Alternative Energy

Putting Solar Power In Reach



Solar power isn’t new, it has been around for decades.

But only recently has it become something that is “affordable” to the general public.

I say affordable in quotation marks, simply because a good solar unit is still an expensive item to put into your survival cache.

For all intents and purposes, it is a passive item, that you will charge up once or twice a year and never use.

But should you ever be stuck in a situation where the grid goes down and you need power… you will be mighty glad you have it on hand.

I have been interested in getting a solar generator for quite some time.

I just couldn’t ever dig in to my pockets deep enough to doll out the cash to get one.

Thanks to my friends over at that is no longer an issue.

They are offering a special sale on a Solar Generator Kit- just for Survival Life members ( be sure to use the coupon code!)

But if you want one of these unit’s you’ll have to snag one quickly, they only have a few of them and they will not be available after June 3o.

Now, Normally I try to  keep this section focused on items that everyone can afford… but I felt that this deal was too good to pass up.

(If you are in the market for a solar generator be sure you check this one out, and make sure you use this special coupon code, just for the Survival Life community, to get 20% off the order!)

Coupon Code: SurvivalLife20   (and it looks like they are offering free shipping on it!)

I was checking out the generator that they have to offer from Humless and they were kind enough to send one out to me to test out.

Now I have said it once before, and I will say it again, I am no expert when it comes to solar power, 9 times out of 10 I find a way to shock myself when doing anything with electricity…

But check out this great review that I found on the same unit that I have!  This guy goes into really good detail on all of the bells and whistles that come with the kit:

I have had the unit for a couple of weeks now and so far I have found it to be quite a nice, reliable piece of equipment.

This thing also comes with  TON of bells and whistles included:


This kit contains the following items

  • 600 Watt Fuel-Less Generator
  • 100 W Foldable Solar Panel
  • AC Power Cord
  • Hand Crank Charger
  • 12VDC Extension cord (20 Ft.)
  • Universal Cell Phone Charger
  • USB Led Glow 1 W Light
  • 2 – Master Control Keys
  • 1 – EMP3 Protection Bag
  • 1 – 12-Volt Electric Blanket
  • 1 – 20′ 12-Volt Extension Cord
  • 1 – Solar Generator instructional DVD

The good:

Multiple Charging options- you can charge it fully in about 3.5 hours from a standard wall outlet; you can use the included solar panels and get a charge in about 6 hours of full sun; or you can plug in the hand crank and about 20 minutes of good, solid cranking will give you 2 hours worth of a charge.  ( I’m trying to find a way to rig the crank up to a bicycle or ta stationary bike to make cranking a bit easier)

4 usb plugs and 2 120 volt outlets let you power multiple small items, charge cellphones, run radio,s etc

The kit comes fully decked out with just about everything you need to stay powered up should the grid go down

Weight- I struggled on whether or not to put this in the good or the bad section.  The battery itself comes in at a hefty 40lbs, but when you compare this to a few other comparable models (like the Goal Zero Yeti 1250 kit, which weighs in at a hefty 103 lbs) the weight of the Humless unit pales in comparison.

Charging cycles- the Humless unit runs on Lithium batteries which can boast a life cycle of up to 2000 charges.  Most common lead acid batteries are lucky to get  400 charges before needed to be replaced.  The lithium batteries only need to be charged every 10 months vs the Goal Zero which needs a charge once every 3-4 months.

The Bad:

Bulk- Again I struggled on where to put this,  while the humless unit is much lighter it is still to heavy to be carried for any long distance in a bug out situation.

Price- This is the biggest factor that keeps most people from ever getting their hands on a solar charging unit.  Now you can get smaller and lower quality units and they MAY work ( or they could set something on fire….) or if you have the ability and know-how, you can build your own.  But if you do choose to purchase a solar unit, this is one instance where the term “you get what you pay for,” can’t be stressed enough.

The Humless unit does come in at around $2,600 for the full kit ( or if you want just the battery bank and have your own solar panels and other accessories, you can pick up the bank by itself for just under $2,000).

