Being a prepper, there is always the chance that you will have to come to terms with having no energy, no electricity, therefore, no availability to essential requirements. We saw the Backyard Revolution and thought that we had to try it. This article is our review of it, and hopefully, it will help you decide if it will be beneficial to you.
If you have never experienced a power outage, then you are extremely lucky. A lot of people have gone days and even weeks with no electricity and no means to get it. Solar panels have been on the market for a while now. However, they cost a lot of money, and a lot of time to install.
Here at PreppersWill, we decided to buy the pack and give you a detailed review of what it is actually like, and what you can do with it.
Backyard Revolution Introduction
You may have seen this article a lot on the internet over the last year or so and thought, is it a scam? Well, first of all, I would like to say that it is not the scam that you may think it is. There are realities to life that make us all believe that we need to do something about the electricity that we use when we use it, and how much power we consume.
Those are the facts, and no one in the world wouldn’t like the idea of spending less money on things that we all should have an inherent right to:
- Water: Hot and cold.
- Hot water.
- And of course, electricity.
There are things that you can do about most of the items above. For example, you can learn hunting for food, digging for water, survival cooking for food and hot water, building shelters, and making fires to warm yourself up. However, there is not an easy way to get electricity. That is where we are hoping that the Backyard Revolution can help.
That’s where solar panels would usually step in. However, as we have said, it is not exactly an easy or cheap venture to get more electricity. Furthermore, the efficiency of a single, level solar panel is amazingly low.
The story is that a carpenter, Zack Bennett, from Orlando had been burgled during a power outage and decided to do something about it. That is when he did so much research that he stumbled across an MIT study from 2012 about how people should arrange solar panels.
He notices that the solar panels were not flat, as in usual layouts. They were arranged in a tower of angled panels that took advantage of reflected sunlight and daylight times. Zack then spent a year creating the final prototype and managed to get it to work, alone. Creating the project cost him $200, which he says he got back within three months from cutting his bill down.
However, here at Preppers Will, it is not just about the energy cost. We are looking at energy availability, too. We wanted something capable of providing power to our homes in the worst situations. That is why we have tried it.
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Our Backyard Revolution Review
Now that we have gone into a little detail about the beginnings of the backyard revolution let’s take a look at how the trials went for us. First of all, what did we get in our package?
117 page PDF guide.
The guide is comprehensive, and it goes into exquisite detail, explaining all of the tools and equipment that you need. There are some links to some of the more challenging to find products so that you can buy them straight from eBay.
Not all of the items have links, but by going into hardware and DIY shops, you can easily find the other pieces. It tells you the dimensions in imperial and metric so that anyone can find the parts that they require, even down to individual screw sizes. The build guide is very comprehensive, too, with detailed drawings of each step to help you make it.
We found the guide very useful and easy to understand every step. All of the hard work of guessing, testing, re-testing, etc. done for you, and you only have to follow the measurements and guide. Here is an example of the presentation of the guide:
As you can see, it is set out very well, with easy to understand images every step.
Construction Of The Backyard Revolution
Now let’s get into the creation of the equipment. As we have already said, it is all straightforward to follow, and pretty cheap to make. In total, with all of the material that we used, we paid around $200 the same as Zack claimed. However, I imagine that the cost could differ slightly from one location to the next because of the material costs.
You will need some tools for the construction of the backyard revolution, and all of them are listed, except one. You will either need a saw or get the woodcut to length at the suppliers. Other than that, you will only need basic woodworking and electrical tools, and I think that the most advanced tools that you will need are:
- Soldering Iron
Other than that, the tools are all basic tools that you are likely to have in your garage already. They are items such as a measuring tape, etc.
After you have all of the tools and equipment ready, it is all straightforward to make.
Creating all of the steps took around a full day after getting all of the equipment and supplies ready and was very easy to do.
Solar panels are a wonderful invention, and honestly, I am surprised that more people are not using this technology. It is certainly not a new technology, but I do not think that they claim it is. It is more of a way of arranging specific solar panels in a certain way to get maximum benefit for the space that it uses.
So, after buying the guide, which is pretty cheap anyway, and the materials, again, not overly expensive, I have to say that it is pretty ingenious.
I would be pretty intrigued to find out how many people have used this system. Even then, I still don’t think that it would be as many as I would have thought. I honestly truly believe that more people should take advantage of the plans that are available to you in this pack.
The claims of 65% less energy usage, in my opinion, are for a single person living in an apartment and going to work all day. However, we have seen the benefits of the system in numerous ways:
- Keeping lights on in a blackout.
- Boiling kettles.
- Running a fridge.
To be honest, you could power a whole house with this equipment for a certain amount of time. However, how long that is, I am unsure. In the case of a prepper, paying for the guide and making this piece of kit should be on everyone’s “to-do” list. Will it save you 65% of your total household energy? That all depends on how much energy your home uses. Will it power your essentials in a time of need? Absolutely!
The best part about it is that it is only tiny and can fit almost anywhere, even if you only have a balcony and no yard!
After buying this guide, you will gain access to three other books that may help you in your prepping quest:
Homestead EMP Protection Protocol
This book enables you to make the backyard revolution even better. It enables you to provide the plant with EMP and off-grid protection to allow for power even in the worst cases.
Energy Stockpiling Secrets
When you are not using all of the power that the plant provides, you will want to store the excess energy. This book will tell you how to stockpile that energy for use in extreme cases.
Homestead Alternative Energy Sources
Although none of these books are as great as the Backyard Revolution, they certainly only add to the value that you will be getting. Some of the information in them is invaluable to a prepper, and anyone else for that matter.
For the cost of a few takeaways, you can certainly get your monies worth within a few months of use. I think that more people should be buying this product and creating their own power as soon as possible! And, as you are reading this, you are one of those people.
It is a super easy guide for making your own power that takes up such a small amount of space, that you could even take it with you if you are bugging out in a vehicle.
If you are worried about buying it, there is a 100% money-back guarantee, so if you do not find the same as I have described here, you can get your money back, no questions asked.
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