How To Build A DIY Rocket Stove

 rocket stove

Rocket Stoves are a great choice for people looking for an off-grid option for cooking, boiling water, and producing heat.  They are a versatile solution for these 3 applications and more.  There are a large range of designs available to build a DIY rocket stove for home or camp.   [Read more…]

5 Reasons Why you Shouldn’t Count on a Generator When T-SHTF.

Generators

Generators are great for short term power outages.  They are relatively cheap and can be sourced from most home improvement stores.  If the grid goes down for a few days after a major storm generators help to keep the food in the fridge from spoiling, keep the sump pump running and make sure a few lights stay on inside the home.  However for long term grid down (SHTF) outages, generators should not be counted on to provide life sustaining support, and here’s why… [Read more…]

HOW TO MAKE A GAS MASK: BASIC PRINCIPLES AND METHODS (DIY Items Which can Potentially Save Your Life in Case of a Disaster)

GAS MASK

The world we live in nowadays is one where everything can happen, and that means that planning for various survival situations is imperative. Being prepared even in the most dangerous situations is equivalent to knowing how to make all sorts of homemade, DIY items which can potentially save your life in case of a disaster. [Read more…]

Build Your Own Underground Bunker

Underground Bunker

Build your own Underground Bunker

Okay, so you might not be able to do all this by yourself, but this might get you started on your way to having your very own, very quiet and thick skinned underground bunker. [Read more…]

How to Make a Battery That Lasts (Practically) Forever

battery

Learn how to make a diy battery lasts forever. Called a magnesium or Baghdad battery they are made with a magnesium rod and either a copper coil or a copper rod.

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Generating Off-Grid Power: The Four Best Ways

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Generating your own electricity

Save on electricity costs by generating your own.

Generating your own electricity can reduce energy costs and ensure security of supply.

For rural properties, it may be the only practical and cost-effective option. For urban properties, ‘micro-generation’ may also be an attractive option under the right circumstances.

There are several options, ranging from solar, wind and hydro to traditional diesel generators. [Read more…]

Goodbye Power Company: Why You May Soon Be Generating Your Own Electricity – Wind-Powered Device Can Produce 11 Gallons Per Day of Clean Drinking Water From The Air

Wind-Powered© WaterSeer

Another major issue with solar energy is that on a watt to dollar basis, it’s a relatively inefficient medium of creating electricity.

Households and businesses that generate their own electricity sometimes produce more than they need. The surplus energy is fed into the grid. Your meter reading then goes down. If you have a smart meter, what you use is offset against the electricity you generate.

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100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel

Rainwater

100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel

During our boiling, broiling, blistering summer of 2012 here in the Missouri Ozarks, water was a topic of conversation wherever we went. Creeks and ponds dried up (some never recovered) and the water table dropped, forcing a few neighbors to have their well pumps lowered or to even have deeper wells drilled. [Read more…]