In our consumption-based society, as soon as something is broken, we don’t think twice about tossing it to the curb and buying a new one. We do this without realizing the other uses these appliances or their parts could serve us in the future.
Those of us preparing for a time when we have to create our own power sources, should see future uses in our appliances that will cease to work in an off grid environment. Essentially any motor with a copper wire can be converted into an energy producer. In particular, our washing machines can be disassembled and the parts used to make a windmill to generate power.
In the video below, you will learn how to recycle an old washing machine motor to generate free electricity to use for wind turbine, water wheel or biogas powered engines.
Remember, survivability is more about adaptability. Learning how to use what you have on hand to better your chances at survival will put you ahead of the game. Start early and learn now, before a disaster strikes.
Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.
Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper’s Cookbook, which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals.
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