Category Archive: Water

Jun 10

Direct Hydropower Back to Basics

Here is a look into direct hydropower, back to the basics of how people can use it to reduce labor and create power. All hydropower plants produce electricity and it would probably seem that transforming energy to electricity is the only way to harness water power; however it’s not. For 2000 years water wheels powered …

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Jun 09

How to Make Grey Water System for Washing Machine

Grey water is water that is drained from a bathroom sink, shower, tub or washing machine but this never a toilet (that is black water). Grey water can contain traces of grease, food, dirt, hair and liquid from certain household cleaning or hygiene products. Even though grey water may looks “dirty” it is a beneficial …

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Mar 07

Build A Small Hydropower Generator for Off The Grid Energy

This step by step tutorial of how to build a small Hydropower generator for off the grid energy education. This introduction to building a hydroelectric generator will show the basics of hydroelectricity. Although, this project is used from recycled materials and will not stand up to long term use – it will prove that the …

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Feb 17

A Homesteading Experience of Drilling A Water Well

This documented homesteading experience of the drilling of a water well shares the step by step process and all the challenges that were faced and overcame. One of the best ways to to gain knowledge that can be used towards the drilling of a water well on your own homestead is to vigorously read, ask …

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Dec 23

Archimedes Screw Water Irrigation Method

Homesteaders may be interested in learning about Archimedes Screw water irrigation method as a way of delivering water up from a natural running water source up into their irrigation ditches to water crops.  It can be hand cranked in an off the grid situation or run with a electric generator to turn the crank. An …

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Dec 21

Bushcraft Tripod Water Filter Using Natural Materials

Here is a step by step tutorial of how to make a bushcraft tripod water filter using natural materials in the wilderness.  Water purification in the wilderness is life saving when dirty water is unsafe for consumption due to dangerous parasites. This method will get rid of a lot of the parasites but will likely …

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