeckeSerge VereeckeAcum 9 Zile
  • Erin it looks like Josh was head over heels into this project wasn't he? Great work guys and we're following you here in Lycoming County P.A.

    v cv cAcum 9 Zile
  • Men are superduper walkaround ovens for womens feezing Hands (Day) & Feet (Night). Aka "Boyfriend" :-D ❤

    bea kittelscherzbea kittelscherzAcum 9 Zile
  • Watching you guys handle metal poles and fasteners when it's so obviously cold out makes my teeth hurt in sympathy. Your work ethic is amazing! 🥶

    Silver GothSilver GothAcum 9 Zile
  • I just love watching you guys! You make me dream to have the same freedom although in South Africa with farm murders being a really big issue it is more scary than I think in America. Please do a video on the peruvian chicken recipe! Josh makes us all very excited about that chicken! ❤

    Chella AfricaChella AfricaAcum 9 Zile
  • Great channel. Great job on the house, the farm and raising three great children. You really show how hard work, fun and love for one another can be a great combination.

    David ADavid AAcum 9 Zile
  • I live in USA 24 years .

    Jake MJake MAcum 9 Zile
  • I m from Brazil but I love see you guys.. 🌷

    Jake MJake MAcum 9 Zile
  • Hello Guys, Josh, What was the ball park cost of the home if you didn't build it yourself? labor and materials. Looking at A frame plans but all are small sq. footage, yours not so much : ) you guys are coming along fantastic!! looking great! congrats on the lambs as well! AR. Best Regards.

    albert rodriguez jralbert rodriguez jrAcum 10 Zile
  • Watching from Canada, it soooo amazing, love you guys blessings all the wayyyyyy.

    Theresa KarimullahTheresa KarimullahAcum 10 Zile
  • How did u learn how to put a solar system together

    Chris RichardsonChris RichardsonAcum 10 Zile
  • This is what I called a great family I mean great in everything they do. Luv you guys😍😍😍😍

    Andy MedinaAndy MedinaAcum 10 Zile
  • Hay blitz Schutz nicht vergessen,,!!!! لاتنسى حماية الرعد ،،!

    Pfalastina فلسطين Pfelestiena الحرPfalastina فلسطين Pfelestiena الحرAcum 10 Zile
  • Your videos are great. Only wish is that other DIY’s would look at your videos to learn how to do things right. Keep up the great work. Looking forward.

    rsy427rsy427Acum 10 Zile
  • سلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته 🌹😘🙏💎

    نجم السماءنجم السماءAcum 10 Zile
  • 屋頂全都用太陽能板,應該會很省電

    Chris SunChris SunAcum 10 Zile
  • The delightful sycamore definitely expand because push immunologically slip toward a super zoo. wandering, four frail night

    Dingle BerryDingle BerryAcum 10 Zile
  • Are those bolts enough to hold them on in high winds?

    RickydonRickydonAcum 10 Zile
  • vcs são engenheiros????

    Valtran SilvaValtran SilvaAcum 10 Zile
  • Wow! Over 800k subs! I've been following your channel since the beginning. Love your channel. Love your life. Love how you are raising your children. Love the love you have for each other. You are a great example of how a husband and wife should treat each other. Keep those videos coming!

    Conrad LegerConrad LegerAcum 10 Zile
  • With the Upgraded Solar system, do you have an idea on what you have invested in it as far as a total dollar amount?

    TerroristNeutralizerTerroristNeutralizerAcum 11 Zile
  • Hi Guys nice work

    Mike FortuneMike FortuneAcum 11 Zile
  • Love to see a schematic of how this all wired up!

    chad stocktonchad stocktonAcum 11 Zile
  • That's an amazing array! What kinds of windage might it withstand?

    Carl SmithCarl SmithAcum 11 Zile
  • I was used just watching one Video after another. Now that i have to wait until a News Video comes out, cause i am through all you videos, makes it even more fun. But it's over so fast every time.🥺 Love watching you how you make progress!!

    Zippo 78Zippo 78Acum 11 Zile
  • Congrats on the continued success of your channel guys!! Great job on these projects!

    Stoney Ridge FarmerStoney Ridge FarmerAcum 11 Zile
  • Привет. Что то ваша солнечная энергетика не работает на 100 процентов. Если вы меня поняли скажите что то по русски. Ваш Виталий.

    Vit VitVit VitAcum 11 Zile
  • I want to know how they get internet service? Do they have internet service?

    Andy SchrackAndy SchrackAcum 11 Zile
  • So cold there, take care yourself friend 😊 Please everyone enjoy this video and please all stay safe and healthy 🙏🥰🥰🥰

    Narith LifestyleNarith LifestyleAcum 11 Zile
  • سلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته🌹🙏🌹😘😘😘😘😘😘💎

    نجم السماءنجم السماءAcum 11 Zile
  • I love the way you both deal with the problems you experience and the humor alongside. Every time great to watch 👍🏼👏

    bomarchibomarchiAcum 11 Zile
  • u could use this massive structure as a shelter for your animals

    bulba 53bulba 53Acum 11 Zile

    Neil DriedgerNeil DriedgerAcum 11 Zile
  • Josh is a great engineer btw ...

    Irfanul HoqueIrfanul HoqueAcum 11 Zile
  • Josh: I do torque off camera"

    carapungocarapungoAcum 11 Zile
  • I'm so happy for ya'll.

