Category: Solar

LuminAID Solar Inflatable Light, Semi-Transparent

LuminAID Solar Inflatable Light, Semi-Transparent — I have to say this piece of kit is awesome! It requires no batteries and can light up an area better than a flashlight! I know you can make a similar one of these yourself with a headlamp and a milk jug full of water but if you were bugging out that wouldn't be good to carry along as its heavy and cumbersome.

LuminAID Solar Inflatable Light, Semi-Transparent I have to say this piece of kit is awesome! It requires no batteries and can light up an area better than a flashlight! I know you can make a similar one of these yourself with a headlamp and a milk jug full of water but if you were bugging …

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Build A Powerful Solar Generator From Old Solar Lights

How To Build A Powerful Solar Generator From Old Solar Lights — Have you got old solar lights from the garden laying around? I know I have about 10 right now that look outdated and weathered. Well, did you know with a little thinking and a little solder here and there, you can create a powerful solar panel for pretty much free.

Build A Powerful Solar Generator From Old Solar Lights Don’t throw away another old garden solar panel ever again! Use them and make powerful solar panels to charge your batteries and even get you off the grid. Have you got old solar lights from the garden laying around? I know I have about 10 right …

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DIY Passive Solar Window Heater That Actually Works

DIY Passive Solar Window Heater That Actually Works

DIY Passive Solar Window Heater That Actually Works This is a very simple and inexpensive project. There are many passive solar heating projects out there, but we must admit, we were very skeptical at first. In the cold December mornings, what help can a simple bit of styrofoam and aluminum foil really provide? So we decided …

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The Multi-Purpose, All-Terrain Electric Locomotive

The Multi-Purpose, All-Terrain Electric Locomotive - Being electric makes this quiet, easy to maintain and if you had some DIY knowledge, you could even set up the solar panel to charge the locomotive type pulling machine on the move!

The Multi-Purpose, All-Terrain Electric Locomotive Finally an electric All-Terrain power horse to help you out all year long. No matter what the weather gives you, this could be one great investment for daily use or emergency’s and SHTF. The fantastic  like a mix between a snowmobile, a dog sled and a miniature World War I …

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DIY Solar Panel That Follows The Sun

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

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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How To Build a Solar-Powered Water Heater

How To Build a Solar-Powered Water Heater — If the power goes out there is very little chance that you can produce enough hot water to fill your needs through wood fire alone. There are many methods of warming water with no power. This could be just the best available.

How To Build a Solar-Powered Water Heater That Works All Year Round If the power goes out there is very little chance that you can produce enough hot water to fill your needs through wood fire alone. There are many methods of warming water with no power. The easiest and most simple is to just …

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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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DIY Foil Solar Panels for Windows (VERY Easy)

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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6 Gadgets to Generate Electricity

6 Gadgets to Generate Electricity - As we grow more and more reliant on our electronics for information and communication, electricity is necessary for emergencies. Electricity generating gadgets come in many forms and the way they generate electricity varies between them.

6 Gadgets to Generate Electricity As we grow more and more reliant on our electronics for information and communication, electricity is necessary for emergencies. Electricity generating gadgets come in many forms and the way they generate electricity varies between them. Having multiple options to generate electricity and charge your electronics can help keep you prepared. Having …

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Passive and Active House Cooling 101

Passive and Active House Cooling 101 - This is a great topic that we preparedness folk tend not to cover often enough... Keeping cool in the hot months is vital for survival too.

Passive and Active House Cooling 101 Passive and Active House Cooling can save you lots of money over a year, AC is expensive and some of us still have no access or can’t afford to run it in the hot summer months! This is a great topic that we preparedness folk tend not to cover …

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