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About. The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution.

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The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common. We hope to foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years. The Clock and Library Projects Below is an essay by a founding board member Stewart Brand on the need for, and the mechanism by which, The Long Now Foundation is attempting to encourage long-term thinking. Civilization is revving itself into a pathologically short attention span. Yates-1966-Art-of-Memory-excerpt.pdf. Glacier reveals 5,400-year-old Stone Age arrow. Radiocarbon dating of the sallow wood shaft of this arrow shows it to be 5,400 years old, dating it to the younger Stone Age.

Glacier reveals 5,400-year-old Stone Age arrow

The arrow was found in the Norwegian mountains, at Dovrefjell, by Tord Bretten and Line B. Aukrust. (Photo: Åge Hojem and Martin Callahan/NTNU Museum of Science) One late August day in 2011 Tord Bretten and his sister Line B. Aukrust came home from an extraordinarily successful hunting trip in Dovrefjell, a mountainous area in central Norway. No Nonsense Self Defense - Reliable information for dangerous situations. Secret Book Club. Welcome to the Secret Clubhouse!

Secret Book Club

Shh. We will discuss our club selection on the first Sunday of every month. Rules for our discussion: You do not need to have read or finished the book to participate in the chat, but please state that you haven’t read the book at the beginning of your comment. Remember to ask questions of those who have read the book in whole. How to Grow Shiitakes in Your Own Backyard - FROM SCRATCH Magazine. I’m not much of a risk taker.

How to Grow Shiitakes in Your Own Backyard - FROM SCRATCH Magazine

It’s sad but true. I don’t plan to scale the highest summit or cage dive with sharks. But in the garden? Now, that’s a different story. I’ll plant varieties considered outside my USDA zone, push the envelope of sun verses shade recommendations, and squeeze just one more tomato plant into a bursting bed. Nickel-Iron NiFe batteries by Iron Edison. Preserving Your Rosemary Harvest. Rosemary is easy to grow in pots in a sunny location with plenty of moisture.

Preserving Your Rosemary Harvest

The small blue flowers and the up right growth habit of this herb make it a wonderfully fragrant herb for your garden. It is hardy to Zones 6-8, but should be protected from harsh winter winds. The History of Rosemary This herb is a native of the Mediterranean, where the Romans called it "sea dew" after the habit of growing by the sea shore, but was later changed to the Rose of Mary, in honor of the Virgin Mary.

Rosemary has long been prized as an herb that increases memory. Warriors. Tupilaks. Household discoveries - householddiscove00mors.pdf. Top 10 Survival Downloads You Should Have. Reformation Acres: ~Homesteading Profits & Costs~ 100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel. During our boiling, broiling, blistering summer of 2012 here in the Missouri Ozarks, water was a topic of conversation wherever we went.

100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel

Creeks and ponds dried up (some never recovered) and the water table dropped, forcing a few neighbors to have their well pumps lowered or to even have deeper wells drilled. Many folks shared memories of rain barrels, cisterns, hand pumps and drawing water with a well bucket as a child, usually on grandpa and grandma’s farm. Some said they’d never want to rely again on those old-time methods of getting water. But, at least they knew how it was done.

It seems we have lost much practical knowledge in the last 50 or so years because we thought we’d never need it again. The 10 Laws of Food Storage. Overwhelmed with your preps?

The 10 Laws of Food Storage

Here's what you really need to be prepared... The Mega List of Preparedness: 512 items the Ultimate Prepared Family Should Consider Stocking & Storing. Get your copy today We do not share email addresses. Start your food storage on $10 a week by Alan T. Hagan. If Old Mother Hubbard had had a food storage program before she went to her cupboard her poor dog would have gotten his bone.

Start your food storage on $10 a week by Alan T. Hagan

Given the fact that her cupboard was bare it was probably because she didn't have the wherewithal to fill it. Finding the resources to put food by against troubled times is a common problem, but it is solvable, even for those of us on tight budgets. In fact, over the long term, the food storage program you start now will save you money. 10 Smart Ideas My Redneck Neighbor Taught Me - Online Survival Blog & Survival News. I found this great story from a “non-prepper” and thought you guys and gals might get a kick out of this!

10 Smart Ideas My Redneck Neighbor Taught Me - Online Survival Blog & Survival News

Enjoy and let me know what you think. If these idea’s get you thinking about your own preparations you need to see this: Most neighborhoods have “those neighbors” that you can’t really avoid. Part of living in suburbia, however, is learning how to deal with them, ignore them, or learn to like them. Grow Sweet Potatoes — Even in the North - Organic Gardening. Related Content Growing Calories Grow to fill yourself up from your garden.

