Category: Alternative Energy

How To Quieten ANY Generator

How To Quieten Any Generator - When it comes to prepping a generator is a double edged sword, on one side you have the power to keep warm, cook food and see in the night but on the other side generators are very noisy, people will know you have power and could try and take the generator away or even worse try to kill you for it.

Having a generator on hand is great in case your power goes out for an extended period of time. Pretty much every winter out power goes out because of ice storms, we would be lost with out ours. When it …

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The Four Best Ways To Generate Off The Grid Electricity

The Four Best Ways To Generate Off The Grid Electricity - With getting off the grid you have to really sit down and think about your options. Having just solar is great... but what happens if you have a storm or you have a bad, cloudy week? What if you only had a wind turbine, and you had a week of no wind? Living off the grid would be impossible.

We are at the beginning of this story of alternative energy. We are going to see all sorts of technological advances over the next 20 years. Some people will wait it out but others are going to want to jump …

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10 DIY Solar Oven Projects

10 DIY Solar Oven Projects - All are pretty simple to make and they actually work really well. Use the power of the sun and have this FREE backup way of cooking even in the winter.

These 10 projects vary from the shoebox-sized and dirt-cheap to sun-tracking and full-sized, these Instructables run the gamut across solar oven-making! All are pretty simple to make and they actually work really well. Use the power of the sun and …

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Don’t Purchase a Generator Without Reading This First

Don't Purchase a Generator With Out Reading This First - A generator will keep it on for an extended period of time afterwards until the electricity can be restored. This is a very helpful and even lifesaving invention – but there are a few things that you should consider before investing in one.

If you are looking to build a base of preparedness that can be built upon you are going to need, at least, six things. Really, its more like six answers. What will you do for each of the following? Water …

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How To Make An Earth Battery

How To Make An Earth Battery - With something as simple as an old ice cube tray some soil a few bolts and copper wire you can get about 5 volts of electricity. This is enough to power a few LED lights, calculators and if you are really tech minded even a mobile or USB device.

Image Credit: thegoodsurvivalist.com With something as simple as an old ice cube tray some soil a few bolts and copper wire you can get about 5 volts of electricity. This is enough to power a few LED lights, calculators and …

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How To Build A Cold Spring House For Free Refrigeration

How To Build A Cold Spring House For Free Refrigeration - A great option is to build a cold spring house. A spring house is a small building, usually one room, constructed over a spring.

If you have chosen, or are planning, to live off the grid as a self-sufficient homesteader/prepper, standard refrigerators are not an ideal choice. Simply put, they defeat the purpose of being off grid. Refrigerators use an enormous amount of electricity …

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Emergency Power Options for Your Home

Do not make the mistake of assuming you can live without power.  As winter months are approaching, a lot of us are preparing for the cold weather - especially homesteaders.  The more isolated we are, the longer it takes for utility crews to reestablish power, or clear roads of snow and ice. 

Do not make the mistake of assuming you can live without power. A backup emergency power system is a sensible solution to this problem, and these systems don’t have to be elaborate or expensive. As winter months are approaching, a …

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Simple DIY Solar Powered Projects For Preppers

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Solar power is getting big these days. It can be pretty expensive, but if you like making stuff yourself, the solar powered projects below could help you get off the grid quicker than you can say “electricity“. Spend a little …

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How To Get All Your Hot Water Needs From A Compost Mound

How To Get All Your Hot Water Needs From A Compost Mound - Did you know that when compost breaks down it produces heat? With this heat you can warm up water in the pipes that run through the compost. Obviously the more pipe and the more compost you have the more warm water you get.

Compost gives us so much. It’s amazing that every American doesn’t have a compost heap in their yard. You can literally transform your soil by amending it with compost. If you do this for 5 years you will see a …

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How to Refill 1 Pound Propane Bottles

How to Refill 1 Pound Propane Bottles - Gas companies are not allowed to refill these bottles but you can do this at home for around 50 cents! Because this is propane and pressure, please be warned that this may be dangerous, please read the sites Disclaimer page before trying this.

Backup power is a vital piece of any preparedness plan. It’s so important that you have a means to heat your home, light to see and a way to cook with when the power goes out and those main methods …

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