Category: Solar


Run Your Dryer on Free Energy – Easy $$ Savings

Run Your Dryer on Free Energy - Easy $$ Savings - This has to be one of the coolest DIY projects I have seen in a while. Who doesn't like FREE energy.

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. This has to be one of the coolest DIY projects I have seen in a while. Who doesn’t like FREE energy. After reading this instructable article, …

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How to Build a Solar (or Trombe) Wall

How to Build a Solar (or Trombe) Wall - a Solar Wall, or otherwise known as a Trombe Wall, can be a beneficial installment to your home in order to provide you with the warmth you need when nighttime comes without wasting all of your money on switching back and forth between the air conditioner and the heater.

In the months separating summer from winter, in the heart of autumn, it is not too rare to encounter weeks where it is stiflingly hot in the daytime and inhumanly cold in the evenings. Because of this, it can be quite difficult to cool down an entire house for a stretch of time, and then …

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How To Get 2000ºF Solar Power – Great For When SHTF

How To Get 2000ºF Solar Power: Great For When SHTF - You can build a very powerful system using parts that you can find in any trash dump, and you may even have the parts in your neighborhood. Either way, this project can be done very inexpensively and isn't all that difficult to do.

Solar is one of the best ways to cook if you lose power due to a storm, emergency, or even if the grid goes down. Even in the winter time! The problem is that unless you have a powerful system, it’s not very efficient, meaning you usually can’t cook very quickly or very much food …

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DIY Solar Water Heater From Plastic Bottles

DIY Solar Water Heater From Plastic Bottles - Jose Alano is a retired mechanic that lives in Brazil. Jose invented a solar water heater from a pile of plastic bottles and cartons. This is great for the environment as it frees up waste trash and if you decide to  build one you could use old bottles or what ever you have available.

See how to make a solar water heater from plastic bottles and save on your water heating bill 🙂 Jose Alano is a retired mechanic that lives in Brazil. Jose invented a solar water heater from a pile of plastic bottles and cartons. This is great for the environment as it frees up waste trash and …

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Simple Solar DIY: Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker

Simple Solar DIY: Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker — Solar is one of the best ways to cook if you lose power due to a storm, emergency, or even if the grid goes down. Even in the winter time!

Solar is one of the best ways to cook if you lose power due to a storm, emergency, or even if the grid goes down. Even in the winter time! The problem is that unless you have a powerful system, it’s not very efficient, meaning you usually can’t cook very quickly or very much food …

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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.

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 out, make it do, or do without” still resonates. Great for a bug out bag and SHTF situation. I made a small survival kit that I still carry around with …

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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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Massive Survival & Preparedness Printable PDF Collection

Massive Survival & Preparedness Printable PDF Collection - Print out a this massive collection of PDF files as reference for a possible SHTF scenario, and keeping it in a nice safe spot. A single printed survival manual may save you or a loved one at some future date.

Let’s say you weren’t paying attention to great sites like SHTFPreparedness.com, owned little or no books on preparedness and survival and let’s face it, wanted to learn some new skills quickly because you were caught entirely with your pants down when SHTF. I have been asked a number of times if I have my collection of …

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DIY Portable Solar Generator

DIY Portable Solar Generator - Solar power for a SHTF situation is going to be essential. Spend a little on materials (no where near as much as the solar companies charge) and you could be saving money and living more self reliant in no time.

What would you do if the lights went out…for good? Sure, we don’t need electricity to survive, but how many things have you forgotten how to do without it? What skills did your great-grandparents utilize to live without technology? Solar power for a SHTF situation is going to be essential. Spend a little on materials (no where …

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How to get 2000 Degrees Solar Power – Great For When SHTF

How to get 2000 Degrees Solar Power - This can purify water, instantly start a fire, melt metal, cook food and even melt concrete.

This can purify water, instantly start a fire, melt metal, cook food and even melt concrete…..This can melt a padlock if you needed to get in somewhere too … just saying. This is made from a simple lens called a Fresnel lens… These are commonly found in old rear projection big screen TVs …. WHAT IS A FRESNEL LENS …

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