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DIY Emergency Lighting

We’re in the middle of tornado season right now – from April to July – depending upon where you live in the country.  It will overlap with the hurricane season, which runs from June through November – peaking in August and September. Every winter, some areas of the country are subject to crippling ice storms […]

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Emergency Lighting

As humans, we rely on our sight more than most senses, so the ability to see is vital in a survival situation. No survival kit is complete without emergency lighting of some description. This time around, we’re going to look at battery-powered options.  That usually means some sort of flashlight. We have lots of choices […]

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Wind Turbine Generators

The first introduction most of us have to harnessing the power of the wind is through the iconic image of a windmill on a rural property.  Most likely, that wind mill was used to pump water from a well to provide irrigation and drinking water for the farming family. Things have changed! Green living is […]

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Portable Power

I never wanted to become so involved with technology, but it seems that this was inevitable. For simple daily living I must check my email, text, and, sometimes, access the internet or research. It’s a reality of our times.  Tech can make our lives easier, and it can make it more complicated.  How you use […]

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Fuel-Powered Generators

Preparedness is a subject that has been close to my heart ever since a hurricane tore through my community back east, many years ago.  It left many people completely devastated. Since that event, I have done a great deal of research in order to be prepared for any emergency. One of my first tasks was […]

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Radiant Heating

Two of the most popular topics commonly discussed today are using our resources wisely and saving money. I am constantly looking for ways to be more efficient and become more personally independent. Independence from the Power Company is a big step in the right direction! One of the most costly expenses I have identified is […]

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DIY Power Sources

One of the most overlooked emergency preparedness items is alternate power sources.  People always assume that when they flick the switch, the lights will come on. That’s a bad assumption. For Baby Boomers – and others that may have medications or other items that require refrigeration – being without power can turn an otherwise inconvenient […]

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