How to Make a Wire Cord Antenna for Your Improvised Radio

May 13, 2015

If you are reading this, then you have decided to create an antenna for your transistor radio, which is particularly useful when in need of improving the reception signal or simply listening to your regular radio program. Let’s get straight to business. You will need the following: 18 meters long 24 gauge zip cord wire Wire cutter Duct tape Paper plates Box cutter Straight pins 20 meters of single stranded…


Transform Your Old TV Into A Radio

May 11, 2015

In certain times of need, phones may prove unreliable and television may be down for an indefinite period of time, but your old TV can still prove its reliability. You will still be able to find out what is currently happening around the city, or in the country if you convert it into a radio and find the right frequency, which other people or the authorities use, as well. Creating…


Make Your Own Solar Cooker In Under One Hour

May 4, 2015

You can make your own solar cooker in a very short period of time (less than one hour!) and only by using recycled materials. This device is used prominently by people in developing countries, such as Mexico, all across the African as well as the Asian continent, due to the proper sunlight and warm conditions, and poverty. It’s a great homemade gadget that can come very in handy whenever power…


The Candle Powered Seebeck Heater

April 28, 2015

  The Seebeck effect (named after the physicist Thomas Johann Seebeck) is created when high variations in temperature are converted into electricity. The inverse phenomenon is also applicable in case of the Seebeck effect, meaning that electricity can also be converted to create temperature differences. What we will do is create a generator that uses the Seebeck effect and encompasses a module that has one cold and one hot side,…


Hypothermia: What You Need To Know…

January 22, 2015

Unless you live in the tropics, winter is likely to bring uncertain weather, including bone-chilling temperatures, severe winds, freezing rain and significant snowfall. Those that have failed to prepare for extreme weather events are in for a world of hurt if the power or heat goes out. The cold can really get to you, especially if you have to spend time outdoors clearing debris, shoveling snow, or simply walking your…


Water Filters: The Best Way to Achieve Water Safety

May 19, 2014

There are many who are worried about the quality of the water they get, as they open a tap for a glass of water to quench their thirst with. Many of them also want the water to taste better. May be you’re one of them too! In case you do, first of all think for a moment. Do you really require a system for purifying water at home? According to…


How to Survive when an Earthquake Hits

May 7, 2014

Just the term “earthquake” can cause a fear reaction in many people, particularly those that have already been through one. When the ground starts trembling and buildings begin shaking, it is one of the most horrifying experiences imaginable. An earthquake is known by several names including a tremor, a temblor or even just the shortened version of the full word called a “quake.” Although an earthquake can occur virtually anywhere,…