Prepper’s Total Grid Failure Handbook ~ Review

An Excellent Primer on Alternative Energy

The folks at Ulyesses Press recently sent me a copy of Prepper’s Total Grid Failure Handbook to look at. As someone interested in small scale alternative energy and off grid living, I was happy to read and review the book.

Alan and Arlene Fiebig did an admirable job with this easy to read, 184 page book. They cover the topic in a way that someone with no background in alternative energy or electricity can come away with a good understanding of the topics. The book offers a solutions based approach that is actionable and attainable. If you are interested in developing a basic understanding of self-reliant, home based, energy production; this is a great place to start.

Topics covered in the book…

Solar energy
Micro-hydro energy
Wind turbines
Battery banks
Wiring
Controlling energy consumption
Human Powered energy systems
Inverters
Controllers
Basic electric vocabulary and terminology

If you have ever looked into buying solar panels, a generator, or other back up energy system and the options and terminology made your head hurt… this is the book for you. Armed with this book, you will have the knowledge you need to be prepared for the next ice storm or rolling blackout. You will also have the knowledge you need to move away from grid dependence and closer to self-reliance. My only caveat is that in an extremely long term grid failure, most of these solutions will eventually become obsolete as parts become scarce. It is always good to know how to do things “the non electric way” as an insurance policy. All and all, there is a ton of great information in this book. Well worth the $10 or so it costs on Amazon.

Prepper's Total Grid Failure Handbook


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One thought on “Prepper’s Total Grid Failure Handbook ~ Review

  • July 26, 2017 at 1:43 pm
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    Cool review Scott. I have thought about alternative energy, but not done anything yet. I am still on the electric grid at my developing homestead, and I do not have the finances for anything large scale, but may end up getting solar panels to charge battery powered tools, camera, etc after the collapse.
    Joe

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