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reply to post by liejunkie01
If anyone knows of links to discussions about this topic, tutorials, supplies, etc. I would be interested in them. In reality I think having a plan to be prepared and ready for any tragic situation gives me peace of mind and makes it easier to go on about my daily life with all this madness going on in the world.
reply to post by AlchemistSwami
Wood gas can be used. That seems high for 100 watts. A cord a week would run a home I bet. Dry saw dust would be idea. If you have ever seen a match burn you will notice the flame does not touch the wood, but rather burns above it. The wood produces gas which burns and in a low oxygen environment you can capture this gas and run any engine on it even diesel I think.
edit on 6-3-2014 by Donkey_Dean because: (no reason given)
Using a 100 ah battery, an 80w solar panel and a 50l compressor fridge set to 2 degrees, the system will run for about three months before needing a charge from a generator or battery charger. This is based on the assumption that the panels will get between 6 and 8 hours of sunlight per day. The battery will slowly go flat because its getting charge 25 - 33% of any given day, but the fridge is running 100% of it more or less. (it does switch on and off, so ambient temp does make a difference and can extend/ shorten the battery run time)
Would you consider inverted 12v dirty power that needs conditioning for peaks that are harmful to some electronics?