Finding good sources for solar panels (and gear) isn’t easy because there are so many solar swindlers out there trying to turn a fast buck. But I think I might have just found a good place (via an ad in Home Power magazine). I like their unassuming website and not-so-slick ads. Ironically the plain-jane practical wrapper builds my confidence. I’ve not purchased from these folks yet.
I ran across these large capacity water storage tanks mentioned on the Utah Preppers website. They are made to be easily drained, cleaned, and refilled. The website doesn’t mention that they are BPA-free but I checked with the company and sure enough… they are. Their largest tank is priced at about $1 per gallon. Seems like a bargain to me.
I just ran across what seems like the best place to buy long-term food storage containers. I’ve not ordered from them yet though, so this is not a product endorsement of any kind (yet).
The sell BPA-free gamma lids and the prices are really low, at least lower than I’ve seen elsewhere. They also stock mylar bags, heat sealers, 5-gallon buckets, oxygen absorbers, rainwater collection barrels, and water storage tanks too. I kind of suspect many other preparedness retailers get their stuff wholesale from a place like this. Luckily they also sell direct to the public in small quantities.
This is spooky… I stumbled on it using StumbleUpon. It’s a list of online background check resources in case you wanted to do a background check on yourself (or someone else). It’s really spooky how much info is out there about each of us.
I found this great resource today that summarizes the height, width, length maximums of trailers for each state. I’m not sure how accurate the information is but it’s an excellent place to start. This is important data if you are planning on building a tiny house on wheels.
It’s not easy to find a company that makes truly eco-friendly custom-printed t-shirts that are made in the USA and use organic fabrics & water based inks. Here’s one that looks great, but their minimum order is 200 shirts. Not sure if I’m ready for that kind of commitment for an experiment. I’d like to offer a t-shirt for sale on Tiny House Design.