This 5 part video series shows the build of a simple,cheap,user friendly and efficient Sawmill at home.Harvesting and processing the wood that grows on your property is the dream of many homesteaders. The dream can be expensive (around $5k) because you need a sawmill in order to rip the wood and remove the bark.Instead of spending years saving up, you can spend less by building your own simple and efficient sawmill from this video series.
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This video shows the build of a simple off grid washer machine which can also act as a composter.If you thought the only way to wash clothing off grid was to take them down to the creek and beat them against a rock, think again.All you need in order to build this washer is a plastic barrel, some pipes, and – you guessed it – a wooden frame. The frame is meant to support the barrel and keep it from rolling away. You’re going to use the pipes to attach the barrel to the frame, as well as to create the lever that helps you wash the clothes.
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This video series shows how to dig yourselves a water well by hand from start to finish and thereby save more than 2000 to 3000 Dollars .I am using a 6″ auger post hole digger available at most hardware stores. One of the hurdles to living off grid is having a clean water supply. One of the very best ways to address that issue is with your own well.People dig wells because a fresh and clean water supply is one of the most important things to have, especially in a survival situation
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This video shows the build of a Homemade Inexpensive Concrete Mixer made out of 55 Gal Drum from start to finish.This build uses a salvaged 90V DC Gear driven motor.A motorcycle sprocket is welded on to the front of gear drive which fits the chain that goes around the Barrel. The most important benefit of a concrete mixer is that it can save a lot of labor. Mixing cement by hand is a difficult and time-consuming process.Another benefit of using a concrete mixer is that the mixer can ensure that cement or concrete is blended homogeneously, creating a much better result than mixing manually and helping prevent flaws in the finished cement.
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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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