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Massive Survival & Preparedness Printable PDF Collection

Massive Survival & Preparedness Printable PDF Collection Let’s say you weren’t paying attention to great sites like SHTFPreparedness.com, owned little or no books on preparedness and survival and let’s face it, wanted to learn some new skills quickly because you were caught entirely with your pants down when SHTF. I have been asked a number of …

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DIY Portable Solar Generator

 DIY Portable Solar Generator What would you do if the lights went out…for good? Sure, we don’t need electricity to survive, but how many things have you forgotten how to do without it? What skills did your great-grandparents utilize to live without technology? Solar power for a SHTF situation is going to be essential. Spend a little …

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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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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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22 Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin

22 Ways To Reuse An Altoids Tin There is also the satisfaction that comes from reusing an ordinary object for something else entirely. Grandpa’s old motto of “use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” still resonates. Great for a bug out bag and SHTF situation. I made a small survival …

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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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Uses For Dead Car Batteries And Sealed Lead Acid Batteries

Uses For Dead Car Batteries And Sealed Lead Acid Batteries This is great information to remember and maybe even trying out before an emergency happens. People toss away these batteries all the time. Maybe it’s time to start stockpiling these bad boys for that just in case moment and take advantage of the stupidity of …

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DIY Emergency Lights From Solar Yard Lights

DIY Emergency Lights From Solar Yard Lights Being able to see when the sun is down and the power is out is usually not a big deal. Emergency lighting in most buildings and the flashlight feature on millions of smart phones around the globe is enough for the general populace. The main problem with that …

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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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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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