Designer, builder, author, derivative trader and outdoor enthusiast. We write, blog, tweet and pin about self reliance and living off grid. We climb and guide people up the 14,000 foot peaks next to the house in the summer and sometimes visit the Great Sand Dunes about 20 miles to the north. Occasionally we drive to the south about 70 miles and visit Taos, New Mexico. We love to fly fish in the summer and snow ski in the winter. Come join us for a night or two and see how we live off the grid at about 8000 feet above sea level.