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Cleaning oil stains on your driveway

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A Scalable Solar Power System - On a Budget This site has the best articles on DIY solar power. Good information resource.

DIY Battery Bank Videos!! EVERYTHING you need to know about building your own DIY backup battery bank system for emergency power outages or even living completely off the grid!! Comprehensive video series walks you through the whole thing!! SO EASY!! Anyone seriously interested in solar, wind or hydroelectrics needs to get this video series. You have to have a reliable and quality battery bank for each!

Nice clothes washing kit that would be a nice, no-power addition to a long-term emergency or preparedness set up.  Can also see it being a great addition to a base-camp for hikers, cabins or hunters. NOTE: You could store two 5-gallon buckets, stack one inside of the other. Use one bucket for the soapy water and the other for the rinse water. You may be able to wash and rinse a couple of batches of clothes without changing the soapy water depending on how dirty the clothes are.


Candle Powered Pottery Heater

DIY Candle Powered Pottery Heater [Tutorial] : says this will heat up one room in power outage.


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DIY Candle-Powered Pottery Heater - This will heat a closed room if the power goes out. NOT the whole house, but one room.

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Candle heater captures the hearts of funders on Indiegogo

Turn a candle into a powerful heater with the egloo.

Candle Powered Heater - I've been looking a various ways to make these and this guy has by far the best setup. It isn't so much a how-to video. He is just showing what he used to construct his version of the terra cotta pot candle heater.

heat your home in an emergency > like the candle powered pottery heater on Instructables because it costs much less and is DIY and easy to do.


Thermoelectric Fan Powered by a Candle

Thermoelectric Fan Powered by a Candle Better writeup than many. Looks good due to heatsink used. A Thermoelectric generator powered by a tealight. It started as an experiment of how much power I could get from one candle. But I liked the idea and it worked really well so I built this electric-mechanical ornament. I did not use a high temperature TEG-module, but instead a cheap TEC-module. That can still handle 200 degrees Celsius which is good enough.

terra-cotta space heater.... several ways to do it, can heat up an entire room. Going to keep a supply of pots and candles on hand, to warm each room in case the power goes out this winter!

I am SO doing this. Jar of candles that can be kept with your emergency kit for power outages. Inexpensive weekend project.


Altoids tin candle

We have been making these for years as survival lights, but we call them Zombie Candles. Remember that the more wicks you use, the brighter the output, and the more heat you end up with on a cold day. Larger tin, more wicks... big enough and you can heat water over it. If you use the mini Altoids can with one wick, you get a 'Warning Light' you can put out around corners of stairwells, etc., so you can see the Zombies coming... Well, you don't NEED to use them for Zombies, but since…