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.
- How to build a Simple Homemade Bandsaw Mill from Old Car Wheels[the_ad id="6432"] 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
- How to make a Survival Rope Making Machine at home from easily available materialsOne of the most important pieces of survival gear to have is rope, and it is definitely something you should have in your Bug Out Bag for wilderness survival.This video series shows the build of a Simple Rope Making Machine at home using materials that you can get at your local hardware store.There is no such thing as prepping for survival without having rope and cordage in your stash.You can use them for fishing lines, bowstrings, trap triggers, snares, lashings, and many other things.And do you know what items would be the first to become unavailable in a crisis? There are a few, and cordage and rope will be among them.
- DIY Video: Generate your own power by building a portable solar power station.