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  1. DIY - Do It Yourself
    One of the drawbacks often mentioned when running a portable generator is the noise which is annoying and alerts the neighbors you have power. How feasible do you think a baffle box to reduce noise would be? My idea is to build a box made of plywood and 2x4s that's big enough to allow at least...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Have seen a few posts here regarding power stations (500+ watts) and certain brands continue to pop up. Every time I look further into the various options, the same brands (Goal Zero, EcoFlow, Suaoki, Rockpals, MaxOak) are mentioned. Today I was in Home Depot and saw a Dewalt 1000W (2800 peak...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    news article on repairing power outages http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2018/03/still_in_the_dark_why_it_takes_so_long_to_get_your.html ***Restoration from a widespread outage has to be done incrementally, balancing generation and demand. That said, the most labor-intensive effort in getting...
  4. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Oilprice.com article on what if grid goes down http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/What-Will-You-Do-when-the-Lights-Go-Out-The-Inevitable-Failure-of-the-US-Grid.html "This horror story doesn’t need zombies or genetically altered mosquitos in order to be scary. Using data from the United...
  5. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Daily Caller comments on seven threats to our power grid. http://dailycaller.com/2016/01/10/top-7-threats-to-americas-power-grid/ "American homes, industries, and businesses are deeply dependent on reliable electricity, so threats to the consistent delivery of electricity put modern life...
  6. General Discussion
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/navajo-generating-station-powers-and-paralyzes-the-western-u-s/ Given the recent regulation changes from the EPA (and encouraged by the Obama administration), I wonder what they're going to do about this monster of a plant...
  7. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I found this article on how to make a 1volt solar panel with simple supplies cheap. http://www.instructables.com/id/homemade-solar-cell-using-household-items/#step0 By soldering 12 together you could charge a car battery to power other things, perhaps hook it to a DC-AC adapter to run house...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I do not feel this would be a very long term sustainable power source but this winter has taught me a few things. Solar is probably not an option in the midwest unless it mobile and well, I don't have that kind of room also in a grid down situation, a generator would be a "HEY COME GET ME" sign...
  9. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I wanted to put together a multi-use stand alone HAM radio go-kit using a Pelican #1510 case for this project. I started laying the pieces out to see how it will all fit....it's getting tight! This is what I have so far: 1 Kenwood TM-D700 ( still in Truck) 1 Yaesu VX-6R HT 1 Comet Mag-mount...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am finding that this forum is saving me a lot of time. The people here know their stuff and have ideas that would take hours to find if I were to web search. So I just want to thank you in advance! Anyway, we are thinking about getting back up power installed. I was hoping to get some good...
  11. Urban Survival
    I am a 16 year old boy that has been interested in fitness and prepping for a long time. I am in great physical shape and am wondering what would be better to have. Explosive power, powerful lifting, sprints and size. Or smaller frame, endurance runs, and not as much explosive power. I...
  12. Shotgun Forum
    Well, since deer hunting season is coming up for me. Is a .410 shotgun using slugs good enough for deer at a good range ?. I don't have a gun that powerful enough to bring one down. Any help,
  13. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I have successfully used one of the 12 volt deer feeder batteries found in Academy to charge a smartphone for months while stealth camping. What I did was get the car charger for the phone, alligator clips with the car charger adapter from the marine section and a 20 USD solar panel. However...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was watching the news feeds from Hurricane Sandy and one thing I noticed was all the people in line at gas stations with their 2 or 3 - 5 gallon gas cans and having to fill them up to keep their generators running.. So it got me thinking about doing a tri fuel kit to my Coleman generator, so...
  15. Rifle Forum
    Well... Im considering buying a FN SCAR chambered in either .223 or .308... Was wondering what you guys see as possible advantages , and or disadvantages , of one or the other... My buddy told me the military quit using 308 because it kept going through the walls and became a hazard.. The...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Grid Collapse http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-30/grid-collapse-in-india-leaves-360-million-people-without-power.html How would you cope? The whole of the USA without power. Of course, India worships cows. I would like to say that our grid is more robust and reliable but, I don't know...
  17. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Has anyone here had any experience with direct to electricity solar chimneys? I saw one posting where someone talked about using their solar chimney for heat and cooling but nothing on power generating using one. I've been studying the systems for power generation via chimney for a bit but...
  18. General Discussion
    Hey everyone I have a question for you. I have the chance to do some well thought out testing/articles and videos of and highly reputable solar power company and I wanted to know if anyone here would be interested in the testing, results and videos? This is not a system you would have to DIY...
  19. General Discussion
    Ok I talked with Paul the writter and maker of this film, here is some LONG awaited info... Movie Update: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1800367/
  20. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Hundreds of homes without power due to a power surge. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-15859462 And weather forecaster has just said there is a highly charged weather front on its way east, making some weather unpredictable????
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