Posts Tagged "free energy"

Free water generator
by TECHSTAR on JANUARY 13, 2012 - 3 Comments in WATER


If you are lucky enough to have access to fast moving water on your land, you can use it to generate power.  And there are free plans available on the web for DIY water powered generators (see below).  But be careful only to go to recommended sites.  Bogus companies like Earth4Energy has affiliate deals sweeping the net, selling worthless e-books for $30-75.   Yes, they will refundyour money if you complain, but 70% do not bother. (more…)

Don’t believe the hype
by NICK ROSEN on DECEMBER 18, 2011 - 13 Comments in SOLAR
Solar newbies beware

Solar newbies beware

Don’t believe the awful ads which promise you “free power for $200″, or “build your own solar panel for $200″. Several of them appear on this site from time to time, despite that we are doing everything we can to stop them.  Many are from Chinese spammers, and a particular bunch of conmen called energy4free, or earth4energy or, amongst many other aliases. These slimebags ask you to pay for an e-book which directs you to some other sites and offers to sell you components for a solar panel that will never work. Of course it would be quite wrong and immoral to suggest you should click repeatedly on their ads whenever you see the Earth4energy logo. We do not recommend that. (more…)

Free Energy — DIY magic
by NICK ROSEN on MAY 5, 2010 - 0 Comments in SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Do try this at home

Afrigadget is a great web site for low tech solutions that you can use off the grid.  Let’s face it, there is not much high tech in Africa outside the big cities.

So ‘scuse me for mentioning it but  Afrigadget’s latest story  has come up with a neat way of turning chicken sh1t into chicken salad – otherwise known as a DIY methane digester. It reports that “David from Kenya” has made a digester that works mainly on “livestock faeces”.  It is made from an old oil drum.


I sell “poor quality” Magniworks guides
by ALEXBENADY on OCTOBER 7, 2009 - 2 Comments in ENERGY

David H Venaleck
Venaleck: scammed or scammer?
He’s ex-navy, he’s a magna cum laude marketing graduate and he wants you to build a perpetual motion machine.
The device has been dismissed by physicists and energy experts as “a scam” but David H Venaleck, an internet marketing consultant from North Fort Myers, Fla, has emerged as one of the people involved in selling a DIY guide to building the Magniworks magnetic power generator which claims to produce infinite free energy.

On 28 July this year Venaleck registered the domain name ‘’. The sole activity of the site is a link connecting to Magniworks own site. For $50 it sells guides to building what it calls “A Long Kept Secret For Generating Free Electricity.” (more…)

Remote island life
by SHANNON on FEBRUARY 2, 2009 - 0 Comments in OFF-GRID 101, SOLAR

Women of Char Mantaz install solar
A BRIGHT future for 18,000 people on the island of Char Mantaz — one of many off the coast of Bangladesh.  The main income for residents is fishing, but now they have added solar power to their skills.

Prokaushali Sangsand Limited (PSL), an engineering consulting group went to the island of Char Mantaz to train the female residents how to build and set up solar power panels for the whole island.  The effects have changed this off-grid island forever. The traditional role of men earning an income as fishermen has been supplemented by new skills the women have gained — making everyone’s future brighter.


Grow your own food, make your own fuel
by VEG-HEAD on JUNE 27, 2008 - 1 Comment in LAND

Dervaes:poster girls

Imagine all the money you’d save if you did not buy your food at the market, in fact did not buy your food at all! Here’s one family doing just that.

Thelma Gutierrez of CNN spent a day with a family that is self-sufficient, well, self-sufficientish.

The Dervaes family are quite possibly one of the few households in America where rising food prices are not an issue. “You just stay at home and you grow your own food in your backyard,” says URBAN HOMESTEADER, Justin Dervaes. His daughter Anais adds: “We try to cook outdoors using the sun and free energy.”

It takes vegetable oil, heat and some chemicals and makes biodiesel. The Dervaes family of four live off their land, but they do not have a big spread – just a modest three bedroom in Pasadena, California. (more…)

50 ways to save money
by MIRKIN23 on SEPTEMBER 18, 2007 - 1 Comment in URBAN
Running on empty?

In the excellent Penny Pincher’s Book seasoned savers John and Irma Mustoe share their innovative (and sometimes eccentric) tips:

1 Steam iron (or freeze) woollen clothes during winter to kill moth eggs. It’s the larvae, not the flying moths, that do the damage. And conkers make very good ‘mothballs’.

2 Extend the useful life of empty scent bottles or talcum boxes by putting them into drawers to perfume the contents.

3 Refrigerate candles for a few hours before using and they will burn more slowly, drip less, and give you better value for money.

4 Plant lettuce seeds. A 15g packet of seeds produces about 2,000 lettuces and costs about the same as a single lettuce in shops. (more…)

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