Category Archives: Electricity

Portable Solar Generator!

Portable Solar Generator
Ray Becker “The Ray Becker Show” Audio player provided!

Portable Solar GeneratorOn this episode of The Ray Becker Show we begin with economic news for the week and look at the Markets and other economic indicators.

We discuss in detail, Portable Solar Generators. We also cover the basics of electrical PIE. Think about the items in the home that will need electrical power in a grid down environment. Continue reading Portable Solar Generator!

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Alternative Energy!

Alternative Energy in Depth!
Brett Bauma “Makers on Acres

Alternative Energy Easy_WindmillWhat are some of the benefits of adding alternative energy to our homes and farms? What are some of the negatives?

We discuss many of the different types of alternative energy and the benefits and downfalls of each. From wind power to solar and everything in between.  We talk costs Continue reading Alternative Energy!

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Low Tech Prepping!

Low Tech Prepping
Highlander “Survival & Tech Preps

Prepping for a Low Tech Life Powers-outElectricity is a great thing, until it is no more. We get so used to having light at a flick of a switch. But what happens when those lights go out? On Survival and Tech Preps we have talked about high tech vs low tech in previous shows, now I want to talk about prepping for a low tech lifestyle. Continue reading Low Tech Prepping!

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Life Hacks When Technology Fails

Life Hacks When Technology Fails Us
Highlander “Tech Preps

If you missed this show last week your not alone. Because of technical difficulties we all did. Tonight we give it another go. Thanks for your patients.

Life Hacks When Technology Fails UsWhen Technology fails us, when the power goes out, when stuff breaks, what do we do? Who do we turn to? In this episode I will be talking about simple life hacks that you might not have even realized that can get you thru a rough patch; such as power outages, electronics failure, icy sidewalks, how to get water if the power does go out, how to cook, how to generate electricity.  Continue reading Life Hacks When Technology Fails

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The Faraday Cage!

The Faraday Cage on The Surreal News
Host Doug Carlston “The Surreal News

Faraday CageIs an EMP coming?  What if an EMP, or solar storm happened?  Would your electronic equipment be safe?  These events can destroy electronic equipment, or even wipe out the electrical grid for an extended time.  Preppers have long known that the only way to protect your critical electronic preps is to use what’s called a “Faraday cage” or box.

Invented in 1836 by Michael Faraday, these devices can protect your equipment from harmful electromagnetic fields, but how are Continue reading The Faraday Cage!

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Power, Living Without!

Power, Living Without 
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian”
PowerLet’s face it, our power grid is unreliable.  In the face of disaster, it’s almost inevitably the first system of support we lose.  Even with relatively minor incidents such as snow storms or moderate wind, the electricity goes out, leaving us in the dark, with no refrigeration, heat, or working stove to cook on.  So how many of us have truly considered the impact of an extended power failure?  There are several options that can give us varying degrees of power for varying lengths of time, but how do you decide on what option to choose? Continue reading Power, Living Without!

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Energy, This Prepper is Not Gonna Leave the Light On!

Lynna 100Sipping hot cocoa while contemplating the day ahead a chill pervaded the room. Glancing at the outdoor thermometer revealed the reason, 42 degrees and only September 5th. The realization that I better get the stove pipe repaired now, hit me. Autumn is on the way and in the natural course of things winter follows and temperatures drop. Autumn also the start of a new school year had me thinking about energy Light bulbeducation. I belong to an electric cooperative which has a great publication called Northern Lights Ruralite containing all sorts of articles on tips for energy savings and the like. A monthly publication I routinely peruse during mornings like today. The article catching my eye this morn, was written by Hailey Hawkins called Become a Student of Savings and was directed at college students. The information Hailey supplied is valuable and without risking plagiarism I want to forward some of the tips on to you. While her article specifically focused on college students I found the tips beneficial for all of us.

The monthly budget is a concern for all of us and winter as beautiful as it is usually means a substantial increase in expenses. Energy being chief among the culprits of my dollars a plan of defense is in order. Often when reading about energy savings the writer starts off with the basics such as turning down the thermometer to 68 during living hours and 60 at bedtime or when away, while this is a very valid tip and in actuality I did begin with it I want to bring up a few things you may not have thought about. Continue reading Energy, This Prepper is Not Gonna Leave the Light On!

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Incredible possibilities and options a windmill can create!

