Category Archives: Energy Alternatives

Solar on a Budget!

Solar on a Budget
Micheal Kline “Reality Check” Audio player below!

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. Continue reading Solar on a Budget!

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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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8 Alternative Ways to Cook without Power!

8 Alternative Ways to Cook without Power

8 Alternative Ways to Cook without PowerWhether stranded in the wilderness by accident, or relaxing at your campsite on a weekend getaway, hunger will come calling – and without traditional cooking instruments or appliances readily accessible, keeping your party fed means trying new methods of cooking. Don’t wait to experiment in the woods; review these tips for cooking your food outdoors to make sure you’re prepared for any situation. Continue reading 8 Alternative Ways to Cook without Power!

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Cooking with the Sun and the 12th Planet

Cooking with the Sun and the 12th Planet
Forrest & Kyle “The Prepping Academy” Audio in player below!

Cooking with the Sun and the 12th PlanetOn this episode episode in player below Forrest and Kyle welcome Paul Munsen, President of Sun Ovens, to the show. For the past 28 years SUN OVENS has been proudly made in the U.S. They believe in free enterprise and seek to take a private sector approach to helping solve problems, which are often left to governments Continue reading Cooking with the Sun and the 12th Planet

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Power Needs When You Need It

Power Needs When You Need It
Bob Hawkins “The APN Report“ Audio in player below!

Power Needs When You Need ItApril Showers bring May Flowers, as well as Thunderstorms. We had a doozy sweep by this week, which put a hurting’ on the local power grid. There were power outages in parts of the county which give inspiration for this episode of the APN Report.  Continue reading Power Needs When You Need It

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Distill Your Own Fuel, Ethanol to Alcohol!

Distill Your Own Fuel, Ethanol to Alcohol!
Host: Nick & Don “We Grow Ours”

Can you make your own fuel – at home?
Distill Your Own Fuel, Ethanol to Alcohol“Make Your Own Fuel! Alcohol Fuel Basics What if there were a fuel that was affordable, renewable, and produced right in your own community? If you’d lived 100 years ago, you would have known all about it. It was called alcohol, and it was clean-burning, generally sold as lamp fuel. Only recently have we taken a renewed look at alcohol — now more commonly known as ethanol Continue reading Distill Your Own Fuel, Ethanol to Alcohol!

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Electrifying developments in bicycling!

Electrifying developments in bicycling!
Bob Howkins “APN Report” Audio in player below!

Electrifying developments in bicyclingThroughout the bicycle industry two trends have created a bright future in bicycle development, an aging customer base, and the rise in popularity of electric powered vehicles. In some ways, both are joined at the hip. With more people re-discovering their health by getting back on a bike, it has in part, Continue reading Electrifying developments in bicycling!

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GRID DOWN Part 2 Solar Power!

GRID DOWN Part 2 Solar Power
Bobby Akart “Prepping For Tomorrow” Audio in player below!

GRID DOWN Part 2 Solar PowerWhat do you know about living with Solar Power?
On this episode of Prepping For Tomorrow we have a technical expert on solar energy joining American Preppers Radio aka “Prepper Broadcasting”. If you have ever thought about solar power or even if you already use it in some way you will want to listen in to this show. Tom Brennan, technical adviser for Sol Ark explains how solar energy for the house or Continue reading GRID DOWN Part 2 Solar Power!

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GRID DOWN!

GRID DOWN!
A history + preparedness solutions by Sol-Ark (Two Part Analysis)
Bobby Akart “Prepping For Tomorrow” Audio in player below!

GRID DOWNOn the next two week’s episodes of the Prepping for Tomorrow program, Author Bobby Akart discusses the number one concern of most preppers—a collapse of the power grid. Do you think this is only the stuff of fiction? Think again! Continue reading GRID DOWN!

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Keeping Warm with Winter Preps!

Keeping Warm with Winter Preps!
Highlander “Survival & Tech Preps” Audio in player below!

Keeping Warm with Winter Preps!BRRRRR! Getting cold out there! What are you doing to keep warm in the beginning months of winter? Well fall is almost over and winter is right upon us. In this episode I will be talking all about how to keep warm. What gadgets, devices, high tech, low tech and everything in between that I use to get me through those cold months ahead. There are a few things you can use to help you when you are at your home or Continue reading Keeping Warm with Winter Preps!

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The Three Ring Circus… Election!

The Three Ring Circus… Election!
Bob Hawkins “The APN Report” Listen in player below!

The Three Ring Circus… ElectionSo the three ring Circus we call the Election has wound up & the fat lady has sung. Happy Now? Did the world end for you? Has a new day dawned? Or have we all just awoke, thinking Wow! What a Nightmare?

All of it reminds me of almost 17 years ago. 1999, and the lead up to the new century, when WE JUST KNEW Continue reading The Three Ring Circus… Election!

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Let’s Cook with the Sun!

Let’s Cook with the Sun!
Highlander “Survival and Tech Preps

Let’s Cook with the SunThis show I will be discussing solar ovens and the uses. How can you build one yourself? And a few pre-made ones you can buy. What are the advantages and drawbacks to such a device? The need for food is unquestionable. When we do not have a stove we can turn on at the flick of a switch we have to find a way to cook. Like our ancestors did before us they found a way, luckily today we Continue reading Let’s Cook with the Sun!

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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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