Category: Solar

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.

The summer heat is nothing to be trifled with.  The government just recommended that Americans sleep with the thermostat at 82 degrees. This is a headline story for many reasons. One of the biggest because it’s an affront to our …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/passive-active-house-cooling-101/

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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/solar-powered-projects/

How To Can Beef, Elk, Pork or Venison Cubed and Raw Pack

How To Can Beef, Elk, Pork or Venison Cubed and Raw Pack — Canning meat is probably one of the only sure ways that you will have meat if SHTF. Let's be honest, probably 3/4 of you that read this can't hunt. Horrible to say and I know we all will try our hardest to acquire meat when the time comes.

When you think of canning, what comes to mind? You probably think about things like jelly and tomato sauce. That is part of it. However, you are going to be doing a lot more canning when the SHTF if you …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/can-beef-elk-pork-venison-cubed-raw-pack/

DIY Solar Lights from your Front Yard

DIY Emergency Lights from Solar Yard Lights — I love this idea. These little solar lights give off a lot of light, surprisingly. Get the rack from Lowe's. (It's an under shelf basket turned upside down.) This way, you can keep them outside and charged up, but they can be brought inside very easily.

Light is a very interesting prep. In most disasters, we are going to want to get light on as soon as possible. You might address this issue with a box of flashlights or backup lights in various places in the …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/diy-solar-lights-from-your-front-yard/

When the Grid Goes Down, You Better Be Ready!

When the Grid Goes Down, You Better Be Ready! — We all rely so much on the grid, from things as simple as charging our cell phones, to running our water heaters and cooking our food! Let's think for a second, what have you got in place right this minute if the power went out you could function to some degree?

Not long ago the US government came very close to publishing a report about preparing for a serious grid down situation. The grid is indefensible and this report was based on the fact that we could be attacked through the …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/grid-goes-better-ready/

Hyper Efficent 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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/hyper-efficent-diy-solar-power/

DIY Foil Solar Panels for Windows (VERY Easy)

When you think about solar panels you are probably going to consider electricity generation. However, some solar panels can be easily constructed and used to affect the temperature in your home.

When you think about solar panels you are probably going to consider electricity generation. However, some solar panels can be easily constructed and used to affect the temperature in your home. These are not going to contain any electronics and …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/diy-foil-solar-panels-windows-easy/

DIY Solar Heated Garden Bed

DIY Solar Heated Garden Bed. The great thing about this project is it can be made to suit any garden... so you can make it as bug or as small as you like

The sooner you can heat the garden soil the faster your plants are going to grow. That moment when seedlings sprout and before they become strong plants is a tough time. The quicker you can get out of that the …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/diy-solar-heated-garden-bed/

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 in 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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/four-best-ways-generate-grid-electricity/

Solar Backup Power for Disasters

There is no denying the fact that anyone preparing for disaster is going to need to have some sort back up power source.

There is no denying the fact that anyone preparing for disaster is going to need to have some sort back up power source. We are going to lose power at some point and once that happens your options get really …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/solar-backup-power-for-disasters/

Send this to a friend