The Desert Fridge Project
How to build a pot-in-pot fridge to cool food by 18ºF for extending storage.
Making tools with a forge
Blacksmithing is one of many professions practiced in traditional cultures.
A Houseboat that sails
Progress report on the design and engineering of the future home of Dmitry Orlov.
Homeless Urban Survival
This is how to survive in a settled urban area if you lose everything, including your home.
The Transforming Castle Truck
Two New Zealanders have created a 3 level road worthy house truck with its own turrets!
How to Cope with Total Failure
Not every attempt at self-reliance ends brilliantly, but each experiment leads somewhere.
Growing fruit in a nuthouse
Designing our orchards for economic collapse and climate-destabilization.
An Alternative for the Westside
Vision of small, family owned, sustainable farms instead of agro-chemical GMO fields.
The Anarchist's Shoes
Years of reading ads convinced me that a highly "technical" shoes enhanced feet. As if!
Skills for a Post-Peak future
Why wait for the power reserves to run dry? Start now and get a jump on the future.
Food Growing Proposal
Proposal for a food growing resource coordination for Kauai.
Rain Water Collection
Why? Less than 1/100th of a percent of Earth's water is drinkable and renewed by rain.
How to enrich your garden soil by creating a raised Hugelkultur Bed.
Kauai Bucket Gardening
Keeping your family in food grown in 5-gallon-buckets along the side of your house.
Growing mushrooms on straw
You can grow delicious oyster mushrooms from a plastic bag of straw safely.
Building a Worm Farm
Instructions on building and maintaining a worm farm in your home.
Solar Ovens - Part 1
There are many kinds of solar ovens. Selecting one is determined by your purposes.
Affnan's aqauponics for beginners
A simple plumbing system to begin growing edible plants and fish in your own yard.
The Chinese Wheelbarrow
How to downsize a transport network to a sustainable human scale system.
Hints for Bamboo Building
What can you learn in a tiki bar? Introductory techniques for building with bamboo.
Permaculture Part 1 - Growing Zones
Part 1 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design Guidelines. Overview of zones.
Permaculture Part 2 - Multiple Functions
Part 2 of a 6 part series on Permaculture. Each element has multiple functions.
Permaculture Part 3 - Relative Location
Part 3 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design. Saving time and energy with context.
Permaculture Part 4 - Problems & Solutions
Part 4 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design. Trading disadvantage for advantage.
Permaculture Part 5- Design Diversity
Part 5 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design. Mix as many differing plants as possible.
Permaculture Part 6 -Use of Space
Part 6 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design. Stacking plants vertically for strength.