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Weekly Preppers' Thread
2/24/12 | Kartographer

Posted on 02/24/2012 10:02:25 AM PST by Kartographer

As promised this is the weekly preppers' thread for preppers' to share especially good buys, idea's, new equipment, methods etc.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: getreadyhereitcomes; getyourhouseinorder; preparedness; prepperping; preppers; selfreliance; shtf; survivalping; weeklypreppersthread
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To: patton

gekgasifier.com

CAD plans are free.

Also, the FEMA gasifier plans are online for free as well.

This is a proven design, used during WWII to power cars & tractors.


51 posted on 02/24/2012 1:30:20 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kartographer

i’d like to be added to your ping list,,,, thanks


52 posted on 02/24/2012 1:32:39 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: MrB

look, the government did something usefull...

http://www.soilandhealth.org/03sov/0302hsted/fema.woodgas.pdf


53 posted on 02/24/2012 1:39:12 PM PST by patton (bad math joke omitted - this space for rent)
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To: patton

That was back before the hippies ruined the country.

I see they didn’t include the original print date, just the reprint date of 1989.


54 posted on 02/24/2012 1:44:53 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: patton

Cheaper than dirt has monolithic dome water filter systems for 30.00. Worked awesome. Purifiers one gallon every hour or so. Should last around a year. Mypatriotsupply has non hybrid seeds. Reasonable. I also bought pump n seal. Its a manual pump to remove air from jars. Works great with dehydrated stuff and storing bouillon. Bought the solar oven and deydrator for high two hundreds. Haven’t used it yet. Comes with some it’s/pans too. Ill send link as soon as my sister calls me back.


55 posted on 02/24/2012 3:00:14 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Earth easy dot com is where we got solar oven t
We have also started gardening in global buckets. Search you tube for instructionshat comes dehydrator.


56 posted on 02/24/2012 3:18:36 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Skip the solar oven link - I read the reviews on Amazon.

Not interested.


57 posted on 02/24/2012 3:35:47 PM PST by patton (bad math joke omitted - this space for rent)
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To: patton

Most if the reviews I saw were good to excellent. I will be using it in a couple of weeks. Keep u posted.


58 posted on 02/24/2012 4:34:19 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: patton

Most if the reviews I saw were good to excellent. I will be using it in a couple of weeks. Keep u posted.


59 posted on 02/24/2012 4:34:33 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: bgill

Printing isn’t all that efficient and you certainly can’t carry a library in your BOB. A small reader and a solar charger are my plan. Possibly one of those hardened laptops if I can afford it.


60 posted on 02/24/2012 4:49:02 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dinodino

“I have several coffee cans full of powdered gas now.”

I keep mine in cans of beans.


61 posted on 02/24/2012 4:53:11 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Best to keep it in a faraday cage.


62 posted on 02/24/2012 7:38:22 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: patton

I’ve cooked up some tasty dishes with just cardboard, foil and a sunny day. It’s an option that shouldn’t be disregarded out of hand.


63 posted on 02/24/2012 7:46:17 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: bgill
If the power grid went down or Hussein takes over the internet you won't be able to access those files. Better to have them printed out.

You didn't visit my link. It's a solar powered Kindle - you'll be able to access those docs any where, any time.

Also, the Kindle has a very readable screen, according to my research.

64 posted on 02/24/2012 9:35:46 PM PST by The Duke
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To: Kartographer
I have a cheap little table with many of these PDF's, so it's possible. I would recommend a mainstream tablet, though (and test it in advance).

Better than a tablet, though, is a good, low-cost mini-laptop. This past year I've bought 9 mini-laptops off eBay for prices ranging between $150 and $250 (perfect for my 3 college boys - and their girlfriends - and I've got one at the office and two here at home). These little mini-laptops have paid for themselves many times over this year.

So, I recommend doing a search for 'lt3101u' on eBay - that's what I've been buying.

65 posted on 02/24/2012 9:46:27 PM PST by The Duke
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To: Kartographer; All

Something of general interest as far as charging tablets/kindles goes: http://lifehacker.com/5742681/diy-hand+powered-usb-crank-charger

I have four of these - http://www.bestofferbuy.com/Dynamo-HandCrank-USB-Cell-Phone-Emergency-Charger-Assorted-Color-p-31135.html?currency=GBP&utm_source=gbase&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=gbase_uk - the build quality is not great, but at two bucks a pop they are cheap enough to buy multiples. Most of the weakness is in the crank handle, which is a relatively easy repair.


66 posted on 02/24/2012 10:53:29 PM PST by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: patton; MrB

Thanks for all the wood gas info on this thread. I’m hooked.


67 posted on 02/25/2012 2:28:56 AM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: PA Engineer

I have never used one othe gassifiers, let alone built one - but the FEMA link above makes it look pretty easy.

Or at least doable.

For a cabin in the woods, it looks pretty darn good.


68 posted on 02/25/2012 12:11:31 PM PST by patton (bad math joke omitted - this space for rent)
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To: WayneS
I am not familiar with PV shingles, but we did install a 15.5 KwH PV system in December. It is working beautifully and we have no power bill at all.
69 posted on 02/25/2012 12:36:38 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: patton
I found the FEMA link interesting. For cooking and hot water demand boost the gasifier seems like a nice prep to investigate. Solar for electric and most hot water seems a little more practical.

I do have an abundance of hard wood, but that 25lbs per 10KW (i'm sure optimistic) of wood chips seems like a waste. Gasifiers seem like better adjuncts for boosting hot water temps, drying and cooking.

Thanks for the links again. The FEMA design does seem like an easy and expedient build.
70 posted on 02/25/2012 3:38:45 PM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: The Duke

While you’re at it, get yourself a nice aluminum case to keep it in so Obama’s EMP doesn’t erase it! :o)


71 posted on 02/25/2012 4:46:56 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Darth Reardon

How many tablets can you read at once?


72 posted on 02/25/2012 5:26:33 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: PA Engineer

Hydrogen Generator Gas for Vehicles and Engines: Volumes 3 and 4”

for THE book on the subject.


73 posted on 02/26/2012 4:52:51 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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