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Preppers  9 volt Battery Hacking The most common form of nine-volt battery is commonly called the transistor battery, introduced for the early transistor radios. This is a rectangular prism shape with rounded edges and a polarized snap connector at the top. This type is commonly used in pocket radios, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors to name a few. Most nine-volt alkaline batteries are constructed of six individual 1.5V cells enclosed in a wrapper.  These cells are slightly smaller than AAAA cells but can be used in their place for some devices, even though they are 3.5 mm shorter. In an emergency survival situation you could hack a 9 volt battery to power 2 way communication devices and possibly small […]

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        Here is real simple way to install real solar lighting and avoid the cost and equipment of panels. I installed some in the Solar Bathhouse this weekend and it really made a difference.           Using only a empty coke bottle, all I did was wash it out and filled it with water. I added a cap full of bleach to keep the growth down and the water clear. I drilled a three inch hole in the roof, installed the filled bottle and siliconed the heck out of it. I also had to support the bottle on the underside for about 6 hours until the silicone dried. There you have it. One of […]

Comments Off on Understanding the EMP Threat Could Save Your Life Americans know to dial 911 and wait for first responders when a medical emergency occurs. We go about our daily lives confident that, if needed, an ambulance will arrive quickly and whisk us to an emergency room for medical attention. But another threat to the health of all Americans remains largely ignored. It’s one that could bring down the entire health care system in just a matter of minutes. EMP – electromagnetic pulse – is a phenomenon first discovered by scientists doing nuclear testing in the1940s. They observed that this high frequency pulse, produced by the explosion of a nuclear weapon in the earth’s atmosphere, could create a pulse that destroys electronics and electrical systems. Under certain conditions, an […]