October 14, 2017

Incredibly Simple and Cheap Emergency Lamp

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It’s been a couple of months since my last homemade lamp creation, and it continues to be a very popular post.  I thought it’s about time to try making an even simpler one, with items that can be found in most homes.  This lamp, as my previous one, was learned from reading  Lanterns, Lamps & Candles by Ron Brown, which contains a wealth of information about emergency lighting. The items needed for this […]

This is Cool: Solar Water Bottle

My daughter sent me a link to this YouTube video, since she knows I like sustainable, low-tech ideas like these. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBWi3NtND68&feature=related Made from 1.5 liter Coke bottles, 2 cap-fuls of bleach and tap water, they are able to provide lighting to people who would otherwise live in the dark.  They are made from recycled materials, are solar powered, and only need replacing every five years.  I think the bleach keeps algae from growing in the tap water, which will eventually […]