This video series shows in detail how to setup a Complete Off the grid living System by using wind and solar to make your own power for everyday living.The series begins with a video that shows a rough back down on a off grid system.The next set of videos shows how to set up a Wind turbine ,solar system and an off grid hot water system along with managing the batteries.This is great for folks who are tired of the government ripping them apart and those who would like to escape the city life and enjoy real life around the woods,mountains and the rivers.Setting up a good off-grid system is the best option for receiving energy from both wind and sun. This is the most practical alternative as you may reuse and maximize the utilization of resources.

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This video shows the build of a gravity fed, drip waste oil burner .This is the one of the simplest design for maximum heat and flexibility .The concept behind this burner is that Oil does not burn, but the fumes it gives off when the oil is boiling.The deeper the pan the harder is it to maintain an efficient boil.A cast iron pan maintains the higher temperature the best and does not threaten to burn through.The secondary holes in the vertical pipe are where the actual burn is occurring.The materials needed for this build are Air compressor tank,Pan that has been burnt for about one and half hour,Oil, like motor oil,Flamer,Chimney pipe (with length of about ten feet).This setup creates a lot of carbon in and around the burning chamber, but does not smoke at all.It will run about 400-500 degree Celsius (at the base) at under or up-to 1L per hour

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This 16 part Awesome Video series shows the overview and setup in detail of a Micro Hydro Electric Power System build for the long term from the ground up.What a hydroelectric system does is that it converts the force from flowing water into electricity.

You take the kinetic energy of water flowing downhill from a stream or river and direct it onto a wheel in a turbine that converts the rotational energy to electricity. I have 2 natural springs that provide water which falls about 500 vertical feet through a mile of pipe and develops about 220 psi..Harness the power of hydropower; flowing water for clean, sustainable home free electricity 24/7 and ditch your dependency on the grid system for good.


The basic components of this build are A Stream Of Flowing Water – A hydroelectric generator is only useful in a bed of flowing water,Magnets – The magnets will spin against the coils to create an electric current.Bearing – Used for the disc to spin against,Coils – The coils will spin against the bank is to create an electric current.Half-Inch PVC Pipe – The disc will be placed on the PVC pipe.5-gallon bucket,Waterline – We are using the 5-gallon bucket and waterline to create a closed system.

The overview of the steps mentioned in this video series:

The first step in creating your hydroelectric generator is to create the discs. There are two parts to the disc, the stator and rotator disc. The stator disk is stationary and contains the coils. The rotator disc will be spun using the water current. The magnets will spin against the coils, creating an electric current. Now that we know the process, it is time to learn how you can make a hydroelectric generator yourself.

You can create these discs using templates that you can find online. Trace the amount uncovered and use them as templates to cut the discs that you will be using. Make a hole in the discs ½ inch wide, so the half-inch PVC pipe can fit through the center of them.

 

Place the discs side-by-side and attach the fins to the turbine. Attach the turbine to the rotator disc so it spins as the turbine spins. Make sure the fins are facing into the flow of water so that they will be pushed as the water passes through them.

Next, attach the coils to the stator and at the magnets to the rotator disc. When you add the magnets, alternate them with their North and South poles. Make sure each north facing magnet is next to two south facing magnets. Likewise, make sure each south facing magnet is next to two north facing magnets.

Add the turbine, rotator disc, and stator disk to the PVC pipe and rest it on top of the bucket. Pour water over The fins and the turbine will begin spinning. As the turbine spins, it will begin producing current as the bank is passed across the coils.

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This video shows you how  to build your own heavy-duty solar power energy system in your own home. This guide will show you the basic setup of a solar powered system from start to finish. The best part about this tutorial is that it is scalable. No matter what type of solar panels you are starting out with, you will be able to replicate this and make it work for you. We recommend adjusting the size of the charge controller, inverter, and batteries in according to the solar power what is that you have. Read below to find out how you can make your own solar power energy system yourself.DIY Solar power may seem like a daunting task. Fear not, this video WILL set you on the right path. We start by unraveling the mystery of off-grid solar power and teach you the basics, how to understand and think about your system.

From there, we show you how to access and size the proper system for an off grid back-up or full time off grid system. Once you’ve got that squared away, we talk all about batteries. Of all the components, batteries are probably the most misunderstood. There are some nuances in solar power that you must be aware of; this video will set you straight on where to mount and how to wire your panels for the best efficiency.Often the most overlooked component of any off grid system is safety, and for that we’ve got you covered as well. Finally, we finish up talking about living with your new system.

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This video shows the build of a “pure water” Water Distiller that easily turns dirty water/salt water etc… into clean fresh pure water. This produces lots of clean water fast. Made from close to 12 feet of copper tubing along with a few fittings (optional stainless steel tube shown as well). video contains full instructions on how to build it. Early testing shows it produces about a quart in 1.5 hrs (and half gallon in 2.5 hrs). note that i soldered on the copper fitting. If you don’t have a torch, they sell “push on” fittings that require no soldering. *if soldering, remember to use “lead-free” solder.The process is simple. It boils water and creates steam.

