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Generate Energy for Living Off the Grid. Colorado Top Bar Assembly. Rocketstoves - Ianto Evans, Leslie Jackson, Ernie Wisner, Kirk Mobert, Paul Wheaton, and other friends are among the researchers developing efficient, clean-burning, affordable stoves for a variety of heating and cooking needs.

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This group developed and published the current editions of Rocket Mass Heater, or Rocket Masonry Stove, designs. The technology combines an innovative clean-burning combustion chamber, with an earthen masonry thermal mass, resulting in extraordinary heat capture and low waste from an incredibly small amount of wood. The goals of Rocket Stove researchers include - meet human needs for food, warmth, comfort, and safety - conserve fuel (over-harvesting of firewood affects droughts, famine, and climate), - clean air, reduce smoke-related health and environmental problems. Living Off the Grid: Free Yourself. Removing and saving 50,000 bees from inside my walls. Successful Sawmilling Series - Quarter-Sawing Made Easy on Your Portable Sawmill. Mint Tin Backpacking Stove. Know Your Knots! (STEP BY STEP GUIDE)

Building a primitive wattle and daub hut from scratch. World’s First 3D Printed Solar Powered Stirling Engine. Wood Cabin - Album on Imgur. 9 Awesome Vintage Buses Converted Into Beautiful Mobile Homes. These vintage buses have all been converted into beautiful mobile homes!

9 Awesome Vintage Buses Converted Into Beautiful Mobile Homes

Mobile homes come in all shapes and size, so do vintage buses. The Do It Yourself World. Hugelkultur Raised Bed Garden — Home & Garden. Turn an unused corner of your backyard into an impressive DIY garden with the hugelkultur raised bed garden technique!

Hugelkultur Raised Bed Garden — Home & Garden

According to permaculture expert Paul Wheaton: Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. This makes for raised garden beds loaded with organic material, nutrients, air pockets for the roots of what you plant, etc. As the years pass, the deep soil of your raised garden bed becomes incredibly rich and loaded with soil life. Oasis Design: Grey Water Books, Ecological Design Information & Consulting. Pigs, Hogs & Boars: Facts About Swine. Pigs are mammals with stocky bodies, flat snouts, small eyes and large ears.

Pigs, Hogs & Boars: Facts About Swine

They are highly intelligent, social animals, and are found all over the world. Pigs are in the Suidae family, which includes eight genera and 16 species. Among those species are wild boars, warthogs and pygmy hogs and domestic pigs. Pig, hog and boar essentially describe the same animal, but there are some distinctions. A boar is an uncastrated male domestic pig, but it also means a wild pig of any gender.

Pigs were among the first animals to be domesticated, about 6,000 years ago in China. Size Pigs usually weigh between 300 and 700 lbs. (140 and 300 kilograms). This wild boar is a real porker. Wild pigs vary greatly in size and weight. Stingless bee - Wikiwand. Stingless bees, sometimes called stingless honey bees or simply meliponines, are a large group of bees (about 500 species), comprising the tribe Meliponini[1] (or subtribe Meliponina according to other authors[2]).

Stingless bee - Wikiwand

They belong in the family Apidae, and are closely related to common honey bees, carpenter bees, orchid bees, and bumblebees.[3] Meliponines have stingers, but they are highly reduced and cannot be used for defense. Meliponines are not the only type of "stingless" bee; male bees and bees of several other species, such as in the family Andrenidae, also cannot sting.[1] Range Behavior. Homemade Wind Generator - Renewable Energy. Are you headed for the beach or going camping in the mountains?

