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Having a manual method of producing power is a great backup in case there is no wind or sun to charge your off the grid batteries in an emergency situation!
Building your own generator requires a number of items. A person, a bike, a way of supporting your bike off the ground, a motor, an energy smoothing system and an inverter if you want to use your bike generator to power mains equipment.
Each of these parts needs to work efficiently in order to generate between 50 and 100 watts of usable energy for your generator. See how to build your own bicycle generator below, also this would be a great way to stay fit if SHTF!
This is pretty easy to build and if you are a fitness guru is just the obvious way to go if you want to get off the grid with out the aide of solar or wind, this is a great backup way to generate free electricity if there is no wind and no sun too.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.