Shortage of Food, Water, and Shelter Threatens to Worsen Situation in Haiti

Last week’s massive earthquake in Haiti was one of the most devastating natural disasters of the 21st century. The world has not seen devastation on this scale since the Asian tsunami that struck on Christmas Day in 2004. As the world gathers its resources to help Haiti recover and rebuild they are finding each step in the rescue process more difficult because the scale of devastation in Haiti is almost unprecedented. While the world has seen equally devastating disasters so far in the 21st century, the devastation is worse in Haiti due to the country’s extreme poverty. Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the world and is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, conditions in the country prior to the earthquake served to magnify the destruction and make recovery even more difficult. In the aftermath of the quake, as thousands of aid workers and millions of dollars flood into the country to help, rescuers must battle new problems. A lack of food, fresh water, and shelter for the victims threatens to make the conditions in Haiti worse with each passing day.


Haiti’s status as one of the more under-developed nations in the world helped amplify the effects of the earthquake. The Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince was full of neighborhoods of poorly built homes. A lack of safe building codes and proper building materials led to a city full of rickety shacks housing nearly three million inhabitants. When the quake struck, the level of devastation in the capital city was massive. Everything from homes to hospitals and churches, even the Presidential palace, collapsed during the quake. The survivors not only had nowhere to seek shelter in the aftermath, but they had no place to keep the dead. As many of the city’s hospitals collapsed, the few remaining buildings that could house people dead or alive were quickly overwhelmed. As nations rush in to help the Haitians, they find people living on the street. Living survivors sleep in shabby tent cities with the bodies of the dead lining the same streets. These conditions make the spread of several diseases much easier, threatening to increase the death toll in the aftermath of the earthquake.


A lack of food and fresh water will compound the terrible living conditions and make the spread of disease and death more swift and efficient. Food and fresh water are near impossible to come by in the aftermath of the earthquake. Rescue organizations and aid from other countries are having a tough time to getting into the country. Port-au-Prince’s main port was so badly damaged during the earthquake it was impossible in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake to ship in supplies of food and water. Port-au-Prince’s airport was also quickly overwhelmed, as only one runway remains serviceable to the hundreds of planes trying to land and bring in fresh supplies.


The richest nations of the world are doing all they can to come to the aid of Haiti while trying to help decrease the outbreak of disease, death, and civil unrest. The nations of Europe have pledged a combined $ 500 million dollars along with aid workers being sent to the country to assist in rescue efforts. The United States has sent some 10,000 troops to Haiti to assist U.N. peacekeepers already in the country in maintaining order and to help coordinate rescue efforts. American forces have taken control of the airport to coordinate the landing of planes loaded with aid workers and supplies. In addition to the American government’s pledge of $ 100 million, the American public has already donated $ 8 million to relief organizations. The world cannot rest on its laurels yet, the relief effort in Haiti will be a long one and if it is to be successful the world must assist Haiti in the coming months and years, not just the next few weeks.


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HHO Generator – Water to Fuel Converter

For this project let’s build a sexy looking generator that uses electricity to convert water into an extremely powerful fuel! Here’s how to build an Oxy-Hydrogen generator from scratch.

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[✓] 4” ABS clean out fittings:
[✓] 3/8” Poly Tubing:
[✓] 100 grit sandpaper:
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[✓] 1/4” 90 degree Elbow:
[✓] 1/2” drill bit:
[✓] 18 Thread TAP:
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[✓] 3/8” Swivel Elbow:
[✓] 5/16 drill bit:
[✓] Bench vice:
[✓] Stainless steel jam nuts:
[✓] Acrylic glue:

I’ve been getting a lot of requests for build plans, so I made a 23 page .pdf file you can have for $20 (This helps compensate for the 3 days it took me to make them). You can get them here:

Everything you need to know should be in the video, but the plans have templates for the stainless steel plates, a parts list with SKU numbers, pictures, instructions, and expanded view diagrams of the systems, including an alternate “all ABS” option.

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This project should not be attempted without adult supervision and adequate training. Misuse, or careless use, of tools or projects may result in serious injury, property damage, and/or death. Use of this video content is at your own risk.

This is not a “free energy” device, “over unity” device, or a claim to be the solution to the worlds energy crisis. This is a project I did to experiment with the electrolysis of water, and the resulting gasses collected.

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The generator requires electricity to electrolyze H2O (water) into gas. The resulting mixed gas is sometimes referred to as Oxy-Hydrogen gas, which is 2 parts Hydrogen (H2) and 1 part Oxygen (O2). I typically hook this up to my car battery while the vehicle is running, so the alternator takes most of the load. On 12 volts I get about 1.5 liters/minute, but when I want to make the gas faster, I hook 2 car batteries in series for 24 volts, and this exponentially increases the gas production to over 5 liters per minute.

Current draw seems to be around 20-50 amps depending on whether you use 12-24 volts. High current draws mean the electrolyte heats up, and if left too long the plastic can warp or melt causing structural failure.

Some people ask why the plates aren’t all electrically connected. The plates that aren’t connected are called “floater” plates, or “neutral” plates. There is too much information to post about them here, so do a google search, or check out websites like for an in depth explanation of the theory.

I used KOH as my electrolyte because research suggested it was the best. I haven’t experimented with other electrolytes, but have heard that salt, sodium hydroxide, vinegar, etc could work, but will dirty and may corrode the plates. Potassium Hydroxide keeps the system clean, however, it is caustic, so be careful if you choose to use it. You can probably get away with about 2-4 teaspoons of KOH per 6 liters of water.

This system produces an extremely powerful OxyHydrogen gas. When the gas is used, it simply turns back into water, and that’s good for the environment. However I believe it takes more electric energy to produce the gas than is obtained from the gas. This device merely converts the energy from one form to another, with given losses.

As long as you have enough electricity, the amount of water already in this system is enough to produce thousands and thousands of liters of fuel. Some people say this is the fuel of the future. Either way, it’s a very powerful gas!

If you need more information, or want to purchase build plans for this design, you can get them here: