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Have you considered using solar power to cut your electric bill or to go off the grid altogether? There are a lot of things to consider but we are going to focus on 5 main things you need to have on hand if you are going to start harnessing the power of the sun.
Obviously, you are going to need some way of harnessing the suns power if you hope to harness solar energy. The solar panels of today have changed a lot from those of years past. You can also make your own solar panels, while this takes some learning and some more spare materials, you can create your own and its a skill that could go a long way some day!
While the sun offers us to power all day, you need a vessel to store that energy or when the sun moves off of your panels the lights will go out. You need to invest in high-quality batteries that will hold that power deep into the night and even the next day.
For the power from your solar panels and batteries to be used you need an inverter that will allow you to power your home. Otherwise, you will not have compatibility with your power and your power needs. These inverters can be had for a few hundred dollars.
Some people commit to solar power before even taking stock of daily sunlight. Most people are surprised at how little direct sunlight they get. Be sure you are getting sunlight for much of the day in order to take advantage of solar power.
Remember, there is no electric company coming to bail you out when your power goes out. If you have a part that fails you are going to need some backup. Be sure you have spares of everything!
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.