Can You Build a House With Hemp?


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


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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How TEG Power Generator & Thermoelectric Generator Work

 Power Generator

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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10 Simple, Cheap Home Gardening Innovations to Set You on the Path to Food Independence


10 Simple, Cheap Home Gardening Innovations 

The issue of food quality and food independence is of critical importance these days, and people are recognizing just how easy and fun it is to grow your own food at home. When renegade gardener Ron Finleysaid, “growing your own food is like printing money,” he was remarking on the revolutionary nature of re-establishing control over your health and your pocket book as a means of subverting the exploitative and unhealthy food systems that encourage the over-consumption of processed and fast foods. [Read more…]

Building your own generator (on the cheap).


Building your own generator (on the cheap).


A completed generatorWe will discuss how to build your own generator that looks something like this.

This generator was built using a 3 horse power Briggs and Stratton horizontal shaft motor, a GM 65 amp automotive alternator (with built in voltage regulator), a used car battery, a pulley and V-belt, a 12 volt cigarette lighter outlet box with fuse, a DC to AC power converter, a low voltage control switch, a scrap of 3/4″ plywood, a few scraps of 2 x 4 lumber, 4 wheels, and two battery cables. We also used a custom designed bracket manufactured for Epicenter to make it all come together in a snap.

In the photo above, we used an 8″ pulley on the motor. Subsequent testing indicates that a 5″ pulley is the correct size to use for this application. We have however, provided data (in the pulley discussion section) for 8″, 6″ and 5″ pulley sizes.

Please note that a safety guard should be installed to cover the belt and pulleys! This guard is not installed so that the photographs show the most detail! If you plan to actually use a generator of this type, Please, Please make sure you install a safety guard!

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Building your own gun for SHTF-Bullet shortage? No problem: Make your own

Building your own

Building your own gun for SHTF

In prepping there are few things more important than protecting the lives of yourself and your loved ones. It’s your duty to ensure their safety by any means necessary even in the toughest of times. As a prepper you probably own a firearm (or several) as a means of defense for you and your family.

What happens however, when the government comes to take away your guns? How will you protect the ones you care about the most? Most preppers will not last very long without an effective way to protect their lives.

As you probably know, you are required to fill out several forms when purchasing a firearm and that information is passed on to the federal government. What if you could legally own a gun that doesn’t technically exist? California senator De Leon would call it a “Ghost Gun”.EMPtr04

What exactly do I mean by this? In The United States, an unlicensed individual may manufacture their own firearm for their own personal use but not for sale or transfer. This means that an individual can build an AK-47 or a semi-automatic Browning m1919 completely off the books.

For preppers this means that you can build and set aside a weapon that only you know about. Best of all you do not have to even report to the government that it even exists. A little known fact is that you can purchase “80% receivers” for most common firearms including an AR-15 assault rifle.

An 80% receiver is an incomplete “paperweight” that requires the user to complete several functions in order to make it into a functioning firearm. Once completed, you can just order the rest of the parts online and build your desired firearm….All without ever needing to visit an FFL!

ar15 parts

The completion of an 80% receiver  does require some skill and patience but with the use of a quality jig and a good drill press, this can be done in about a days time. A polymer 80% lower receiver can be finished in a few hours with even less technical experience, a one time jig and some basic hand tools.

This is a must know for preppers who are worried about the current political atmosphere and the constant threat of losing their rights to keep and bear arms. Also, if you have a bug out location this would be a great place to store your firearm to keep it completely off the radar until it is needed.

We all dread the knock at the door telling us to turn in our guns but we should be able to sleep better at night knowing that we will always have a backup no matter what. Before deciding to build your own gun you should always check your local laws because this can vary and you do not want to end up getting in trouble with the law.

Also, even though you can build your own firearm you may not legally manufacture “Class III” weapons such as suppressors and fully automatic firearms. I really hope this has been helpful to you guys out there and as always I encourage you all to keep prepping.(source)

Bullet shortage? No problem: Make your own

For a while now, ammunition has been in short supply, and many retailers have imposed limits on how much ammo a customer can buy. At Walmart, for instance, it’s three boxes per day. At Hot Shot Sports in Shnecksville, Pa., it’s five boxes per day. The store’s owner, Walt Schneck, says the store is out of 9 mm ammunition.

“Demand right now is over the top,” he says, adding that it has been that way since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “People got panicky,” Schneck says. “ They are coming out, buying guns and they’re buying ammo, and everything is just going off the shelf.”

In the U.S., ammunition is a $2 billion industry. “All of the manufacturers are operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to try to produce as much as they can to meet this unprecedented consumer demand,” says Lawrence Keane with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry’s trade association. Last month, Remington announced it is expanding its ammunition factory in Arkansas.

