Steven Harris has done it again! This video is a summary of so much of his work. It is perfect to help you prepare and have home power when you need it. No fancy, expensive toys, just practical teaching from real life practical experience that works. It is perfect to play for your family, no longer than many movies. It shows you how to do it, what it looks like when done. This provides you warnings on what not to do that will keep you safe and save you from making very costly mistakes. If you are trying to help get you family started on preparedness this is the video they should see. Don't listen to all the noise out on the internet with those trying to profit from you. Many won't say it like Steve does, because they want to take your money! Many don't want you to know you can be get prepared by going to your local hardware or big box store in your community. This video shows you how. Buy this video and follow all of the free links Steven has created for you. It is simple common sense he shows. Many of the things he says you just won't hear others saying. It is obvious Steve Harris cares about you getting prepared, he thinks it through, then presents it in a way that everyone from a teenager to a senior can understand. Even those who think they are ready will learn from the unique tips and teaching from someone who actually walks the talk. Gord K
What a perfect overview to help "jumpstart" you in your journey into having energy when you and your family need it! In this video Steven Harris spells out the basics, tells you you what you need to know and you'll hear stuff that you won't hear anywhere else! Get ready to have your bubble burst when he explains Solar Power vs. Stored Gasoline, POP! Time to watch it again! - Lee G.
This is the best video presentation you will find on Emergency Power and how to set it up and use it in your home, cottage, camp or really anywhere. Steven Harris is easy to listen to and the graphics show you clearly what he is talking about. During the video, he tells you where you can listen to other podcasts he has done that go into more detail about the particular topic he is covering.
One thing not mentioned in the section on idling your vehicle to provide power, I recommend you have 2 sets of car keys so when your vehicle is idling, you can lock it and use the other set to unlock it once you want to get back in it.
We have an off grid camp and used the knowledge I got from Steven Harris to power the lights inside with a marine battery through an inverter. We have found that if you use a suicide cord to connect an inverter to one outlet which in turn makes all the other outlets hot, some inverters will trip the GFCI so make sure you test your inverter hooked up the way you want to power your location BEFORE a disaster strikes. The inverter that works every time for us is our 750 watt inverter we bought from Harbor Freight (It's red and black). As Steven says, you will NOT power EVERYTHING in your house off a battery bank. You are only going to power a few lights, charge cell phones and run a laptop. By running your inverter off an idling vehicle, you can run your refrigerator and freezer. You would run them for a short period (1 at a time) and make sure they are insulated well with blankets or some other kind of external insulation. At our off grid camp, we have a small 2-cycle 800 Watt generator from Harbor Freight and a battery bank with an inverter. We use the generator most of the time and then use the battery bank later at night. While the generator is running, we charge our battery bank. We only use either system to power low wattage CFL lights, charge cell phones and run a laptop. You have to become a miser when running off grid. We use a two burner propane stove to cook and a wood stove to heat. Buy this video it is worth it! John L.
I just finished viewing the Emergency Home Power video and found it to be quite interesting. I am in the beginning stages of considering a small solar power system just to keep a couple of 12 volt, AGM batteries charged for emergencies. Luckily I haven't spent any money yet, and after watching the video, I'm not sure what I would like to do, the video really made me rethink solar, its a lot of money for so little. Our son is totally converted to LED bulbs and even bought some for his four foot shop lights. I have a large enough inverter that I can run quite a few things from a small battery bank, especially if I hook the inverter to my truck and convert to LED lighting. All of the information has been quite helpful in giving me a better understanding of power and how to work with and manage it. Thank you. Bill M.
Great introduction video. Gives one a lot to think about. Just enough information to make a proper choice in what option is best for you. I purchased the full battery bank video, which fully explains step by step how to build several different types of systems. I have listened to several of the free replays but for me having a video presentation was the way to go. Definitely worth a watch; whether you are curious or serious. Eric P.
I really like that Steve shows you multiple options to achieve the results you are looking for. He shows you how to start small and continue to expand your system as you have the time and funds to do so. Steve also explains why you should spend a little more for a superior product, He will tell you what works, what works better and why. You decide what you need. Rick B.
Another great video from Steve! This is the video to watch FIRST, before you build your battery bank. It goes into all the details you need to support your battery bank (such as fuel storage and charging), as well as all the various configurations of your battery bank, and what it can support. This is the video to watch if you DON'T want to be the guy who cranks up his generator, and just runs it 24x7 during an outage, and then goes to work bragging to his friends on how well he did. Yes that may work, but you also wasted a lot of fuel, and there are many things this video will show on the best way to use the energy you have stored up in your bank. This video helps put it all together (the fuel storage, charging the battery bank, what to use it for, what not to use it for, how to run silent and deep), but most of all how to make smart choices with how to use your energy. MIke D.
I really love this video, Steven Harris has done some top notch research and it shows! This video should be part of any home energy audit or emergency preparedness offered by your local utility companies. Definitely worth a watch more then once! Sam S.
This video is a NEED for anyone that has either limited or no understanding of being able to have simple and straightforward backup power. This video is well laid out and provides a good overview from charging simple electronic devices to storing fuel. This video although geared for novices, has information that intermediates and some professionals can use. You have to ask yourself, if a natural disaster were to come to my region, do I have backup power available or will I have to rely on help from others? Will there be any help from others? Manzar A.
A very comprehensive video on how to keep your home powered up with just using your car and some clever ideas. Very useful for those without a standby generator. Joel S.
Steven explains in this video EXACTLY what to do, how to set it up and where to buy all you need to generate and store energy to save your butt during next power outage. Nice job Steven! Wayne.