Homemade Wind Generator - Renewable Energy

Maybe you live on a boat, visit a remote cabin or you're living off-grid. Electricity is yours for the taking as long as the wind is blowing... And you can get it on the CHEAP with an easy homemade wind generator. Light up that storeroom, barn or use the generator to keep all your vehicle batteries charged too. My off-grid cabin's electricity comes from solar and wind power, stored in 6-Volt golf cart batteries. If you can turn a wrench and operate an electric drill, you can build this simple generator in two days: one day of chasing down parts and one day assembling the components. My Wind Generator Parts List. Underhill - The Magical Hobbit-Like Eco Cave House. How to Make a Safe Watering Hole for Bees - Make: It’s spring and that means it’s time for nature’s critical pollinators to get busy.

How to Make a Safe Watering Hole for Bees - Make:

As you undoubtedly know, bee populations are in trouble and can use any kind of help they can get. Bees work hard this time of year and need available sources of water to rehydrate. Wooden Boat Building - White oak vs Red oak with Louis Sauzedde. Paul Stamets: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world. Tractor Invention. New Invention - Flow: Honey on Tap Directly From your Beehive. You Absolutely Should Not Get Backyard Chickens. I was talking to a friend the other day.

You Absolutely Should Not Get Backyard Chickens

She’s a gentle soul, a kind-hearted person who says, “I could never kill an animal” with wide, pained eyes that let you know she’s not talking in hyperbole. She wants chickens. She wants them bad. Harvesting Honey. Skinning a Deer with a Golf Ball and Pickup Truck: Original. Beehive Wrap Up Cocoon with Environmental Monitoring. Some might say I am slightly obsessive about beehive insulation for the winter, but I am only guided by other beekeeper's experiences in my neighbourhood.

Beehive Wrap Up Cocoon with Environmental Monitoring

Two years ago people were losing 2/3 of their bees due to the cold and they're still not insulating their hives. Now, I have come up with a third design that leaves them no excuses as it is incredibly cheap and quick to accomplish, easy to mass produce and re-usable year on year. This design will be especially relevant to bee keepers who experience harsh winters in Canada, Northern USA, Scandinavia, Russia, central Europe, Scotland etc. and have quite a few hives to manage. The design is based on the principle of wrapping with fibrous insulation but rather than wrapping directly on the hive, there is an intermediary frame which allows the whole structure to be removed with great ease and speed. GREENPOWERSCIENCE - YouTube. Whole Hog Butchering: Breaking down a Mangalitsa-Red Waddle Heritage Pig. Much of meat’s flavor comes from fat.

Whole Hog Butchering: Breaking down a Mangalitsa-Red Waddle Heritage Pig

People are starting to embrace fattier cuts, and cooking with pork lard is making a comeback. With the welcome of full flavored, lard-laden pork, the fat, furry Mangalitsa heritage breed of pig, native to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is gaining in popularity. Known as the “kobe beef” of the pork world, their meat is marbled and fat stores plentiful. It’s said that their fat is less saturated that normal pig fat, and so tastes lighter and cleaner. Stay Connected with a Solar Powered Fridge. Whether you're looking for a fridge because you're off the grid, or a fridge to have as a back-up during a power outage, or as a creative way to save money, a solar powered appliance makes a viable option. When shopping for a solar powered fridge be sure to confirm whether the appliance comes with the solar panels and battery.

In most cases you have to purchase those separately. The manufacturer can usually provide advice on the compatible panels and battery for their product. Below you'll find a selection of solar powered fridges including the one featured in the photo to the left. Photo: Solar Fridge by EcoSolarCool - Size is 6.18 Cubic Feet. Census Reporter. Stealth Survival.

Have a Cow, Man. Owning a cow may be more involved than a backyard chicken, but when’s the last time you got farm-fresh milk from a hen? Maybe it’s time to buy the cow and get the milk for free. First off, decide if you want a dairy or beef cow. (Or neither; it’s perfectly valid to keep cows purely for ornamental reasons.) A dairy cow will require regular visits from an artificial inseminator or a local bull in order to keep her producing, as well as figuring out what to do with her calves.