Still, manufacturers haven’t been able to keep up, and Walt Schneck says many of his customers at Hot Shot Sports have started to make their own ammo.  They do it from scratch or they re-load casings from ammo they’ve shot. “As long as you can get the bullet, the powder, and the primer, and you have the casings, you’re good to go,” Schneck says.

According to C. Rodney James, the author of “The ABCs of Reloading,” there are other benefits. For one thing, it’s more precise, he says. You can tailor a round to an individual firearm. For another? “You can reduce the cost of your ammunition by about 60 percent if you basically assemble it yourself at home,” James says.bullet1222

To do that, James says you need a press, dies and manuals to figure out how much powder to use. “You can put together a pretty good reloading outfit for a few hundred dollars — $250, $300,” he says.

Tim Miller, of Allentown, Pa., is one of Walt Schneck’s customers. He is a competitive shooter and a firearms instructor with STSK, who makes his own ammo. Miller teaches an eight-hour, $250 class on how to do it. “This is all the stuff I picked up from when I shot,” he says, pointing to brass cases. “It needs to be cleaned first, because if you don’t clean it, it’ll clog up your dies, and can actually dent the cases.”

Today, Miller is making .38 specials for a revolver. He resizes the cartridge and puts in a new primer. That is what will ignite the gunpowder, which he puts in next. Then, he seats a projectile –the bullet. It is a precise process. In a matter of minutes, Miller cranks out round after round. He estimates he can make about 300 in one hour.

At Hot Shot Sports, Miller would have to pay almost $250 for 500 rounds of factory-made .38 specials. He says he could make 500 rounds himself for $77. At the store, he does the math:  “So, you’re about $7 for the powder, about $50 for the bullets, and about $20 for the primers, and that’s 500,” he says. ” So there’s a drastic difference.”

But it isn’t as easy to get those components as it used to be.  “As there has been a run on guns and ammunition, there’s also been a similar run, although on a smaller scale, on reloading equipment and components,” C. Rodney James says. That includes the bullets — the projectiles that go into ammunition. So, some people also make those themselves.

Jim Finnerty is one of them. He lives in Groton, Mass. “You can really save a fortune by making your own bullets, as well,” Finnerty says. “Because after the brass case, which you get to reuse, the bullet or projectile is the second-most expensive component of the cartridge.”

Finnerty says he got into making bullets and ammo for economic reasons. Then, it became a hobby. “I mean, if I had taken up golf, I’d be at the driving range practicing every day, and if there was a shortage of golf balls, and there was a way to make my own, I’d probably do it.”

These days, more and more gun owners say it is becoming a necessity.(source)



Other useful resources:unnamed2

Survival MD (Best Post Collapse First Aid Survival Guide Ever)

Backyard Innovator (A Self Sustaining Source Of Fresh Meat,Vegetables And Clean Drinking Water)

Blackout USA (EMP survival and preparedness)

Conquering the coming collapse (Financial advice and preparedness )

Liberty Generator (Build and make your own energy source)

Backyard Liberty (Easy and cheap DIY Aquaponic system to grow your organic and living food bank)

Bullet Proof Home (A Prepper’s Guide in Safeguarding a Home )

Family Self Defense (Best Self Defense Strategies For You And Your Family)

Sold Out After Crisis (Best 37 Items To Hoard For A Long Term Crisis)


Homemade Water Wheel Electric Generator

Electric Generator

Homemade Water Wheel Electric Generator

A medium size water wheel electric generator can provide enough electricity for one house (3 bulbs, one TV and one radio all running at the same time). Not only you will no longer dependent on the power grid, but you’ll have electricity when SHTF and more important: absolutely FREE. Unlike solar panels, a water wheel electric generator can produce electricity 24/7.

Hydroelectricity is the world’s largest and cleanest source of renewable energy. But despite lively interest in renewables generally, there is an information vacuum about the smallest version of the technology dubbed “the simplest, most reliable and least expensive way to generate power off grid.” [Read more…]

10 of the Best Bartering Items if the grid goes down

Bartering Items

10 of the Best Bartering Items if the grid goes down

If we have an event similar to the nationwide power outage portrayed in American Blackout, there is little doubt that we will eventually have widespread panic, looting and rioting by people who either don’t care or are driven to criminal behavior because of fear or need. The duration of the hypothetical scenario in American Blackout was only 10 days, but for events lasting longer as in a societal breakdown caused by an economic collapse, we could be looking at years of chaos. With no formal way to purchase anything using what would at that time be worthless paper, people would need to revert to bartering.

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