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2Instructables1,520Views25 CommentsAmerican World Traveler in Togo West Africa August 2015
Lives abroad for 18 plus years, and 107 countries. I invent a lot of travel gear, and want travel gear invented. I am hoping you super brains on the Instructables.com site can help me with my mobile world.. https://www.gofundme.com/andy-hobotraveler
  • This is what I vision, with each row creating 4.5 volts. Thanks Andy

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  • Great, now trying to get a complete outline on how the Amish work their windmills, connected to deep wells. Thanks

    Pumping the water uphill is a great idea, not terrible efficient, but a lot cheaper storage than batteries. Contrary to the on-grid world of the USA. Most of the world has housing gathered around rivers, without water, places are not habitable. And, deep water wells are very expensive, compare to shallow wells close the river, or water table. Where I am at in Kpalime,Togo, it would be super easy to store rain water, more difficult for river water. I have been actually trying to figure out a way to drip sprinkle my steel roof to keep it cool during the day, and create hot water for showers at the same time. Ultraviolet rays purify water, which is a huge expense here in Togo.

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  • hobotraveler commented on Mjtrinihobby's instructable Solar Powered Refrigerator! 4 months ago
    Solar Powered Refrigerator!

    Super Insulation can make this simpler in my opinion. I am in Africa a lot, about 3-4 months per year. By the way ,about 1/5 the planet lives off the grid. And, they have freezers, seldom have fridges. But I am going to do an experiment soon for what I see, or call "super insulation." I am going to measure electrical use for 30 days as they use normal. The add about 2 foot thick insulation around the sides. They are the same as Americans, they do not want things to look silly. Then make a night blanket about a food thick. This will cost about 15 USD because they use some form of grass to make beds, not normal, but normal for the off grid 1.5 billion. The off-grid are just in time eating.... Here is a too expensive, but great idea, using thermal mass, or the cooling of the ea...see more »Super Insulation can make this simpler in my opinion. I am in Africa a lot, about 3-4 months per year. By the way ,about 1/5 the planet lives off the grid. And, they have freezers, seldom have fridges. But I am going to do an experiment soon for what I see, or call "super insulation." I am going to measure electrical use for 30 days as they use normal. The add about 2 foot thick insulation around the sides. They are the same as Americans, they do not want things to look silly. Then make a night blanket about a food thick. This will cost about 15 USD because they use some form of grass to make beds, not normal, but normal for the off grid 1.5 billion. The off-grid are just in time eating.... Here is a too expensive, but great idea, using thermal mass, or the cooling of the earth method, very old tech, just forgotten, nothing new. There has been in the ground cellars for cooling since the beginning of time. Thanks, Andy Lee Graham of HoboTraveler.com - I am in Tours France, and will go to Togo on August 15, 2016 again. http://mikeshouts.com/groundfridge-underground-ref...

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