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Solar Generator Battery Backup System

2 Xantrex Technologies 802-1500 XPower Powerpack 1,500-Watt Portable Backup Power System (http://amzn.to/1a3Nup7)

Used for mainly lighting and small appliances. The 4 converted lamps will run at 12v instead of using the 120v converter on the battery packs. There is no loss converting then.
We will charge the solar panel during the daytime. Then at night or when the heater is running off the generator we will charge up these packs. One will be used while the other is charging.

1 Sunforce 39810 80-Watt High-Efficiency Polycrystalline Solar Panel with Sharp Module (http://amzn.to/KDYTT8)

1 Sunforce 50056 Solar Accessory Kit (http://amzn.to/1cSaJPJ)
1 30 amp Digital Charge Controller (http://amzn.to/1e80xXS)

4 converted 120v lamps to 12v I cut the 120v plug from the lamp wire and attached the 12vDC Car Power Adapters. Then instead of 120v light bulbs I use 12v bulbs.

2 12 volt fluorescent light bulbs 40 watts
2 12 volt fluorescent light bulbs 25 watts
1 10 foot 12vDC extension cord
1 3 outlet 12vDC Power Adapter (http://amzn.to/1cSaSmk)

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Backup Battery System

Basement Storage Food – 2 of 2

Updated 2015 Version (https://youtu.be/Ir3_xJD5CW8)

View part 1 at http://youtu.be/MaFrZ0gmahg

Video 2 of 2 shows an overview of where we store our items.

Items covered are:
Basement storage shelves (http://amzn.to/15vKSLv)
5 gallon water container (http://amzn.to/13iSNZI)
Coffee
Cups and lids
Antibiotics
Nighttime cold medicine
NyQuil (http://amzn.to/12qL90A)
Midol (http://amzn.to/13iTaDN)
Tylenol (http://amzn.to/12zsuTG)
Tooth paste
Saline
Antacids
No rinse shampoo (http://amzn.to/18fFkrp)
Spaghettio’s (Spaghettio’s)
Canned soup
Canned olives
Canned fruit
Raisins
Applesauce
Apple juice
Cherries
Gatorade
Sprite
Bottle water (http://amzn.to/1beEy1n)
2 liter soda
Nickles
Caned soda
Fruit snacks
MRE heater (http://amzn.to/142PLPB)
Granola bars
Popcorn
Mac & cheese
Mash potatoes
Drink mixes
Wine
Crackers
Fiber
Dehydrate pet food
Honda EU2000iA generator
Xantrex Technologies 802-1500 XPower Powerpack 1,500-Watt Portable Backup Power System (http://amzn.to/12qLosq)
Extended external boat gas tank
OnGuard 5018HD Beast Chain Bicycle Lock (http://amzn.to/15Gv1wb)
Canning jars (http://amzn.to/1aGg2qv)
Pickling supplies
Lemon juice
Garden seeds
Cake mixes
Alfredo sauce
Tomato pasta sauce
Pasta
Boxed parboiled rice
Canned cat food
Berkey water filter (http://amzn.to/10VwInv)
Dutch oven (http://amzn.to/142R15l)
Bags of flour
Bags of sugar
Hot cereal
Cold cereal
Pop tarts (http://amzn.to/1amRQG5)
Chips
Condiments
Salsa
Peanut butter & jelly
Shampoo
Conditioner
Bar soap
Wet wipes (http://amzn.to/11Poy2P)
Kleenex
Deodorant
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Ramen noodles
Canned beans
Canned chili
SPAM (http://amzn.to/10Vxpx6)
Canned chicken
Canned turkey
Canned tuna fish
Salt
Pepper
Seasonings
Powder milk
Cooking oil
Cake frosting
10# Canned whole potatoes
Canned green beans
Canned corn
Canned peas
Ziploc bags
Cleaning products

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Basement Storage Food – 1 of 2

Updated 2015 Version (https://youtu.be/Ir3_xJD5CW8)

View part 2 at http://youtu.be/T-Lr3HzXlA0

Video 1 of 2 shows an overview of where we store our short and long term storage food items.

Items covered are:
Basement storage shelves (http://amzn.to/15vKSLv)
5 gallon water container (http://amzn.to/13iSNZI)
Coffee
Cups and lids
Antibiotics
Nighttime cold medicine
NyQuil (http://amzn.to/12qL90A)
Midol (http://amzn.to/13iTaDN)
Tylenol (http://amzn.to/12zsuTG)
Tooth paste
Saline
Antacids
No rinse shampoo (http://amzn.to/18fFkrp)
Spaghettio’s (Spaghettio’s)
Canned soup
Canned olives
Canned fruit
Raisins
Applesauce
Apple juice
Cherries
Gatorade
Sprite
Bottle water (http://amzn.to/1beEy1n)
2 liter soda
Nickles
Caned soda
Fruit snacks
MRE heater (http://amzn.to/142PLPB)
Granola bars
Popcorn
Mac & cheese
Mash potatoes
Drink mixes
Wine
Crackers
Fiber
Dehydrate pet food
Honda EU2000iA generator
Xantrex Technologies 802-1500 XPower Powerpack 1,500-Watt Portable Backup Power System (http://amzn.to/12qLosq)
Extended external boat gas tank
OnGuard 5018HD Beast Chain Bicycle Lock (http://amzn.to/15Gv1wb)
Canning jars (http://amzn.to/1aGg2qv)
Pickling supplies
Lemon juice
Garden seeds
Cake mixes
Alfredo sauce
Tomato pasta sauce
Pasta
Boxed parboiled rice
Canned cat food
Berkey water filter (http://amzn.to/10VwInv)
Dutch oven (http://amzn.to/142R15l)
Bags of flour
Bags of sugar
Hot cereal
Cold cereal
Pop tarts (http://amzn.to/1amRQG5)
Chips
Condiments
Salsa
Peanut butter & jelly
Shampoo
Conditioner
Bar soap
Wet wipes (http://amzn.to/11Poy2P)
Kleenex
Deodorant
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Ramen noodles
Canned beans
Canned chili
SPAM (http://amzn.to/10Vxpx6)
Canned chicken
Canned turkey
Canned tuna fish
Salt
Pepper
Seasonings
Powder milk
Cooking oil
Cake frosting
10# Canned whole potatoes
Canned green beans
Canned corn
Canned peas
Ziploc bags
Cleaning products

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