Category Archive: Solar

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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What Is The Best SHTF / Disaster Communication?

What Is The Best SHTF / Disaster Communication? Just what is the best form of communication if all hell breaks lose or we lose all power? I found a very in depth article about communication from our friends over at graywolf survival. Like always with graywolf survival, they cut to the chase with no bull. They …

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DIY Passive Solar Window Heater That Actually Works

DIY Passive Solar Window Heater That Actually Works This is a very simple and inexpensive project. There are many passive solar heating projects out there, but we must admit, we were very skeptical at first. In the cold December mornings, what help can a simple bit of styrofoam and aluminum foil really provide? So we decided …

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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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Run your Dryer on Free Energy – Easy $$ Savings

Run your Dryer on Free Energy – Easy $$ Savings This has to be one of the coolest DIY projects I have seen in a while. Who doesn’t like FREE energy. After reading this instuctable article, I need to do this to my dryer and make use of the solar heater I made a few years …

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Build A Powerful Solar Generator From Old Solar Lights

Build A Powerful Solar Generator From Old Solar Lights Don’t throw away another old garden solar panel ever again! Use them and make powerful solar panels to charge your batteries and even get you off the grid. Have you got old solar lights from the garden laying around? I know I have about 10 right …

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How To Make A Dollar Solar Garden Light Brighter And Use Less Power

How To Make A Dollar Solar Garden Light Brighter And Use Less Power This is a cool little hack, all you need is a soldering iron and a few LED’s and you are good to go. I think I will do this to all my garden lights as they are pretty dim now. I am …

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Drying Your Clothes On A Clothesline Is Banned In 19 States

Drying Your Clothes On A Clothesline Banned In 19 States Did you know there are 19 states that have banned clotheslines? Have you ever heard of the Solar Rights Act? If you answered no to either question, you may want to read on. Many Americans are used to living in Home Owner’s Associations (HOAs) and …

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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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How To Can Beef, Elk, Pork or Venison Cubed and Raw Pack

How To Can Beef, Elk, Pork or Venison Cubed and Raw Pack Canning meat is probably one of the only sure ways that you will have meat if SHTF. Let’s be honest, probably 3/4 of you that read this can’t hunt. Horrible to say and I know we all will try our hardest to acquire …

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