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Re: Pre-apocalypse training films

Even scripted films are useful for city folk that can't visualize from what they read. Besides, most of your "old farmers" will have died off from lack of medical care for the elderly
by phred
Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:03 pm
 
Forum: Can you prepare for the apocalypse?
Topic: Pre-apocalypse training films
Replies: 2
Views: 3205

Re: Consider no-till farming methods

No-till farming takes a lot of big equipment to pull the rollers, and even more in herbicies to keep down the insects, fungus, and mice. With a complete collapse I don't believe no-till is even worth comtemplating
by phred
Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:00 pm
 
Forum: 3. Agriculture
Topic: Consider no-till farming methods
Replies: 5
Views: 7209

Sociology

Many, myself included, make lists of things that would be nice to have. However, we all seem to be ignoring political situations in that the law of contracts will no longer exist, and probably not many other laws either. Just because we all have read The Knowledge does not mean we will all be on the...
by phred
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:40 pm
 
Forum: Can you prepare for the apocalypse?
Topic: Sociology
Replies: 0
Views: 1599

Pre-apocalypse training films

While nothing beats getting out there and actually doing it -- instead of just reading about it -- there are several television series I feel are worth watching. From the BBC: The Victorian Farm, The Georgian Farm, Tales From the Green Valley, The Wartime Farm and one other. Most are on YouTube. Fro...
by phred
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Can you prepare for the apocalypse?
Topic: Pre-apocalypse training films
Replies: 2
Views: 3205

stangenkunsten

long-distance power transmission (well, 4 km, anyway) existed before did electricity. Certain of the Amish use a steel rod system to transmit energy from a stream or river to the point of use. In medieval times they used wooden rods instead of the steel. One name for the system is stangenkunsten
by phred
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:15 pm
 
Forum: 8. Power to the People
Topic: stangenkunsten
Replies: 0
Views: 1621

Re: Biodiesel

castor oil can be used as a one-trip lube in the engine. As soon as you shut down you'll need to remove all the castor oil before it jells. I don't have enough knowledge to decide what would be good for the wheel bearings
by phred
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:11 pm
 
Forum: 9. Transport
Topic: Biodiesel
Replies: 8
Views: 7599

bacteriophages

Producing bacteriophages may be an alternative to producing antibiotics. Russia seems to be big on the bacteriophage methods
by phred
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:35 pm
 
Forum: 7. Medicine
Topic: bacteriophages
Replies: 2
Views: 2855

Re: My list

I'd like to add apathy -- let somone else/the government solve all problems,
credentialism -- your ideas won't be listened to unless you're "approved",
preferential tax treatments -- if the game is no longer fair, then why bother
by phred
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:33 pm
 
Forum: What might collapse civilisation?
Topic: My list
Replies: 3
Views: 5037

Birth Control

The first two years will be so trying that women may want to put off pregnancy for a while. Their muscle power will be needed. At least try using the Rhythm Method
by phred
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:28 pm
 
Forum: 2. The Grace Period
Topic: Birth Control
Replies: 1
Views: 2344

Felting

If you've not had the time to set up a loom, You could still make fabric by the felting method
by phred
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:25 pm
 
Forum: 4. Food and Clothing
Topic: Felting
Replies: 2
Views: 2523
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