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Improve Fireplace Heat Efficiency With a Fireback

Improve Fireplace Heat Efficiency With a Fireback

A Fireback improve fireplace efficiency. Fireplaces are not very heat efficient compared to other sources of home heating. Who can resist though a nice fire in the fireplace! Unfortunately lots of heat is wasted as it goes right up the chimney. One way to improve the...

Chimney Fire: Wood Stove & Fireplace Safety

Chimney Fire: Wood Stove & Fireplace Safety

Have you ever seen a Chimney Fire or Flue Fire? Guest article, by ‘NRP’ I watched as my neighbor in CA burned his home down, the Flue Pipe glowing bright red above the roof line, the flames shooting out the pipe like a Blow Torch and the home in ashes within 20...

Firewood For Heating – List of the Most Popular Wood for Burning

Firewood For Heating – List of the Most Popular Wood for Burning

Awhile ago we conducted a reader poll asking what wood people burned in their stove for winter heating. There's quite a variety of wood species across the nation and chances are that you're burning firewood that's native to your region. Some time ago I did some...

The Advantages Of AGM Sealed Batteries For Your RV Or Off-Grid

The Advantages Of AGM Sealed Batteries For Your RV Or Off-Grid

Sealed batteries, particularly the AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery, is becoming increasingly popular for off-grid applications and have always been preferred in RV or trailer applications due to their safety attributes. The AGM battery is a lead acid battery, but...

A Solar Energy System That Works At Night

A Solar Energy System That Works At Night

Solar energy is power from the sun. But what about power during the night? Here's how it's done:   Batteries! Solar energy is radiant energy collected from the sun. Not only can it be harnessed and converted immediately to household electricity, but it can also...

Alternative Energy Battery Type 101

Alternative Energy Battery Type 101

Many of the batteries used in alternative-energy 'off-grid' solar powered systems are Lead-Acid type batteries. Even after over a century of use, they still offer the best price to power ratio. ALL of the batteries commonly used in deep cycle applications are...

Wind Power for your House, Home, Retreat

Wind Power for your House, Home, Retreat

Wind power may be a good choice (for some), when considering alternative energy sources for either emergency preparedness or simply part-time power. Some parts of the country (world) are much windier than others, with steady breezes just waiting to be harnessed....

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...