13 Coolest Rocket Stoves, Baking Ovens, Heaters, Fireplaces and More The Wood Stove Decathlon concluded Tuesday (Nov 19,2013) after five days of testing and judging among teams that came from around the world. The goal? “Heat more cleanly, cheaply, and renewably,” said John Ackerly, organizer and president of the Alliance for Green Heat. Triple Dome Survival Shelter « Earthbag House Plans April 12, 2011 by Owen Geiger Triple Dome Survival Shelter (click to enlarge) Specifications: Three 16′ interior diameter domes with 603 sq. ft. interior, 3 sleeping lofts with 312 sq. ft., total 915 sq. ft. interior, one bedroom, one bath, Footprint: 38′ x 38′ Description: This Triple Dome Survival Shelter provides much more space than my first earthbag survival shelter.
Mastering Food Preservation: Winter Storage Techniques An important part of eating locally year-round in Maine is learning to store food for the winter. To further knowledge about this, the Master Food Preserver Program includes a section on Winter Storage Techniques. Kathy Hopkins, the Somerset County Extension Educator, was the evening’s guest and spoke about creating a root cellar of our own. Root cellars are a way to store produce over winter, or until you have more time to can or freeze it. Storage conditions are dependent on three factors: temperature, moisture and ventilation. To help you navigate what can be a confusing range of storage requirements, here’s a general overview.
Mirko Ihrig: Bread from Scratch For many, bread is the most basic food in their diet. But do you know how it's made? Processed food has became so popular, that not so many people have the knowledge of food production. Google's Carousel SERP Update Puts Local Businesses Front and Center Google has unveiled a new search engine results page (SERP) layout on desktop search for small businesses in certain verticals. This new “carousel” display features small businesses more prominently on page one of the SERP when a consumer conducts a local search for certain terms on Google using a desktop browser (although the feature has been available on iPad for some time). So, in light of this Google search update, we’re answering a few questions about what the new layout looks like, what types of businesses are impacted at this time, and what the change means for your overall Web presence. What types of businesses will this new update affect? This list of businesses on the new Google search results page layout currently includes restaurants, bars, and hotels, but we’ve also seen the new search results for entertainment-focused businesses such as theaters, museums, and art galleries. What does the new search engine results page look like?
The Beginning Farmer’s Guide to Self-Sufficiency It’s a dream that many hold dear to their hearts but few will ever get to experience: a farm of one’s own. Not just any sort of farm, either, but a self-sufficient one running on nothing but the American Dream and a whole lot of elbow grease; the last bastion of a an era gone by in a world overrun with consumerism and identical globs of prepackaged food-like product lining the shelves of our local supermarkets. How does a beginning farmer become an island of sustainability and self-reliance in a cultural sea dependent on cheap fuel and chemical inputs? The list of possibilities might seem daunting—solar panels, home-grown animal feed, a farm truck that runs on biodiesel … where does it end? Or, more importantly, where does it begin? Here are five things that won’t cost a penny and are essential to creating a new life on a sustainable farm.
The Most Important Lessons in Woodworking Learning woodworking isn’t just about “how to” do something. A good example of this comes from my days as an apprentice in a commercial cabinet shop. I entered the experience with a misguided, romantic notion of working beside an experienced craftsman and being tutored in the fine points of cabinetmaking. I figured I would be coached and guided as my skills developed. That type of experience may exist in old books or in woodworking schools, but the real world is quite a bit different. The old guys who taught me had mostly apprenticed in Europe and were incredibly skilled.
DIY: Learn How To Build a Root Cellar From Recycled Materials Once upon a time, just about every household had a root cellar either beneath the house or built into the land nearby, where summer produce would be stored for use throughout the winter. Now that root veggies and hard-fleshed fruits are showing up at farmer's markets (and home gardens!), it's a great time to start storing these goods to enjoy during the cold months that are just around the corner. Building your own backyard root cellar from upcycled materials is easy to do, so you can channel your inner Ingalls and keep these great foods fresh and lively for months.
Chocolate Christmas tree by Alain Ducasse Alain Ducasse has collaborated with graphic designer Pierre Tachon on a chocolate Christmas tree made up of discs studded with nuts and candied fruit. Arbre de Noël is available in milk or dark chocolate and retails at 50 Euros. 10 Causes Of Fibromyalgia Your Doctor May Not Know About It's estimated that fibromyalgia affects approximately 10 million people in the United States. Fibromyalgia is classically characterized by chronic pain, particularly muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, brain fog or cognitive impairment, depression and painful tender points throughout the body. Conventional medicine has yet to uncover the cause of fibromyalgia and only offers management of symptoms through pain medications and antidepressants. Free Winter Heat! - And It Goes Like This - Plan ahead now! This is one great way to take advantage of nature and keep warm in the winter, or warm your greenhouse. It can be used to heat water, and cut the cost of bills. Composte and warmth go hand in hand. It's as simple as this. Enjoy the video.
Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own photography. These are some of my favorites but you can see much more over on 500px. Ionut also offers all kinds of tutorials and workshops available through his website. (via So Super Awesome)