The steam rises without bringing any of the impurities along with it. The steam travels through the coils and slowly cools and condenses. It finally condenses back to its liquid form and drips out as clean water.

 

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This video series shows you how to make a geothermal cooling system to cool your home with the Earths natural cool temperature.10–15 feet underground, the temperature remains between 55 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This is true regardless of the weather above ground.The geothermal unit siphons heat from inside and vents it into the water or refrigerant in the loop. The cool temperature underground then lowers the temperature of the liquid back to 55 degrees.This cooler temperature can be used to cool your home efficiently .This build uses an old car radiator to circulate the air using a Solar Panel.

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This video shows the build of a Homemade Water Purifier is extremely effective and super easy to make.The “2 Stage” design purifies almost all water sources to 99.999%. This Starts to produce clean/clear (super hot) water within 20 seconds! uses no electricity.By the end, you should be left with clean water that is completely safe to drink.Great to have in a SHTF/Emergency situation or for everyday use.This setup also doubles as a water heater and stove burner .You can cook on top of the coil at the same time the water is heating.

The materials you need for this build are Cinderblocks And Bricks – Use these to elevate the water filters.Two Tin Cans – Use these to hold the water filter up and heat the water coil as it passes through.10 Foot Copper Pipe – The water will run through the pipe and come to a boil.Plastic Jar – This will collect the water after it has been purified.Empty 2 L Bottle – Used as a funnel for the unpurified water.Stone, Sand, and Activated Charcoal – Three stages for your filter.One Small Tin Cup – Used to hold alcohol.Alcohol – Ignite to heat up the water as it passes through

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This video series shows the setup of a micro hydro system using a flume which is basically a water trough that carries water to some height so the water can fall.The water enters the screw at the top and the weight of the water pushes on the helical flights, allowing the water to fall to the lower level and causing the screw to rotate.This rotational energy can then be extracted by an electrical generator connected to the main shaft of the screw.

The materials you need to build this are Four decking boards – To serve as the floor in size to direct the water.
Two 2×4’s – These will be cut to provide support for the decking boards,Screws – To secure the boards in place.6” PVC Pipe – Used as the body casing,Flange Bering – To spin the turbine,PVC T-Joint – Serves as the opening to let water flow through it,Farm Auger – This will spin as the water flows through it.

Building the flume is a simple process, but it may take a lot of work depending on how far you need to take the water. We will show you how to build one section of the flume. From there, you can replicate this and make the flume as long as you need to.

Take your 2×4’s and cut out two pieces that are 22 inches long, two pieces that are 17 inches long, and four pieces that are 8 inches long. Start out by laying the three 22 inch pieces horizontally and place two decking boards on top of them. Take the other two decking boards and use them as the side barriers for the water. Attach the four 8 inch pieces on either side of the supports and use the 17-inch pieces as cross supports over top of the flume.

 

This is the completed section of the flume. Continue to replicate this and add to the flume as needed. You can attach stilts to the bottom of the flume to angle it downwards for the water to flow through it.

Building the Archimedes screw turbine is simple. To start, simply take your PVC pipe and attach the pieces together. Since this is only a four-piece setup, it is very straightforward to set up. Insert the auger and make sure it has room to spin without too much friction slowing it down.

Once the Archimedes screw turbine is put together, bring it to your flume and you can begin using it. Situate the flume so that it is creating a waterfall that you can position the screw turbine underneath. As water flows into the turbine, it will spin it. You can use this force to generate electricity.
One of the great things about this setup is that it never stops. For as long as you have running water in the area, you will be able to generate electricity with this setup.

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This video shows you how to recycle scrap metal in the backyard, with a homemade, Mini Metal Foundry.Depending on where you get, or find, your materials the cost can range anywhere from $5-$25 per unit. With the materials I used, I was able to make 2 units for under $40 ($20 each).

Even on the high end, this is probably one of the cheapest, reliable, backyard foundries that can be made.I used mine to melt soda cans, and extract the aluminum for future metal casting projects. All the soda cans came from a local recycling depot.

The materials you need for this project are a mini metal foundry,Discarded metal cans,Barbeque briquettes,A crucible,A 1-inch steel pipe,Hair dryer,A pair of steel tongs,PVC pipe and a few 1-inch couplings.

The steps mentioned in the video are :

Take the foundry and fill the bottom with one layer of barbeque briquettes. When five or so briquettes are evenly spaced and added to the bottom, add a crucible. This is where the cans will be placed for faster melting.Now connect a 1-inch steel pipe through the air supply hole of the foundry.Take the air dryer and stick it with the PVC pipe using some of the couplings and a ton of duct tape so that there is no space left for the hot air to get out.

When placing the air dryer, put it at an elevated position with the steel pipe so that you don’t have to hold onto to it during the entire time the metal melts. This also lengthens the lifespan of the foundry walls.Now fill the foundry put till the top with the briquettes and light them up however way you like. Now turn on the hair dryer to “slow” setting for steady and even heating. Now put the lid on top of the foundry pit.

When the steel crucible starts to glow orange, remove the lid using the tongs. Be very careful not to burn yourself while doing this.Now just keep adding the cans and watch them being turned into liquid. Usually, it will take around 40 standard cans to produce one pound of aluminum.