The Bottom Line:

I know this is a steep price to pay for what seems like just a big cluster of batteries, but when TSHTF and the power goes out for more than a few hours, what is the price in knowing that you can have at least some of your normal day comforts when no one else will…

Don’t forget to use the  coupon code: SurvivalLife20

Remember if you want to snag one of these kits and save over $500.00 off the normal price you have to do it now. They only have a few of these left and after June 30 they will deactivate the coupon code and the unit will be made unavailable.


Grab One Today!


Read more with these related articles from our site:

Solar Power: Energy Alternative

DIY Solar Power Projects

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  1. JJM

    June 13, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    $2600 for 100 watts of solar, charge controller, inverter, battery, cables, etc? For 1/5 of the 20% discounted price I can obtain 90 watts of solar panels, charge controller, inverter, battery, cables, etc. Of course I need to assemble and connect all items and it’s not very portable.

  2. TpC

    June 13, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    When is June 31st again?

  3. jason

    June 16, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    This is useless. 20min of cranking for 2hrs cell phone phone chargin? Maybe power a small fan? It will not be fully charged in 6hrs of sunlight

    Get a small gas generator.
    Store some gas with stablizer
    10x the amount of power
    A fraction of the cost

    • Matt

      June 16, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      Except the problem with gas generators (and most generators) is that they are very noisy. Solar generators are often incredibly quiet. Why is this important? Well, would you like to advertise to the whole desperate world that you have a power generator? Perhaps, since you have a generator, you have other survival items too.

      – Straight Forward Prepper

  4. Art

    June 16, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    None of the links work when I tried to look at the product.

  5. gena

    June 16, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    For about $500 you can get a 350 watt Goal Zero power station AND a 30watt solar panel or for $1000 two of each. Additional linking 30 watt solar panels, Goal Zero, for $229 each. Weight of each power station, 25 pounds. So that would be more power for about half the cost of this product, even with the discount. And while the Yedi thing is heavier, it costs about $350 less for about double the power and comes with a roller thing to move it on. The price I saw for the Yeti thing was $1700 including two linking 30 watt solar panels.
    I already have a small power station and three smaller solar panels and am planning to buy one of the 350 watt Goal Zero power stations for $269 this week. And I will be buying more solar panels as the cash is available. I also have a 400 watt inverter for my car and plan to keep just enough gas in the car to run the inverter with the rest of the gas hidden until needed.That will allow me to charge both power stations I own from the car if necessary or from the solar panels, or to power many small household appliances in my car for cooking or other uses. Plan to buy the smallest available dorm style microwave to operate out of my car if necessary. Have several two gallon gas containers which can be hidden if needed to put just enough in the car to power my needs. Plan to gradually buy and fill more at a speed not to garner attention. Figure initial needs will be to become invisible and protect my home and its contents, once the initial rioting is past, things might be able to be done discreetly but more openly than with the initial breakdown. Am working at having duplication on necessary items, extras for barter, have talked with the neighbors enough to know who can and cannot be trusted and which have skill sets that can come in handy and which of the neighbors would be the most likely to try to come in and take whatever they think I might have. Have radios, scanners, short wave radio, walkie talkie radios, marine band radios, survival literature, and have been printing much of what I think I might need off the internet and making notebooks with information I might need, a survival garden, and much of that in containers which can be brought inside to keep items from being ransacked in the initial phrases of a breakdown. And most important, trust in God that no matter what happens I will be able to deal with it through trust in Him, even to the point of dying for Him if need be. If one has no fear of death it releases one to try things and do things that otherwise one might be afraid to try or to do.

  6. Nancy

    June 16, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Speaking of Goal Zero, they are just ending their roadshow at Costco this week.(June 20, 2013) For $299 I got their 350 Extreme WITH an inverter. The 30W solar panels were going for 179 last weekend, this weekend were marked down to 119.99 each. Even the Yeti was on sale. My Costco also has their own price for a Yeti combo at a great price. Around $1600 that includes 2 30W panels and some lights, I think. I opted for 4 of the 350 Extremes giving me 1400W for $1600 but has the flexibility of separating into individual 350 W units.

  7. Lisa researching electrical shock

    April 1, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    I must agree that this deal was too good to pass up. I’m disappointed that I didn’t run across your blog early last year.
    Lucky for me, I am here now 🙂 Thanks for sharing your deals/views/expertise.

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