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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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DIY Foil Solar Panels for Windows (VERY Easy)

DIY Foil Solar Panels for Windows (VERY Easy) Getting off the grid as much as we can is top priority. This panel is only 3/4 of an inch thick and weighs in at less than three pounds. On a partly cloudy day the black foil collector reached about 150 degrees (during the sunny times). The film front …

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Tips for Using Emergency Generators

Tips for Using Emergency Generators A backup generator can be a godsend during power outages, but making sure you’re prepared takes more than just buying one and “waiting for a rainy day.” In addition to making sure you understand how much power your property needs to function, you’ll want to make sure you get a …

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DIY Solar Oven Prototype 1

DIY Solar Oven Prototype 1 Cooking is an everyday part of survival unless you’re happy to crouch in the dark eating straight from a cold can of beans. Collecting firewood isn’t too hard – but in a long term survival situation, you’ll have to travel farther and farther to find the fuel you need, especially …

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The Truth About EMP Strikes

The Truth About EMP Strikes An EMP (ElectroMagnetic Pulse) is still a terrifying reality. It’s a reality that America is still not prepared to face. We have done serious analysis of the issue and its yielded some results, but a nuclear bomb detonated over America could still destroy our power grid or at least sections. Sections …

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Solar Generator vs Fuel Generator

Solar Generator vs Fuel Generator One of the first purchases I made when getting into serious preparedness was a gas generator. Not only the necessity for electrify drove me but also the importance of creature comforts. My power goes out and then it comes back on. I am happy with my gas generator. That said …

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How To Make Your Own Hydro Power

How To Make Your Own Hydro Power Power by the movement of water is genius, if you have a huge river or stream you could generate a literal off the grid system, but what if you live with a small creek or a slow flowing body of water… over at otherpower.com they have a DIY …

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Portable Sun Tracking Solar Panel With A Windup Clock Drive

Portable Sun Tracking Solar Panel With A Windup Clock Drive This Portable Sun Tracking Solar Panel is easy to make and will get you all the power possible from the sun in a day. I love this project! Take advantage of an old clock and then you can track the sun over the day and with …

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