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

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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

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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…]

5 DIY Off-Grid Projects For This Summer

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5 DIY Off-Grid Projects For This Summer

In this day and age, we are all searching for alternative/renewable sources of energy and the sun looks like an obvious answer to our needs.

Since the sun is producing an enormous quantity of energy every day and will hopefully continue to do that for billions of years into the future, all we have to do is harness at least a fraction of this energy and we’ll be able to live off the grid for eternity. That’s the theory, at least. [Read more…]

8 Primitive Skills That Could Save Your Life

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8 Primitive Skills That Could Save Your Life

Primitive skills refers to prehistoric handicrafts and pre-industrial technology. Primitive skills are those skills that relate to living off the land, often using handcrafted tools made from naturally gathered materials. Examples of primitive skills include: [Read more…]

Build a cold smoker

cold smoker

Build a cold smoker

So you can make delicious squaw candy

One fresh July evening at our summer cabin in Soldotna, Alaska, my husband, Tom, and I sat with friends around a campfire. We talked about salmon, wondered why the main run reds were late this year, and swapped fish tales. Someone began to pass around a clear plastic package of squaw candy — sticks of salmon jerky. As I was a relatively new resident of Alaska, this was a novelty to me. I took one of the amber sticks, sniffed it, and cautiously took a bite. It was smoky, salty, savory, and, well, indescribable. [Read more…]

Can You Build a House With Hemp?

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Can You Build a House With Hemp?

Growing industrial hemp was illegal in the United States after 1970 because the industrial plant and marijuana were considered to be the same, when in fact they are different varieties of Cannabis. In recent years, some states have changed their laws, allowing farmers to start growing industrial hemp, which is used in everything from clothing to nutritional products to building materials. Oregon grower Cliff Thomason says growing and processing hemp was stymied because it was illegal, but now a knowledge base for best uses can grow, along with the plants. View a hemp home constructed using hempcrete, a building material that advocates claim is mold resistant, breathable, and eco-friendly.

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Do It Yourself – Bulletproof Glass & Bulletproof Armor

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Do It Yourself – Bulletproof Glass & Bulletproof Armor

Bulletproof glass (also known as ballistic glass, transparent armor, or bullet-resistant glass) is a type of strong but optically transparent material that is particularly resistant to being penetrated when struck. Like any material, however, they are not completely impenetrable. It is usually made from a combination of two or more types of glass, one hard and one soft. The softer layer makes the glass more elastic, so it can flex instead of shatter. The index of refraction for both of the glasses used in the bulletproof layers must be almost the same to keep the glass transparent and allow a clear, undistorted view through the glass. Bulletproof glass varies in thickness from 3/4 in. to 3.5 in. (19 mm to 90 mm). [Read more…]

Easy way to heat your home free forever !–Biomass briquettes

Biomass briquettes

Easy way to heat your home free forever !–Biomass briquettes

Which is better: recycling all your paper, or soaking it and making briquettes to burn and so reducing the need for heating oil deliveries?
Every time we put out a kilogram of paper to be recycled we are effectively saving 3-4 kilowatt hours of energy – and 30 litres of water – from being used to make new paper out of virgin timber, according to environmental charity WasteWatch. That’s the potential saving. But what it doesn’t say is how much energy it takes to turn that old paper back into paper ready to be reused. (It’s also worth bearing in mind that 51% of our recycled paper is sent abroad for processing.) Soaking, processing, and transporting recycled paper is clearly an energy-intensive business. Plus, the process isn’t infinite: paper can only be recycled about five times before the fibres degrade beyond use. [Read more…]

Vehicle Survival: How to Successfully Live in Your Car (By Someone Who’s Done It)

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How to Successfully Live in Your Car

The following is a guest post by Javier C. who spent over a year living successfully out of his car. He shares his insights in this article. Keep in mind many of these tactics Javier details here would easily apply if you were ever forced to bug out with your vehicle.

