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How to Make a Battery That Lasts Practically Forever. Healthy News and Information. 3 Ways to Communicate Through the Apocalypse. When you think about who is best-suited to survive the end of the world or other major disaster, you might imagine the big burly preppers with their massive zombie-destroying caches of weapons, or the families with huge boxes of shelf-stable food and 55 gallon drums of water.

3 Ways to Communicate Through the Apocalypse

As it turns out, the tech geeks will also have an advantage during the apocalypse as they have an inherent knowledge of gadgets and how a disaster will impact crucial needs like the ability to communicate. In fact, in addition to focusing on firearms, food, and first aid kits, preppers should channel their inner technophile and determine how they will stay connected when the proverbial you-know-what hits the fan. The following 3 devices will help people communicate through the apocalypse: Fire Coil transforms your camp fire into a hot water heater. Water Barrel Storage For Emergency. November 8, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin Today I filled up and treated a 55 gallon water barrel for long term storage as emergency drinking water (or any other necessary water use).

Water Barrel Storage For Emergency

Having a backup emergency supply of water is one of my highest recommendations for general preparedness at home. Here’s what I did: I have several food grade barrels which had been fitted for rainwater collection. Instead I am utilizing them for emergency water storage in the event that my well pump goes bad or if the electricity goes out (even though I do have a generator – but there’s always the possibility of running out of fuel). WakaWaka Power gets a big brother with the new solar-powered 'first aid kit' Almost every home has a first aid kit for health emergencies, but shouldn't we also have a power and light first aid kit to help keep the lights on?

WakaWaka Power gets a big brother with the new solar-powered 'first aid kit'

The first WakaWaka product, a solar LED lamp, was designed to be a safe and affordable way to provide light to families living at the so-called ‘Base of the Pyramid’ (living on less than $2 per day), and the success of the original device led to the development of the WakaWaka Power, which added a 2200 mAh LiPo battery to provide for charging small USB devices, such as cellphones. The company's ‘Buy one, Give one’ campaign for the WakaWaka Power raised over $700,000, and was able to underwrite the costs for about 12,000 LED lamps to go to Haitian families without electricity. Now this solar gadget innovator is back with a new model, the WakaWaka Base, which includes either a 5,000 or 10,000 mAh battery pack, and the device is designed to be charged with the company's 7.5 or 10 watt portable solar panel.

Best Survival Foods: Non-Perishables That Can Outlive You. Whether you’re sick of throwing out food that’s long past its expiry date, or whether you’re working on preparing a food stockpile in case of an emergency, consumables that practically never spoil can be a huge asset to your household.

Best Survival Foods: Non-Perishables That Can Outlive You

This article lists non-perishable food items that not only have long shelf lives, but if taken care of properly, these foods stand a chance of never going bad within your lifetime. These ideal survival foods will of course need to be stored the right way in order to retain their practically never-ending shelf life. The absolute best place to keep a food stockpile is in a dark, cool, and dry spot, free of humidity, moisture, direct sunlight, and extreme temperatures. Keeping consumables in an air-tight container, or better yet, vacuum packed, is also very important to increasing shelf life.

ReVIVE ReStore RA4 folding solar charger is a great gateway panel (Review) This affordable portable solar charger could start you down the road to a serious solar habit.

ReVIVE ReStore RA4 folding solar charger is a great gateway panel (Review)

For some people, going solar for their gadgets is a matter of practicality, because being able to recharge on the go during the day, wherever you are, just makes sense and makes things easier. Others may choose solar for portable power for a specific activity, such as offgrid camping and hiking adventures, to supply the electricity for lights or music, and for recharging cameras, headlamps, or GPS units, which can make those adventures a lot more comfortable. Still others may choose a portable solar charger out of the desire to get at least some of their gadgets off of the grid, even if home solar is out of the question for them. Eco Zoom Rocket Stove. Rocket stoves have gained popularity around the world for their efficiency.

Eco Zoom Rocket Stove

Many were developed to address the twin problems of people who have to cook with wood fuel in developing countries, and of ill health caused through smoke inhalation and shortages of available fuel. The Eco Zoom Versa Rocket Stove was created to meet just such criteria and in fact there are now thousands of them in use in East Africa. It uses 60% less fuel than traditional cooking methods and due to highly efficient combustion emits 70% less smoke. Power Practical. How Are Earthquake Magnitudes Measured? Unfortunately, many scales, such as the Richter scale, do not provide accurate estimates for large magnitude earthquakes.

How Are Earthquake Magnitudes Measured?

Today the moment magnitude scale, abbreviated MW, is preferred because it works over a wider range of earthquake sizes and is applicable globally. The moment magnitude scale is based on the total moment release of the earthquake. Moment is a product of the distance a fault moved and the force required to move it. It is derived from modeling recordings of the earthquake at multiple stations. Moment magnitude estimates are about the same as Richter magnitudes for small to large earthquakes. resource library/31-008-1004.pdf. How To Recharge (Single Use) Alkaline Batteries. I knew this was kind of possible; as a kid we used to leave dead alkaline batteries out in the sunshine for a few hours, and this seemed to recharge them a little bit, so we could get a bit more use out of them… What I didn’t realize is that you can actually purchase specific battery chargers which are designed to recharge dead single use alkaline batteries.

