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1500 Watt DIY Solar-Wind Power Station – Part 1

1500 Watt DIY Solar-Wind Power Station – Part 1

When the first thought came about building a renewable energy station, it was based on being able to run an electric space heater 24/7, not to power a whole house or neighborhood. The principles are the same though. Many, if not most, space heaters are designed to work with normal…

Solar Air Heater

Solar Air Heater

Here is a type of solar air heater that is easy to make and costs very little. This unit may be built with or without fans. Preheaters can also be used. Vacuum cleaner hose can be used as collectors. It can be found in trash. Check out this article about…

1500 Watt DIY Solar-Wind Power Station – Part 2 – The Blades

1500 Watt DIY Solar-Wind Power Station – Part 2 – The Blades

A wind turbine, or alternatively referred to as a wind energy converter, is a device that converts the wind’s kinetic energy into electrical energy. A concise history can be found in its Wiki at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_turbine. Wind turbines are manufactured in a wide range of vertical and horizontal axis. A vertical…

Two DIY – DIM (Did It Myself) Solar Ovens

Two DIY – DIM (Did It Myself) Solar Ovens

The Sunny Cooker was my introduction to the solar oven world. It is an el-cheapo design and does work. Click on the link to get their plans. Being so similar to a car sun reflector I decided to try that first after seeing this article: Windshield Shade Solar Cooker So…

How Did The US Wind Up In Second Place?!

How Did The US Wind Up In Second Place?!

Manufacturing and Production – What happened? Heard that question? Coupled with “Where did all the jobs go?” they form A very legitimate question. A logical question is where were all the jobs to begin with? Before the turn of the 20th century the US was a very different country. No…

Farm Equipment Show

Farm Equipment Show

What I at first thought to be a car show turned out to be a farm equipment show at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds.

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Backpacking – Part 2 – Equipment

This article starts off with the subject of water, one of the most important pieces…

California

This series is taken from several rolls of film that had been through a rough…

Grand Canyon, Arizona

What can be said! This is the grandaddy of them all. IF you like the…

Cumbres-Toltec Narrow Guage Railroad, Alamosa, Colorado

While I was there they were in the off/maintenance season, when the train isn’t running,…

City of Rocks, Idaho

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search There is also City of Rocks…

Zion National Park, Utah

Made several trips to Zion starting in the 70s. First time there was on a…

Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park is a U.S. National Park in eastern Utah. The park is located…

Beaver’s Bend, Oklahoma

Beavers Bend State Park is a popular Oklahoma state park located in McCurtain County, approximately…

Megapixels

35mm Negative and Slide Scanning 35mm Negative Film Size Calculator Pixels to inches – (Pixels…

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Each trip to Bryce has been different. Here is a collection of pictures taken over…

Backpacking – Part 1 – A Plan

This article is about planning your expedition. So you want to take the outdoor trip…

Digital Scanners

Film Scanner (35 mm) Negatives and Slides – USB, FireWire

Yellowstone

This series is taken in 1996. There had been forest fires a few years earlier.…

Hole In The Rock, Utah

We stumbled onto this place in the ’80s as Utah State University students looking for…

35mm Film History

The Film – 35mm For nearly a century the 35mm film format was the king…

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Wyoming

Flaming Gorge Recreation Area in southwestern Wyoming and eastern Utah comprises some 201,000 acres of…

35mm Film Scanners

Why 35mm Negative Scanning Still have 35mm negatives? Got too many to take to the…


DIY-Energy News

  • What is a Solar Charge Controller and Why is it Important?
    by DIYen on May 9, 2012 at 3:37 am

    RV solar systems are more than just panels on the roof. Any well designed RV solar system has a Charge Controller or Regulator as part of the system. It is the heart of the solar system. Without it, the batteries will not be properly charged and damage to the battery pack will occur. Or, at […]

  • How to Install Solar Panels on Your Roof.. The Basics
    by DIYen on February 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Solar energy is a wonderful thing – it’s free clean energy.  Part of transforming solar from a wonderful thought to an amazing reality requires finding a place for the solar panels to live.  That place is often the roof of your home. This article will explore some of the options and cautions you’ll need to […]

  • Choosing a Location for a Residential Wind Turbine
    by DIYen on January 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    The proper site to install a residential wind turbine depends on many different factors. For example, the ground and air space required by a residential wind turbine depends on the size of the turbine and the height and type of the tower. You must also ensure that the area in question is sufficiently windy to […]

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Mountain Hiking

  • Best Parks for Epic Hiking in North America

    by Dan Thompson Have itching feet and cannot wait to lace up your boots and go on a hiking adventure? This article was written especially for the condition you are experiencing; here is a list of some of the most epic hiking spots in North America. Canadian Rockies Jasper National Park and Banff […]

  • Dan Thompson

    I’m Dan, and I’m the Editor in Chief of True North Athletics. I’m also an avid adventurer, digital nomad, and traveler. I enjoy all types of outdoor sports, a good golf tan, and spontaneous weekend trips. I currently live in Brazil where I can be found frequently hiking the […]

  • Weekend Warriors: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

    By Lara Kaylor Many people would love to hike the entire 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, but many people also have full time jobs with 2-3 weeks of vacation per year so a six-month trek in the wilderness isn’t realistic. Instead, why not rack up some miles completing sections of the […]

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