Survival Day 24 (Solar Water Heater Panel)

We have gotten spoiled. Technology is a wonderful thing, but it has also made us accustomed to things like Hot Water on demand. After a long day of working hard and sweating, no one wants to go to bed stinky and dirty. What do you do when the power goes out for good? Or when you just want to build completely off the grid, but also want to have those modern conveniences of life?

The first step is planning out your utilities, and these Solar Water Heater Panels are exactly what your house or cabin needs to support your hot water needs. If you are on the grid you’ll save money by raising the water temp in your tank so the heater has to work less hard to get your water to your target temp, and if you are completely off grid this water will feel good no matter what – because there won’t be ice chips floating in it.

My recommendation is to get four panels per bathroom and one extra per sink – but I’ve come about those numbers through completely half assed anecdotal research. So start with one if you want and work your way up until you have enough hot water while also remembering they won’t be as effective in the winter – so you may need more panel coverage when its cold out.

  • Heats water for your house or cabin using the sun
  • Connects to your existing electric or gas water heater
  • Hybrid System – Never be without hot water even on cloudy days
  • Slash your electric or gas bill
DaySurvival GearCategoryEstimated Cost
Survival Day 24Solar Water Heater PanelTechnology / Off The Grid$605
To Date $3200
Survival Day 23CrowbarTools / Garage Gear / Vehicle Gear$20 X 3 = $60
To Date $2595
Survival Day 22Energy BarBulk Food / Bolt Hole Stuff$10 X 20 = $200
To Date $2535
Survival Day 21Heavy Duty Tool BeltTools / Survival Clothing$55
To Date $2335
Survival Day 20Camouflage Twin Sheet SetBasic Supplies$50
To Date $2280
Survival Day 19Elk Ridge Fixed Blade MacheteWeapons / Knife Porn$25 X 4 = $100
To Date $2230
Survival Day 18Door Stop AlarmSecurity$10 X 3 = $30
To Date $2130
Survival Day 17Waterproof LED Rechargeable SpotlightTechnology / Garage Gear / Vehicle Gear$25 X 3 = $75
To Date $2100
Survival Day 169-in-1 Multi-Tool ScrewdriverTools / Garage Gear / Vehicle Gear$12.50 X 2 = $25
To Date $2025
Survival Day 15Salt BucketBulk Food / Bolt Hole Stuff$50 X 5 = $250
To Date $2000
Survival Day 14Stanley Classic Vacuum BottleFood / Cold Weather Gear$30
To Date $1750
Survival Day 13Watch HatSurvival Clothing / Cold Weather Gear$10 X 4 = $40
To Date $1720
Survival Day 12Pocket KnifeWeapons / Camping$55 X 2 = $110
To Date $1680
Survival Day 11Prograde Window LocksHome Security / Bolt Hole Stuff$12 X 5 = $60
To Date $1570
Survival Day 10Tire ChainsTools / Vehicle Gear$80 X 2 = $160
To Date $1510
Survival Day 9Case of 12 Genuine MREsBulk Food / Bolt Hole Stuff$90 X 5 = $450
To Date $1350
Survival Day 8Snow Shovel And SawTools / Vehicle Gear$96
To Date $900
Survival Day 7Hiking/Camping/Performance SocksSurvival Clothing$25 X 4 = $100
To Date $804
Survival Day 6Go Girl Female UrinalGifts For Her / Bug Out Stuff$10 X 3 = $30
To Date $704
Survival Day 5Steel Door Security Bar For Inswinging DoorsHome Security$90 X 5 = $450
To Date $674
Survival Day 4Meal Prepping ContainersFood / Health$12 X 2 = $24
To Date $224
Survival Day 3Turbo TorchTechnology / Bug Out Stuff$30
To Date $200
Survival Day 2Gerber 22-41545 Black Diesel Multi-ToolTools / Every Day Carry$70 X 2 = $140
To Date $170
Survival Day 1Fire StarterCamping / Vehicle Gear$15 X 2 = $30
To Date $30
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