Wednesday, July 24, 2024

The SODIUM ION battery revolution and how it will make off-grid living affordable and practical


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European Newspaper Says Citizens Better Get Used To Not Having Electricity All The Time

by Nick Pope, Watts Up With That:

One of the biggest newspapers in the Netherlands is warning its readers that Dutch citizens should get accustomed to the notion that electricity will not always be available to them in the future.

NRC, one of the largest papers in the country, published a lengthy piece on June 14 warning that the Netherlands’ green transition is driving up electricity demand more quickly than needed supporting infrastructure can be built, a situation that will likely lead to grid reliability issues if the status quo is maintained over the coming years. The authors describe how a transition away from affordable, reliable and conventional energy resources and toward green energy generation — like solar and wind — is teaming up with growing demand attributable to the country’s push to electrify industry and other parts of everyday life could overwhelm the country’s power system.

Weather the Storm with Backup Power – Part 3


by E.R., Survival Blog:

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Most of us are interested in running a few 120 volt AC appliances. The fridge, the furnace, the shallow well pump – standard AC devices that we want to keep alive during a power outage. For these we will require what is known as an inverter. Inverters take DC battery power and invert it into standard 120 volt AC household power.

Inverters are available in all shapes and sizes these days. You can get off-shore-manufactured modified sine wave inverters that plug into the cigarette lighter plug in your car, rather cheaply. These might even be enough to charge your phone, or laptop computer. The rule of thumb is that these devices produce about half of what they consume. For example, if your cigarette lighter plug is fused at 15 amps at 12 volts DC, the inverter can be expected to produce a little less than 1 amp at 120 volts AC.

Weather the Storm with Backup Power – Part 2


by Sarah Latimer, Survival Blog:

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At a high level, the stages of charging a battery include: bulk, absorption, and float. On batteries that have been discharged deeply, there is also an equalization charge required.

Bulk charging demands high current. Absorption charging requires less current but a slightly elevated voltage. Float is your trickle charge which has low current at about one volt above the stasis voltage of a charged battery.

How to Survive a Summer Power Outage


by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Sometimes people think that a summer power outage is easier to deal with than a winter one. After all, in the summer, you don’t have to worry about freezing to death, which is a very real threat during a long-lasting winter outage.

However, a summer power outage carries its own set of problems. Foremost are heat-related illnesses and the higher potential of spoilage for your food. Even if you aren’t convinced that hardcore preparedness is for you, it would still be difficult to argue against the possibility of a disaster that takes out the power for a couple of weeks. Basic emergency preparedness is important for everyone, not just us “crazy preppers.”

Providing For Your Family During Power Outages – Part 2


by B.S.V., Survival Blog:

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Unfortunately, there isn’t a good level of sun available during heavy rains. We were also beginning to lose sunlight so solar wouldn’t be all that helpful even if the skies were clear. Evaluating the EB70S powering the television, I could see that it was going to lose power overnight. We didn’t need it for information any longer, but as we were still trapped inside from significant rain, it was now our primary source of entertainment. Of course, in a dire situation we could ration that power consumption to make it last multiple days – potentially over a week – by turning the television on strategically and using it only for information gathering. This wasn’t that dire, so we splurged in this aspect.

REPORT: Dr. McCullough warns the bird flu response is a GIANT threat to the food supply.

How To Survive A Nuclear War


by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

I understand that the topic of this article is not too cheery, but this is important information.  Someday, it could save your life and the lives of your family members.  We live at a time when the potential for conflict between major powers that possess nuclear weapons is constantly in the headlines, and it is just a matter of time before someone crosses a line that will never be able to be uncrossed.  When that day arrives, it is imperative that you have a plan.

Improving Local Security – Part 2


by Tunnel Rabbit, Survival Blog:

Using military field telephones as our primary communication method solves a number of training issues. And they are the most sustainable communications technology for an austere environment. Most importantly, field phones defeat several significant threats. And take note that using the same inexpensive insulated wire, we can operate remote transmitters, a P.A. or intercoms at gates, hard-wired trip wire alarms, and low voltage DC lighting as a part of our security operation in a fixed location. Low-cost and durable WD1A wire can also be used as tanglefoot, anti-vehicle, to construct HF antennas, and even as laundry line. Field phones can also be used in the field with lightweight equipment designed for patrol work. And lower technology is the more sustainable technology. They are also EMP-resistant. Given the high-tech threats from above, this rugged, affordable, easy-to-use and low-tech means is sublimely appropriate. Here is an article from the SurvivalBlog archives that provides a better introduction to the topic than my own articles: U.S. Military Field Phones, by Ken in Michigan.

Improving Local Security – Part 1


by Tunnel Rabbit, Survival Blog:

In anticipation of a worst-case scenario that is well depicted in the Bible’s book of Revelation, I fortunately relocated in 2005. I live on the edge of the wilderness in a mountainous and heavily forested part of western Montana. Simply being located in this remote region of the country, and given its terrain, greatly increases my  odds of surviving The End Times, if that is possible at all.

A Common Man’s Commo Plan

by Tunnel Rabbit, Survival Blog:


Once our cell phones become unusable or useless, only then we’ll we fully appreciate the need for radio communications. I am writing this because I am painfully aware of how vulnerable we are. Please get “radioed-up” ASAP and use your equipment now and regularly to attain a baseline of proficiency. Satellite phones are not a good substitute for reliable old analog radios that are not dependent upon third-party infrastructure.

Practical Prepping


by K.F., Survival Blog:

I’ve heard it said that you can make a small fortune in horse breeding, if you start with a large fortune. Prepping is a lot like that, too. You can be ready for almost anything if you throw enough money at the problem set that is prepping.

But what do you do if you don’t have much money? What can you do if you live on a quarter acre lot, and you have no chance of ever upgrading? About fifteen years ago, I met somebody like that who has given me some answers to these questions.

C.L. was the first prepper I ever met. She is a CERT team instructor, which is how we met. We have a shared faith in Jesus, and a shared interest in amateur radio, which led to a discussion of prepping. She was the first person I met who used the terms “prepping” and “bugging out”. Given my upbringing by frugal immigrant parents who grew up during the Great Depression, much of what she talked about resonated with me, and caught my interest.

‘YOU BETTER HAVE A PLAN’: Dr. Phil Urges People to Prepare Their Resistance Against The Next Lockdowns

by Ben Kew, The Gateway Pundit:

Dr. Phil McGraw has urged people to plan their resistance against the next time the government attempts to lock down the civilian population.

Addressing the audience on his eponymous show, McGraw explained how he had been demonized for his stance against the tyrannical COVID lockdowns but has since been proven right.

Now, McGraw is urging people to prepare for the next time governments attempt to shut the schools and place an entire population under house arrest:

We will need to REBUILD from the ASHES of western civilization

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