Category: Solar


22 Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin

22 New & Awesome Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin - There is also the satisfaction that comes from reusing an ordinary object for something else entirely, saving money and recycling to boot. I made a small survival kit that I still carry around with me on a daily basis.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. There is also the satisfaction that comes from reusing an ordinary object for something else entirely. Grandpa’s old motto of “use it up, wear it …

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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 others.

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 others. In a SHTF situation getting power may be hard …

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Simple DIY Solar Panel Or Cooker Sun Tracker Made From A Clock

Simple DIY Solar Panel Or Cooker Sun Tracker Made From A Clock - Using a sun tracker can improve the performance of your solar panel or solar cooker up to 50%... That's a great percentage increase. If you were in a SHTF situation, that figure could mean the difference between a fully cooked meal and a fully charged battery

Stop turning your solar panels or your solar cookers with this easy to build sun tracker made from a clock. This is probably the simplest sun tracker you can find on the internet. All you need is an old large clock mechanism, you can probably pick one up for free on craigslist or free-cycle. If …

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DIY Scalable Solar Power System – On a Budget

DIY Scalable Solar Power System - On a Budget - Solar power can be a preppers best friend if SHTF and also can cause a lot of headaches and confusion if you know nothing about it. Kinda like me, I want a system at my house, I just find the whole thing to confusing to grasp. This article helped me a lot.

Get a DIY scalable solar power system on a budget…. I recently discovered a website that has lots of great info, I have spent a few days now looking at articles and hand picking awesome tutorials and great info we all, including for my own use. Solar power can be a preppers best friend if …

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Build a Small Solar Solution, With a Budget of $150 (Guide and Video)

Build a Small Solar Solution, With a Budget of $150 (Guide and Video) - The article I am going to share with you today goes over the basics and what components you will need to build your perfect solar system, you can always buy them fully made but they cost 3 times as much as it would be to make them yourself!

This small solar solution may be all you need to charge your electronic devices if the power goes out! For around $150 this is worth a bookmark and a share to tell your friends about! Solar is confusing and I will admit it has taken me years to understand it fully. When you are designing …

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7 Free Solar Water Heating System Designs

7 Free Solar Water Heating System Designs - You can explore the various types of solar water heater designs, follow the guidelines and build an easy and affordable solar hot water heater.

Solar water heating systems are easy to build as a DIY project. They also have offer a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your home. These solar water heating designs are fairly simple and low cost, and will save you money (a LOT in some cases). You can actually save quite a bit with …

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Almost Unlimited Power for Your Camping or Bug Out Bag Electronics

Almost Unlimited Power for Your Camping or Bug Out Bag Electronics - Most people carry several different sizes of flashlights in their bug out bag: small penlights, medium lights, headlamps, one of those awesome new $5 lights that shine like the sun, etc. They also carry portable electronics such as cell phones or even tablets for their survival documents or references.

Have you ever been camping and had your flashlight run out in the middle of the night? What did you do? Here’s how to have almost unlimited power.

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Portable Sun Tracking Solar Panel With A Windup Clock Drive

Portable Sun Tracking Solar Panel With A Windup Clock Drive - DIY

Portable Sun Tracking Solar Panel With A Windup Clock Drive This Portable Sun Tracking Solar Panel is easy to make and will get you all the power possible from the sun in a day. I love this project! Take advantage of an old clock and then you can track the sun over the day and with …

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DIY Bottom Heat for Seed Starting (or pet bed)

DIY Bottom Heat for Seed Starting — Retail bottom heat is expensive – I saw one “kit” at a local garden center that was big enough for 2 flats and was $79 – wow! You can buy a lot of tomato plants for eighty bucks!

DIY Bottom Heat for Seed Starting Retail bottom heat is expensive – I saw one “kit” at a local garden center that was big enough for 2 flats and was $79 – wow!  You can buy a lot of tomato plants for eighty bucks!  A low-cost alternative had to be possible for a dedicated scrounger …

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When Is Solar a Good Investment?

When Is Solar a Good Investment? - While many Americans claim they don't understand wall street, stocks and investments, I think solar power has proven that many people do. When it comes to solar power we are all waiting for the right time to buy in. Its like a stock we want solar power to be at its most efficient before we outfit our homes with it.

When Is Solar a Good Investment? While many Americans claim they don’t understand wall street, stocks and investments, I think solar power has proven that many people do. When it comes to solar power we are all waiting for the right time to buy in. Its like a stock we want solar power to be …

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