How to survive a power outage in comfort

Anything off grid. Energy, waste management, water supply, housing, whatever.
Post Reply
techman
Site Admin
Posts: 1326
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:49 am

How to survive a power outage in comfort

Post by techman » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:01 am

Just finished setting up a fully detailed page about how to survive a power outage and still have heat, water and energy to power your cell phone, LED lights and laptop. You can even have a flushable toilet with no power.

We show you how here: http://www.thediyworld.com/How-To-Survi ... Outage.php


If you want to discuss anything related to this topic or have questions, simply reply to this post.

The DIY World.

tazmanddevil67
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:21 am
Location: Illinois

Re: How to survive a power outage in comfort

Post by tazmanddevil67 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:08 pm

Here's my take on the light issue, Purchase a cheap inverter from Harbor Freight or wallmart $20 or less. Purchase some 9 watt Compact Flourescent lights. Go to Good will or Salvation Army Store and purchase some cheap table lamps. And get or use a 100' extension cord. You could also buy a deep cycle battery for the job.

But if you don't have a deep cycle battery then plug the inverter into your vehicle, Then plug the extension cord into the inverter, Then run the extension cord into the house or shelter and plug in the table lamp(s), And you'll have lights when the power is out.

techman
Site Admin
Posts: 1326
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:49 am

Re: How to survive a power outage in comfort

Post by techman » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:17 pm

That will work in a pinch

Post Reply