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When I lived on the farm; beyond normal household appliances I had a wood burning stove for cooking and heating, a PTO powered generator for when there was no wind, and a windmill for hydro and water when there was wind, but not much in solar power. Most of the time I lived on the grid, but when the power was out for weeks during the ice storm that hit Ontario and Quebec or the blackout that hit the whole east coast, other than a couple added chores my life did not change we even had a windmill in the field to water the cattle.
Step 1: FOOD
I grow crops and raised livestock as well as I am a good hunter, gatherer, and fisherman, I can get my meals from the wilderness when I need too.
Step 2: LIVING IN TOWN
I live in town now the bylaws don’t allow me to install a windmill or a wood burning stove so I have a propane barbeque with extra tanks for cooking when the hydro is out. $200.oo
Step 3: COALMAN GENERATOR
I have a Coalman 3750 portable generator and two jerry cans of gas to run the refrigerator and freezer in the summer and the furnace in the winter. In the winter I can put the refrigerator and freezer outside in the cold. I could not build one for the $175.oo this one cost me. For the generator fuel, additive will make the gas last a year in storage.
Step 4: FLASHLIGHTS
I have flashlights that don’t need batteries the little one you pump to charge up, the larger one you shake to charge up. 12 of them at $2.oo each I can’t build them that cheaply.
Step 5: 400 WATT INVERTER
This 400 watt power inverter is strong enough to run my satellite and TV, it cost me $25.oo easier and cheaper to buy than to build. A friend of mine got a 1000 watt inverter for $10.oo.
Step 6: SOLAR CELLS
Other than the solar array I built the other 12 volt 2 watt cost me $20.oo for the pair. I use these to charge batteries.
Bio:I am a photographer, a tinker, an electronics technology engineer, and author; I write short stories and poetry for the love of writing. I started writing poetry in high school over thirty years ago w...read more »