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Practical Survivalist helps survivalists/preppers reach their goal of self survival in a Grid Down/SHTF situation by proving free informational DIY type videos with which they can learn to prepared in an emergency situation.Our Intention is help each and every survival oriented individual in gaining self sufficiency and skills to live in every conditions.

 

 



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    This Video series shows step by step on how to build a Homemade DIY Off grid Solar Powered PowerWall Backup System using salvaged and used Chevy Car Batteries.Here we are modifying an 18kwh (Gen 2) battery from an Old Chevy Volt EV hybrid, so that I can use the cells in a DIY Powerwall. The original battery is all wired in series for 355 volts. I'm breaking it down into 8 smaller batteries, each with 44 volts.This DIY Powerwall is using Chevy Volt (Gen 2) batteries instead of the usual Tesla or 18650 cells. This set-up will provide me off-grid backup power in case of an emergency.It's great that we can re-use and recycle these used car batteries.

    Watch the conversion of Old Car Battery into a DIY Solar PowerWall Backup System

  • DIY Video : How to build a Simple Woodgas generator for small electric RV generator
    This video shows the build of a  Simple Woodgas generator for small electric RV generator.A wood gas generator is able to convert wood, or in our case, wood pellets, into a source of fuel which can be used to generate electricity.The wood or charcoal is turned into wood gas, which will be used for powering our generator. In this tutorial, we are creating a wood gas generator that can be used to power and RV motor.From start to finish, we were able to put together this generator in only four hours. In total, we used less than $100 in parts. It’s a great way to build your own wood gas generator while staying on a tight budget.If done correctly, you should be able to run your generator by burning wood pellets alone. It’s enough to power a small 5 hp electric generator, or even more. .The materials you need for this project are 20 Gallon Metal Trash can - This will be used to contain the wine cooler and wood chips as they burn,Wine Cooler - This will encase the wood chips as they are burning,Metal Bowl - You will place the wood chips in this bowl and collect the coals as they burn.Filter - This will filter the tar out as it makes its way to the generator,Wood Pellets - Our fuel source.Aluminum Duct Line - This will connect to the gas generator to the wood pellet burning stove.Air Inlet Port - A valve that we can use to let air in as the wood gas travels to the generator.

    Watch the woodgas generator build videos

  • DIY Video:How to build a Homemade Double Barrel Garage Heater out of Old Water Tanks .Efficient,clean burn and cheap!
    Having some extra heat in your work place is great, specially if you have some left over wood to burn.These videos shows the build of a Homemade Double Barrel Heater for your garage.He we use two Old Electric Water Heater tanks.The tank on the top acts as secondary Heat exchanger unit.The basic components required for this build are Two barrels,Legs or supports,Jigsaw,Driller,Pipe screws.This is really an affordable alternative for economical heat in your shop during the winter time.Great way to repurpose Old Water tanks sitting out there and make a really useful Barrel Heater out of it

    Watch the DIY Double Barrel  Stove for your garage build


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