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Above, the Solar Kettle is light and ready to help you melt snow and
pasteurize it for drinking water. Use it anywhere there's sunshine.

Using only sunshine, you can heat 16 ounces of liquid in minutes
while remaining safe to touch. The Solar Kettle includes a vacuum
tube, two parabolic reflectors that hinge to protect the tube in
transport. This also doubles as a sturdy carrying case and stand.
Use the Solar Kettle in any temperature -- in snow or winds as
long as there is direct sunlight.

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Keep your solar panels clean to get maximum energy from them.
Maintaining a clean surface on your solar panels is essential for
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Indeed the power of the sun is amazing and preppers can harness
everything they need to live off the grid in comfort including a
solar refrigerator, solar lighter and fire starter, plus solar
batteries and more. Now that you are illuminated, you can live
happily ever after in an off grid world.

Solar power will be an essential component in an off-grid world
for refrigeration, water purification and pumping, and food
production and procurement.

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  • Solar powered paper lantern style outdoor lamps. The
    pretty lanterns, pictured right in red, white and blue, collect
    direct sunlight during the day, and then they glow for up to 5
    hours. They automatically turn on at dusk and also have an
    easy on and off switch to override the sensor.

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  • Goal Zero Solar Recharging Kit (small). The Goal Zero
    Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit, is small, but powerful
    enough to help villagers of Democratic Republic of the Congo
    light up the night. Directly charge a Smart phone in about an
    hour. Charges up with removable AA/AAA batteries from USB
    or the sun.

  • Goal Zero Yeti 400. Power lights, CPAP machines and TVs
    anywhere with built-in AC inverters Safe for indoor use;
    refuel  the Goal Zero Yeti from wall, car or sun car charger
    and solar panel sold separately

  • Goal Zero Solar Generator Kit. The Goal Zero Portable Solar
    Generator kit is for backup power needed for camping,
    tailgating, light duty construction, or emergencies. A
    portable solar generator of this significance would be ideal
    for your bugout location. It's powerful enough to power
    lights, tools, refrigerators, freezers and life-saving health
    care equipment. If your goal is to go off-grid, then go with
    Goal Zero 9004 Yeti 1250 Silver/Black XX-Large Solar
    Generator Kit, pictured below...
#6. Solar Generators.
The huge benefit of a solar generator is that it's silent and safe
with no noise or fumes! A noisy generator would otherwise attract
too much attention of human predators in an extreme situation.

  • Duracell solar generator for an apartment. Pictured right,
    the Duracell solar generator is ideal for apartments because
    you can use it indoors! (Most apartments don't allow gas

#8: Solar Shower.
Something as simple as a hot shower can be a real morale
booster in uncertain times.  You can use it to wash dishes, to
shower and to wash hands. With pockets for soap and shampoo,
and a wide handle grip for comfortable transport, you'll enjoy
having the peace of mind in knowing if life ever goes off the grid,
at least you'll have a hot shower. It heats up in direct sunlight,
and you can also pour your own warm water into the reserves. It
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You'll be happy with this one. The durable, four-layer construction
includes a reflector panel, an insulator panel, a solar panel, and a
water reservoir along with diamond rip-stop fabric and a water
temperature gauge. The shower head is simple to operate and
can be turned on and off to save water. The extra-large filling
valve features a twist-off cap, and the wide, rubber handle make
the shower easy to carry. A pocket holds your soap, shampoo,
and other items. When you're done with the shower, simple roll it
up for storage. The shower has a capacity of 3 gallons and weighs
12 ounces when empty.

#9: Solar Clocks and Watches.
Solar timekeeping devices have come a long way since the

  • An alarmingly clever solar alarm clock. Technically, this
    solar alarm clock is a hybrid -- operated by solar/battery
    power, so if your bedroom has lots of daylight, then you'll
    want the solar alarm clock. It will extend your battery life
    more than two years. It features a solar panel on top, and
    has silver case with green back light dial. It requires 2 AA
    batteries (not included).

  • A solar watch you say? It's not a sundial, but you're in for a
    treat knowing that you'll never need to replace batteries.
    The solar watch, right, doesn't need batteries! It has Kinetic
    Direct Drive – just move, and you power the watch
    automatically. Or hand wind it and see the power you are
    generating in real time.

#10: Hybrid solar powered flashlight!
The amazing hybrid solar-powered flashlights, pictured right,
doesn't need to be left in the sun to charge. Once charged you
can store it anywhere and it will hold a full charge for more than
three years! And This hybrid solar light is environmentally
friendly, durable, guaranteed for life, and always ready with 16
hours of run time. You get two for the price of what you'd expect
to pay for just one!

