Home Preparedness and Self-Sufficiency
Simple living for the
Urban and Rural Homesteader
Links & Resources
-Solar Power & Alternative
-Alternative Housing &
Do you have information
on Alternative Resources, such as energy/power, housing (including
kit homes), and Home Preparedness? If so, please go
to our Family Homesteading Forums and share your info with
other like-minded folks who are striving to be more self-sufficient!
Or if you have questions concerning Alternative Resources,
maybe someone will have an answer for you.
here to go to the
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EEverything you need to be prepared
for an emergency. At iPrepare.com you will find 72 hour Survival
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Tents, Backpacks, Solar Blankets, Tools, Supplies and a whole
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This website provides a comprehensive
checklist to give readers a fast-track action list to prepare for
surviving chemical, nuclear, bioterrorism, and natural disasters.
They also have an educational section which is labeled Emergency Preparedness
Visit Lehman's for
all your homesteading needs. Gas powered refridgerators, pre-electric
lights, homestead tools and a whole lot more. They also have a
good list of helpful how-to books.
Survival Kits and Emergency Supplies
Solar Electric Systems
Backwoods Solar Electric Systems
specializes in solar generated electricity for remote homes where
utility lines are not available or not practical to access. Go to
their website for a technical overview of home solar power. You will
also find information on Choosing Appliances for a Solar Home, Planning/Sizing/Pricing
Solar Electricity, Wiring A Solar Electric Home and more. You
can request one of their catalogs which contains detailed educational
information and photos of their products. A great resource for all
your solar needs.
a Solar Hydrogen Fuel Cell System
has several ebooks for those who like alternative energy topics.
Their material is for the do-it-yourselfer with interests in alternative
energy such as building your own solar panels, fuel cells and solar
hydrogen fuel cell systems.
Rain Natural Water Filter
The AquaRain® Natural Water
Filter will provide your family and loved ones with laboratory proven
safe drinking water ...without electricity, without plumbing, and
without pressure or chemical pretreatments.
This is the website for the hands-on
journal of home power. You cn download their complete current issue
at their website along with articles and information from previous
issues. Information on how solar power works, Home Power products,
Renewable energy links and more are also available. Subscribe to Home
Maui Green Energy
This is a very interesting site
that I found on Home Powers links page. I had never heard of Biodiesel,
but it sounds promising and is a positive solution for our countries
energy crisis. What, you ask, is biodiesel? Well, to quote from Maui
Green Energy's FAQ page, "Biodiesel is a cleaner-burning diesel fuel,
made from 100% natural, 100% renewable vegetable sources. Here are
just a few of the vegetable oils that can be used to make biodiesel
- rapeseed, palm tree, olive, peanut, soy bean, safflower, sunflower,
castor, etc." They also mention that "Tests and demonstrations, however,
have shown that biodiesel is no different from petroleum diesel in
terms of engine performance and wear." Check out the list of companies
that sell biodiesel. Some of them make their biodiesel from used cooking
oil. Go to this website to find out more and be sure to look at all
the photos of biodiesel vehicles that are currently in use.
Sierra Solar Systems
Sierra Solar Systems is a Full
Service Renewable Energy Outfitter. They have been designing and supplying
solar, wind, and micro-hydro electric systems all over the world for
over 20 years. Almost their whole catalog is online now, but you can
request a hard copy full of their products plus complete system design
Backwoods Home Magazine can help
you achieve a more self-sufficient lifestyle for you and your family.
At their website you can read articles from their magazines, find
recipes, tools and resources for self-reliant living.
A full-service solar, wind, and
hydro power information site for 'do-it-yourselfers' renewable energy
This website offers solar energy,
wind power, and hydropower systems and equipment. Plus you will find
educational resources, complete design and technical support services
and honest answers for do-it-yourself renewable energy projects.
Their products include a complete line of solar and wind equipment,
solar panels, wind generators, batteries, inverters, charge
controllers, portable power kits, water pumps, energy efficient appliances
A complete information site on
solar power! Hundreds of links and resources are listed here along
with articles and how-to information. You can also sign up for their
free newsletter and keep up-to-date.
From The Sun
This site's main purpose is to
acquaint you with the website owner's new how-to manual, The People's
Guide to Basic Solar Power. He has discovered, through the trial
and error of nearly a dozen years, that you can put a photovoltaic
(sun generating) electrical system into your home, office or vehicle
for FAR LESS than you have ever read or heard. Go to this website
to find out more!
Plans that provide simple shop
drawings and formulas for building 3v icosa, wood framed, panelized
geodesic domes. The authors goal is to make dome building possible
for anyone with the inclination. View sample pages on the website.
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LifeSource provides the best water
softener alternative to
salt-based water softener systems.
The life source water system uses no salt magnets. Maintenance free.