Tag Archive for electricity

Mapping the Water Supply

Securing a safe water supply is important to every entity in the world.  With changing weather patterns bringing droughts to regions normally the best farmlands, it is getting more frustrating for cities and states as they try to find water…

Communications in times of Trouble

Planning for the future is something everyone needs to do. However, for those of us who believe very hard times are ahead, our plans seem of greater importance. What about food stocks? How long will it last you and your…

Beginners Need to Plan for Off Grid Living

Recently I received an email asking for advice.  It got me to thinking about people who want to live off the grid but have no idea where to start.  It can be overwhelming to think of all the things a…

Solar Collectors are Getting Closer

While we can all build a solar collector, their use for large quantities of electricity generation has been problematic at best.  But, like all good scientists and engineers, these guys keep plugging at it.  The next generation will be converting…

How Preppers can Keep Their Dental Health and Save Money

**Today’s article about dental health is written by Dr. GrumpyMarine, a U.S. dentist.** I am Dr. GrumpyMarine.  I spent thirteen months dodging bullets in Viet Nam, that made me a little paranoid.  Becoming a prepper naturally followed.  I will be…

Sequestering: How Will it Affect Preppers?

It seems everyone is waiting to see if  congress and the president are going to allow sequestering on Friday.  In two previous articles about this topic, States Show Concern about Automatic Budget Cuts Effects and Sequestering:  What’s Really on the  List? we discuss the…

Getting Prepared: A Primer for Beginners Series, part 10

  Assessing your utility usage is easier than you might think. When you start to get prepared you grab your last twelve electric bills, and if you use fuel oil, natural gas or propane, grab those bills too.  What’s important…

Getting Prepared: A Primer for Beginners, part 8

Welcome back for part 8 of the “Getting Prepared: A Primer for Beginners” series.  Today we talk about your inventory of engines and motors. The main thing to remember about engines and motors is that they essentially have one purpose. To convert…

Everyone’s a Prepper at Heart

Who doesn’t want free electricity?  Who doesn’t want to know that their food supply is taken care of?  Everyone wants to be independent, don’t they?  I know we do.  Why should we pay for something we can get for zero…