Thanks for your blog and book, I really enjoy them and have found lots of fantastic information.
I would like to share these two innovations with you.
I am a European and have no affiliation with the company that makes them.
The first is the Ecofan
It is a fan that turns by the heat that the woodstove
produces. Instead of letting the heat go up to the ceiling it directs it
in the room and lets you have a feeling of warmth a lot faster.
got one from a friend to try out, I put it on the stove and directed it
to my wife, without her knowing it. Suddenly she felt something was
different, looked at the stove and said without hesitation: "What is
that, I want it!" My wife couldn't live without one.
If you have a woodstove it is a very good upgrade.
The other item is the Joi light
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I’ve seen some of these before and I think its very interesting how they turn heat to electricity.
be completely honest, I don’t think the Joi light makes much sense at
all. To use a candle to get a bit of LED light sounds awfully
impractical, even more so at such a high price. For something like that,
(small scale) long term off-grid illumination, I’d go for something
like the WakaWaka Lamp
that uses solar power, has good battery capacity and works nicely as a
lantern. All at 1/5 of the cost of the JOI and it doesnt need candles to
work. So far, I’ve been using a Waka Waka Power unit and it still works as advertised, which is rare with most of these products.
fan for the wood stove does look nice. I see how it might help send hot
air in a specific direction and help increase the heating radius. That
it uses power generated from the same stove is a nice solution for
These products remind me of the BioLite Wood Burning Campstove.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.