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10 Ways to Make Fire Without Matches

Updated videos on methods of creating fire
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 4:24 PM

As we look at preparing for uncertain times, we seek to have the resources on hand to weather the storm and be more resilient in our daily lives.  We store water and put food away for shortages or emergency situations.  We make sure we can communicate with family, friends, and loved ones.  We are all working on building resilience our own ways and learning from each other. 

Knowledge and skills acquisition is a topic that resonates greatly with the Peak Prosperity community. In this article we will explore a critical skill to learn and practice that can help you in really tough times or emergency situations – the skill of making fire. » Read more

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How To Test Alkaline Batteries Without A Meter

Dead or Not?
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:56 PM

An interesting method to determine if that random battery found in the back of the junk drawer has any life left in it.

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DIY Battery Charging Station

Organization and charging in one nice package
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 3:15 PM

A great DIY charging station tutorial for making sure all your various batteries are charged and ready to go when you need them.

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Make A Battery with Pennies

DIY tutorial on utilizing your loose change for power genera
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 6:00 PM

A fun weekend project to explore power generation. Save up those pennies.  1982 and newer.

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Hybrid Battery Backup with Several Generator Options

Redundancy on top of redundancy
Saturday, July 14, 2012, 1:14 PM

An interesting and elaborate power generation setup.