This video shows the build of a Simple Homemade “Straw Style” Water Filter that is 99.9% effective at removing many common disease/cancer causing water contaminants.This is good to have when hiking/camping and ideal for in a SHTF/Emergency situation.This is also is excellent for purifying rain (or tap) water.The materials needed for this build are poultry baster, coffee filters, cotton balls (optional) and activated carbon. All items found at dollar store – except the activated carbon .This Water Filter is small, lightweight and powerful.
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This video shows the build of a Solar Power Harnessing Machine made with Fresnel that can be used as a foundry,heat water,distiller ,cooking,generate steam power.The possibilities are endless.The total build cost of this tracker is about $20.You will need Fresnel lens that can be taken out of old TV’s and some Old Drills or buy one new.The solar tracker keeps our lens power on target for 8 hours a day enabling Fresnel build temperatures exceeding 2100˚ Celsius.
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This video series shows step by step shows the conversion of a small gasoline engine to steam / air power.The first part shows the tear down of lawn mower and engine,part 2 shows the conversion into steam engine and the 3rd part shows way for creating a Steam Source.The lawnmower is a Troy Bilt 4 Stroke one.An updated video shows what modifications are done to the engine.
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This video shows an easy conversion of an Old Ceiling Fan motor into a Power producing 40 Watt 200V 3000RPM Alternator Generator that can used for powering your devices.The ceiling fan motors have the stator in the center and the outer portion that usually attaches to the fan blades rotates around the stationary stator. This allows for Neodymium Magnets to be placed around the perimeter. When the outer portion spins, it produces an alternating current. For conversion of an alternating current (AC) input into direct current a (DC) output, a bridge rectifier is used
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Ever wonder how you would get around during an apocalyptic scenario when there was no more gas<em> </em>available for your car/truck.This video shows the build of a homemade Off the grid Emergency Fuel that can be used for running a generator,truck,stove and many other application when the grid is out.This is made from 2 Old propane tanks lying around and some piece of scrap metal.
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This video series shows the step by step build of a large 2000W Solar Generator that can run most of your home appliances.The idea of a completely silent generator that can run large power loads while never needing gasoline is a really cool concept. Whether you want to run a portable table saw, or go tailgating / camping where the noise of a standard generator would just be irritating, we will show you step-by-step how to build a weatherproof indoor/ outdoor solar generator
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This video series shows the step by step build of an awesome 275 Watt Solar Powered BullDozer from start to finish.The Solar panels are connected to 4 golf cart batteries that powers a 1 and half HP motor,which again are connected to a bunch of gears and sprockets that independently power each of the 4 wheels to get the maximum traction.Even with 10% power,this bulldozer works like a champ.Another feature of this dozer is easy to control manual steering mechanism.The body is build out of Aluminium/Stainless Steel.The cool thing about this bulldozer is that it runs without Gasoline.Yep no gas needed .ever!!
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This video shows the build of a Homemade Simple Wood Down Draft Style Gasifier System from Scrap Materials.These are made from Old used Propane tanks .This multi use Gasifier can be used to Power a vehicle,run a generator,used as a cooking stove and used as a lantern.This is an ideal setup for someone who is totally off the grid living in the woods and wants to save some serious money.Burning wood for fuel is an inexpensive and renewable alternative to gasoline.As even greater numbers of folks turn to renewable fuels to fulfill their energy needs, the potential of wood gasification must be spread.
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If you are looking for an inexpensive way to beat the heat this summer, there are plenty of very effective DIY options you can try.One of option is to turn an old fan into a Airconditioner AC .The materials you need for the build are 15 foot roll of 1/4″ Copper tube,(2) 3/8″ clear vinyl tubing cut to length needed,(2) hose clamps that fit the outer diameter of the vinyl tubing.A bag of short zip ties or cable ties (get a bag of 100 they don’t cost much).Even before our society arrives at a complete meltdown, summer cooling bills can easily leave you with little money for daily needs and prepping.
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This 3 part video series shows the build of a 9ft Shallow Water Well using a shovel and other easily available materials .Considering that most disasters can cause serious disruptions in the water supply and the importance of water for survival, putting in a well is a great idea. Of all the possible sources for water, having a well on your own property is the most secure source you can have.Even so, if the grid goes down, that water could be out of your reach, if you don’t take the right precautions.
There’s something that our ancestors all had on their property, which we don’t often have today. No, I’m not referencing a barn, although that would be true. I’m referring to a well.You may be able to augment your home or homestead’s water supply for very little cost by digging a shallow well.
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This video shows the build of an really inexpensive homemade bandsaw mill out of old car wheels.One of the best things about this design is it’s simplicity of course, but it’s also made from salvaged and repurposed materials, which helps cut the cost of the sawmill down to an affordable level. Not everyone can afford $4000 to $5000 for a brand new portable sawmill. Building your own sawmill not only gives you that sense of satisfaction of doing it yourself, but it saves you money.Bottom line, it’s a tool you’ll use for years to come, and will more than pay for itself the first time you use it. Lumber isn’t cheap, and if you’ve got the natural resources and access to those resources, it makes the most sense to save money, time, and effort by using what you have available.
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This video series shows the build of a Homemade Bandsaw Mill from Start to finish.The design for the saw is a good one, in that it was rock solid as it was making the cuts. Making the saw itself move as opposed to moving the wood through it would really make the build a lot more complex. Beefing up the frame to resist movement (chatter) while cutting through 16″ of hard maple would be difficult, especially if the height was also adjustable.Using a stick to lever the wood through the saw was a very good way to regulate a steady feed rate and took little effort.
For serious cutting in green, thick hardwood, a 2hp motor doesn’t really “cut” it. To make the cutting more efficient (read faster), the blade speed should be very high – as high as 6000 fpm – and a motor that size doesn’t have the power. A 6-8 hp gas engine would be much better
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This video shows the build of an OFF GRID Refrigerator from cheap and easy to find materials.This design uses both the cooling effect of evaporation, and two water cooled condenser coil’s. The fridge is shown using both a water ram pump at the end, and an electric pump powered by 12 volt/solar, it only uses 8 watts an hour using electric.There is an air gap between the sheet and the wall of the fridge because the water running down the sheet wont evaporate as well and that the water temp is not as low as the evaporative temp so the water touching the cooler could increase the temps and limit some of the potential cooling.
If the power goes out and the fridge doesn’t keep things cool anymore – what other options do we have? If you are trying to live off grid and have no power source – how can you keep food and certain medicines cool and usable for longer?Then this Offgrid Refrigerator is the answer.
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This video shows the build of a Homemade Ammo Can Rocket Stove that is so efficient that it can burn wood without producing smoke thanks to its secondary burn system and insulated burn chamber.Due to its large primary air intake pipe and its rockwool filled, double skinned construction, this ammo can stove also functions as a ‘rocket stove’. Once it is up to its working temperature, fuel can be added without having to open the door of the stove.This ammo can stove is tiny, easily portable, cheap to build, and yet burns wood so efficiently that it produces virtually no smoke.
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