Jun 28, 2010 Uncategorized
One of our excellent members, peter31, has done a video talking about his approach to survival gardening in his part of the world. I think you’ll find his methods well thought out and well explained. Especially simple, yet really intriguing, is using Rubbermaid bins as raised garden beds to get plants off to a good start. Seems so obvious.
There’s a bit of wind, so you might miss a few words, however I’m sure you will get the entire meaning as well as some sparks for ideas of your own. I’d love to see your garden and gardening ideas in the CanadaPrepared.com forum. Come check out what my wonderful wife has done! She can make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
For further thoughts on gardening check out Episode 24 – About Home Food Production – Gardening. Really, there is never a bad time or place to start growing your own food.
Jun 26, 2010 Uncategorized
I finally sat down and did a very basic wiring diagram of what a very basic solar generator would look like. Size your wires, battery, panel, regulator, inverter and fuses appropriately and safely. If in doubt, consult an electrician. Heck, consult an electrician anyway to be safe.
This will help you understand what I was talking about in Episode 26 – About Solar Generators.
The diagram is in PDF format – click here to download it. What you’ll see in the center of the drawing are terminal blocks, and fuse blocks. The vertical solid black lines are jumpers between the terminal blocks.
If you have any questions, please join the forum and ask them there, so we can all benefit.
The real point of this diagram is to show you that making something like this doesn’t have to be overly complicated. You can do it! Just make sure you read up on electrical safety and codes or have an electrician friend guide you.
Just think, if you can do this then you have the basics of what it takes to build a larger solar electricity plant, or an array for your home.