Raising a beef cow is simpler: Pasture or feed it and slaughter when it gets to weight. The Beautiful All Black Ayam Cemani. It's Known As The Lamborghini Of Poultry... The Ayam Cemani in case you didn't know, is the most rare and exotic chicken breed in the world. Hence the unusual title of The Lamborghini of Poultry. I'm delighted to inform you of these facts because it's vitally important that you know. Everything about this poultry is black. Free power- How to convert an old washing machine into a water powered generator.

Coulter's Smithing. Wonderful Academic And Mother, Emma Orbach Shuns Society And Enjoys A Simple Back To Basics Lifestyle In A Self Built Mud/Straw House... I love this wonderful woman. And unless someone goes to visit her on her property on the lower slopes of Mount Carningli near the Welsh county of Pembrokeshire tells her she'll never know as she shuns all types of technology. Mobile Sun Tracking Solar Power Plant. A recent storm with horrific winds took down our electrical power. The outage was widespread, straining the power company to get everyone back online.

We were without power for almost 3 days - no heating, no hot water, no refrigeration, no range, no microwave, no lighting. Are Your Delicious, Healthy Almonds Killing Bees? Honeybees and almond blooms: mutual dependence Protasov AN/Shutterstock California dominates almond production like Saudi Arabia wishes it dominated oil. More than 80 percent of the almonds consumed on Planet Earth hail from there. Boosted by surging demand from China—overall, 70 percent of the state's output is exported—California's almond groves are expanding.

Oregon Manifest TEAGUE X Sizemore Bicycle. Sugar Coated Honey Bees -or- How To Test for Varroa Mites. Conqueror Australia’s Urban Escape Vehicles are the ultimate Aussie off-road camper trailer built to travel anywhere. Rocket Stove. I guess you could make a rocket stove out of anything, but these 20 litre oil cans are perfect and very common in the UK, very easy to find in the street. The Incredible House Truck Michael Ostaski Built. Raising Backyard Chickens for Dummies. After several years of pestering my wife to get backyard chickens, she finally relented this past fall. The Perfect Crime: What's Killing All the Bees? Honey bee colonies have experienced widespread die-offs in a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder. Wood Gas Camp Stove. Nearly half the world’s population cooks and heats using solid fuel, much of it burning up in pits that have seen no improvement since Homo erectus first tamed fire.

This is not a small problem: inefficient cooking fires waste fuel, impoverishing both the planet and the person burning it; they inject startling quantities of soot, carbon dioxide, and worse greenhouse gases into the atmosphere; and they injure and kill the families who use them to cook and stay warm. Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions. Backyard bees in the 'burbs. Why keep honeybees?

Easy no mess mason jar beehive. Sorry for the safety info, it just too important so you can enjoy your beekeeping. DIY camping projects. ●BEES WAX LOTION: for hands, boots and wood● How to Pack an Emergency Kit Like a Spy Plane Pilot. Your Own Honey Cow. Beekeeping is an ancient DIY art, practiced by amateurs and makers for centuries. Anyone can produce natural honey at home by making their own hive. DIY Growing potato tower with turning bins. Big Steps In Building: Change Our Wiring to 12 Volt DC. The Art and Science of Muskrat Cooking. Which Pig: Find Your Next Pig Thing. Homesteading and Gardening Projects. How to Find and Cook a Heritage Chicken. Upgrade Ideas For Your New RV - Love Your RV!

5 Basic Survival Needs From a [BUSTED] Cell Phone : All Self-Sustained. DIY Rocket Stoves. How to live like a king for very little. Handy Resources For Full-Time RVers. Virtually silent, fully enclosed, bladeless wind turbines on the way. Emergency Water Purification Kit Made Affordable. The Back Shed. Home Page. 841578 coop plans [Converted].ai - ecmp2-0160674.pdf. 10 Most Creative and Inovative Chicken Coop Designs.

Chicken Coop Plans, Free Chicken Coop Plans. 1Stop Energies. Boondockers Welcome. Countryside - homesteading - self-reliance - simple life.