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  • Deal of the Week
    Building Resiliency with GoalZero

    GoalZero Solar Power Kits

    Building Resiliency with GoalZero
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Friday, January 10, 2014, 12:51 AM


    We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering PeakProsperity.com readers a special discount of 5% off all GoalZero Kits and Components.

    GoalZero offers portable, expandable, and affordable backup and off-grid power solutions for lighting, communications and small 12V coolers. It's also great for powering smaller electronic devices when traveling, camping and backpacking. The GoalZero product line offers entry-level resilience building opportunities for your backup power needs.

    Read the WSID article by Peak Prosperity member Aaron Moyer on how he utilizes Goal Zero to build resiliency into his homestead: Building Resiliency with GoalZero

    Specifically, PrepareDirect is offering us:

    • A 5% additional discount on all GoalZero Power Products and Kits
    • Free shipping on orders $99 or more

    Click here to take advantage of this offer and use Coupon Code: PEAKGOAL5, exclusive to PeakProsperity.com readers. Offer will be valid through the month of January 31, 2014.

    Click here to take advantage of this offer and use Coupon Code: PEAKGOAL5, exclusive to PeakProsperity.com readers. Offer will be valid through the month of January 31, 2014.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 11/14 – Spain’s Solar Police To Kick In Doors, Ultrabright Rechargeable LED Lamps

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, November 14, 2013, 3:03 PM

    • Campaign 2016: The Dumb Season Starts Early
    • Christy Clark: B.C.'s LNG Plants Will Do World A Clean-Air Favour
    • Home heat map tool good for wallets, earth: U of C experts
    • Trans-Pacific Partnership Chapter Released By WikiLeaks
    • Spain's solar police to kick in your door
    • Here’s why central banks are REALLY cheapening their currencies: Rickards
    • Gold & Silver vs. Hope & Change. Place Your Bets!
    • Stock Market Forecast 2014 Crash or Rally? Drone Wars and the Nuclear Apocalypse
    • Ultrabright Rechargeable LED Emergency Lamp
    • Tough Choices in “An Embarrassment of Riches”
    • New Report Finds US Ethanol Mandate is Destroying the Environment

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  • Deal of the Week
    Aspect Solar SunSocket Tracking Solar Generator & ENERGY BAR 250 Bundle

    Exclusive Deal – Aspect Solar SunSocket Tracking Solar Generator & ENERGY BAR 250 Bundle

    Portable solar power and battery bundle
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:41 PM


    5% Special Discount for PeakProsperity.com Readers

    We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering PeakProsperity.com members an exclusive discount of 5% off the Aspect Solar SunSocket Tracking Solar Generator & ENERGY BAR 250 Bundle


    This bundle includes: 

    • 1x SunSocket Sun-Tracking Solar Generator (Retail Value $1499)
      The high efficiency 60 Watt PV panels inside the case pop up and automatically track the sunlight throughout the day while charging the internal 250 Watt battery. This means that you never have to worry about repositioning your solar panels, and you can power electronic devices such as laptops, multiple phones, or even an electric cooler throughout the entire day with good sunlight.
    • 1x EnergyBar 250 (Retail Value $499)
      20Ah LiFePO4 BATTERY (256 Watt Hours) The EnergyBar 250 uses the best battery technology available known as Lithium Iron Phosphate or "LiFePO4". This 20Ah (256Wh) battery has a very long lifespan and can sit idle for years while only self-discharging at a minor 0-2% per month making our solar generator very ideal for anyone from a weekend camper to life long Prepper.
    • 1x EnergyBar Weather-Resistant Carrying Case
      Weather Resistant Carrying Case Included. Neoprene carrying bag keeps the EnergyBar 250 protected at all times.  Side pocket on the bag allows you to keep all of your adapters with you at one time.

    Specifically, PrepareDirect is offering us:

    Click here to take advantage of this offer; use Coupon Code: PEAKPOWER5, exclusive to PeakProsperity.com readers. Click here for this offer.

    This offer is valid through August 23, 2013.

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  • Podcast

    NASA: Our Technology-Dependent Lifestyle is Vulnerable to Solar Flares

    Understanding the potential impact of CMEs
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 3, 2013, 2:45 PM


    In 1859, a massive coronal mass ejection (CME) known as the Carrington Event slammed into Earth.

    Fast-forward to 2013. Our planet is orders of magnitude more dependent on its technology systems. And a solar event the size of the Carrington Event has not recurred since. How vulnerable are we, should another one arrive?

