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Backup Energy Saver – Folding Mobile Solar Panel

Backup Energy Saver – Folding Mobile Solar Panel When utility power is unavailable or too expensive to bring in to your home or cabin, solar panels allow you to be your own utility company!  You can live in peace, with no noisy gas generator to disturb the quiet. There are several variations of off-grid solar …

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How To Convert an Old Washing Machine Into a Water Powered Generator

How To Convert an Old Washing Machine Into a Water Powered Generator  This generator can be a powerful back up to your solar or wind turbine generators. This could even work with a small volume of water if a dam is built. This is a great step by step guide showing how to convert a smart drive …

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14 Off-Grid Projects To Cut Your Energy And Water Usage

14 Off-Grid Projects To Cut Your Energy And Water Usage Whether you’re building a cabin in the woods that’s disconnected from any power or water sources, or just want to reduce your utility bills, going partially or totally off grid can be done on the cheap with a little creative thinking. There are many small …

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Keep The Cold Out With Home Made Thermal Curtains

Keep The Cold Out With Home Made Thermal Curtains Windows are very frequently a source of lost heat in your home. Older homes may suffer from only having single-paned windows, which lose a large amount of heat, and even newer double-paned insulated windows lack enough insulation against cold winter temperatures and wind. you can save …

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How To Make Energy-Saving Thermal Curtains

How To Make Energy-Saving Thermal Curtains Windows are very frequently a source of lost heat in your home. Older homes may suffer from only having single-paned windows, which lose a large amount of heat, and even newer double-paned insulated windows lack enough insulation against cold winter temperatures and wind. you can save home heating costs …

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Turning Trash Into Energy

Turning Trash Into Energy If you are a veteran homesteader and DIYer and are looking for your next big project, here is a great recommendation: turn your trash into heating and/or electricity! There is nothing more frugal than putting your garbage to work for you, so it’s time to get started. This project makes a …

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