88px-Twinwind90px-Pitstone-windmill_600pxTilting at windmills or the act of committing something useless. This Sunday The Other Side of A Preppers Path isn’t tilting at windmills but rather nodding in agreement with them. Join Lynna as she explores the world of the windmill, it’s history, uses and what it can mean for those wanting to have as self sufficient and sustaining a life as possible. The windmill often thought of as a relic from the past and an object for photographs is much more. From ancient Persia to today’s wind farms full of wind generators the windmill is alive and well. Tune in and learn about the incredible possibilities and options a windmill can create for you and your road to self reliance and sufficiency.
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Power! What you can do to get by during an emergency situation.

Canada 125This week on The Prepared Canadian, we’ll take a look at power.  No, not the political type, but how t have enough power to get by during an emergency situation.  A simple inverter, a few extension cords, some rechargeable batteries along with some common sense and power saving tips will get you through most of what will ever happen to you as far as power failures go.  No, you won’t survive the rapture or a global EMP strike, but that’s not what this episode is about.  Power from your car will give you all the electricity you need to get through power outages that last from 1 day to a few weeks.

But, before we go into that, I have a bit of a rant that I just HAVE to get off my chest.  So pull up a chair and have a listen.

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The Down Side of Smart Meters!

smartmeter125Smart Meters with TheMrsVolfie
I will be hosting what I consider to be an EXTREMELY important show, one I think you all will find very informative! My Topic for the Evening will be Down Side of Smart meters!

For those of you who do not know what smart meters are, a smart meter is usually an electrical meter that records consumption of electric energy in intervals of an hour or less and communicates that information at least daily back to the utility for monitoring and billing purposes. Such an advanced metering infrastructure differs from traditional automatic meter reading in that it enables two-way communications with the meter. But there is a whole lot they are NOT telling you!

homestead honey 125Joining us on The Homestead Honey Hour is Robert States from California an Engineer and activist against Smart meters. I will post the link below to the video “the Dark Side of Smart meters”
Robert also lives off grid on a completely self-reliant home and property having extensive knowledge in living off the land. So bring your questions and Notebooks folks!
This is going to be an AMAZING SHOW!!

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A practical look at heat and when there is a lack of it.

Monday, monday so good to me!!!! Oh baby it’s cold outside…Join me Monday on “The Other Side…A Preppers Path” as we take a practical look at heat and when there is a lack of it.  What happens when the power grid goes down, and flipping the switch doesn’t work. How do we stay warm? Tune in Monday Nov 19th at 7pm eastern and get some tips on staying toasty AND a wrap up on those tiny bubbles from last week, H2O2 and its incredible uses. Useful topics for everybody. Don’t forget it’s the last Monday before Thanksgiving Day so start your holiday week out in the know with The Other Side of A Preppers Path!

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Solar batch water heaters! A show gone bad!

Up-date: This episode of Prepping with GoatHollow has been rescheduled for next Wednesday 10/10/2012 8:00pm/Central!

When it rains it can pour and tonight was no exception. Tonight’s episode posted below had to be canceled due to issues with Blogtalk radio. There is an old saying “It only happens Live”. Hopefully the guests of tonight’s show with Doug on “Prepping With GoatHollow” will be kind enough to except our apology as we will attempt to reschedule interview. I can only hope that you, the listener will understand as well and remain our loyal listeners.

Regards,

Glen aka gmanprepper

It’s years into an SHTF scenario.  Life is changed in ways that you could have never understood.  People are yearning for a taste, any small piece of the modern life that you miss so much, yet you’re able to take a hot shower!!!  Join me on “Prepping With GoatHollow” and my two guests “SSparks555″, and Alvin Shephard, for a discussion on “Solar batch water heaters”!!!  Learn how to make sure you can enjoy that shower in the future!  That’s at 8:00 pm Central time, tonight, Wed October 3rd

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Coping if energy sources suddenly disappeared!

By Doug: Prepping With Goat Hollow

It’s been estimated that the modern family’s dependence on fossil fuels, is equivalent to having around 100 human slaves living in your basement.  To replace the energy we use in our modern lives, those slaves would have to toil for us, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

What would you do, if our energy sources suddenly disappeared?   How would you cope,  or even function?  What could you do to perform those tasks that our technology does for us on a daily basis…Without oil, electricity, or gas?  
    
This week, a “Derecho” (Straight line) wind storm knocked out electrical power to  millions of people, right across the Eastern Seaboard.  Some will be without power forup to a week, and right in the middle of a horrible heat wave!!!  (How many people will die as a result of heat stroke?) Reports are already surfacing that grocery store shelves are emptying.  Lines are forming around the block, from gasoline stations that do still have the power to run their pumps.
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