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Build-a-bag for your car (or for a Christmas present) for under $75Build-a-bag for your car (or for a Christmas present)... As the holiday seasons are upon us and you're probably going to be doing a lot of running around shopping. It's a good idea (if you don't already have one) to put together a little contingency bag for the vehicle. Shopping crowds are ridiculous in some places. Those crowds can cause just as much chaos as a severe weather...

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Raised Bed GardensRaised Bed Gardens Introduction So you want a vegetable garden, but don't have a large area to till up for the project? Your “soil” is hard as rock? A good way to compensate for such lack of space and rocky soil is by gardening in raised beds. Doing so helps you overcome problems with our less-than-perfect soil. A raised bed for vegetables...

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Lowering your Heat Bill This WinterLowering your Heat Bill This Winter  Replace old and worn weatherstrip in doors to reduce heat loss and drafts   2. Seal baseboards and caulk windows. This is especially an issue with older homes with wood floors. Cold air can come right up through the baseboards or the windows. Caulk is fairly cheap and this fix will save you BIG. 3....

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Winter Storm Fact SheetWinter Storm Fact Sheet A major winter storm can be lethal. Preparing for cold weather conditions and responding to them effectively can reduce the dangers caused by winter storms. Be familiar with winter storm warning messages. (See Winter Storm Watches and Warnings) Service snow removal equipment and have rock salt on hand to melt ice...

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Winterizing Your GearWinterizing Your Gear On equipment with plastic fuel tanks drain the tanks before storage. Conversely, you should fill metal fuel tanks to prevent them from rusting. In either case, drain the carburetor bowl. Generally, equipment managers "winterize" equipment to increase or maintain performance in winter or prevent problems after long periods...

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Power Failure on The Farm

Category : Equipment, General Info

s13_54985818A power failure or fuel shortage can cause problems on farms, but being prepared can minimize the seriousness of these problems. There are three areas of concern:
· Poultry and Livestock
· Equipment
· Storing Milk and Cream

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Properly using a generator

Category : Equipment, General Info

www.prepperideas.com generatorPurchasing a Generator

If you choose to buy a generator, make sure you get one that is listed with the Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) or Factory Mutual (FM).

Look at the labels on the lightning, appliances and equipment you plan to connect to the generator to determine the amount of power that will be needed to operate the equipment. For lightning, the wattage of the light bulb indicates the power needed. Appliances and equipment usually have labels indicating power requirements on them. Choose a generator that produces more power than will be drawn by the combination of lighting, appliances and equipment you plan to connect to the generator including the initial surge when it is turned on. If your generator does not produce adequate power for all your needs, plan to stagger the operating times for various equipment. If you can not determine the amount of power that will be needed to operate your appliances, lighting and equipment ask an electrician to determine that for you. If your equipment draws more power than the generator can produce, then you may blow a fuse on the generator or damage the connected equipment.

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Using Coal As a House-Heating Alternative

Category : Equipment, General Info

This is a copy of a pamphlet/book from the Department of the Interior from 1918

Therefore, in order that a fuel may be burned economically in a house”heating furnace, the fuel used should be of such kind that the fire requires little attention. The following fuels, in the order named, are the best fuels for house-heating purposes:

Anthracite_Coal3.189191517_std

Anthracite coal in sizes from 2 inch to egg size
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Homemade Batteries

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BATTERIES

Learn how to build a powerful homemade water cell battery right in your own home. Research has proving that you can build a simple water cell battery, powerful enough to run a car as well as your home lighting. Although these plans are simple in design, you can provide yourself with hours of fun as well as doing complex research in this field. To recharge your battery you simply replinish the water tank with fresh water and your battery is fully charged again. Many people like to use pure water with just

a touch of Chlorine or rain water. Rain water has some acid in it.

WARNING! Although these plans talk in part about using water, some of these plans may suggest experimen- ting with Clorox bleach and liquid plumber, These chemicals are dangerous, please keep all of your experiments away from children and animals, always wear gloves and protective eye wear. Some of these experiments are not recommended for children under 18 years of age.
We are not responsible for anything, you experiment at your own risk!

NOTICE: Below is a side view drawing of large copper and aluminum plate cells, they can be any shape that you want. All I can say is, Play around with different exotic metals and you will be surprised! Zinc and copper work great!

 

 

 

 

 

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How to make your own Colloidal SIlver Generator

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Colloidal Silver (CS) is produced by an electrolysis process.  The making of colloidal silver requires 2 silver electrodes to be placed in a glass container of water and the appropriate electric current applied. The vast majority of CS generators being offered today use batteries in a series wired arrangement which supply DC voltage and current. With battery voltage potential applied, the water acts as a conductive medium as tiny particles of silver sinter off one of the silver electrodes and go into the water. Ideally, the silver particles should remain suspended in the water as a colloid solution due to the positive electric charge on each silver particle which allows the particles to repel each other and remain suspended.

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Build Your Own 12 VDC Engine/Generator

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Engine/Generator Overview

These units are most effective if used less than 200 hours yearly. Using the generator as the primary power input will yield 1,000 to 2,000 hours of engine operation yearly — a nightmare of expense, maintenance, and pollution.

Source Capacity and Flexibility for Battery

Equalization

Every RE system should have at least one power source capable of recharging the batteries at between C/10 to C/20 rates of charge. For example, a battery pack of 700 Ampere-hours periodically needs to be recharged at a minimum of 35 Amperes (its C/20 rate). To figure the C/20 rate for your pack, simply divide its capacity in Ampere-hours by 20. The resulting number is the C/20 rate in Amperes. The C/20 rate is optimum for equalizing charges. An equalizing charge is a controlled overcharge of any already full battery. If your RE sources are not powerful enough, or flexible enough, to equalize the battery, then this engine-driven source can do the job.

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