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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Easy DIY Off-Grid Energy Projects to Lower Your Bills

Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources


Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill


DIY 400 Watt Wind Turbine


These plans detail how I built a wind turbine in my garage without any special tools for just over $200. Many of the do-it-yourself designs are either toy projects or unlikely to hold up in strong winds. This wind turbine will withstand 40+ mile per hour winds and produce electricity with as little as 15 mile per hour winds.

I started out with one of those aforementioned toy projects, but soon realized that this design would not stand up to the high winds in central Iowa. After months of trial and error I finally have a design that is strong and effectively produces usable electricity.

I would just like to note that I am a high school senior with no prior experience with electrical systems; so before you tell yourself that building a wind turbine is out of your realm, trust me, it isn't as hard as it sounds and anyone who puts their mind to it can do it.



Easy DIY Windmill Project That Produces Electricity

 This entire alternative energy project costs less than $200 to build. And, yes, those are snow shovels that you see in the photo. Once built, the windmill will need to be connected to some kind of appropriate alternator and then can generate 300 watts of power.





 10 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), heating accounts for around 30 percent of energy usage in the average American home. A properly maintained energy-efficient heating system combined with a few savvy household strategies can significantly reduce your home's energy consumption. Here are 10 tips that can help lower your heating bill without compromising home comfort.

Phantom Electronics Cost Consumers $10 Billion
With Halloween around the corner, the streets will be crawling with goblins and ghouls. But you don't need to step outside to find vampires. They are lurking in your home, and these vampires aren't interested in blood. They are sucking money right out of your pocket.



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Venison: Waste Not, Want Not

How much meat does your deer yield? You’d be surprised how much meat is actually wasted. Below we’ve listed some recipes grouped by cut of meat from Hunter Angler Gardener Cook.

To view recipes by cut of meat, visit them here.


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Bruce ‘the Poor Man’


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