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Extension Cords and Pigtails

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Alternative Energy
In the last Alternative Energy article, we discussed Direct Current (DC) power distribution using DC to DC converters and home-made distribution boxes. But, what if you wanted to use multiple distribution boxes, maybe in different rooms of your home? How would you get your supply power from point A to…

DC Power Distribution

Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Alternative Energy
We often receive questions concerning power distribution for our Solar Ammo Can Project, specifically “what will the ammo can power” or “how would you go about charging a cell phone”. Realistically, the Solar Ammo Can Project was designed as an introduction to Solar Power; by understanding how the components work…

A Scalable Solar Power System - On a Budget

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Alternative Energy
A friend asked me to design a solar power system that could be used to power a side by side refrigerator/freezer and a separate free-standing freezer, both for two hours each day. The initial system needed to be less than $500, and needed to be scalable; meaning additional components could…

Giveaway: Win a Gatt-Gen G-Micro PSL Stove Featured

Thursday, 12 September 2013 06:00 Written by
Published in Alternative Energy
This month, in conjunction with Gatt-Gen, Prepper Link will be giving one lucky reader a G-MICRO PSL Personal Wax Fueled Stove & Light! 

Large Mobile Solar Power System

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Alternative Energy
After the success of our $150 Small Solar Power Solution, we wanted to take it to the next level. The small solar power solution was intended for emergencies; running small LED lights, power small 12 volt appliances, and for charging batteries and devices. Our main goals were to educate our…

Alternative Energy Systems and Power Consumption

Thursday, 14 February 2013 23:49 Written by
Published in Alternative Energy
Most of us understand the importance of alternative energy, and how it relates to preparedness. Even with this understanding, there are three reasons why alternative energy systems get pushed to the back burner; they are expensive, they are confusing, and people do not know how big of a system they…

Emergency Lighting System (ELS)

Friday, 04 January 2013 23:59 Written by
Published in Alternative Energy
The Emergency Lighting System (ELS) was designed to provide a valued Prepper Link member with a lighting system that can be remotely activated, that utilizes energy efficient lights, and provides a “base” solar power system. Additionally, the system was designed so the user can add more components over time. When…

LED Lighting Project

Wednesday, 02 January 2013 20:38 Written by
Published in Alternative Energy
Our next project will focus on making power efficient LED lights, and we will do this on a budget of $15 per light. Our LED lights can be powered by a small 12 volt battery or incorporated into your large alternative energy battery bank. By following our guide, you can…

d.light S10 Solar LED Lantern

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 22:03 Written by
Published in Alternative Energy
Lighting is one of the most important aspects of storm preparedness and safety, which further translates to survival. Let’s look at a realistic scenario. A thunderstorm has crippled your neighborhood’s power supply. Your multi-level home is dark, and you are sure a branch has crashed through your main-level windows. You…

The Prepper's Guide to Rechargeable Batteries (Video)

Monday, 24 September 2012 23:05 Written by
Published in Alternative Energy
Any good prepper knows the importance of having a large quantity of AA, AAA, C, D, and 9 volt batteries stored, waiting for that need to use them. Why? Because, batteries are used as the primary or secondary means to power most of our small electronic devices, especially portable radios,…
In our last solar article, we discussed building a Small Solar Power Solution, With a Budget of $150. If you didn’t read the article, please take a moment to look at it now. The original system is capable of running small 12 volt devices, LED lights, and charging electronics. While…
Solar power is one of the most reliable forms of alternative energy. That is why it is at the top of most Prepper’s equipment purchase lists. The problem is; it remains at the top of our purchase list and is continually skipped over. This is because getting started in solar…

Every Storm is a Training Opportunity

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 02:42 Written by
Published in Getting Started
If you live in the Northeast, then you were likely affected by the record setting heat wave and thunderstorms in Late June 2012. While the heat was uncomfortable, for the majority of us, the heat by itself is not a huge concern. It is summer, is expected, and we can…
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