Preparing For The ULTIMATE TEST | Winter Storm Warning

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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. uslikes.info/house/l3Zvu6uljm19hZU/video.html 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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  1. Wild Wonderful Off-Grid

    Wild Wonderful Off-Grid16 days ago

    Be sure to LIKE & SUBSCRIBE! It is the best way to support our channel ❤ Thanks for watching!

  2. Raguram Rajahram

    Raguram Rajahram10 days ago

    I love watching your videos.....keep up with great work

  3. Am At

    Am At11 days ago

    You

  4. Monakaye Martinez

    Monakaye Martinez15 days ago

    @Ze ao Zhang 🤣😂😂😍

  5. Dřevostavba Svépomocí

    Dřevostavba Svépomocí16 days ago

    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 :-)

  6. luis gutierrez

    luis gutierrez16 days ago

    @Ken's Machine NC nu I

  7. Don Carlton

    Don Carlton3 days ago

    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!

  8. Jack Poirier

    Jack Poirier3 days ago

    You two make me smile. Thanks for that

  9. T McGe

    T McGe4 days ago

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

  10. Gil Fermin

    Gil Fermin5 days ago

    i would love to work in these projects with a beautiful babe as my assistant.

  11. Dragan Savić

    Dragan Savić5 days ago

    ❤️👍 Serbia

  12. Jules Arevalo

    Jules Arevalo6 days ago

    Your video editing is amazing. Just the right amount per scene to keep it moving along with a interest and a great flow.

  13. Ron Taylor

    Ron Taylor6 days ago

    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).

  14. Ron Taylor

    Ron Taylor6 days ago

    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?

  15. edwin kania

    edwin kania7 days ago

    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!!!!

  16. Dave Froman

    Dave Froman7 days ago

    I could have sworn I watched you two finish this project once before......

  17. Wild Wonderful Off-Grid

    Wild Wonderful Off-Grid7 days ago

    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 😊

  18. B0n3s J0n3s

    B0n3s J0n3s8 days ago

    Watching these videos I'm like I could build my own house, but wait i dont posses Josh's know how 😭

  19. Mitch Mills

    Mitch Mills9 days ago

    That’s aloottta volts. Big volts small wire. Can’t wait to see how it puts out

  20. Allen Nasty3cw

    Allen Nasty3cw9 days ago

    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.

  21. Sam Peralez

    Sam Peralez9 days ago

    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!

  22. 개몽

    개몽10 days ago

    이분들은 설국열차에 꼭 탑승시켜야.....

  23. Kjell Martin

    Kjell Martin10 days ago

    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!

  24. B C

    B C10 days ago

    So when will the Subscribers Concert in the pasture be ? Post Corona Woodstock WV :-)

  25. brian caldwell

    brian caldwell10 days ago

    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

  26. Cinara Kichel

    Cinara Kichel10 days ago

    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.

  27. Richard Morenberg

    Richard Morenberg10 days ago

    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.

  28. Raguram Rajahram

    Raguram Rajahram10 days ago

    Hey guys what's up with latest update.....you guys doing great work. Keep up!

  29. Corey Breaux

    Corey Breaux11 days ago

    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

  30. Corey Breaux

    Corey Breaux11 days ago

    Also does Erin have any single sisters?

  31. Sherry Shannonhouse

    Sherry Shannonhouse11 days ago

    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.

  32. Jeff Pearce

    Jeff Pearce11 days ago

    Josh gets everything done with his pliers and a screw driver.

  33. Kekoa Mauna Kea

    Kekoa Mauna Kea11 days ago

    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.🌺🤙🏽

  34. Raul Perez

    Raul Perez11 days ago

    Schneider Electric excellent electrical equipment that you use in your installation number one in Europe.

  35. bluecrushhhh

    bluecrushhhh11 days ago

    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

  36. Juan V

    Juan V11 days ago

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

  37. Serge Vereecke

    Serge Vereecke11 days ago

    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?

  38. v c

    v c12 days ago

    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.

