Alternative Energy

Surviving the Summer without Air Conditioning

Surviving the Summer without Air Conditioning

This article has been contributed by Anne Marie Duhon. Anne Marie is a wife, mother of six and a full time off-gridder. She and her husband currently live in a totally off grid 200 sq foot “tiny home” and are in search of (again) that elusive perfect spot to call home. Besides being a wife […]

EcoZoom Rocket Stove Review

EcoZoom Rocket Stove Review

In case you haven’t read/seen my past review of the Stovetec rocket stove a rocket stove is a highly efficient wood-burning cooking stove that requires very little wood to boil water or cook an entire meal. Due to its design that allows for complete combustion, with just a few twigs and sticks you can maintain […]

Converting a Lawn Mower Into a Generator

Converting a Lawn Mower Into a Generator

With Spring almost here, keep on the lookout for many of your neighbors clearing out their sheds and getting rid of their older lawn mowers in hopes of upgrading to newer models. I see them every year around this time lying in front of their houses, waiting for the trash man to come pick them up. […]

Gassification 101: Video Lessons

Gassification 101: Video Lessons

Piggy-backing off of the recent gasification article I wrote, I wanted to include in this post a number of excellent videos put out by Victory Gas Works.  These high production quality videos explain the gasification process in simple terms that the layman should understand. While your at it, be sure to visit their site. They have […]

Biomass Gasification – A Primer

Biomass Gasification – A Primer

I’ve been researching alternative energy sources that could be used during an extended grid-down situation for a while now. Well just recently a good friend of mine had reminded me of one that I had long since forgotten (having originally passed over it in a Mother Earth News article a few years back): Wood or Biomass Gasification.