    Sandra FinneySandra FinneyAcum 11 Zile
  • Just soon as I can find out where I can buy them I'm going to buy y'all one of those thermoses that's in the Sun so that anytime you're out in the snow you'll always be warm God bless you all

    Tammy ProvostTammy ProvostAcum 11 Zile
  • I love how well you two work together 😊

    Kenneth SchlegelKenneth SchlegelAcum 11 Zile
  • Tell my Gigi that,I would wish if she could come and spend the weekend with me.i would love her to come here on Fridays after evenings and leave on Sundays evenings to her parents house or if she wants she could move in with me because am very serious with her

    Mrs.Stally Silva18yrsMrs.Stally Silva18yrsAcum 11 Zile
  • You guys make this stuff look fun, but it's really a lot of hard work. Putting on happy faces even when the storm is blowing all around is very thoughtful of you. Thank you for sharing the good vibes, hope you feel them returning right back to you. 💗

    Dr. 100 PurrScentDr. 100 PurrScentAcum 11 Zile
  • I was thinking that maybe y'all could take a push broom and leave it under the solar panels to have to sweep snow buildup off when necessary. Fantastic Job Guys. L8R

    Big RonBig RonAcum 11 Zile
  • Is she giving an uppercut in the thumbnail or a neck grab?? 🧐😬

    Kodiak WildKodiak WildAcum 11 Zile
  • Ive missed last week video, and today I get to watch two of them. Question, if you not mind, what camera you are using?

    Muhamad Irwan Abdul HamidMuhamad Irwan Abdul HamidAcum 11 Zile
  • Love you guys! Most hard working team I've ever seen.

    T IIT IIAcum 11 Zile
  • My favorite tool! The plammer I use it often! Lol

    brad rockbrad rockAcum 12 Zile
  • "Do you not feel good lets go inside then " what an officer and gentleman

    kg kbkg kbAcum 12 Zile
  • Can you make use of the space under the solar panels as a pen for the sheep or does it have to be left open for ventilation?

    Andre AnthonyAndre AnthonyAcum 12 Zile
  • You could park your Truck and Tractor under your new array keep the snow off them handy way of using the space

    Erick Taylor-WebbErick Taylor-WebbAcum 12 Zile
  • Hey josh, I don't understand what you say, neither YT subtitles. You're a great family, congrats for being in the last part of building your home. Greetings from argentina

    Fede GarciaFede GarciaAcum 12 Zile
  • Great job!! congrats on the expansion.

    TDA DIYTDA DIYAcum 12 Zile
  • Hello. Why have you used so strange way for laying pipes without any insulation?

    Ольга СавицкаяОльга СавицкаяAcum 12 Zile
  • Could you start a hold down fastener at the top of a panel for easy access, slide the upper panel in place, then tighten. Could be a bit easier. Also love to watch the electrician work. Have learned many important (code related)electrical things. My house has the 120V outlets mounted with the ground terminal at the top. (I think it is upside down) But electrical code says there is no correct way. Just wonder what Josh prefers. BTW, foundation forms... how do you get concrete into the top of the form?

    Dale LaceyDale LaceyAcum 12 Zile
  • Love watching your videos, thanks again

    Ina DollardIna DollardAcum 12 Zile
  • Your tool room is awesome I love it

    Sambit SinghSambit SinghAcum 12 Zile
  • Good job

    vladr73vladr73Acum 12 Zile
  • You know what you are doing Electrician job And construction, I wish all we can do this Great video! Congratulations!

    M TM TAcum 12 Zile
  • Josh twerks with a lot of torque. 😂😂😂😂

  • Have you two ever watched your videos with the Closed Caption on it’s Hilarious!!!!! ✨🔥💥😂🤣😀💥🔥✨

    NicholasTranscendsNicholasTranscendsAcum 12 Zile
    • It’s also funny to me to see how many people say “you guys” in the comments! obviously a lady and a 😆

      NicholasTranscendsNicholasTranscendsAcum 12 Zile
  • Y’all did amazing! I was like I’d be no help to my husband installing those panels because I’m way to short 😂 only 5’ 2”....

    Maybe_Crazy HomesteadMaybe_Crazy HomesteadAcum 12 Zile
  • Do you have a backup generator for the whole house in case your solar goes offline for whatever reason?

    Don CDon CAcum 12 Zile
  • I can’t even explain how inspiring you guys have been in our home! This pandemic has been so difficult and your courage to take this on and take ownership for your lives and not have to rely on outside resources as much is amazing! I wish you guys could upload everyday!! Love both your channels 😍

    Candice ArnoldCandice ArnoldAcum 12 Zile
  • Looks like a big wind sail :)

    Alex ArtsyukhovichAlex ArtsyukhovichAcum 12 Zile
  • Hello guys. We live in Indiana and we've been dumped on this week. About 13" so far , I don't like it I'm ready for spring. You two are amazing. Love your channel. Stay safe and warm. God bless.

    Linda NeuhausLinda NeuhausAcum 12 Zile
  • Hope fencing is in your future or the animals will be making it their jungle gym on that low side.

  • In our country we get charged a levy for having solar panels and everything thats overflow has to be processed into the main power grid...

    Jo SchmoJo SchmoAcum 12 Zile
  • I need a Leon T-shirt! So handsome, definitely better looking than Josh. 🤣

    Susan Emerson HamiltonSusan Emerson HamiltonAcum 12 Zile
  • I am sure all will go well and survive, it's a great house that you guys have put time and effort into building. It's time to move to other areas of your existence and I am sure we will see some new innovations there.

    Paul DlaminiPaul DlaminiAcum 12 Zile
  • Good job guy.look like easy for you.I want to do that someday in my farm.

    Oranidcha Style ChannelOranidcha Style ChannelAcum 12 Zile
  • You guys are such role models :)

    Nikola PopovicNikola PopovicAcum 12 Zile
  • Wow that's a long slough of a project. I'm sure it will pass the test 🏆

    heidi k-ladyheidi k-ladyAcum 12 Zile
  • How do you know how to setup all the solar panels and charge controller And specially combining the two parallel systems???

    scorpio7fivescorpio7fiveAcum 12 Zile