Never forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn't allow him to do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Since I am a Refrigeration mechanic by trade there is no reason I should go with out refrigeration at any time.I found that a chest freezer is superior to a domestic fridge/freezer combo in energy used. I also found that some people have experimented with using different thermostats to use them as a refrigerator.After some research I found this lil beauty at the local supply house for 50 bucks. I had to supply a power cord with a male end to power it up.I am going to also have another cord attached with a female end and then I can use it with any box without cutting up the wiring to the different boxes..I have high hopes for this set up.The Freezer uses about 1 amp.I have a 150 amp hour battery setup in the shed with a 750 watt inverter.Also charging with a 90 watt solar panel set up.This is separate from the 1500 watt 240 a/h setup for the house.I will be hooking it up and testing it to see if it is self sustaining or how long I have before I have to take other measures.The freezer runs about 20 minutes per hr while set up as a freezer but used as a fridge it runs much less maybe 5 minutes a hour. If things work out energy wise for a substantial savings I may go with this type setup all the time.I will post results and pic's as this project progresses.
Prep for the future .It's right around the corner
Posted by Rhino at 9:15 PM
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Posted by Rhino at 11:25 AM
As part of my self sufficiency plan now that the weather is cooling off a bit it is time to get some rabbits breeding and get some meat in the freezer.I just harvested my first litter of 4 month old bunnies and it was a nice addition to my freezer stash.I will breed 2 does for now and once those litters are about a month old I'll breed 2 more and that should get me way ahead of the game for getting stocked up for next hurricane season. I still have about a dozen left from last year after a couple of grilling sessions and treating some friends who are fond of my furry lil friends.
The cooler weather will also break loose the fishing in my friends 2 ponds so I will try and load up on those Tomorrow and the next couple of weekends.Last I checked fish was going for 5 or 6 bucks a pound so this will be a great help on the pocketbook.I love Perch and I know these aren't contaminated like the fish in the gulf or the pearl river that is recovering from a chemical spill a month or so ago.That's if they even have any fish left after the fish kill.
I noticed that Boston Butt pork roast is on sale at Rouse's for a buck a pound so I will stop and buy 20 or 30 lbs on the way home.
Well that's it for now .Don't be left out Get a Plan And get to it.............
Posted by Rhino at 10:32 AM