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Best Wood For Heating

Best Wood For Heating

Have you ever wondered what is the best wood to use for heating and burning in a wood stove? Ever wondered how much heat that a particular wood species will provide when burned?   Did you know that one cord of firewood provides the heat equivalent to that...

Best Wood Stove For Preparedness

Best Wood Stove For Preparedness

A wood stove may be one of the most important preps for the winter, especially for us northern preppers. Whether or not a wood stove is your primary or backup source of heat, it's simplicity and readily available fuel source makes it a no-brainer for preppers in a...

Off Grid Living: Propane Gas

Off Grid Living: Propane Gas

I've recently moved and now have propane gas. I couldn't be happier about it. Why? Because it is a stand-alone energy system that will provide me with heat, hot water, cooking, and whatever else I adapt to it. While it's not my only energy source, it augments the...

Amazing Map: Total Solar Panels To Power The United States

Amazing Map: Total Solar Panels To Power The United States

square area = 44 miles per side This amazing map illustrates the total area of solar panels that would be needed to fulfill the electricity demands of the United States. Here are the facts that I used, and the caveats to the map illustration...   The United...

Modern Flashlights And Batteries After The Power Goes Out

Modern Flashlights And Batteries After The Power Goes Out

In a SHTF collapse where the electrical power grid is down, when your flashlight batteries die, will you be left in the dark? If you plan ahead of time, you can still use some of our modern technology after the lights go out. Here are the best flashlights and...

Solar Power System Design 101 (Volts)

Solar Power System Design 101 (Volts)

One of the three basic measurements to understand regarding very basic electricity, and how it relates to solar power system design, is Volts. The other two are Amps and Watts. Think of volts as pressure. When you open a water faucet or hose, the reason that water...

Solar Power System Design 101 (Amps and Hours AH)

Solar Power System Design 101 (Amps and Hours AH)

One of the ways that batteries are rated is something called 'Amp Hours', also referred to as AmpHours, or simply 'AH'. This is true of ALL batteries regardless of their size or shape. This rating is one of the core ratings that you need to be aware of when designing...

Massive India Power Outage: Wake Up Call

Massive India Power Outage: Wake Up Call

As the world's population explodes beyond 7 BILLION people, India's borders hold 10% of all humans on the planet, about 700 million. Yesterday, and again today, half of them lost power as the electricity went out and the grid went down... for 370 million people....

How Much Coleman Fuel Do I Need?

How Much Coleman Fuel Do I Need?

Ever wondered how much Coleman camp stove fuel (ColemanĀ® Fuel - white gas, or propane) that you would consume or use under certain conditions? Many of us have one of these stoves, the brand name of which has been around for decades and is considered to be of good...