Insulation: Why You Need It

Insulation is the number one thing you can to reduce your utility bills. Unless you’re running your clothes dryer all day long, heating and cooling your home are your largest costs, heating in particularly.  Doesn’t matter if you have natural gas, electric, firewood etc, when you are manipulating the ambient temperature in your living area, … Read moreInsulation: Why You Need It

What Appliances to Run With Emergency Power

I just did a video on using your car batteries for an emergency power source when the power goes out.   Understanding Emergency Power Uses   But it occurred to me that a lot of people may not know exactly what kind of appliances they should operate when using their back-up power supply. So, here … Read moreWhat Appliances to Run With Emergency Power

Know the Difference Between Energy and Power

I get into a lot of debates with people who fall for the seductiveness of Solar PV panels as a panacea.   “Just put ’em on every rooftop and we won’t need fossil fuels anymore!” Uh huh.   Unfortunately, there is a TON of bad information when it comes to energy and power out there … Read moreKnow the Difference Between Energy and Power

It’s Cold Outside, Thank God For Fossil Fuels!

This is my 100th post since I started this blog two months ago.  How ironic then that this post coincides with some of the coldest weather on record here in the good ole USofA, as one of the reasons for this blog is to dispute the Global Warming “alarmists” everywhere I can. In what can … Read moreIt’s Cold Outside, Thank God For Fossil Fuels!

Best Financial Planning Book You’ll Ever Read

About ten years ago, I came across the book “Spend Till The End” by Boston U. economist, Larry Kotlikoff, and well known financial writer, Scott Burns. From the first page, I was immediately enthralled.  They challenged everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, we’ve been taught to believe about financial planning.  Now, be advised, I’ve always been … Read moreBest Financial Planning Book You’ll Ever Read

How to Evaluate Actual Solar Panel Output

In this video I’m going to share with you how you can evaluate the amount of electricity a Solar Panel will actually produce…in YOUR neck of the woods. Renogy 100 Watt Panel I am using this Renogy 100 Watt panel for the evaluation as this is one I own. Now, first thing you must understand … Read moreHow to Evaluate Actual Solar Panel Output

Most Critical Prep Item to Have in Each Vehicle!

Driving to the airport on a cold, COLD Sunday morning in Atlanta, GA.  I look at my dashboard and YIKES! Low tire indicator is on. What am I going to do??? I have to the airport. Do I have time to get off the highway and find a gas station?   What if they’re closed? … Read moreMost Critical Prep Item to Have in Each Vehicle!

A Tiny $15 Device to Have Light When the Power Goes Out

Here I show you the simplicity of using your car battery to power a 9W LED light lamp. This 150Watt Power Inverter costs all of $15 or so on Amazon. You plug it into your cigarette lighter of your vehicle, then plug your normal lamp into the inverter and VOILA! You have light! Get an … Read moreA Tiny $15 Device to Have Light When the Power Goes Out

Do You Drive a Car? Well You DO HAVE a Generator! Watch this!

Okay folks, I was reading some blog posts about people fretting about losing power when the hurricanes blew through Florida this fall. It’s scary when the lights go out. First of all, you’re in the dark. Second of all you don’t know when they’re going to come back on. So you have a complete feeling … Read moreDo You Drive a Car? Well You DO HAVE a Generator! Watch this!

SMOKING Deal on Portable Lighting – Nov 24, 2017

Folks, I’ve talked about the need for portable, back up lighting before.  It’s a critical item to have for your preps as well as for if you need outside light for having people over and such. I’ve had my eye on this Gear Aid FLUX 20,800 mAh Rechargeable Light and Portable Power Station with 82 LEDs for … Read moreSMOKING Deal on Portable Lighting – Nov 24, 2017