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Having a manual method of producing power is a great backup in case there is no wind or sun to charge your off the grid batteries in an emergency situation!
Building your own generator requires a number of items. A person, a bike, a way of supporting your bike off the ground, a motor, an energy smoothing system, and an inverter if you want to use your bike generator to power mains equipment.
Each of these parts needs to work efficiently in order to generate between 50 and 100 watts of usable energy for your generator. See how to build your own bicycle generator below, also this would be a great way to stay fit if SHTF!
This is pretty easy to build and if you are a fitness guru is just the obvious way to go if you want to get off the grid without the aide of solar or wind, this is a great backup way to generate free electricity if there is no wind and no sun too.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.