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  1. Vendor Deals
    Brand New accessory for your Solar Cooker/Oven ...a weather proof protective cover to protect your investment Keep your solar cookers safe and sound by protecting them with a durable, and weather proof Denier Cordura Fabric protective cover. (these are made with the same military spec cordura...
  2. General Homesteading & Building
    Ok, how many of us here are living the good life off-grid. I don't care if you have a one panel setup or a hundred, if you make it work fantastic. Tell us how you are doing, add photos of your system, what makes you do it, what works and what doesn't. I know there are quite a bunch of us that...
  3. Water Filtering & Storage
    I got this information from eHow and it's good information to know. :D Gathering water through the use of a solar still: 1. Clear plastic sheet for cooling condensate. 2. Sheet anchor stones (in a shallow ditch). 3. Condensate runs along sheet to drip into can. 4. Collection can...
  4. General Preparedness Discussion
    This link is from Solar Cooking International - Well Done Guide! http://solarcooking.org/plans/Plans.pdf
  5. Energy & Electricity
    I like to know $$ vs Life on Deep Cycle Batteries. I will only be using them for DC output devices such as lights, small water pumps. As I improve my system; my goal is to have some type of emergency power with an ac converter to run an item as large as window unit Air conditioner for an...
  6. Energy & Electricity
    My Google-Fu is weak on this one. I've had this idea since I made a fiber-optic flashlight in the Air Force for the guys that had to crawl into the aircraft fuel tanks. Basically we found some real thick (about 7/8") fiber cable and slipped most of it inside some Black rubber tubing. By exposing...
  7. Water Filtering & Storage
    I just finished a little write up on my blog for a couple different ways to get a hot shower while primitive camping. It can be adapted to a house or off grid cabin. If you're thinking about a way to do it this should give you some ideas.
  8. Energy & Electricity
    Hi All I am new to this forum,and with that being said please be easy on me.I have been lurking for some time and decided once again to join and post in a forum. Now there is a lot of talk about solar panels for charging batteries and leds used as lighting: but has anyone besides me thought of...
  9. Energy & Electricity
    Should I put together a solar setup or upgrade my genset? I currently own a cheap (no name Chinese), 1000w (1200 surge) 10amp- 2.5hp gas generator (4 stroke). Bought it on clearance last year at Biglots for $130, this generator will power my fridge and or deep freezer, lights, small...
  10. Energy & Electricity
    Found this today, wow, here is a way to solve the oil crisis. Can you see this used in a residential or remote application?? Any other application ideas? Solar power breakthroughs SUNRGI 7 cents per kwh 2009 and Israel Solar Power 100 times lower cost SUNRGI's "concentrated photovoltaic" system...
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