After all of the aluminum is melted, carefully remove the crucible using the tongs and pour all of it in a steel casing. The gunk will stay behind and the liquid aluminum will come out.You can either keep the liquid aluminum in those casings or pour them in another casing. After they are comparatively cool, pick them up using the tongs and pour them in cold water.After this is done, cool the crucible and clean it out thoroughly for future use.

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This video series shows the step by step build of a simple Homemade Lumber mill. One of the best things about this design is it’s simplicity of course, but it’s also made from salvaged and re-purposed materials.With your own mill, you can cut local softwoods to frame buildings and you can saw up local hardwood logs for mantles, doors, paneling and other house trim, or to make into furniture.You have to at first make boards, taking the parts from trees. You may do it by using your chainsaw.You can make almost all types of board, by fitting the big devices to the bar of chainsaw.You need to use a pipe, some bolts and steel in order to construct a lumber maker. For making the mill, weld together a rectangular shaped short sized chainsaw bar.

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Being able to build your own make-do shelter out of the resources available in your immediate surroundings is a critical skill in bushcraft and outdoor living.

This multi part video series shows the build of a typical lean-to shelter first and then upgraded to a Kochanski super shelter, it gives you a good idea of the structure and how it works.This is a complete Bug out Camp Build Instruction series from start to finish.

The materials you’ll need to build this shelter are Rope – To secure the frame of your shelter together.Support Poles – These will serve as the skeleton of the shelter and bed frame,Large Tarp – To use as your roof.V-Shaped Branches – These will be used to raise your bed off the ground,Saw and Hatchet – For cutting the wood.

The steps mentioned in the video :

The first step to building your survivors shelter is to create the shelter itself. Start with a standing tree and use that as a support point for your shelter. Gather large support poles from fallen down trees to use as your frame for the shelter.

Rest two large support poles against the tree and secure them together using your rope. From there, begin adding cross support poles vertically and horizontally. When you are finished, you should be left with a rectangle that stands at a 45° angle from the ground to leaning against the tree.

You can also start by building the frame on the ground and looking it up to rest in against the tree at the end. Just make sure will be strong enough to do this if you are alone.

Once the frame of the shelter is complete, lay your tarp over it. If you don’t have a tarp, look for different types of debris that you can layer over top of it. Start with tree branches and pile on smaller debris to cover in all of the holes.

If you use the tarp, you may want to add debris on top of it to use as camouflage. The debris will also help keep heat in at night because it will make it more difficult for heat to escape through the top of it.

Next, it is time to build your bed. Start by finding V-shaped branches. You can usually find these types of branches on large tree limbs that have fallen off. Cut out four of these branches and push them into the ground. Take two large support poles and secure them on top of the V-shaped branches to create the frame of the raised bed. Next, begin laying smaller support branches perpendicular to the main support beams that you will lay on top of. Secure each beam with rope so that it does not move around when you lay on it.

These are the basics of creating your very own survival shelter. This is a great shelter to use when it gets cold at night. You can build a fire towards the opening of the shelter and the roof will reflect heat back towards you. It’s easy to build on your own and it is a great way to stay warm and off the ground when you sleep.

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This video shows the build of a river pump  that you can use to pump water from a nearby river or creek anywhere you want. It works by harnessing the flow of the river and creating air pressure to push the water further.It pushes water out from the river and up through your hose system, which you can direct where needed. To use a river pump, all you need is a nearby river or creek that has flowing water and a location that is deep enough to support your river pump. As long as you have that and the necessary supplies, you are good to go.

The materials you need for this project are River Or Creek – In order to use river pump, you need a nearby river or creek with flowing water,2”- 3” Reducer,3”- 4” Reducer,4” – 6” Reducer – These reducers will be used to connect the PVC tubing together,40’ of 3/8” tubing – Air pressure will build into the tubing, pushing the water out from the river,Hose Adapter – Use a swivel adapter to allow the fins to spin.

 

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This video shows the build of an Alaskan Style Chainsaw Mill from Junk Steel scraps lying around your garage. Compact, lightweight design bolts directly to the chainsaw’s bar without much drilling required.The materials you need for building this are :Steel Scraps – You will use these to create the frame of the saw.Welder – To cut and weld in the steel frame together.A Square – To ensure that your frame is balanced with 90° angles.Metal Tubing – Will be used to change the elevation of the cut.Chainsaw – This will serve as the saw for the chainsaw mill.

 

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This Seven Part Video series step by step shows the build of a Homemade Gas Powered 79CC 3 Gear Motorized Bike using a roadmaster bicycle.The engine used here is 79CC harbor Frieght 4 Stroke Engine.The first part shows the components needed for the entire build.The second Video shows how I finish the jack shaft going to the rear wheel on my bike.The third Video shows a small test ride with the bike and also shows how to set up 2nd and 3rd gear as well as throttle and some other things.The 4th vid shows how i put the gas tank on the motorized bike.The rest of the videos shows the miscellaneous changes made to the rough build ,doing some little things here and there.The last Video shows a sample test ride

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