If only there was a cheap and simple way to supplement a solar panel array on those cloudy days.
Is the government making it so that our dependence on the corporate world is mandatory?
Just imagine, a house with a roof full of plant/tree life powering your home.
Our way of life – from everyday conveniences and the security of local emergency services to commerce and communications – is dependent on the grid always on and running smoothly. When the lights go out, it’s a whole different story. This article and the series are going to focus on some basic things we can do to help us prepare beforehand for such a scenario.
Someday, we may all have what most preppers have long sought. We may all be living off the grid.
Is solar the only emerging energy technology out there? Surely, somebody in our innovative world is thinking outside the box, right?
It’s capable of cooking at night or in inclement weather, and only needs about 2 hours of sunlight to heat up.
It is important to continue regular hygiene habits during an emergency to prevent sanitation-related diseases. In a pinch, water can be heated outside using a solar vehicle visor. This set up can be used to create an outdoor showering area.
Fatwood is one of the easiest ways to get a fire lit – even in wet conditions. This natural fire starter is made from the resinous remains of a pine tree that has died. Learn more on how to locate and harvest fatwood.
These machines are extremely versatile, very small and quiet, simple, and pretty cheap and easy to build. In fact, if there were a cataclysmic collapse of civilization, this is the one engine that anyone could build from scrap.
Researcher have now paired a solar-powered catalyzing device with genetically engineered bacteria to convert water and carbon dioxide into fuel. The system has been dubbed the bionic leaf!
If you go for a multi-fuel never burn wood and coal at the same time. Even kiln dried wood has some moisture in it. It releases that moisture when it burns. Coal releases sulphur. Add the two together and you get sulphuric acid