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The Wonderbag

Prepping is about more than just storing beans, bullets, and band-aids for a potential future emergency. It’s also about making changes to our lifestyle now, before anything happens, to better train and equip ourselves to deal with hardship when it comes. One huge aspect of that lifestyle change is learning to make do with less. The less you use, the less you need. The slogan “Reduce – Reuse – Recycle” is beginning to resonate with me. A great place to start is to find ways in which you can meet your needs while using less energy. >>Read more about it here

Solar Power for Dummies

Ever since I became aware of the need to be prepared for a disruption of life as we know it, I’ve been drawn to solar power. I’ve been impressed with solar power since the first time I saw a solar powered calculator many, many years ago. A tiny photovoltaic chip generated enough energy from ambient light to run a calculator. How cool is that?  >>Learn more.

Pellets for Preppers?

We searched high and low for a wood burning stove to meet our current need for supplemental heat for the winter. Cost and safety concerns thwarted our efforts at every turn. We believe we have found something that is right for US!  >>Learn more.

Solar Power 101

Just how good is solar power where you live, and is it an economical and practical investment?  >>Learn more.

Crank it Up

How can you produce your own power for small appliances? -or-  Light a flameless candle!  >>Learn more.

Heating Your Home Off the Grid

If the electrical grid goes down, most of us will lose the heat in our homes. If you’re in a northern climate, that’s significant. Not to mention unpleasant. This article explores approaches to heating your home when there’s no electricity. >>Learn more.

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