Prepping; food for thought.

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  1. carver

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    That's why I suggested a wind mill. Use a DC generator, and convert lighting to DC. Lights work when wind mill is turning. Solor will cost you!
    If you use 235wat panels, you will need at least 22 for the average home. Total wats 5,170, at a cost of $0.91per wat, total cost for 235 wat panels will be around $5,000. And lets not forget those inverters, and batteries! AC is better than DC for home use, since your home is already set up for AC. but the batteries to store energy will last for only a few years, and then they have to be replaced. In a SHTF scenario, they just might be impossible to find. Then what? Solar only works during the day time, wind mills will work day, or night! And lets not forget that armedandsafe lives up north!
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    wind energy is a good idea, but the problem with it is that you need a "diversion load" for times during extra windy or gusty conditions, you can very easily overload your system and you need a way to divert off the excess current (it is manageable, but can be catastrophic if not planned for properly)... wind energy is good too and can complement solar very well

    btw, if you take care of your batteries, and don't overly discharge them, they can easily last 5-7 years, and in some cases upwards of 10... the industrials batteries can last 20+ years... it depends on what you buy and how much you are willing to spend...
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    can you make a supressor for a pellet rifle without regestering it and will it do any good?
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    here's what you can do: get all the parts and equipment you need to change the well to manual or wind powered, then when the crap hits the fan offer to buy the now useless electric well from him for some food. this may sound coldblooded, but, if you're not prepared when the SHTF, you're gonna be taken in by people who were.
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    i don't know if it would help any, as air guns are already kind of quiet...
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    my crossman's as loud a a .22lr. or so the neighbors say
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    ok well back to my question . can i put a supresser on a pellet rifle and will it do any good?
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    A supressor will only work with ammo that is sub sonic. Anything under 1,126 fps. Some of Gamo's air guns come with a supressor that is legal, because the suppressor is integral to the barrel, and it was constructed of materials that wouldn't hold up to use on a firearm. Do not try to make one yourself!


    http://www.airgundepot.com/gamo-whi...airgundepot.com/gamo-whisper-air-rifle.htmlAt At Airgun Depot, we receive many inquiries for the quietest air rifle with the most power available. Until now, there really were not any inexpensive options over 1000 fps quiet enough not to disturb sensitive neighbors. Gamo is the first to meet the huge demand for quieter power. Introducing the new Gamo Whisper!
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    Gammo beat you to it CR ! >MW
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    cool thanks guys
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