Get Ideas from One Man’s Home Power Project

I applaud resourcefulness, especially when it comes to prepping and survival. The September/October 2011 issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine” includes an article describing one man’s ideas for a home power project.

If you could use some helpful ideas for making your own electricity at home, click the link below to read the whole article.

Homemade electric power

By Jim Van Sant

Ever wonder how you could live off the grid when the sun isn’t shining on your solar panels?

Our homestead alternative energy system is based on 12 volts direct current. That is what your car battery supplies. Many smaller store-bought generators supply only 115 VAC alternating electricity. They are great for powering up your power tools or standard home appliances but are pretty inefficient for charging 12-volt batteries.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

2 thoughts on “Get Ideas from One Man’s Home Power Project”

  1. Although this is a nice idea for emergency 12 volt power it is not adequate for long term sustainability. For real good ideas on home power seek out the good folks at

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