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This 5 Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator could literally change the way you harvest FREE power!
This is by far the most innovative modification I’ve found for a five gallon bucket. Sam Redfield developed this design to provide a source of electricity that can be built cheap and hooked up to any source of flowing water, including irrigation systems, creeks and streams, or even sewage systems.
This is just pure genius and if you have access to any running water I would highly suggest you build one, just so you have access to free power if the grid does down.
As you can see by the picture above you don’t need a great deal of running water so you could use a limited running source of water for this project. See the full build manual (PDF) and video below:
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.
- America's Natural Nuclear Bunkers: Find the Closest One to Your Home
- 56 Items to Stockpile in Your Easy Cellar