How To Recharge (Single Use) Alkaline Batteries

Now maybe everyone else knew this, but I certainly didn’t! This means that once you have purchased a battery charger, such as the: Maximal Alkaline, RAM, Ni-MH, Ni-CD, AA, AAA, C, D, N, 9V BatteriesPower FC999 Universal Rapid Charger, you then effectively have free batteries for life. Our local authority recycles dead batteries, they pick them up with the garbage once a month. Endless Hot Water Without Electricity. How To Make A Penny Battery That Produces 6 Volts. How To Make Charcloth (For fire starting) FlameStower.

How To Build A Smokeless Campfire. 7 Survival Tips That Could Save Your Life. #2 Is Awesome! Have you ever wondered how to filter water, keep away the mosquitos or how to make a solar microwave?

7 Survival Tips That Could Save Your Life. #2 Is Awesome!

These tips might save your life one day. 1. Need some light in a pinch and a candle alone won’t cut it? Grab a soda can and cut open the sides, fold them out and place the candle in. This will reflect your light and give you some decent protection from the elements. 2. 3. 4. 25 Tips For Making Camping Easier & More Fun! This is one of those posts that really has no rhyme or reason to it….other than it interested me!

25 Tips For Making Camping Easier & More Fun!

Maybe it’s the fact that my nephew Nate just bought a camper, or maybe it’s just that time of year, but for some reason I’ve had camping on the brain and I’ve seen a few very cool ideas recently that I thought if I WERE to go camping…I would probably take advantage of! :-) We actually don’t do much camping…but we love being outdoors and having bonfires in the backyard. How To Turn A Beer Can Into The Only Camping Stove You’ll Ever Need. A Practical Zeer Pot (evaporative cooler / non-electrical refrigerator) A zeer pot is an evaporative cooler used in rural Africa and the Middle East to keep vegetables fresh.

They consist of two terra cotta pots, one nested inside the other, with the gap between them filled with wet sand. The sand serves as a thermal mass that helps keep the pot cold once it has cooled down, and acts as a wick to spread the moisture up the walls of the pot. When placed in a shaded, breezy location, the evaporation of water off the outer surface chills the pot. How To Make a 3 Penny Battery. 41 Genius Camping Hacks You'll Wish You Thought Of Sooner. Welcome to The Sietch - Projects Build Your Own Solar Thermal Panel. After our first attempt at a home built proof of concept solar thermal panel, we were a bit disappointed with the results. It took about 4 hours before the thing started work, and was a bit costly (at over 50 dollars) to make.

I knew it could be done better and cheaper. My first mistake with the first one was purchasing everything new. With ample reusable resources at the local town dump I knew it could be done on the cheap. Another flaw from the first panel was using pond liner as our collection medium. We solved this problem by using a ready made collector. The last major flaw in our first panel was using plexiglas for the cover. We solved this problem by using good old fashion window glass. Now onto the project. Berkey Water Filter Systems - World Leader in Portable Water Purification.

How To Bake & Roast In Clay Flower Pots. HOME - Survival Self-defense: Close Combat, ground, gun and free fighting. Survival Knife Features to Avoid At All Costs. A survival knife is a piece of equipment that can literally save your life if all else fails. This tool can be used for hunting, building shelter, cleaning fish and even self-defense. How To Make A Penny Battery That Produces 6 Volts. 5 Ways To Heat Your Home For Free. During the colder months heating bills sky rocket. With the severe weather which seems to have become the norm it is becoming harder to keep our home heated with the rising cost of energy. How To Make A Bow Drill & Start A Fire (With Ray Mears) Know Before You Go: 18 Tips for Foolproof Camping. How To Recharge (Single Use) Alkaline Batteries. How to Make a Fire Piston. How To Use Soapstone To Keep Warm. DIY Emergency Survival Heater. The Upside Down Fire Technique (And Why You Should Try It!)

Low-cost Solar Cell Encapsulation to make Modular, Pocket-Sized Solar Panels. The Many Amazing Uses of a Pressure Cooker as a Tool for Preppers. My wife has two of the all American Pressure Canners a 10-quart model 910 and the 30-quart model 930. Make A Fire Piston (Slam Rod Fire Starter) Beginners Guide to Solar. This is a simple introduction to help you decide what you need and how to do it. Firstly there are two different types of set-ups Off Grid and On Grid. Bimble Solar. How to Build a Rocket Stove.

Living Published on September 26th, 2011 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg. 35+ Camping Tips, Tricks & Treats. How to Get Emergency Power from a Phone Line. How to Shower Without Electricity. My partner Andy and I recently made the move to living off grid after selling our conventional town house in March 2013. This is something we have wanted to do for several years; we were trying to live a low impact lifestyle whilst connected to mains water, gas and electricity and finding ourselves paying much more money in standing charges than we were paying for the actual amount of energy and water we used. Make Your Own Dehydrated Meal Packs – Full Day Supply Of Food Weighs Under 1 Pound. For the survivalist, outdoor enthusiast, hiker or end of world planner, this is the perfect long life vacuum packed one day supply of food. Set up like the military MRE Meal-Ready-To-Eat, this is a vacuum packed daily ration of food. How To Use Soapstone To Keep Warm.

The Reliant Self: Survival Bread. Navajo Fry Bread Recipe, Indian Fry Bread Recipe, Indian Fry Bread Recipe, Indian Taco Recipe, Navajo Fry Bread History, Indian Tacos History, Bread Recipes. Baking Corner | Regional Foods | Cooking Articles | Hints & Tips | Culinary Dictionary | Newspaper Columns History Indian Fry Bread: Indian fry bread is tradition to the Navajo, and comes with a story of great pain and suffering. Though the tradition of fry bread is common among many Southwestern Tribes, it is the Navajo who developed this recipe.

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