We recently obtained a new shower head. Now I know it’s hard to get excited about a shower head, but when you find a good one, a good shower is the only way to start the day. This particular unit saves on water (save more by showering with a friend), yet still provides a wonderful water soaking experience. Good flow, good pressure, and very invigorating. It has 5 water … [Read more...] about Eco Friendly Showers
Solar energy is our birthright like the air we breathe or the water we drink. Solar Home Plans and affordable Solar Hot Water Plans are the gateway into a “Solar Age” of energy independence. Fossil fuels are no longer necessary to keep the wheels of civilization turning. Build your own solar heating system with an MTD Solar Collector Kit. Explore the Strawberry Fields Book … [Read more...] about Solar Homes & Solar Collectors
Greg Lesher sent us his ebook on how to make tire based solar distillers, which work great with seawater or grey water. We recommend it. Here it is in his words: I have figured out a way to use sea water or worse in the garden. One could recycle 100% of the grey water from the home as distilled water using no power or fossil fuels. And make the system using free … [Read more...] about Solar Distilling – Clean water from bad
We have been getting a lot of requests for information on how to conserve energy, how to go off grid, or even partially off grid with wind and solar. I recommend two things to help educate yourself. First you need to know how much energy you are using. Your monthly electric bill will show you a total kWh consumption, but for tracking individual items for daily consumption, you … [Read more...] about How do I go off grid with solar and wind?
The conversion of our ’96 Diesel Suburban to 100% used vegetable oil (not biodiesel and definitely not diesel secret junk) continues. Over the years, we have worked with a variety of parts, always fine tuning and improving the system. Here are the parts for our conversion: Coolant heated fuel pickup / tank heater – Heats the fuel at point of pickup, doesn’t require complete … [Read more...] about Converting the Diesel Suburban to Veggie