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DIY $3 Solar Powered Small Electronic USB Charger

DIY $3 Solar Powered Small Electronic USB Charger If you are looking to improve your DIY skills and save money at the same time this easy project is for you. This little garden light hack allows you to charge small electronic devices like phones, MP3 players etc. The cool thing about this little project is …

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Here’s What a National Electricity Shortage Looks Like

Here’s What a National Electricity Shortage Looks Like Did you ever consider that the SHTF might not be a dramatic total blackout, like the kind caused by an EMP or a direct hit from the sun? What if the SHTF is actually an incremental electricity shortage that changes our very way of life? That’s exactly …

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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Going Off The Grid

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Going Off The Grid People go off the grid for a variety of reasons. Some do it because it allows them to become more self-sustainable. They can grow their own food, get their own water, and don’t need to rely on grocery stores to survive. Others do it for the …

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How To Get All Your Hot Water Needs From A Compost Mound

How To Get All Your Hot Water Needs From A Compost Mound Did you know that composting can provide you with hot water? Goes to show all those kitchen scraps you throw away is actually costing you more money that you think! Did you know that when compost breaks down it produces heat? With this heat …

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Amazing Ways You Can Reuse Aluminum Cans

Amazing Ways You Can Reuse Aluminum Cans Aside from plastic bottles, there probably won’t be many things more plentiful than aluminum cans when SHTF and you have to scavenge for items to survive. SHTFDad.com has shared three really useful ways we can reuse aluminum cans. I have shared articles on the subject of soda can stoves, …

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The Four Best Ways To Generate Off The Grid Electricity

The Four Best Ways To Generate Off The Grid Electricity Are you thinking about getting off the grid? This article can help you decide which method of getting free electricity is best for you and your budget. I personally like solar over all of the other options. Getting off the grid is confusing and daunting. If …

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DIY Portable Power Pack For $25

DIY Portable Power Pack For $25 This is a great DIY project to make. This would be very handy if the power went out and even for tailgating and camping. In this tutorial, they use a standard car battery, I would honestly switch that out for a deep cycle 12v battery and then hook up …

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Communication After an EMP

Communication After an EMP Do you know how to communicate after an EMP? What kind of gear will you be needing? What will you use after the electronics in your location have mostly all gone down? Have any idea how to protect your electronics from a potential EMP? If you’re interested in finding out, today’s …

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How To Build A Cold Spring House For Free Refrigeration

How To Build A Cold Spring House For Free Refrigeration If you have chosen, or are planning, to live off the grid as a self-sufficient homesteader/prepper, standard refrigerators are not an ideal choice. Simply put, they defeat the purpose of being off grid. Refrigerators use an enormous amount of electricity and your typical solar systems …

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How to Make Fire With a Lemon – Fact or Fiction?

How to Make Fire With a Lemon – Fact or Fiction? When SHTF, sometimes we need to get creative. While you may not have all of these items on hand, I just wanted to show you what you can do with items you may be able to scavenge and a little ingenuity (MacGyver anyone?). Ok, …

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