Review: Xiaomi 16000mAh Mobile Power Bank

October 28, 2015 Rourke 4

Today’s world offers tremendous capabilities with portable multimedia and communication devices. I hear the argument all the time that “real preppers” should stay away from modern technology. I disagree. These are tools and if available and […]

Homemade Portable Solar Generator

April 1, 2015 Rourke 13

By Dyers Eve I had been thinking of constructing a portable solar generator for some time. I remember seeing a news story on a local company that was marketing a “new” product. It was an […]

Fuel from chicken $#@%

January 8, 2014 Rourke 2

  In the event of a collapse, water, shelter, food and fuel are the most basic of necessities.  As most of us who have put some thought into this have at least these bare minimums. […]

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Best Rechargeable Batteries

July 27, 2013 Rourke 4

Best Rechargeable Batteries In an age where technology is more advanced, and people are more aware than ever of the impact that we are having on the environment, it is astonishing that more people are […]

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Coping Without Power

June 22, 2013 Rourke 14

Coping Without Power by JM   Electrical power is something that we all take for granted. So much so that often we don’t even realise the extent to which our lives are impacted by the […]

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…On solar

March 27, 2013 Rourke 7

…On solar I had originally written this as a comment to one of the past solar articles, but as is my habit, I got carried away and it became its own Guest Post, an attempt […]

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Affordable Auxiliary Solar Arrays

February 25, 2013 Rourke 7

Affordable Auxiliary Solar Arrays By John from Iowa The first thing to remember is that solar is not cheap! The power is free and sustainable, but it’s costly to get there. A person can spend […]

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Built myself a charging station……

October 31, 2011 Rourke 7

I don’t know about you but I have a lot of rechargeable devices. From battery chargers to rechargeable flashlights – there are lots of cables and plugs to keep up with. As part of my preps, I decided to […]

Rechargeable batteries

September 27, 2011 Rourke 12

Rechargeable batteries are not only a great way to save money – but can be a valuable resource in a disaster. Most of my battery-powered components use a standard AA battery. I am trying to keep […]

Reader review: The G24i Power Curve

July 12, 2011 Rourke 6

by Jim Jones – KC5DOV I found a neat little SOLAR CHGARGER for charging all my personal electronics such as my cell phone, MP3 player, and my GPS.  It is the G24 INNOVATIONS Power Curve.  I […]

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Alternative power planned

February 26, 2011 Rourke 2

I have a big interest in alternative power – specifically solar. I have a limited emergency power system now -not good for much more than powering just a few things for a limited time. I […]