By Aton Edwards, I.P.N. Executive Director I’m writing this piece for the good folks in Flint, Michigan who are currently caught up in one of the worst acts of governmental malfeasance, incompetency and neglect that I’ve ever witnessed in my life. It reminds me of a similar incident back in 1976 in a place called the[…]
By Aton Edwards, I.P.N. Executive Director It’s 11:25 PM, Thursday, Dec 31, 2015. The year is almost over and a new year is about to begin – but we’re still reeling from what it had to offer in the way of disasters; and from the looks of things so far, 2016 looks like it may give last year[…]
By Adnan Roy
Canadian inventor Roger Gordon, has created an incredible new device that has the potential to change the way the world views fuel production along with offering a green alternative to fossil fuel that can break the bonds of foreign energy dependency forever.
His invention, the Green Gas Machine produces a substance called NH3 (anhydrous ammonia) — simply stated, NH3 is ammonia without water. This natural substance was once used to power trucks, buses and farm equipment. (NH3 powered schoolbus pictured below)
Gordon uses NH3 to power his own truck and equipment at his farm in Canada.
Even the great German engineer Rudolf Diesel inventor of the engine of the same name used ammonia in an experimental engine and saw it as a viable fuel.
Gordon’s invention was born from his need of a new and inexpensive method to produce ammonia, a critical component in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.
He began to research methods on ammonia manufacturing and designed an apparatus in 2009 that could make it in small quantities. He patented the device and over the next few years worked to refine and improve it with a team of engineers. In 2012, Gordon’s work paid off.
His invention was theoretically able to produce up to 500 litres per day at a cost of less than $.50 cents per litre. It was also a relatively small refrigerator sized unit that could easily be stored in a garage, basement or, any well ventilated area and; could be powered by renewable energy power generation systems. (solar, wind) It requires little maintenance, no technical skill to operate and also has exothermic properties — meaning that it produces heat that can be redirected away from the machine and ducted to heat a home during the cold winter months. Gordon also realized that if used en masse, by the general public, his Green Gas Machine could not only decentralize fuel production by converting consumers into producers, but also help to diminish the effects of climate change by scaling back the use of fossil fuels.
By Aton Edwards, I.P.N. Executive Director A 7.9 earthquake rocked Nepal on Saturday, April 25. The death toll on Monday April 27th is nearly 4,000 and is rapidly rising. Thousands have been injured and forced from their homes seeking shelter. Powerful aftershocks have also hit the area, weakening unstable structures and frightening tens of thousands[…]
By Aton Edwards, I.P.N. Executive Director
Shelter. Most of us who have it never even give it a second thought — until we find ourselves without it; like after an earthquake, tornado, hurricane/cyclone, structural fire or, human-made disasters such as war. […]
Over the years, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to work with some wonderful folk from the entertainment industry that have been supportive in helping to spread our message of disaster preparedness/response & sustainable living. Of all that I have met and known, Davina Bussey stands out as one of the biggest talents. She is also a longtime preparedness advocate and practitioner who has been a member of I.P.N. since the late 90’s well before the global prepping craze began. […]
By Jona Jone
Last holiday season, everyone shared smiles, laughter, love and warmth. We expected hearty greetings and warm welcomes from our friends and relatives; it’s hard to expect anything would go wrong. […]
By Aton Edwards, I.P.N. Executive Director
Let me begin by wishing you all a Happy New Year. There are many difficult challenges ahead and I hope you can meet them safe, healthy and of course … prepared.
By Aton Edwards, I.P.N. Executive Director Ready-UP! the program is back! We’re kicking off our next phase of Ready-UP! activity at our most exciting location yet – The upcoming New York City Comicon! The original team Ready-UP! will be featured – along with a few new additions … In this go round, some of Ready-UP![…]
By Aton (“The Old Man”) Edwards, I.P.N. Executive Director Howdy folks, I feel that it’s time to speak with you about a major situation that I know you’ve been hearing quite a bit about over the past few days – The Ebola virus outbreak in Africa. As it stands right now, it shows no[…]