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. You can build a simple example of an appropriate technology that addresses all these problems: a biomass gasifier camp stove. It sounds more complicated than it is.
These two young artists quit their jobs to build this glass house for $500 Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz. Click here or on a photo to go to a slideshow: Building the home was “scary and hard,” Horwitz said. What This Mom And Dad Did For Their Family Of 6: A School Bus Becomes A Home Growing up, I always hated riding the school bus. It was dank, cold and I was only on it at 7am. A mother by the name of Nina Nelson forever changed how I will think about buses. She and her family of six bought an old school bus and gave it one of the coolest makeovers ever. I'd live on this thing, like they do, 24/7.
Home-made Repurposed Wood, Luxury Insect Hotel for the Discerning Arthropod - De Luxe Bug House Fun to make and fascinating to watch, these insect hotels can make all the difference to the successful pollination of your fruit and vegetables and also to the control of pests by insect predators. Here's our delux version and in the next post I will be featuring our designs for 'Eco Lodges' smaller hanging and nestling accommodation you can place around the garden or orchard. They also make great presents, not only for Christmas but also in this larger form an ideal Wedding Gift. This is a great project to do with kids as there is a massive selection of differing natural materials to be sought from within the garden or further afield in woods and hedgerows. The end result can be quite artistic the only limit is your imagination. Children also enjoy seeing who is using the Hotel and can observe the essential role insects play in nature, for pollination and pest control.
20 Ways to control slugs in the permaculture garden or on the allotment There are many tips about how to fight these invertebrates circulating around allotments and gardens – some are fables, some are more effective than others. The reality is that no single thing does the trick. In short, the solution is to create an ecosystem in your garden that will help to create a balance. A plague is caused by an imbalance, a lack of predators that keep the population of slugs under control. Sounds easier than it is, but if you love your garden it greatly increases the joy and once established it looks after it self!
8 Clever Jigs (and Clamps) for Your Workshop There’s something about a jig. We all love and appreciate the tools in our shops and what they can do for us. They do all of the heavy lifting in processing and assembling the materials we’re using to create a finished product, but jigs are the things we turn to when we want to make that lifting a little easier on the back. Jigs are like the physical version of workshop tips, those little shortcuts, hacks, and workarounds that make the job so much easier and more efficient. A good jig can make all of the difference between a frustrating and tedious build and one that’s manageable, even pleasant.
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