Alternative Energy

The SALt Lamp Runs 8 Hours on 1 Glass of Saltwater & Charges Your USB Devices

This amazing little lamp runs entirely on saltwater! It’s called the SALt Lamp and it was founded by a company located in the Philippines. This nifty invention can run for 8 hours on just 1 glass of water and 2 tablespoons of salt. That’s all you need!

The SALt lamp does not use any complicated technology or harsh toxic chemicals either. Just simply add the water and salt and you’re good to go. The company’s website (at http://www.salt.ph/) states that the SALt Lamp can also run on pure seawater! This would place this new technology in a position to really scale and, perhaps some day soon, power small towns or cities, especially in the coastal regions where saltwater is prominent.

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Fire Starting

Amazing Camping Hack: Keep a Fire Burning for Hours with Just One Log

Most campers and hikers will often find they need to constantly keep throwing large logs or branches on a fire to keep it burning for even 1 or 2 hours. And, if you fall asleep while camping, you can expect your fire will go out typically within 45 minutes to 1 hour later. This isn’t good if you need to stay warm. Or, you need to keep a fire going in wet conditions.

A Youtube user named “Doogly” created a simple video that will show you how to create what’s called a “Swedish torch,” or better put, a sustainable fire made with just one log. The Swedish torch legend was thought to originate from hobo, who was looking for an efficient way to stay warm during cold winters. So, he cut a small log as the video shows and stayed warm for many more hours versus a traditional campfire.

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Prepping

Top 25 SHTF Bartering Items You’ll Want to Start Stockpiling Today

We all hope that nothing catastrophic will happen in our lifetime. But we must also realize that we are just a small blip on a timespan of major events that have happened over the past centuries. And, more major events are sure to occur within our or our kid’s lifetime. The simple fact is that we all need to be ready.

There is nothing more heartbreaking than thinking about you or your family not being prepared for the worst — whether it’s marshall law, a catastrophic natural occurrence, EMP (electromagnetic pulse), solar flare that could put us back to the 19th century, or another type of disaster. Many lives will be lost. Not having some preparations made means you will not have anything of value for trading with others looking to stay alive.

Do you think that shiny iPhone or fancy sport car will be worth anything if there was a major disaster caused by an EMP or natural disaster? Believe me, they won’t!

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Tiny Homes

Tiny Homes Builders Directory – US and Canada

Tiny home living has exploded over the past few years. People are leaving high-cost mortgages behind and opting for more freedoms. This includes less debt, less environmental footprint or impact, more freedom to travel, save money, and live uncontrolled by bigger houses and bigger expenses. Many types of tiny homes are priced from $30,000 to $60,000 depending on the specifications of the tiny home ordered. A lot of these can be fitted with solar panels and other sustainable items, like composting toilets and similar amenities.

In this post, we’ve listed the most popular tiny home builders in the U.S. If you’re a tiny home builder or know of one, please feel free to contact us and we’ll add the resource to this directory.

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