Category Archives: Electricity

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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