Tag Archive: alternative power

8 DIY Wind Turbine Plans

8 DIY Wind Turbine Plans Wind turbines are devices that convert kinetic wind driven energy to electrical power or into battery charging power. Homesteaders and preppers alike desire to have an alternative power source for off grid living. Whether you believe the next crisis will result in the power grid being disabled long term and want …

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Create Your Own Solar Power

Create Your Own Solar Power Alternative power is a necessity for most folks living off the grid and will be for everyone after a long term SHTF event. Heidi and Colin originally from Oregon do live off grid and are now almost completely self sufficient and live happily in the bus. But they needed power for …

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DIY Hydroelectric Generator-Hydropower

DIY Hydroelectric Generator–Hydropower In a long term SHTF scenario the power could be out for a very long time if not permanently. You may also have a cool little cabin off the grid that you would like to have a bit of your own power running to. Especially nice for a bug out location that …

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Reducing Your Need to Store Power

Reducing Your Need to Store Power Storing the energy you have created with alternative methods is not an easy task and is fraught with waste losing power both when converting it to be stored and then again when converting it  back for use. The featured article gives some tips on making some simple changes to your …

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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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Go Kin Packs – Generate Electricity By Walking – Updated

  Go Kin Packs – Generate Electricity By Walking Updated The article regarding this idea/product was originally intended to garner financial support to create the product. It appears the funding attempt failed. But that doesn’t mean it won’t ever be produced nor that the idea isn’t a good one! I love the idea of re-charging …

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Reduce Your Dryer’s Annual Energy Costs

Reduce Your Dryer’s Annual Energy Costs With the annual hikes in energy costs any hacks or legal tricks that can save us on those billings is a good thing! That makes running your dryer for free during the summer months while reducing the costs during the warmer portion of the spring and fall excellent! Better yet you …

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