When it comes to power supply off or on grid there are a lot of options. Let backdoor survival help you find the best options to meet the electrical needs of you and your family. Over the years we have published articles that span a wide array of power generation needs and unique situations.
If you live where you get a lot of sunlight then solar is going to be one of the major options open to you. Over the years the cost of solar power has went down substantially. Setting up your own solar system for backup or for your main power source is not as out of reach as you might think.
Generators come in many forms. From a basic portable folding charger for backpacking and camping to larger solar, gas, and propane generators, we have some great posts to get you started formulating the best back up power plan for you and your family.
If you have some running water nearby then Hydro is something to consider. The availability of turbines that require lower head pressures have made hydro an option for more people than ever before. You don’t need as much of a drop in elevation as you might think.
There is a lot of controversy over wind power for sure. We can help you sort through the pros and cons and decide if it is worth the investment where you are at. Wind power is not for everyone but if you are in the right area and circumstances, it can be a valuable resource for chargin up some battery banks.
Lighting is important during good times and bad. When you are out in trying conditions you need to make sure you have lights that can be recharged easily and/or have a long battery life.
Fuel and power for cooking is something it is easy to take for granted. During a grid down scenario you might find that fuel is hard to find. Our posts below can show you how to make your own rocket stove or cook with a solar cooker. Just because you are under emergency circumstances doesn’t mean you can’t cook a delicious meal.
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