From August 25th 2012 until over a year later, I slept and lived in my car in Los Angeles, California. I moved to Los Angeles for a dream and did not realize how expensive it was to live there. [Read more…]

Things They Do not Want You to Know — Motorbike that runs on Water: 1 liter to travel 500km

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Things They Do not Want You to Know — Motorbike that runs on WATER: 1 liter to travel 500km

A water-powered motorbike with the ability to travel up to 310 miles on a litre of H20 is turning heads in Brazil.

The ‘T Power H20’ motorcycle was created by Sao Paulo-based public officer Ricardo Azevedo and can even be powered on polluted river water.

The design features a combination of water and a single external car battery, which is used to produce electricity and separate hydrogen from the water molecule.

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The Multi-Fuel Generator: Don’t Depend on Just Gas…

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The Multi-Fuel Generator: Don’t Depend on Just Gas…

Having a generator for back-up power is great – unless you don’t have the fuel to run the generator. The irony of the portable back-up generator – most of them, at least – is that they run on gas. And what’s the item that’s usually hard to get when the power’s down?

Gas.

About two weeks ago, a violent storm line called a derecho passed through our area; thousands of people lost power – not for a few hours, but in some cases, for a week or more. The lines queued up real fast at local gas stations – the ones with still-operable pumps, anyhow. You could not even buy a portable five gallon (or 1 gallon) gas jug at any Lowes or Home Depot in the area.

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How To Make Your Own Smoke Bombs

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How To Make Your Own Smoke Bombs

Smoke bombs are great for signalling if you are in distress or need a quickly concealed getaway. This video shows you how to make high volume smoke with ingredients you can find at your local Wal-Mart and eBay. If you’re lost in the woods and spot a rescue plane a smoke bomb can save your life!

Ingredients:
60g KN03 (Potassium Nitrate)
40g Pure Cane Sugar
2tbs Corn Syrup
1tbs Water
2″ Visco Fuse
1 teaspoon Baking Soda (optional, makes the smoke bomb flameless)

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How TEG Power Generator & Thermoelectric Generator Work

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How TEG Power Generator & Thermoelectric Generator Work

Newly designed thermoelectric power generators (TEG), will operate at an industry leading 7-8% efficiency. Our research goal is to increase that to 10% net efficiency. First prototype elements were tested in February 2009 with some success. The new element design will eventually be manufactured on automated equipment, making them the first to be manufactured using full automation.
The new elements are very high power in the 100 to 200 amp power range. The cost to produce these elements should be lower than present elements in large quantities with greater power output ability.

 

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Free Energy & Development Plans Electricity Power Generator

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Free Energy & Development Plans Electricity Power Generator

Many people are looking for green and free energy to power their homes.
While searching online they get confused by the amount of information and offerings available.
The big problem is knowing which one you can really trust.
The average person doesn’t have the time, energy or expertise to test these solutions.
These solution,Liberty Generator (Build and make your own energy source) worked SO well that I managed to pull together enough electricity that could easily supply all the power needed for an average house.
In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.

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MAKE A $20 OZONE GENERATOR AN OZONE WATER INJECTOR

OZONE GENERATOR

MAKE A $20 OZONE GENERATOR AN OZONE WATER INJECTOR

Need some cheap ozone? Here’s an experimental ozone generator based on readily available parts that you can build cheaply to clean up the air in your surroundings or get rid of strong odours. I think the latter will appeal to the people who grow exotic herbs in their homes, or live in damp climates where mould is a problem.
This project generally works well, but it’s output depends on the components used. It’s also very much a bare-bones experimental device so you build it entirely at your own risk. [Read more…]

How To Build A DIY Portable Solar Power Generator (For Under $200)

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How To Build A DIY Portable Solar Power Generator (For Under $200)

Have you ever gone on a camping trip with non preppers?

 

This project was born from a camping with my better half and a group of friends. These friends are not of our prepper mindset and as such had no way to recharge their phones, batteries or run any kind of device that required power.

(Personally, I welcome the screen-free days.)

We were camping for 5 days so it wasn’t long before they started to come to me to use my inverter. I normally have a small 150w stashed in the trunk for emergencies, or times like these. [Read more…]