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How To Make a Penny Battery

Make sure you Like SHTFPreparedness on Facebook or Follow us on Pinterest to be updated every time we post great articles on Prepping, Homesteading, Survival, DIY and other topics! How To Make a Penny Battery See how to make a penny battery today and always have a quick source of power in an emergency. Perfect …

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How To Build a Wood-Gasifier (Power for when SHTF)

How To Build a Wood-Gasifier (Power for when SHTF) Whether you want to be off the grid or simply prepared in the event of a sustained power outage, you are going to need an alternate source of energy at some point.  A generator would seem like the practical solution to the energy problem, but what …

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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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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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How to Make Fire With a Lemon – Fact or Fiction?

Make sure you Like SHTFPreparedness on Facebook or Follow us on Pinterest to be updated every time we post great articles on Prepping, Homesteading, Survival, DIY and other topics! How to Make Fire With a Lemon – Fact or Fiction? When SHTF, sometimes we need to get creative. While you may not have all of …

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16 Ways to Warm Up a Cold Room

16 Ways to Warm Up a Cold Room Do you have a room in your house that’s always colder than the rest of the house? Or maybe your entire home is colder than you’d like. Whether you’re trying to save money on your heating bill or you’re just forever chillier than the rest of your …

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DIY Foil Solar Panels for Windows (VERY Easy)

DIY Foil Solar Panels for Windows (VERY Easy) Getting off the grid as much as we can is top priority. This panel is only 3/4 of an inch thick and weighs in at less than three pounds. On a partly cloudy day the black foil collector reached about 150 degrees (during the sunny times). The film front …

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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. …

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How to Make a Propane Forge

How to Make a Propane Forge Though forging metal can be a highly dangerous thing and in a SHTF world injuries you could suffer may be life threatening. If you are not trained you may want to consider getting proficient today. That said, you are looking an at amazing way to transform scrap metal into …

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Living Off-Grid with Solar Electricity

Living Off-Grid with Solar Electricity One of the biggest links in the chain of dependency is that of the big power companies. They have a stranglehold on the market and they also have their grip on you as well. We can do very little without power. I laugh when I hear people discuss going back …

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