Category Archive: Solar

Solar Air Lantern Review

Solar Air Lantern Review You look at the cool, nifty little gadgets that are available nowadays, and you have to wonder if they really work. It might look cool, but actually doing what it’s made to do is the point, and without that it’s virtually useless. This solar lantern is one of those interesting buys …

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Simple Solar DIY: Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker

Simple Solar DIY: Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker Solar is one of the best ways to cook if you lose power due to a storm, emergency, or even if the grid goes down. Even in the winter time! The problem is that unless you have a powerful system, it’s not very efficient, meaning you usually …

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Finally Solar Panels That Can Blend Into Their Surroundings

Finally Solar Panels That Can Blend Into Their Surroundings When I found the picture up above on a previous article I wrote yesterday I was intrigued to find out more about it. I have never seen a solar panel that isn’t black, in some cases a black solar panel can give you away in a …

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How to Build a Solar (or Trombe) Wall

How to Build a Solar (or Trombe) Wall In the months separating summer from winter, in the heart of autumn, it is not too rare to encounter weeks where it is stiflingly hot in the daytime and inhumanly cold in the evenings. Because of this, it can be quite difficult to cool down an entire …

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Solar Cooking in Winter

Solar Cooking in Winter So, you want to see if you can cook in a solar oven in the dead of winter, huh? Same here, so that’s why I went hunting for an in depth article on this subject. The Winter shouldn’t stop us from achieving our self-sufficient lifestyle dream. I purchased a solar oven …

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DIY Solar Panel That Follows The Sun

DIY Solar Panel That Follows The Sun For a photovoltaic solar panel, following the sun’s path across the sky raises efficiency by 30-50%. This DIY sun tracker is easy to make and will help you stay less reliant on the grid during the colder months due to the different placement of the sun. The solar panel …

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How To Build a Solar-Powered Water Heater

How To Build a Solar-Powered Water Heater That Works All Year Round If the power goes out there is very little chance that you can produce enough hot water to fill your needs through wood fire alone. There are many methods of warming water with no power. The easiest and most simple is to just …

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12 Survival Hacks Using Just Leaves

12 Survival Hacks Using Just Leaves When in a survival situation pretty much anything and everything can be upcycled into something that can aide you in surviving. Over at willowhavenoutdoor.com Creek shows us 12 survival hacks that we can use just by using leaves. Obviously in winter this will be a little harder to achieve but …

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How To Make A Solar ICE Maker

How To Make A Solar ICE Maker In the unlikely event of a power outage wouldn’t it be great to relax and stay cool, knowing you have other options? I found a great website that shows us a simple solar-powered ice maker setup that will let you keep food and drinks chilled with ice, even …

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How To Make A Solar Water Distiller

How To Make A Solar Water Distiller Learn how to make a solar water distiller and have clean drinking water in an emergency situation. I think making a solar water distiller will not only give you peace of mind you can make clean drinking water from tainted water sources in an emergency but also having …

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