Grow Sweet Potatoes — Even in the North - Organic Gardening

Potatoes will give you the most calories in the least spa... An ideal staple crop for those seeking to meet most of their food needs with homegrown produce would be nutrient-dense, offer high yields, and have excellent flavor and storage qualities. Overlooked Bug Out Bag essentials - Geek Prepper. To help prevent overlooked bug out bag essentials, we’ve brainstormed and put together our list of essential items that seem to get over looked. This is just the start, we’re going to keep brainstorming and investigating this topic, then add to it as we go! Off Grid Info - Food Independence - Where To Get Heirloom Seeds - Non-GMO Seeds - Organic Seeds.

Join 75,000+ Fans on Facebook: Follow Us On Pinterest: Please Share This Page: Here is a useful list of 40+ 230+ companies supplying heirloom / non-GMO / organic seeds. If health is wealth, then this page is solid gold! :) Please share this important information. Hidden Pivot Bookcase Installation. Not every project I build comes out perfectly. As a matter of fact, I can’t recall too many that didn’t have at least one minor mistake. Of course, I mean something that no one else would notice, though some of you might. Without a doubt, I’ve never built a perfect pivot bookcase, but I’m getting a lot closer! Even the bookcase in this article isn’t perfect. Each time I build one, I learn something new. The Ocean Cleanup - Boyan Slat. Raising Freshwater Shrimp. I raise freshwater shrimp (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) in my small windmill pond here on my farm.

The shrimp are bred and hatched out in salt water and then introduced to fresh water for "growing out", this is what I do.I purchase 30 to 60 day old juveniles, stock my pond in May. I feed a 32% protein sinking catfish feed and harvest the shrimp before cold weather sets in in the fall.The shrimp do not survive in water temperatures under 65 degrees or in water temperatures above 95. Any shrimp that I do not harvest will not survive the winter here. This is a 60 day old juvenile... I float the bags of juveniles on top of the pond for at least 15 minutes to equalize the water temperature....

Then I introduce some of the pond water into the bags... How to make a circle skirt without a pattern. Step by step tutorial to make a circle skirt without a pattern. This tutorial includes a handy waist circumference chart, and instructions on how to add a pocket. Yardage Requirements Purchase five yards of 45” wide fabric. If the total of the waist measure + the waist to hem length is more than 44”, then purchase five yards of 60” wide fabric. Kubb Movement ~ Game - Toy making projects. There is evidence that when Viking children played they simply used logs found in the forest Kubb, which comes from the Nordic 'Kubspell' which means block throwing game, originated about 1000 years ago in Scandinavia and is an outdoor party game that is played by two teams that can be a single person or up to six each side.

Think of it as a sort of Viking skittles that can be played on any flat surface, grass, gravel or even snow are all acceptable (Fig 1). There are no balls to throw but the skittles or blocks as they are called are knocked down with throwing sticks. The game is gaining in popularity and spreading outside of the Scandinavian countries. The pieces can be made from any type of wood but obviously if they are made from hardwood they will last longer. Invisible forms of renewable energy. One of the ongoing objections wind power, Britain’s most promising form of renewable energy, is that it is unsightly and ruins views. I kind of like wind turbines, I think they’re rather graceful, but I appreciate that others don’t. Recycle a Bicycle Into an Elevator. There's repurposing, and then there's repurposing like a BOSS. NSA surveillance: how to stay secure. Now that we have enough details about how the NSA eavesdrops on the internet, including today's disclosures of the NSA's deliberate weakening of cryptographic systems, we can finally start to figure out how to protect ourselves.

For the past two weeks, I have been working with the Guardian on NSA stories, and have read hundreds of top-secret NSA documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The 6 Most Humiliating Public Failures by Celebrity Psychics. The frustrating thing about psychics, mediums, and fortune tellers is that they're still able to make a pretty goddamned comfortable living, even in 2013. Our Southern Highlanders by Horace Kephart. The Gear of Horace Kephart. Horace Kephart is another well respected pioneer in what has come to be known as bushcraft. His book Camping and Woodcraft has been a guide to many outdoorsmen, and you can find a copy of it here. When examining the book, you will notice that it contains two volumes.

Skill of the Month: Body Hollow. (As featured in the May 2007 issue of Practically Seeking) Amphibious bicycle in Wuhan. Top 8 Supplements to Boost Your Pineal Gland Function. By Anna Hunt, The pineal gland, an endocrine gland located in the brain, is said to be the seat of the soul. Also referred to as the Third Eye, this small gland is believed to be involved in reaching higher levels of consciousness, acting as a gateway to dimensions beyond our brain-created reality. To learn more about the pineal gland, see: What is the Pineal Gland? News - Scientists create organic waste fertiliser to support developing world. By Staff reporter. Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video) Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it's coldframes, hoop houses or greenhouses. Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter.

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