Solar Power with Special Guest (

  • July 14, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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This is the third installment of a series coined "Electricity in the Forest" which outlines specific ways on generating power.

See details and photos from Part 1 here:

It’s time to do Solar Power and we have a special guest: Brad P. from Goal Zero Canada.

Goal Zero is a company that focuses on practical solar application solutions. They have some really neat products. Brad is going to bring in and showcase various products from Goal Zero.

In addition, I’ll be giving a presentation on solar power in addition showcasing some of my own solar panel equipment although I'm confident I'll get a deal on the Sherpa 50 - a very cool way to charge your laptop from solar power.

Note: Goal Zero is doing the commendable task of offering some disaster relief with respect to power as a result of the recent floods in Alberta. As a result our Goal Zero rep (Brad) isn't available as he is still assisting with the efforts.

This event will still move forward. I'll be demonstrating a few products (including Goal Zero) in addition to showing everyone how to make a very basic, cheap (yet effective) portable solar power station.

In a post-electric situation/society, whether a temporary blackout or a zombie apocalypse(!!!), you may want to know different ways to generate electricity.

Have you ever thought about the different ways you would generate electricity if you had no power? What items would you need power for?

Technically you don’t need any electricity to survive. But just imagine if you had a way to recharge batteries and power some items. Take a moment to think about the advantages of having power...

Communications – radio, short wave radio, weather radio, walkie talkies and other devices…

Light – flashlights, lighting within your location at night and other situations…

Knowledge – access to books and educational videos through a laptop or ipad…

Security – access control to locations, sensors and alarms, night sights for hunting…

Entertainment - music, movies - great for moral in what could be a daunting situation...

These are just a few things that came to mind and we’ll be expanding on this during the event.

This event will be hosted by, Che, Organizer of The Ontario Prepper Survival Network.

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    • A former member
      A former member

      oops $149. The panel they're talking about is $179.

      July 15, 2013

  • Colleen

    July 15, 2013

  • Rob

    I was not around for your part 1 of "Electricity in the Forest" which outlines specific ways on generating power.
    I would be interested to hear a comparison of the products covered in this series after Goal Zero's presentation of the solar units.

    1 · July 10, 2013

    • Che

      I'd be happy to give you an overview when the presentation is complete.

      July 12, 2013

  • Colleen

    I'm sorry I will have to miss this meetup. Che's presentations and discussion that follows are always very interesting and informative.

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    what's the end objective of this event?

    1 · July 8, 2013

    • Che

      The end objective is free information in the realm of prepping from a non-profit organization called the Ontario Prepper Survival Network. While Goal Zero will be showcasing a few items, my personal objective will be to provide unbiased knowledge in the area of solar power. There is no 'sales' pitch or ulterior objective or agenda. This is what I do. And it's free.

      4 · July 8, 2013

  • Berman

    I'm interested.

    1 · June 24, 2013

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