  39. bea kittelscherz

    bea kittelscherz12 days ago

    Men are superduper walkaround ovens for womens feezing Hands (Day) & Feet (Night). Aka "Boyfriend" :-D ❤

  40. Silver Goth

    Silver Goth12 days ago

    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! 🥶

  41. Chella Africa

    Chella Africa12 days ago

    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! ❤

  42. David A

    David A12 days ago

    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.

  43. Jake M

    Jake M12 days ago

    I live in USA 24 years .

  44. Jake M

    Jake M12 days ago

    I m from Brazil but I love see you guys.. 🌷

  45. albert rodriguez jr

    albert rodriguez jr12 days ago

    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.

  46. Theresa Karimullah

    Theresa Karimullah12 days ago

    Watching from Canada, it soooo amazing, love you guys blessings all the wayyyyyy.

  47. Chris Richardson

    Chris Richardson12 days ago

    How did u learn how to put a solar system together

  48. Andy Medina

    Andy Medina12 days ago

    This is what I called a great family I mean great in everything they do. Luv you guys😍😍😍😍

  49. Pfalastina فلسطين Pfelestiena الحر

    Pfalastina فلسطين Pfelestiena الحر12 days ago

    Hay blitz Schutz nicht vergessen,,!!!! لاتنسى حماية الرعد ،،!

  50. rsy427

    rsy42712 days ago

    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.

  51. نجم السماء

    نجم السماء12 days ago

    سلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته 🌹😘🙏💎

  52. Chris Sun

    Chris Sun13 days ago

    屋頂全都用太陽能板,應該會很省電

  53. Dingle Berry

    Dingle Berry13 days ago

    The delightful sycamore definitely expand because push immunologically slip toward a super zoo. wandering, four frail night

  54. Rickydon

    Rickydon13 days ago

    Are those bolts enough to hold them on in high winds?

  55. Valtran Silva

    Valtran Silva13 days ago

    vcs são engenheiros????

  56. Conrad Leger

    Conrad Leger13 days ago

    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!

  57. TerroristNeutralizer

    TerroristNeutralizer13 days ago

    With the Upgraded Solar system, do you have an idea on what you have invested in it as far as a total dollar amount?

  58. Mike Fortune

    Mike Fortune13 days ago

    Hi Guys nice work

  59. chad stockton

    chad stockton13 days ago

    Love to see a schematic of how this all wired up!

  60. Carl Smith

    Carl Smith13 days ago

    That's an amazing array! What kinds of windage might it withstand?

  61. Zippo 78

    Zippo 7813 days ago

    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!!

  62. Stoney Ridge Farmer

    Stoney Ridge Farmer13 days ago

    Congrats on the continued success of your channel guys!! Great job on these projects!

  63. Vit Vit

    Vit Vit13 days ago

    Привет. Что то ваша солнечная энергетика не работает на 100 процентов. Если вы меня поняли скажите что то по русски. Ваш Виталий.

  64. Andy Schrack

    Andy Schrack13 days ago

    I want to know how they get internet service? Do they have internet service?

  65. Narith Lifestyle

    Narith Lifestyle13 days ago

    So cold there, take care yourself friend 😊 Please everyone enjoy this video and please all stay safe and healthy 🙏🥰🥰🥰

  66. نجم السماء

    نجم السماء13 days ago

    سلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته🌹🙏🌹😘😘😘😘😘😘💎

  67. bomarchi

    bomarchi14 days ago

    I love the way you both deal with the problems you experience and the humor alongside. Every time great to watch 👍🏼👏

  68. bulba 53

    bulba 5314 days ago

    u could use this massive structure as a shelter for your animals

  69. Neil Driedger

    Neil Driedger14 days ago

    YOU GUYS DO GREAT WORK TOGETHER......LOVE THE VIDEO GUYS!!! !!👍

  70. Irfanul Hoque

    Irfanul Hoque14 days ago

    Josh is a great engineer btw ...

