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Be Sun Savvy Contest – September 2012

Be Sun Savvy Contest – September 2012. I just saw information on this tonight and thought I’d share that there is a contest going on this month each week to win a ready made sun oven, or other interesting prizes. … Continue reading

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Between Some Rock and a Hot Place

Since I’ve known about them, I’ve loved the concept of masonry heaters. These don’t seem to be all that common in the US, but are becoming more popular. It centers a fireplace in the middle of a home, works by … Continue reading

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Emergency Stove and Humdinger Update

If the topic of emergency stoves and camping gear doesn’t light your fire, that’s alright. Back in May of this year I addressed emergency stoves and thought it was time for an update. In my May post, in addition to … Continue reading

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Clotheslines: The Answer Is Blowing in the Wind

I know there are sometimes strong opinions about clothes lines. I looked into getting one for a number of reasons, such as lowering present and future energy costs, or preparing for potential loss of power. And, strangely enough, there is … Continue reading

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Emergency Stove Conversation

I’ve mentioned that I have a solar oven on my to-do list, because I’d like to have an alternative way of cooking or to more quickly dehydrate food for storage. But I’d also been thinking of a rocket stove for … Continue reading

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Green Expo

It was a really cold windy day for the beginning of May. So, to start thinking of warmer days to come I’m highlighting the Green Expo that takes place this weekend in the Twin Cities area, at the State Fair … Continue reading

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What’s a Windbelt?

A Windbelt is a low-cost alternative energy device designed by Shawn Frayne of Humdinger wind energy, LLC. Unlike large wind powered turbines, the Windbelt can generate electricity with a relatively small amount of wind inexpensively. In the wind, magnet buttons … Continue reading

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