Family… Power Outage Preparedness!

Family… Power Outage Preparedness!
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Family... Power Outage PreparednessIn may of 2017 over 150,000 individuals in the Mid-South found themselves without power for over two weeks. In that same year 320,000 people and businesses in Boston and surrounding areas went with out power from the storm Sandy. What about the 1.2 million who went without power in Puerto Rico. Many of these people had no idea what to do. Their actions had serious outcomes on their families and loved ones. What do YOU do? Read more “Family… Power Outage Preparedness!”

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Off Grid Air-Conditioning!

Off Grid Air-Conditioning
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Off Grid Air-ConditioningOn this episode we are talking about off grid cooling. The ideal solution is to have enough solar or wind power that you can run a window unit or potable AC unit. However, we don’t all have that option. So this week we will be talking about some alternate cooling ideas that can be used in a grid-down scenario and are really cheap. Why do this? Because being grind down in the summer is going to suck. Anyone living in the summer heat and humidity that has had an air conditioner break knows what I am talking about. That AC stops working and your quality of life drops fast. We talk about some of the ancient ideas of using fans, airflow, and Read more “Off Grid Air-Conditioning!”

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Solar up with the Jones

Solar up with the Jones
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Solar up with the JonesThis show has solar electric expert and CEO of P.E.G. Solar, Joe Ordia. He is a Prepper that started a solar electric company when he could not find the help he needed as a Prepper. His company has been steadily growing and prides itself as being a solar company that understands Preppers and Prepping. Joe answers all your questions on solar power in a grid down situation. Tune into this show to find out how you can plan out your solar power system no matter how big or small you want to make it. Learn what you can power and what you should leave turned off. We will talk about the differences between 12 and 24 volts, when you should use each, and much more. Read more “Solar up with the Jones”

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Properly storing fuel for the Apocalypse!

Properly storing fuel for the Apocalypse!
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Properly storing fuel for the ApocalypseThis week we are going to be talking about some of the common techniques for storing fuel. This topic has been covered before, but it bears repeating since tornado is starting and hurricane season isn’t that far off. In this show, we are going to be talking about some of the common fuels to store and the industry practices to prolong the life of such. We are thinking in terms of potential energy, safety, cost, and resupply. Not all fuels are made the same and while you may be banking on storing gallons for diesel for your generator or hundreds of pounds of Propane for your grill. Read more “Properly storing fuel for the Apocalypse!”

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Alternate Sources of Power in Grid Down!

Alternate Sources of Power in Grid Down!
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Alternate Sources of Power in Grid DownIn this show, we are NOT discussing solar, wind, or hydro per se. Everyone talks about having solar power in grid down, but there are other sources of power that can be had. Now we are not going to be talking SHTF, but merely the power grid going down. Think snow storms, hurricanes, and temporary power outages that only last a few days or a week. Did you know that regular analog phones lines have a constant supply of DC power? Don’t believe me? Read more “Alternate Sources of Power in Grid Down!”

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Technology: The Advantage in Preparedness!

Technology: The Advantage in Preparedness!

Technology: The Advantage in PreparednessThe forgotten ways are essential to living a more self reliant lifestyle. Learning the basics of building, gardening, preservation and cooking come to mind when I think of these most important skills. They can be the foundation of a powerful preparedness lifestyle. No matter how advanced our technology becomes these ancient skills deserve a place in your toolkit. Read more “Technology: The Advantage in Preparedness!”

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Solar on a Budget!

Solar on a Budget
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Solar on a Budget!In this show, we  discuss ideas for building a low cost solar powered system as an option to provide lighting and some, limited AC power in a grid down scenario. I discuss what I used and why I chose it. We will include the benefits of buying the solar kit from Harbor Freight. What the basic kit comes with and how to buy it on the cheap with coupons. Read more “Solar on a Budget!”

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