  71. carapungo

    carapungo14 days ago

    Josh: I do torque off camera"........lol

  72. Sandra Finney

    Sandra Finney14 days ago

    I'm so happy for ya'll.

  73. Tammy Provost

    Tammy Provost14 days ago

    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

  74. Kenneth Schlegel

    Kenneth Schlegel14 days ago

    I love how well you two work together 😊

  75. Mrs.Stally Silva18yrs

    Mrs.Stally Silva18yrs14 days ago

    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

  76. Dr. 100 PurrScent

    Dr. 100 PurrScent14 days ago

    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. 💗

  77. Big Ron

    Big Ron14 days ago

    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

  78. Kodiak Wild

    Kodiak Wild14 days ago

    Is she giving an uppercut in the thumbnail or a neck grab?? 🧐😬

  79. Muhamad Irwan Abdul Hamid

    Muhamad Irwan Abdul Hamid14 days ago

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

  80. T II

    T II14 days ago

    Love you guys! Most hard working team I've ever seen.

  81. brad rock

    brad rock14 days ago

    My favorite tool! The plammer I use it often! Lol

  82. kg kb

    kg kb14 days ago

    "Do you not feel good lets go inside then " what an officer and gentleman

  83. Andre Anthony

    Andre Anthony14 days ago

    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?

  84. Erick Taylor-Webb

    Erick Taylor-Webb14 days ago

    You could park your Truck and Tractor under your new array keep the snow off them handy way of using the space

  85. Fede Garcia

    Fede Garcia14 days ago

    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

  86. TDA DIY

    TDA DIY14 days ago

    Great job!! congrats on the expansion.

  87. Ольга Савицкая

    Ольга Савицкая14 days ago

    Hello. Why have you used so strange way for laying pipes without any insulation?

  88. Dale Lacey

    Dale Lacey14 days ago

    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?

  89. Ina Dollard

    Ina Dollard14 days ago

    Love watching your videos, thanks again

  90. Sambit Singh

    Sambit Singh14 days ago

    Your tool room is awesome I love it

  91. vladr73

    vladr7314 days ago

    Good job

  92. M T

    M T14 days ago

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

  93. UNBIASED TRADES

    UNBIASED TRADES14 days ago

    Josh twerks with a lot of torque. 😂😂😂😂

  94. NicholasTranscends

    NicholasTranscends14 days ago

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

  95. NicholasTranscends

    NicholasTranscends14 days ago

    It’s also funny to me to see how many people say “you guys” in the comments! obviously a lady and a gentleman...lol 😆

  96. Maybe_Crazy Homestead

    Maybe_Crazy Homestead14 days ago

    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”....

  97. Don C

    Don C14 days ago

    Do you have a backup generator for the whole house in case your solar goes offline for whatever reason?

  98. Candice Arnold

    Candice Arnold14 days ago

    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 😍

  99. Alex Artsyukhovich

    Alex Artsyukhovich14 days ago

    Looks like a big wind sail :)

  100. Linda Neuhaus

    Linda Neuhaus14 days ago

    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.

  101. DOUG MARKHAM

    DOUG MARKHAM14 days ago

    Hope fencing is in your future or the animals will be making it their jungle gym on that low side.

  102. Jo Schmo

    Jo Schmo14 days ago

    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...

  103. Susan Emerson Hamilton

    Susan Emerson Hamilton14 days ago

    I need a Leon T-shirt! So handsome, definitely better looking than Josh. 🤣

  104. Paul Dlamini

    Paul Dlamini14 days ago

    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.

  105. Oranidcha Style Channel

    Oranidcha Style Channel15 days ago

    Good job guy.look like easy for you.I want to do that someday in my farm.

  106. Nikola Popovic

    Nikola Popovic15 days ago

    You guys are such role models :)

  107. heidi k-lady

    heidi k-lady15 days ago

    Wow that's a long slough of a project. I'm sure it will pass the test 🏆

  108. scorpio7five

    scorpio7five15 days ago

    How do you know how to setup all the solar panels and charge controller And specially combining the two parallel systems???