This video shows a quick way to build an Emergency Water distillation Still for emergency situations or for your bugout bag.This portable still removes biological, salt and heavy metal contamination from drinking water. Distillation is often the preferred method of water treatment in developing countries where water is heavily contaminated. The still is perfect for situations where you need to walk on foot. The still is made by putting an upside-down stainless steel funnel over a pot of boiling water as a lid. Ideally the pot is designed for cooking, but in an emergency any metal container, such as a soda can, maybe used. In emergency situations, if you don’t have the parts, improvise with trash. For example, boil dirty water in an empty can ; make the still from aluminum foil; collect clean water in a plastic cooking bag.
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This video shows the build of a really easy to make and cheap Heated Tart shelter which is an outstanding setup for cold weather camping, and possible disaster, survival situation. It will keep 1-4 people quite warm, and toasty in cold, dry weather.This set up works best with a small fire. This is a very safe way to warm up your shelter IF you follow the rules here.It is very important to understand that you do not need a big roaring fire for this shelter. All you need is a small fire to make this work.
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This video shows the step by step complete build of a Hydronic Home heating system by using a DIY Rocket Stove Water Heater.This stove is smokeless and is hooked up to hydronic floors and making hot water 120-127°f output (approx 40°f temp boost @ 4gal/min)..The boiler transfers the heat through water tubes in the heat exchanger. The heated water on the other side of the heat exchanger is then delivered to base boards, radiators or in-floor heating tubes throughout your home.The main benefits of this system is that Heat is evenly distributed in a room: no drafts or hot and cold spots as with forced air and hot water from the boiler can also be directed to an indirect water heater to supply your home with hot water.
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This video shows you how to build a DIY Solar Hot air collector that can be used to supplement the heating requirements of a house in a cold climate
As long as the house is well insulated and one side of the house has adequate sunlight exposure a home made solar hot air heating system could be a good investment. The price of oil will continue to rise, but the wise use of sunlight energy may be used to reduce the consumption fossil fuel concentrates.They may be mounted vertically on the side of a house to take advantage of the oblique angle of a winter’s sun. These home made collectors can be active or passive. By adding a fan to a passive hot air collector and making it active the heat collection efficiency is improved.
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Having some extra heat in your work place is great, specially if you have some left over wood to burn.This 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.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.
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This video shows the setup of a Homemade outdoor wood furnace all built from Free Junk.Here i used a 30 pound propane bottle as the boiler tank I drilled a hole in the side and welded on some pipes and fitted it into an old oil drum I have added the output and return lines, reserve bottle, blow off valves, water pump, heater core and of course coolant. I have used it twice now and it works so well I can’t even believe it, no problems I still have some more work to do on the system insulating and covering the drum with tin. Built all from junk cost nothing, you could find materials at a local dump or could buy from a junk yard at very low cost.
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This video shows the build of a simple homemade Beer Keg Rocket stove.This is a good easy to make stove for you if you plan to keep it at one location, want to be able to use a variety of fuel sources, and don’t want to spend a lot of money on a fancy store bought solution. It generates a lot of heat and can be safely used with most household pots and pans if set up correctly.Burns any dry fuel that’s readily available. Burns hot, with relatively little smoke, and can support larger pans without risk of falling over.Can be made from a variety of scrap materials, I used a beer keg for fun, but any container can be made to work.
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This video shows the step by step build of a Homemade “COPPER PIPE” Solar Water Heater with material list.This reaches temps at or above 150F with air temps from high 40’s to low 50’s.This is a slim portable design (at only 2″ thick) and is very rugged and durable (built with 2×2’s and 1/2″ plywood).This one hooks to a standard water tap/garden hose . Multiple panels can be hooked together for additional capacity and extras can be easily added; water flow valves, temp sensors, timers etc.. Make sure to use type L copper. Lastly, to secure the glass into the frame, just use a bead of silicone caulk around the edge and drop the glass in.
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This video shows a cost-efficient way to heat your home by building a DIY Hot Water Baseboard Heating System.The baseboard is warmed by hot water circulating through either finned copper tubing or through cast iron baseboard sections.It warms the room by a combination of radiation (the hot baseboard radiates heat onto surfaces in the room) and convection (cool air enters at the baseboard bottom, is warmed, and exits at the baseboard top.This will lower your power bill, save heating cost, and could easily be powered in an emergency situation using only a 100 watt power inverter.
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This video shows in detail on How to make Custom Solar Panels at home.The panel designed is 6v/3.6A/21.6w (max) and can be used an a single “stand alone” panel or as part of a “3 panel set”.3 of these homemade panels hooked in SERIES gives you a very similar voltage and power output to the 3 panel set that harbor freight sells and works great for charging 12 volt deep cycle batteries.This works great to power up computer case fans and also great for charging up most modern electronic devices. the panels’ six volt output and 3.6A (3600ma) should give a solid charge to most all of them.The cells are bought from ebay.A single panel would be roughly 45 to 48 bucks ~ $25 (for kit) $13 (lumber) $5 (glass), plus misc. items.
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This video shows the build of a DIY Homemade Heat Exchanger that can help you warm up your garage faster.With a wood stove heat exchanger in place, you are capturing heat that would otherwise go out the chimney as waste heat. The heat exchanger will collect heat passing through your chimney pipe and radiate that heat into your room. Using a passive heat exchanger saves electricity and cuts down on the cost to make one.If you are currently operating an outdoor wood boiler then this heat exchanger is going to be an integral part of an efficient heating system for your garage.
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This video shows the build of a redneck style off grid wood burning heat exchange we use to heat our house in the winter. It will keep your home warm without electricity, or using the furnace. The air comes in through the front, where there is a lot of spaces along the bottom of the barrel, then gets heated and rises through the duct in to the house.Here,the air from the house does not go into the exchanger, it only pushes warm air into the house.I just have a small fan in front of it in the house, and it seems to be moving the air very good. There is a good flow coming from the duct itself, not as strong as if I had a fan, but you can certainly feel the hot air moving.
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This video shows the build of a Primitive Rocket Stove build out of mud. This uses convection to draw oxygen into the fire for a faster, cleaner burn. A rocket stove burns the sticks and twigs that fall from trees around our yards, making the fuel source FREE and renewable.This makes the rocket stove a tool for green living, allowing the reduction of electricity consumption…lowering our power bill a little each time it is used.This stove is made of a mixture of clay and sand, called cob, is a more environmental alternative to concrete. The clay and sand were found materials and therefore FREE! And since I had the forms on-hand, this stove cost next to nothing to make.
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Have a desire in generating clean electricity? Are you eager to harness the wind power? Household wind turbine is too expensive? This video shows you how to build a DIY Wind Generator using Old Ceiling Fan parts ,Microwave Oven Parts ,Old TV Antenna and other free junk that is laying around. Small wind turbines are electric generators that use the energy of the wind to produce clean, emissions-free power for individual homes.Everyone can generate their own power and cut their energy bills while helping to protect the environment. Unlike utility-scale turbines, small turbines can be suitable for use on properties as small as one acre of land in most areas of the country.Small-scale renewable energy is a must for a sustainable home.
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