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Potatoes Aren't the Only Food that Produce Power

Photo by: Andy Roberts

Todd’s Note: For the preparedness minded, critical thinking and investigation are important skills. Experiments like the one below help to foster curiosity and thinking skills that will help when “real-life” issues come up. We want our kids to be problem solvers!

When I owned my own computer business, my children were in the shop a great deal of the time. One of the middle children began describing an experiment they learned in school about using potatoes to power a LED. Since I had a lot of equipment lying around, we duplicated the experiment, but [...]

Light & Energy for a Good Cause

I wanted to make readers aware of two products that are pretty cool, but practical for preparedness minded people of all types. Both of these products are getting off the ground and have funding campaigns on Kickstarter.

The first product is the GravityLight. I first heard of this product when I linked to a post on SchemaByte. The GravityLight produces a non-battery, non-solar light. The power comes from gravity. That’s right, you read that right.

“GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination. It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight which powers GravityLight, creating [...]