Category: Miscellaneous

A Little Advice About Storing Gasoline For Use In Backup Generators

VFMany of us own gasoline powered generators and other power tools that run on gasoline. Despite the fact that this is one of the most commonly used types of fuels, many people don’t know that it has a relatively short shelf life. Some say that untreated gas only has a shelf life of about three months but in my experience, that might be stretching it a bit. If you store gasoline in an engine like a backup generator so that it will always be ready when you need it, there’s a good chance that your generator won’t start when you…

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Is Nuclear Energy Renewable? A Closer Look at This Question

Many people such as myself are fascinated by both alternative energy and renewable energy sources. Some people see these as one in the same but I’m of the opinion that they are quite different from one another. The way I see it, alternative energy is any form of energy that is different than what is “typically” used to power our world. According to that definition, renewable energy would fall into the category of alternative energy but I believe that for something to be “renewable”, we must be able to reproduce the raw material that goes into creating the energy at…

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How We Got By Without A Fridge At Our Off The Grid Home

Some of you who are thinking about going off grid may be wondering how you’ll be able to keep your food cold. It’s no secret that refrigerators demand a fairly significant amount of power to run. If you’re just setting up your off grid system, you might not be able to afford to put a large enough system together to power a refrigerator. They make low energy units that are specially designed for off grid use but they can be really expensive to purchase. For many years we’ve been able to get by with a much smaller renewable energy system…

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