What 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 Read more “GRID DOWN Part 2 Solar Power!”
This week Karen Lynn interviews Diane Coe, blog owner of Peaceful Acres Farm, Author of “The Secrets Behind The Healing – Herbal Salves From Peaceful Acres Farm and an accomplished artist. Over time in blogging circles Diane and Karen Lynn have become fast friends and fast forward to the show this week Karen Lynn is thrilled that Diane carved out some time to come on her show to discuss with all of you the secrets behind those herbal salves. They will be discussing Diane’s life on her farm, her salves, her art work, and much more! Read more “Healing, Herbs, & Art”
Transforming Society, The Solutions!
Host: Doug “Goat Hollow”
A special edition replay of GoatHollow and the Surreal News… Transforming Society, The Solutions, and a look into the book “Countdown to Preparedness“. Not at your Homestead level, but on a National scale!!! We’ll be discussing some shining examples of how we can transform our society, end fossil fuel use, feed ourselves Read more “Transforming Society, The Solutions!”
Sipping 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 education. I belong to an electric cooperative which has a great publication called Northern Lights Ruralitecontaining 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. Read more “Energy, This Prepper is Not Gonna Leave the Light On!”
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.