Self-Cleaning Glass: Pilkington Activ Glass

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"Pilkington Activ" glass needs little cleaning, reducing consumption of detergent and water. The active glass has a special nano-scale (extremely thin) coating of microcrystalline titanium oxide which reacts to daylight. The reaction breaks down dirt on the glass, and when the water hits the glass the dirt slides off. The chemical used — titanium dioxide […]

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Flexible Solar Panels

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If you boat, hike or are basically remote, these panels are the most portable way to produce electricity yet devised. The panel above, weighing 4.7 pounds, produces 32W of 12V power, and rolls up so you can pack it. They are extremely durable and can withstand rain or being stepped on. Best Price: $268.75 (AltEnergyStore)

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Efficient Sweetener: Stevia

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Stevia is a herb native to Paraguay whose leaves are extremely sweet. In fact they are 10-15 times as sweet as table sugar, and refined extracts are 200-300 sweeter than sugar. I can’t abide artificial sweeteners, but I use Stevia to make lemonade, and it tastes great. It takes just one dash of the extract […]

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CMG Bonfire Camplight

Featuring the latest LED technology, CMG’s 3-ounce Bonfire Tent Light uses a proprietary LED circuit and a three-bulb cluster that will never burn out. Unlike a traditional candle lantern or fuel cell, this lightweight, packable and durable alternative has no open flame, no burning fuel and no breakable glass. Powered by a pair of AA […]

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