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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

House with solar panels

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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Hyper Efficient DIY Solar Power

Being able to follow the sun's path through the sky can raise your solar panel system's output considerably (30-50%)

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 …

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Off Grid Power: The DIY 1000 Watt Wind Turbine

How To Build An Impressive 1000 Watt Wind Turbine — 1000 watts is great power for any home. This turbine help charge the battery bank that powers our offgrid home. It's a permanent magnet alternator, generating 3 phase ac, rectified to dc, and fed to a charge controller.

Off grid power sources are changing all the time. It wasn’t long ago that solar power seemed clunky and inefficient. Now we have solar generators that people bet their lives on in disaster! That’s the power of evolving and upgrading …

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Amazing Ways You Can Reuse Aluminum Cans

I have shared articles on the subject of soda can stoves, DIY soda can shingles, soda can solar heaters and even how to open a padlock with a soda can. Now you can add a couple more items to the list!

The prepper DIY craze is something that many of us can benefit from. As Americans we have tons of waste. Well, a lot more than just tons. We are some trash making creatures and while we are doing better with …

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5 Things You Need for Solar Energy

Solar is getting better. In the near future we will be looking at solar energy options that are comparable with that of our on grid providers.

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 …

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Don’t Purchase a Generator With Out 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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