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Wind vs. Solar Power: Is Cheaper Better?

By Andrew J. / March 7, 2019

There’s an ongoing debate among scientists and environmentalists alike on which energy resource should be developed first given their advantages and drawbacks. Numerous studies have shown that overall, wind power is more cost effective than solar. Let’s see the reasons behind that conclusion. Harnessing the sun’s energy can be done by a number of ways. […]

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Say Goodbye To Batteries

By Survival Dad / March 1, 2019

If you like new inventions that make your life easier and help keep more money in your pocket, then I’d like to show you why you can say goodbye to buying AA batteries ever again. A brand new invention created by the #1 survival company in the world makes it so you never have to buy […]

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3 Ways To Conserve Solar Energy

By Michael B. / January 31, 2019

You may think you are an ordinary person with ordinary responsibilities and that this has nothing to do with you. Should you even care about these things? The answer is yes. You must bear in mind that you are part of a whole spectrum of nature; whatever you do will affect all the things around […]

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How To Start Solar Prepping Your Home NOW

By Michael B. / December 9, 2018

The sun is a great source of energy, and as the prices of oil and gas continue to increase, it would be a perfect replacement for whatever resources you use in your home now. Because of the high fuel and gas prices, more and more people are experimenting on the use of solar energy in […]

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No Power for Weeks in Florida!

By Survival Dad / October 15, 2018

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. — Mayor Margo Anderson drove through the neighborhoods of her small bayside city on Sunday to deliver some unwelcome news: The electric power knocked out nearly a week ago by Hurricane Michael might not be restored for two months. Behind the wheel of a black golf cart, she made the rounds as […]

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Grid Down + Flooding = Misery and Death

By Michael B. / September 15, 2018

It’s 12:30pm on Saturday the 15th of September and I’m writing to you from Uptown in Charlotte, North Carolina.  More than 1 million people in this state have no electricity and are simultaneously bearing the brunt of what is left of Hurricane Florence. What we thought was going to be a fierce hurricane with 130mph winds […]

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5 Off-the-Grid Energy Alternatives

By Emma C / June 29, 2018

Our lives revolve around energy. We rely on electricity to keep us cool in the summer and warm in the winter, to freeze, heat, and cook our food, and to power the various devices we use for countless tasks every day. In first world countries today, almost everyone has power. In a crisis, though, life […]

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Delta’s Recent Outage Proves Fragility of Power Grid

By Andrew J. / August 23, 2016

Delta Airlines recently experienced what it called a power outage in its home base of Atlanta, Georgia, causing all the company’s computers to go offline—all of them. This seemingly minor hiccup managed to singlehandedly ground all Delta planes for six hours, stranding passengers for even longer, as Delta scrambled to reshuffle passengers after the Monday […]

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The City Dweller’s Guide to Getting the Most From a Wood Stove

By Emma C / February 12, 2016

In these days of heating systems and electric fireplaces it can be hard to imagine living any other way. The method I am about to explain to you is one some of us may (or may not) remember from our childhoods, but nonetheless remains a pretty basic and efficient way of heating your home. The […]

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Hackers Probe Electric Grid for Vulnerabilities

By Andrew J. / December 23, 2015

Security researcher Brian Wallace was on the trail of hackers who had snatched a California university’s housing files when he stumbled into a larger nightmare: Cyberattackers had opened a pathway into the networks running the United States power grid. Digital clues pointed to Iranian hackers. And Wallace found that they had already taken passwords, as […]

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