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Chaz Peling: Backup Power Solutions

Be prepared if the lights suddenly go out
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 1:20 PM

Without electricity, our capability to conduct our modern way of life becomes immediately and severely curtailed. Communication instantly stops. Food quickly spoils. Sundown puts an end to all activity. Air conditioning and water well pumps no longer function.

And as prolonged blackouts often go hand-in-hand with gas shortages, disaster victims are often truly forced into a "dark ages" lifestyle.

This week, Chaz Peling, founder of Sol Solutions, joins the podcast to share his expertise on residential backup power options. The good news is that recent technology advancements offer more robust and affordable solutions than ever before. The bad news is, you have to invest the effort to procure an install them in advance of the next crisis for them to be of use. » Read more



The Electrical Grid May Well Be The Next War's Battlefield

Crippling the US without firing a shot
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:38 PM

We talk a lot about Peak Cheap Oil as the Achilles' heel of the exponential monetary model, but the real threat to the quality of our daily lives would be a sustained loss of electrical power. Anything over a week without power for any modern nation would be a serious problem.  » Read more

Deal of the Week

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

Portable solar power and battery bundle
Thursday, August 15, 2013, 3:41 PM

5% Special Discount for Readers

We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering 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 readers. Click here for this offer.

This offer is valid through August 23, 2013. » Read more

What Should I Do?

Solar Generator

What to Look For in Solar Generators

Considerations before you buy
Friday, July 12, 2013, 12:25 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. » Read more

Daily Prep

Power from Urine

Teenage girls invent pee-powered generator
Friday, November 9, 2012, 5:56 PM

An interesting way to power your emergency or off-grid gas generator.

Daily Prep

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.