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  • Podcast

    Mark Cochrane: The Scientific Argument for Climate Change

    Is it happening? And what can we do?
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, July 20, 2013, 5:12 PM


    In this week's podcast, Chris sits down with Mark Cochrane to discuss global climate change.

    Mark is a professor and senior research scientist at the Geospatial Science Center of Excellence (the GSCE) at South Dakota State University. He is also the creator of Peak Prosperity's excellent forum thread on climate change.

    In this interview, Chris and Mark explore the science behind the study of climate change, what it tells us, and what steps individuals concerned about the trend can take.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Solar Generator

    What to Look For in Solar Generators

    Considerations before you buy
    by Chaz Peling

    Friday, July 12, 2013, 4:25 PM


    Solar generators capture the sun’s energy via solar panels, store that energy in a battery bank, and release it through an inverter to be used for standard AC power. That is the standard definition of a solar generator.

    Based on this definition, the key elements to look for in solar generators are:

    • Battery storage capacity
    • Solar PV input
    • Inverter rating
    • Component quality
    • Portability
    • Balanced system design

    In this article, we will explore these key elements and hopefully give you a better understanding of each element, how is fits into the overall performance of your system, and what to watch out for in the plethora of systems and choices out in the solar generator market these days.

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  • Deal of the Week

    BirkSun Solar Backpacks – Special Offer

    Portable power and charging in a well-designed system
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 5:45 PM


    BirkSun Solar Backpacks – 10% Special Discount for PeakProsperity.com Readers

    We are pleased to announce that BirkSun is offering PeakProsperity.com readers a special discount of 10% off all their Solar backpacks. 

    These solar backpacks make a great gear addition to anyone looking for portable power generation during daytrips, hiking, bugging out, or just the everyday commute to the office.  It helps keep your small portable devices charged and ready to use when you need them most. Or you can be that person at a workshop or conference who can provide that quick charge to a new friend (your new best friend).

    Click here to take advantage of this offer; use Coupon Code: SOLAR10, exclusive to PeakProsperity.com readers. Offer valid through July 19, 2013.

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  • Insider
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    How to Break Out of Stagnation

    Start "printing" future energy now
    by Gregor Macdonald

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 5:04 PM


    Executive Summary

    • The world's ongoing net energy recession will continue to drag GDP downwards unless a technology mircale occurs (unlikely)
    • Reversing our net energy decline will be key to breaking out of this stagnation
    • Solar capacity build-out is an important growing trend, as it offers "free" streams of future energy after its up-front costs
    • Solar GW capacity is now growing at a classic exponential rate. The countries that invest the most here will have a long-term advantage over those that don't
    • Stimulative programs that invest in renewable energy infrastructure are looking increasingly attractive to our current fiscal ones that are clearly failing to return us to previous levels of growth

    If you have not yet read Part I: The Dead Weight of Sluggish Global Growth available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    With OECD countries in an ongoing energy recession, and given that just about all major economies, both in the OECD and Non-OECD, depend on exports, the risk is that global trade and global GDP also start to slow down. In 2013, we see that is exactly what's starting to happen, as noted by the Economist:

    According to The Economist's calculations, world GDP grew by just 2.1% during the first quarter of 2013 compared with a year earlier. Just 12 months ago, output was growing at a reasonable clip of 3.1%. The European Union, the world's second-largest economy, which welcomes its 28th member on July 1st, is back in recession. Meanwhile there are concerns about stumbling blocks as China seeks to rebalance toward a more consumption-oriented economy and more moderate growth rates. Long the mainstay of the world's fortunes, China alone has been responsible for nearly half of all world economic growth since the end of 2009 when the world began growing again.

    While commodities from copper to oil have retained the majority of their price gains achieved over the past ten years, the fact remains that year-over-year inflation has settled in at a low, tepid level. Meanwhile, global wage deflation, a secular trend over the past decade, continues. Overall, this means that labor still has very little pricing power. Indeed, with structural unemployment now embedded in much of the OECD, the question remains: How will Western economies put enough people back to work to erase the idle labor pool?

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 7/1 – How The NSA Collects Your Data, Has the U.S. Reached Peak Car?

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, July 1, 2013, 2:35 PM

    • How The NSA Collects Your Internet Data In Four Charts
    • IBM Or Amazon: Whom Will The CIA Choose?
    • Made in the USA: Can China save America's middle class?
    • Has the U.S. Reached Peak Car?
    • Wilson Solar Grill Stores the Sun's Energy for Nighttime Fuel-Free Grilling
    • New material holds big energy hope
    • Dip in recycling market hurts Windham Solid Waste

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