Category: alternative-energy

Candles: Lowest Cost Per Hour

Ever wondered what it costs to burn a candle and/or the least expensive per-hour to burn? Here’s some info which may help you to determine what may be best for you while considering diversification of your preparedness preps to include a quantity of candles for light after ‘grid-down’. While there …

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 Lead-Acid. This includes the standard flooded (wet) batteries, …

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 produced by …