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Is It Safe to Use a Propane Stove indoors?

In Alternative Power by M.D. Creekmore2 Comments

by Jacki Is it Safe to Use a Propane Stove indoors? Yes, it is safe to use a propane stove indoors… if the proper steps and safety precautions are taken. However, it can prove to be hazardous if you don’t stick to the correct methods of doing so. In fact, propane is deemed to be amongst the most inexpensive as …

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Is It Safe to Burn Diesel Fuel in a Kerosene Heater?

In Alternative Power by M.D. Creekmore4 Comments

by Jeff in Ohio  Can You Use Diesel Fuel In a Kerosene Heater? That’s a good question and one that I will answer below… It is well-known that diesel engines are capable of using other fuels besides diesel. This includes kerosene (with added lubrication). But how well does diesel work in items designed for kerosene? Theoretically, they should be almost …

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How to Make a Rocket Stove

In Alternative Power by M.D. Creekmore

by Randy As a frugal and self, sufficient individual, you may be interested in an alternative to the earthen block, tin can or commercially made, version of a rocket stove.  Here is another effective alternative to those found in articles that are circulating on the internet, YouTube or in “Prepper Blogs” these days. I have not seen anyone touting or describing …

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Homemade Solar Food Dehydrator That Works!

In Alternative Power by M.D. Creekmore

by Carol B You will be building three (3) different box-like units, all of which will fit together and work to dry your food in the sun. The finished dimensions of your solar dryer will be two (2) feet by four (4) feet. You will not be building legs from these directions, but could do that very easily “whenever”. If you …

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How To Build A Solar Powered Off-The-Grid Refrigerator

In Alternative Power by M.D. Creekmore

This fridge is meant to be run on solar power – just one sixty Watt panel (direct connected) will provide all its power during the day.  At night – one can use a battery or plastic “ice blocks” to help keep the cold temperature.  A 100 Watt solar panel would provide enough power for the fridge and a battery.

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How to Keep an Old House Warm in Winter?

In Alternative Power by M.D. Creekmore

by Repair Mama I just wanted to do a post on trying to save money by making your home cost you a little less.  Why give your money to the utility when you can use it to prep.  They get enough of our hard earned dollars as it is. I have used these methods for years, (my older home is a …

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DIY Backup Power System for Home or Off-Grid Cabin

In Alternative Power by M.D. Creekmore

by Papa Bear The Dallas Observer published a report[i] recently that Texas has the worst electric grid in the nation. This was based on a North American Electric Reliability Corp report[ii]. That’s not very encouraging. They are also reporting that there is the possibility of rolling blackouts in 2013. For a couple of years, I have had the interest in …

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Homesteading In Tennessee (Tips For Finding Your Homestead)

In Alternative Power by M.D. Creekmore

By Sandra A number of years ago I awoke to the unpleasant reality that when the stuff hits the fan and people were unable to get food and water, they would spill out into the suburbs, even past the burbs, to our sleepy community, to take what they wanted by any means they could.  Although I lived in a “safe” area …

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Building A Mobile Solar Power Station

In Alternative Power, Featured by M.D. Creekmore

by Dan W One of the more important things we’ve wanted to include with our other prepping supplies is a communication system. Something beyond two cans and a string! Should a catastrophic event occur we don’t expect help in the form of government assistance will be readily available. Besides, we are leery and don’t think we’d want that kind of help ……….. …

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Hiluckey Solar Charger Review

In Alternative Power, Amazon Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

Legally I have to tell you if I have received the product or any compensation for writing this review. As with the large majority of products I review, I have not received this product or any compensation. There may be affiliate links in the material that utilize Amazon as a platform. However, unlike other blogs, we follow the laws here, even if …