#11: Solar communications.
Staying in communications with your family or group is critical in
an emergency. The
ER Solar Hand-Crank Radio with Powered LED
Flashlight, pictured right in blue is a Digital Weather Band Radio
and USB Charging Port with a built in cell phone charger to power
communication with loved ones during an emergency. This AM/FM
Radio with Weather Band never needs batteries and charges all
your mobile devices!

The solar-powered panel lets you charge the internal battery by
placing in direct light for unlimited usage. Best  of all, it features
convenience of solar with hand crank option as a backup to
charge your cell phone and to get vital communications.

#12: Little Sun - the happy solar light.
The little sun solar lantern, pictured right, was developed as a
'socially conscious' lamp with proceeds from each sale
contributing to getting clean, reliable and affordable light to
people living in areas of the world with no electricity.
It's the perfect, happy little light for your kids. They can wear it
around their neck while camping or use it as reading light.

Extremely durable, you can affix this happy solar light to a
backpack, tree or use it for ambiance as an attractive table light.
The kids will enjoy this little lamp as much as the adults.

The collaborative effort of artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer
Frederik Ottesen of Denmark, this little powerhouse features the
world's most efficient solar cell, produced by SunPower, industry
leaders in solar manufacturing.

#13: Handcrank, USB and Solar Lantern.
There are three ways to

Light up the night with
Goal Zero's Lighthouse 250. Light up any
situation with 250 lumens of bright, LED light that you can also
dim. It has a directional lighting feature to save on power for
extended runtime. Best of all the Lighthouse 250 recharges
quickly from USB, solar or the included hand crank, and has a
built-in USB port to power small hand held devices to keep you
connected to the ones who matter most.

  1. Solar: The Lighthouse 250 can be charged by connecting a
    compatible solar panel. (The Nomad 7 Solar Panel can charge
    the Lighthouse 250 in about 7-14 hours.)
  2. USB: The Lighthouse 250 Lantern can also be charged by
    being plugged into a USB power source.
  3. Hand Crank: When you are really in a pinch, use the hand
    crank to get 10 minutes of light for every 1 minute of

#14: Solar products for cooking.
A solar oven (also sometimes called solar cooker) is made with
aluminum reflectors to bake foods using the sun's energy. Used
to either heat food or sterilize water, this outdoor cooking
method concentrates sunlight thereby converting light to heat,
and trapping heat. The joys of solar cooking are immeasurable.
Kids will be in awe of home baked bread or a cake cooking slowly
in the sun. Boy Scout and Girl Scout leaders can have a fun time
with their troops, and preppers can have bonding time with their
family trying out solar ovens. Here are some varieties to consider:

  • Solar Hybrid Cooking Oven. The solar box cooker, pictured
    in red, lower right, allows four different pans to cook
    simultaneously. The kit includes the quality stainless steel
    pans. It's easy to carry, focuses the sun well and cooks
    cakes evenly. The electric backup is perfect to preheat or
    boost heat if necessary.

  • Solar Box Oven. If you're looking for a quality and yet
    inexpensive solar cooker, try the highly rated and affordable
    Global Sun Oven solar cooker, pictured below left. Pair it
    with the Solar Cooking cookbook or Cooking with Sunshine
    and you'll be harnessing the power of the sun in off-grid

  • Solar Combo Oven Complete kit: oven, 2 pots,
    thermometer, manual, recipe booklet, WAPI (water
    pasteurization indicator) and solar reflector.

  • Sunflair Portable solar oven. The most versatile solar oven
    on the market. With a Sunflair Solar Oven you can bake
    cookies or pizza, or dry fruits and herbs. Can accommodate a
    wide variety of cookware. No assembly required, it's easy to
    use. Sets up and stores in seconds.

#7: Solar Air Lantern.
Meet Luci, the solar air lantern is emergency lighting that doesn't
need batteries or fuel; and there's no need to plug it for power.
The Luci Solar Air lantern, pictured immediate left needs only the
sun! It's not just a solar lantern either. Best of all, the solar air
lantern folds flat!
  • Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit: Whether you are
    working and recreating off-grid or experiencing a power
    outage, the Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit, pictured above,
    offers the power to get it done. It's silent, safe, and easy to
    use, indoors or out. The Yeti 1250 provides clean, self-
    sustaining power generation from sun, wall, or car.

  • Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator Kit.  Quiet, portable
    power for base camp, cabins and unexpected outages, the
    Yeti 150 Solar Generator and Nomad 20 Solar Pane, pictured
    right, allows you to live life off the grid, camp in luxury, or
    power through an outage and with no noise or fumes of
    traditional back-up generators.

  • Sainty International Off-Grid Indoor/Outdoor Solar
    Power System. Ideal for powering refrigerators, televisions,
    washing machines, computers and other electronic devices!
    Off-grid indoor and outdoor complete solar power system.
    This beauty produces 5-days of power at 4-hours per day!

  • Wagan Solar Cube 1500: The Wagan Solar Cube, pictured
    below has 1500 Watts AC inverter (3600 peak surge power):
    2 AC outlets to power appliances such as radio, portable
    stereo, laptop computer, television, microwave, conventional
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  • Solar Thermos. A Thermos-like technology is available in
    solar. The Total Survival Portable Solar Cooker Kettle,
    pictured below, is ideal for boiling and sterilizing water. It
    uses a high efficiency solar tube to collect solar heat. The
    parabolic outer shell can concentrate the solar heat to the
    inside of the cup.
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#3: Solar powered backpack.
Does a backpack really need solar power? Don't turn your back on
solar backpack! We take that back: be actively energy efficient
with a backpack that enables you to enjoy nature and preserve it
simultaneously! Crafted to withstand adventure, the solar power
backpack, pictured both left and right, is more than a solar
battery charger. It is also a bladder backpack, with a 1.8L
hydration pack and has a plethora of pockets and compartments.
Think of a solar backpack for a get home bag if your walk home
from work would take you under eight hours.

Portability is key, particularly for a bugout scenario or for a
low-cost solution to start out in solar to recharge anything
anywhere! Take the solar backpack, for example,  pictured right,
which would be ideal for an urban
get home bag. Stash it with
your communications equipment, so you can communicate your
progress home and plan your strategy. You could also include
bivvy, defense and a survival knife, a Lifestraw (brand of water
straw), food, and other basic supplies to get you home to your
loved ones.

#4: Solar refrigerator.
It seems impossible, but a solar refrigerator exists! The
EcoSolarCool Solar Refrigerator, pictured right, requires a solar
panel and battery to operate this refrigerator. This solar
refrigerator could be a lifesaver for the diabetic.

Lighting up the night can restore the human spirit in a disaster
situation, but for a diabetic, the power of a solar refrigerator can
literally light up their life! A solar refrigerator for them is a
lifesaver because insulin must be kept refrigerated.

A less expensive option is the Sundanzer solar refrigerator,
pictured right, which provides exceptionally low energy
consumption, requiring less expensive power systems and
providing lower operating costs. This smaller unit runs on an
80-Watt solar panel, 110 Ah battery and 15 Amp charge controller
(not included).ler.

#5: Solar freezer.
It's cool to discover a solar refrigerator and even more amazing
that you can own a full-blown solar freezer! Sunstar pioneered the
largest market sized DC powered chest freezer,pictured below
left. You can go off-grid, instead of paying for electric bills. Use
this freezer anywhere it may be costly or not feasible to pull
electric lines replacing gas powered units.
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Here comes the sun... and the power!
Discover bright ideas in solar powered technology that can help
you not only survive, but thrive. Astonishingly clever solar tools
are now available for preppers - some you didn't even know
existed, like a solar powered freezer (an
ideal prep for
diabetics), a compressed solar lantern, or a solar firestarter that
focuses the sun's radiant energy to a precise focal point so
you'll have an alternate method of firestarting.

Solar power is abundant, clean, renewable, and effective. In
fact, each hour, enough sunlight reaches the earth's surface to
provide for the world's energy demand for a year. Below is our
list of solar products you didn't know existed.

Cool Solar Tools You Didn't Know Existed
There are many other "hot" ideas in solar powered prepping
awaiting your discovery. We've assembled a list of cool solar
tools you didn't know existed...

1. Solar firestarter.
The Solar Spark Lighter, pictured right, is a "hot" solar survival
tool. This unique pocket-size solar fire starter and lighter is
made of  stainless steel parabolic mirror, like the one used to
light the Olympic torch. It's designed to focus the sun's radiant
energy to a precise focal point that can reach hundreds of
degrees! Use it for backpacking, boating, hiking and inlcude it i
your bugout bag and 72-hour survival kit. Just point this
incredible little device at the sun and it lights in seconds!

#2: Solar battery charger.
The Crane 11-in-1 Solar Battery Charger uses sunlight to
generate a current that charges pairs of batteries in sizes AAA,
AA, C, or D. It will even charge gum batteries.
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