Hey folks- I live on an acre of land, on a foothill in the Rockies, among the pines. About a 1000' down the hill in the mountain valley are cattle and sheep ranches. I have been thinking about an alternative source of electricity for my property for when the grid goes out. For the past 3 years there have been significant snows that have downed power lines and I have gone without for up to a week. Since I do not currently have a wood burning stove heat has been an issue. I have been considering solar, but to generate a significant amount of Kw's I would need a sizable investment. So I have pondered a steam driven electric generator to utilize the fallen trees on the mountain and possibley dung from the valley. I have been using this site as a reference to possible setups (whether I bought their product or not). Mike Brown Steam Engines and Alternative Energy Products I am curious what the rest of you preppers thought about this?