Tag Archive: alternative energy

Charge Electronics with Campfire Power

Charge Your Electronics with Campfire Power Charge your small electronics with fire and boiling water! In a long term SHTF crisis power may not be available, batteries will wear out and die, solar power can fail in inclement weather or the panels broken in all the chaos. With this charging method you connect the USB cable to the power …

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Solar Charged Lawnmower

Solar Charged Lawnmower Very few people actually enjoy mowing the lawn. However, imagine mowing with a solar powered lawn mower! No more trips with the can to the gas station to fill it up with a couple of gallons which in today’s economy isn’t cheap. No more tripping over the cord or unplugging yourself from …

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Bio-Gas FAQ & MIY Instructions

Bio-Gas FAQ & MIY Instructions The state of Florida has put together a pretty good web site on bio-gas. Featured is the question and answer page they have put together. I am surprised that it seems to be a fairly simple process and isn’t used more! The graphic pictured is a nice overview of the …

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Bio-gas at home- Cheap and Easy

Bio-gas at home- Cheap and Easy This amazing method of making an alternative energy called bio-gas from animal waste, garden waste and kitchen scraps (almost any organic material works) was recently brought to my attention. Even though not as tidy per-say as solar it is less expensive, recycles waste, and would work year round. No worries …

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Converting a Washing Machine Into a Water Powered Generator

Converting a Washing Machine Into a Water Powered Generator In the video below we are shown how to converted an old washing machine into a water powered generator. It appears to be fairly easy to do even for those who aren’t real handy and as it uses recycled parts not that expensive either. A terrific …

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14 Projects To Cut Energy & Water Usage

14 Projects To Cut Energy & Water Usage Whether you’re going off the grid, prepping for a time when you may not have access to the grid or just want to save some money now.  No one wants to spend more on energy than absolutely necessary. There are some relatively easy and inexpensive ways to cut …

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DIY 1000 Watt Wind Turbine

DIY 1000 Watt Wind Turbine We built a 1000 watt wind turbine to help charge the battery bank that powers our offgrid home. It’s a permanent magnet alternator, generating 3 phase ac, rectified to dc, and fed to a charge controller. The magnets spin with the wind, the coils are fixed, so no brushes or …

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DIY Light Bulb From Plastic Soda Bottle

DIY Light Bulb From Plastic Soda Bottle Now this is just pure genius… this alternative light bulb would work well in smaller rooms, sheds, cabins places like that. You can’t just fill a bottle with water and expect this to produce 55 watts equivalent of light. You have to mix a solution to put into …

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