How to Build a Battery Bank

How to Build a Battery Bank

The battery bank is the most important component of your off-grid powering system (See How to Build an Off-Grid Power Source). Once the sun goes down, the battery bank will provide electricity throughout the night if built correctly. The trick to

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Alternate Power

Alternate Power

The Seven Sisters of Urban Survival (Part V) You need some kind of power for: 1. Light 2. Cooking 3. Heat 4. Refrigeration 5. Communications LIGHT This is a must when the power goes out. If you can afford them,

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Using Solar For Survival: 5 Considerations for Living off the Grid

Using Solar For Survival: 5 Considerations for Living off the Grid

To many people, life without the power grid is an unfathomable and scary prospect. Survivalists have a different mindset; they understand that the power grid is a fragile and convenient luxury, and they do not take it for granted. If

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Off Grid Air Conditioning: DIY Bucket Air Cooler for Camping and Other Uses

Off Grid Air Conditioning: DIY Bucket Air Cooler for Camping and Other Uses

So you decide you want to go camping in the dead heat of summer where it’s regularly in the 90’s or hotter. What do yo do to keep cool? Why not make yourself one of these off grid air conditioning

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Woman Who Lives “Off the Grid” Threatened With Eviction – From Her Paid For Home (VIDEO)

Woman Who Lives “Off the Grid” Threatened With Eviction – From Her Paid For Home (VIDEO)

Robin Speronis, a Florida woman who lives off the grid, is being threatened with losing her home due to her “alternative lifestyle”. Last month, Robin’s story was featured on Fox 4 news in Florida. She does not have a refrigerator, oven, running water, or

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How To Get Emergency Power From A Phone Line

How To Get Emergency Power From A Phone Line

What do you do if the power is out and you need to charge your cell phone to make an emergency phone call? Don’t worry. There are plenty of potential power sources all around you. One of them is the

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How to Build a Bicycle Generator

How to Build a Bicycle Generator

Using a few easily accessible parts, you can make a bicycle generator that can power various electronic appliances, such as laptops and batteries! And while it may not seem very practical to sit on one of these for extended periods

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How To Make A Vertical Wind Generator From A Washing Machine Motor

How To Make A Vertical Wind Generator From A Washing Machine Motor

Just came across this great step-by-step instructable showing you how to make a vertical wind generator from a washing machine motor. This is a great easy to do DIY green renewable energy/off grid/self sufficiency project and all you really need

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Making And Using A Bow Drill To Start A Fire

Making And Using A Bow Drill To Start A Fire

Being able to start a fire without the conventional means is a very important skill to learn and master. Making and using a bow drill to start a fire is a great way to develop your bushcraft fire starting skills.

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How to Make A Solar Powered Water Pump for Water Barrels

How to Make A Solar Powered Water Pump for Water Barrels

If you have a rain collecting water barrel system or planning on having one, you’re going to love this. This couple got tired of filling up buckets and carrying them all over, so they built a solar powered water pump

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