Thermoelectric Fan Harvests Wood Stove Heat Junkyard Style | Hackaday

…something like this heat-powered stove-top fan can come in handy. Such fans, which use Peltier devices to power a small electric motor, are readily available commercially. [bongodrummer] thought that sounded like no fun, though, and created his own mostly from junk. The Peltier module was salvaged from an old travel fridge and mounted to a heat sink from a computer to harvest heat from the stove. The other side of the Peltier needs to have a heat sink to keep it cooler than the hot side, and [bongodrummer] chose an unconventional bit of salvage for the job — the cylinder of a chainsaw engine…

Heating A Home With Sunlight… And Water | Hackaday

The sun is a tremendous source of energy, and while photovoltaic panels are an easy way to harvest some of that energy especially now that prices for them are incredibly low, there are plenty of other ways to tap into that free energy as well. [Engelbert] was looking for alternative ways to heat his house since traditional methods were prohibitively expensive, and ended up building a heat exchanger using solar-heated water to cover his home heating needs. (Google Translate from Dutch)

The system uses several large roof-mounted hot water heating panels. The heat captured by them is then pumped …

Native Wisdom: Growing Techniques of Indigenous Peoples – KidsGardening

KidsGardening is sharing some of what we’ve learned about the wisdom and sustainability of Native American growing techniques.

Source: Native Wisdom: Growing Techniques of Indigenous Peoples – KidsGardening

Tend Your Garden… Again | Hackaday

It’s estimated that in 1943 alone, victory gardens accounted for around one third of all vegetables produced in the United States. Since then, however, the vast majority of these productive gardens have been abandoned in favor of highly manicured, fertilized, irrigated turfgrass (which produces no food yet costs more to maintain), but thanks to the recent global pandemic there has been a resurgence of people who at least are curious about growing their own food again, if not already actively planting gardens. In the modern age, even though a lot of the folk knowledge has been lost since the ’40s, planting a garden of any size is easier than ever especially with the amount of technology available to help.

17 Forgotten Preservation Hacks that Will Save You Money – Ask a Prepper

I am a prepper and therefore I don’t like seeing anything go to waste. One of the first things on my list I try not to waste is food. Food is already expensive. Natural disasters taking place more and more often make it even more expensive. This is why I always do my best to make the most of my food.

This means making sure I use all the food I have, as well as finding proper storing conditions for it. These are the hacks I’ve been using for the last couple of years. You may be familiarized with some of them, while others may come as a surprise.

Canned fish as emergency food in preparation against sudden lockdown.

Canned fish as emergency food in preparation against sudden lockdown.

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Canned fish as emergency food in preparation against sudden lockdown.

Nutrition requires a variety of food. For emergency you can eat rice to supply your body with carbohydrate for energy but you also need other food to satisfy the complex nutrition requirements of your body. After rice, mung beans, you also need canned fish in your food supply to prepare for sudden prolonged emergency.

1. Advantage of canned fish.

They supply protein, calcium and omega-3 fat and they also have long storage time.

2. Selecting good canned fish.

Figure 1: Three brands of canned chunks of tuna and canned sardines. They are made in Spain and Scotland.

Choose sardines and tuna cuts in tomato sauce or olive oil. Buy only those cans from reputable brands which are made in countries with reputable health standards.

3. Storage.

Store in cool place. Use up old stocks before their expiry dates and replace them with fresh stock.

4. Cooking canned fish for food.

Figure 2: Prepared canned fish to be served with fresh lettuce.

Open the can of fish. Transfer the whole content into a proper cooking saucepan (made of thermal glass or of ceramic or of stainless steel). Heat up (by microwave or by conventional heating method) to simmering and let the content simmer for 5 minutes. If necessary add a little amount of water to prevent the food from drying up. After the food has simmered for 5 minutes, it is ready for serving.

So prepared canned fish can be served with fresh, clean lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced purple onion as a delicatessen dish. The dish can be consumed with fresh bread, with boiled rice or with prepared instant noodle.



Related HOW TO blogs:

Rice as emergency food., posted December 24, 2016


Navigating with an AM MW radio receiver, posted January 17, 2017, The Scorpius constellation, posted January 8, 2017, The Orion constellation., posted December 26, 2016, Rice as emergency food., Using GPS in off-grid situations, Slide Sky-Disks with grid masks showing azimuths and altitudes, Slide Sky-Map for displaying tropical stars.

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