Solar Powered Tiki Torches And Eco Hypocrites

A strange title you may be saying but read on for a very interesting take on the world of the “Eco” movement and a great response to a post I made not so long ago. Here at the Self Sufficiency website we are pleased to have this guest post from John and if you would like to write a guest post of your own feel free to contact us. In response to the article entitled Are you an”Eco” Hypocrite the answer in the widest possible sense is that we are all eco hypocrites or ecocrites. Just being alive requires us […]

Eton Solar Radios Are They Better Than Our Old Wind Up Radio

Eton Solar Radios

Wow, it has now been just under a year since I first wrote about how great solar radios are. And yes, ours is still going strong and is now well over 11 years old if not more. Of course, technology moves on and things get improved. I have been looking at the Eton Solar Radios and they are certainly of interest. Below you can see the top few sellers in the Eton Solar radio or crank radio range. Please read the article below for a thorough look at why it may be time for us to update our now slightly […]

How To Stop A Car Battery From Going Flat or Why I Am Stupid Sometimes

solar battery charger

Well, today we finally made it down to town after being stuck up the mountain for five days because of the snow. Luckily we had plenty of food and were not too short on the vino either although it was getting dangerously low! Gasp. Anyway, this one of those rather rambling posts but the story that follows is all based upon one of these small and cheap solar panel trickle chargers although being in Spain we bought ours from Amazon UK here and for less than 12 pound (sorry can’t find the pound symbol on my Spanish Laptop!) you can’t really […]

Which Solar BackPack To Buy? Solar Backpack Reviews

Here at A Self Sufficient Life we rely on solar power for all our day to day energy needs. After the initial set up power is harvested free of charge, a delightful way to make the most of a sunny (or indeed not so sunny) day.  But Solar Power and Solar Panels are not just for the Off Grid Living brigade. Everyone could (and indeed should) make use of the power of solar panels. Click the Links to View All Solar BackPacks & Solar Laptop Chargers Take a look at some of the great solar backpacks via the links above. […]

Cheap Solar Panels For Sale Online

Please read on for lots of information on cheap solar panels for sale and also my thoughts on the book that tells you how to make a solar panel at home for a low price. Below you will find some of the best priced solar panels online so be sure to take a look. Click any item to see the whole massive range available. Click to Check Out All Cheap Solar Panels for Sale 5 or so years ago when we bought our solar system there were not as many resources available to buy solar panels online. I did eventually […]

The Best Inverters. Pure Sinewave Inverters

Many of us wishing to become Self  Sufficient, especially when it comes to our Electrical needs, will have begun delving in to the world of Inverters, Solar Panels, Deep Cycle Batteries and more. There is a surprising array of different makes and models to choose from. It can seem like a very complicated business, but once understood a Solar or Wind Powered system is surprisingly easy to install. The backbone of an off grid or grid-tied power system is the Inverter. The best Inverters are not always the most expensive, they are the best Inverter for the job. Choosing The […]

Solar Radios Reviews Wind Up Radios Reviews Crank Radios

I really can’t express what great little Eco Gadgets Solar/Wind Up Radios are. Next to the Laptop it is probably one of the most used items in the house. We purchased a Solar and Wind Up Radio over ten years ago now and it is still going strong!  A minutes worth of winding and it runs for well over an hour! Click for Discount Crank Radios or read on to find out why we love our original Freeplay wind up/solar radio. When the sun is shining it quickly stores up energy and runs the whole day. We really have found […]