PEDAL POWER

Well, since Justin isn’t here to explain the goings on in the photos (he’s out visiting a local beekeeping supply company with a friend – more on that later)  I can share with you photos and all that I know is going on with his latest tinkerings.

He finally figured out the missing part that was missing in the plans and he’s completed the last bit of the assembly.

These past two weeks he’s been attaching all sorts of contraptions to a bike that will, though, pedaling generate electricity.   Yep, handy man Justin says we can power our TV, laptop, or anything with a plug here on the urban homestead (which, of course, is not very many!)  Nonetheless, we can use this nifty contraption at events – perhaps power the projector or stereo when we host film screenings or when we are out tabling charge our laptop.

Haven’t yet tried it out, but I think he’s going test everything this weekend.  Always something new and exciting happening here on the urban homestead as we continue to strive for self sufficiency.

P.S. Like to send a huge thank you to a longtime reader and supporter of PTF from across the pond.  LOVED the old “Self Sufficiency” magazines which contained timeless wisdom and practical advice.  They don’t make magazines like the used to.   Thank you for sharing.

Comments(10)

  1. sharonz says:

    Sometimes i read about you guys and think— are you going Gilligan’s Island!?! Justin must be the proffessor…

  2. sharonz says:

    Sometimes i read about you guys and think— are you going Gilligan’s Island!?! Justin must be the proffessor…

  3. oohoo says:

    Hi, Anais,
    Is there any chance you might share some of the ‘Self Sufficiency’ articles in the magazines?
    I am sure everyone would be interested…maybe some that you feel are the best examples.

    Thanks for all you do!
    Oohoo

  4. oohoo says:

    Hi, Anais,
    Is there any chance you might share some of the ‘Self Sufficiency’ articles in the magazines?
    I am sure everyone would be interested…maybe some that you feel are the best examples.

    Thanks for all you do!
    Oohoo

  5. Wendy says:

    Oh, I would LOVE one of those bicycle power generators. I’ve been trying to talk my husband into investing in one ;).

    Have you seen the biogas systems? That’s the next “contraption” I’ll be trying to convince my husband we need ;).

  6. Wendy says:

    Oh, I would LOVE one of those bicycle power generators. I’ve been trying to talk my husband into investing in one ;).

    Have you seen the biogas systems? That’s the next “contraption” I’ll be trying to convince my husband we need ;).

  7. gerry medland says:

    Hi Anais,
    with the price of domestic energy now at a 40% increase since august,I think I shall be ‘looking’ at one of those pedal power bikes!
    blessings
    gerry mx

  8. gerry medland says:

    Hi Anais,
    with the price of domestic energy now at a 40% increase since august,I think I shall be ‘looking’ at one of those pedal power bikes!
    blessings
    gerry mx

  9. Chris says:

    Is there a Name to the magazine? Can one access it on lilne? We have this appitite for more! The more we no, the better off this country is! Thanks for everything! Love it all! C

  10. Chris says:

    Is there a Name to the magazine? Can one access it on lilne? We have this appitite for more! The more we no, the better off this country is! Thanks for everything! Love it all! C

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