JANUARY 23, 2017

With severe weather blowing through Southern California I decided to tighten up my emergency power system to make it more easy to use. Up until now I simply had my marine battery hooked up to the solar panel, but that was about it. So I picked up the MinnKota Trolling Motor Power Center battery case.  Yes, I could have simply gotten a regular battery box and cut in the voltmeter and outlets, but this I knew would be operational right out of the box and save me a few hours of work. 

The MinnKota Trolling Motor Power Center connected to the solar charge controller.
(Yes I know the controller is mounted upside down, but that the best orientation for the wiring.)
USB outlet and voltage indicator. Also 10 and 20 Amp breakers.

 And a very convenient cigarette outlet which I will run my inverter out of. 

JULY 8, 2016

After nearly two years of navigation, we finally held our first CERT class here at our art compound..The Brewery Arts Complex; the largest art community in the world. 50+ in attendance. It’s all finally happening….

Time to take this stuff seriously…..



JULY 1, 2016

The latest is that we will be hosting our very first CERT training program here at the Brewery Artist Colony in the new community room in the 600 building. This is a fantastic (and free) opportunity to learn how to serve yourself and community. Classes are…

Class 1 – July 7 (Introduction, Disaster Awareness)
Class 2 – July 14 (Disaster Fire Suppression Techniques)
Class 3 – July 21 (Disaster Medical Operations 1)
Class 4 – July 28 (Disaster Medical Operations 2)
Class 5 – Aug 4 (Light Search & Rescue Operations)
Class 6 – Aug 11 (Team Organization & Disaster Psychology)
Class 7 – Aug 18 (Terrorism & Homeland Defense)

600 Moulton Ave – Community Room
Los Angeles, Ca 90031