Journal of Civil Defense 2006, Volume 39, Issue 4, “Alternative Energy”


This issue of the Journal of Civil Defense covers alternative energy sources to use in emergencies including power, cooking, and lighting.

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Alternative Energy

This issue of the Journal of Civil Defense covers alternative energy sources including power, cooking, and lighting.

We have tried to present some simple and practical methods of addressing basic needs for lighting, communication, and cooking during disaster situations. We always strive to find the low cost effective means that will be useful to anyone. Most problems can be addressed if you have significant financial resources, but the very affordable solutions that are still very effective are really exciting.

TACDA always tries to meet low cost and highly effective solutions criteria. We realize we also need to keep the solutions simple but sometimes when dealing with electrical equipment the information may appear somewhat complex. I’m sure that with a reasonable amount of study along with a positive attitude that nearly everyone will be able to understand and use this material. If you do run into some problems please ask us or some other competent individual.

Don’t allow a lack of understanding keep yourself from adequate preparedness for your and your family. Again, if you have problems, questions, or any other feedback, please let us know. We are happy to help!

In This Issue:

Pg. 3) Message from the President

Pg. 5) Keeping up with The Joneses

  • The Power is Out – It’s Getting Dark, and I’m Hungry!
  • Pg. 10) Apple Box Oven
  • Pg. 11) Hay Box
  • Pg. 12) Paper Box Oven
  • Pg. 13) Solar Funnel Cooker

Pg. 14) Small Alternative Energy System for Disaster Use, by Jay Whimpey, PE

Pg. 18) Living A Sheltered Life, by Sharon Packer

Pg. 20) Off-Grid Office, by Bob Owens

Pg. 22) Focus on Public Safety, Tools of the Alternative Energy Trade, by Jay Whimpey, PE


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Weight 7 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 0.19 in


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