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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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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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Easy DIY Solar Charger and PSU [updated]

Easy DIY Solar Charger and PSU Now this is a little more advanced than taking an old garden solar light and quickly turning it into a phone charger. This is the king of solar garden hacks! Solar power is not as expensive as you may think. Small scale anyway. With other solar projects I have …

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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 …

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Top 10 DIY Solar Projects Anyone Can Do

Top 10 DIY Solar Projects Anyone Can Do See how these Top 10 DIY Solar Projects Anyone Can Do, can save you money and help you out in an emergency too. I have been looking for good solar DIY projects for a while now and I found a great website that have 10 awesome DIY projects …

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How To Convert An Electric Water Heater To Solar

How To Convert An Electric Water Heater To Solar A water heater can consume a lot of electricity and is one of the appliances in your house that costs you the most money. I personally have a tankless water heater which only heats up the water when I need it. I have saved about 33% …

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10 Solar Heating Projects For Heating Your Home And Water Over Winter

10 Solar Heating Projects For Heating Your Home And Water Over Winter Being able to produce your own FREE heat in the winter can literally save you hundreds of dollars a month. If you are looking to be more self reliant then these 10 awesome projects are definitely for you. How many people can say …

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The Multi-Purpose, All-Terrain Electric Locomotive

The Multi-Purpose, All-Terrain Electric Locomotive Finally an electric All-Terrain power horse to help you out all year long. No matter what the weather gives you, this could be one great investment for daily use or emergency’s and SHTF. The fantastic  like a mix between a snowmobile, a dog sled and a miniature World War I …

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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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6 Gadgets to Generate Electricity

6 Gadgets to Generate Electricity As we grow more and more reliant on our electronics for information and communication, electricity is necessary for emergencies. Electricity generating gadgets come in many forms and the way they generate electricity varies between them. Having multiple options to generate electricity and charge your electronics can help keep you prepared. Having …

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