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Energy Self Sufficiency Newsletter
A Rebel Wolf Energy Systems Publication

Here is the issue of Energy Self Sufficiency Newsletter. I believe, and always will, that ESSN provided useful information to readers and I truly regret that we weren't able to attract enough advertisers to keep it going. Energy Self Sufficiency Newsletter was published quarterly online at www.rebelwolf.com. The publications is free and unlimited printing and distribution is encouraged for the benefit of the renewable energy community. All contents are Copyright 2006 by Rebel Wolf Energy Systems. Please contact us for reprint permission. All printed copies and electronic distribution must contain the entire publication including this notice.

Webpage: http://www.rebelwolf.com/essn.html
Energy Self Sufficiency Newsletter
A Rebel Wolf Energy Systems Publication

Here is the issue of Energy Self Sufficiency Newsletter. I believe, and always will, that ESSN provided useful information to readers and I truly regret that we weren't able to attract enough advertisers to keep it going. Energy Self Sufficiency Newsletter was published quarterly online at www.rebelwolf.com. The publications is free and unlimited printing and distribution is encouraged for the benefit of the renewable energy community. All contents are Copyright 2006 by Rebel Wolf Energy Systems. Please contact us for reprint permission. All printed copies and electronic distribution must contain the entire publication including this notice.

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November, 2005
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 blatant self-promotion, I’d like to invite you, if your interestsinclude the generation and use of 12 VDC power in your off-grid home, to join my 12 VDC Power group on Yahoo! Thegroup URL is
 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/12VDC_Power/There’s a lot of knowledge, experience and talent in the group,and that’s typical of many of the groups online.You’ll find a great mix of folks in all the groups. A core of experienced experts and a large contingent of those who arenew, or relatively new to the field and seeking answers totheir questions. There are a lot of questions and answers,some intense discussions and, occasionally, differences of opinion. But, it’s a great way to learn and a lot of fun. Justremember, in any of the groups that you join, to always de- bate the issue and not the other poster. We’re all there toexchange ideas, not engage in personalities.I encourage all of you to continually learn, to hone your skillsand to always educate yourself in our chosen subject of self-sufficiency. Field Expedient Engineering can be learned, andsomeday, it may make things much easier or even save a life.Peace,ldb
by Larry D. Barr, Editor 
Field Expedient Engineering
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I’m a member of several email groups and one of them postsa “Question of the Week” each Sunday. Just to make us think and to encourage us to share with the other members of thegroup. This week the question was, “What is one self suffi-ciency skill that you have learned/developed that you are most proud of?”I thought about it for a while, mentally ran through the list of skills that I have, and responded to the question with “FieldExpedient Engineering.” That’s the ability to construct a work-ing device out of a bunch of spare parts, leftover pieces andgeneral junk. The ability to fix a piece of equipment with, asthey say, bubble gum and baling wire. Sometimes it’s called“MacGyver-ing” after the TV show starring Richard DeanAnderson. But, whatever you call it, it’s a handy self suffi-ciency skill to have.And of course, I hear you thinking, you have to be born withit. Now, admittedly there are some folks who seem to have been born with one skill or another. I know there are somethings that just came naturally to me. Things like understand-ing electrical and mechanical devices. That makes it a lot easier.However, if you’re not one of those to whom things like thatcome naturally, don’t despair. The skill of Field ExpedientEngineering – or as my friend Steve Spence calls it“Imagineering” – can be learned. And learning it will give youa great advantage in your quest for self sufficiency.“How do I learn it?”, you ask. The Internet is a great place tostart. A Google search for “how things work” returned about363 million responses. The first two were a couple of excel-lent ones. They werehttp://www.howstuffworks.com/ and http://howthingswork.virginia.edu/.There are lots of other resources out there for your perusaland study. At least one series of books, maybe more, on thesubject. Speaking of books, one of my favorite technical book-stores isOpamp Technical Booksin Los Angeles.If you spend a little time on their site, you can browse throughthe abstracts of most, if not all, of the books they have instock.Another wonderful, and very sociable, way to learn is to joinone or more of the Internet email groups, or listservs, that areavailable. There are literally thousands of them, covering ev-ery imaginable subject and interest. At the risk of a bit of 
Energy Self SufficiencyNewsletter
Editor/Publisher
Larry D. Barr
Contributing Editors
Al Rutan (RIP)Maria (Mark)AlovertSteve Spence Jerry DycusLaren CorieMike NixonTom OgrenKelly BoydBryan BallDan Fink
Graphic Artist
Aaron W. Cagle
Advertising Director
Steve Spenceads@rebelwolf.com
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Rebel Wolf Energy Systems

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