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GERBER Gator Machete Jr Gear Review

      GERBER Gator Machete Jr Gear Review Photos & Text By. T. “Cutter” Yonskie   I’m a knife guy. All that really means is, “I Like Knives”. To me any hand held edged tool falls into that group. From the one inch Old Timer I carry in my pocket to cut fruit, up …

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Baby Steps into Solar

      Baby Steps into Solar. The Tin Hat Ranch recently took the plunge into going solar which we shared with you in The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power.  We realize that while most preppers have a solar system in there ultimate prepping plans, it could be a far way off. This could …

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Homesteading Will Lead to Preparedness

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  The lines between a homesteader and a prepper are extremely gray, almost non-existent depending on the topic at hand. A homesteader, out of necessity, will practice many of the same behaviors that a prepper does. They put extra food up just in case of an emergency. They have to always look toward the future: …

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Sunforce Solar LED Motion Light

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  Sunforce Solar LED Motion Light Gear of the Mornin’ has been an on and off staple at the Tin Hat Ranch for sometime.  GOTM, as it is internally known here at the Ranch, focuses on finding interesting and useful items for the prepper.  We usually pick from three types of items when we choose …

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Getting Your Body Ready for SHTF

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      Getting Your Body Ready for SHTF. Steven Stavola Much has been written about having the things you need in an emergency situation.  You can find articles about gear, food storage, and other necessary skills in many places.  One thing you don’t hear about though is preparing the most important tool – yourself.  …

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The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power

    The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power. Humanity has survived since the dawn of time without electricity, yet today’s society would collapse in an instant should the grid go down for any length of time.  Most of us do not need electricity to live, but even in a grid down scenario, electricity gives …

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DIY Off Grid Solar- Solar Safety and the Battery Box

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Safety is the most often overlooked aspect of any DIY project.  It’s usually an afterthought at best, but something with this much power and potential for property destruction and injury, it should be at the forefront.  Join us as we run through the things you need to be concerned with in your DIY Off Grid …

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6 Sure Fire Ways To Shed Prepper Pounds..with the Fit Bit Surge

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Your car has a gas gauge.  Most cars today have some sort of computer that calculates the energy in versus the energy out, or gas mileage.  These tools help you to know when it is time to add in more energy.  The human body these features as well, but they don’t react as fast.  We …

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It’s Here..Almost. The Tesla Powerwall

What do you get when you cross impossible technology, a billionaire, and economies of scale?  One correct answer might be the Tesla Powerwall.  A few months back it was hinted here, and in several other locations across the net, that Tesla might be bringing some of their automotive technology to the off grid home.  In …

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DIY Off Grid Solar- Charge Controllers – MPPT vs. PWM

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  Things aren’t always watt (pun) they seem, especially when it comes to solar charge controllers. Join us in part 5 of the Tin Hat Ranch’s DIY Off Grid Solar Series where we talk about the two popular types of charge controllers, PWM and MPPT, and the how they work with your solar system. Your …

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