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How to Cope with Total Failure
http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-to-cope-with-total-failure.html
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

A 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.

Hugelcultur Beds

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.

Solar Ovens - Part 2

Experience of building first solar oven in Hanapepe in February 2011. Needs more work.

Solar Ovens - Part 3

The final in a series on choosing and making you own solar cooking oven. Getting reflective.

Affnan's aqauponics for beginners

A simple plumbing system to begin growing edible plants and fish in your yard or greenhouse.

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 using bamboo for construction.

Permaculture Part 1 - Growing Zones

Part 1 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design Guidelines. Overview of permaculture zones.

Permaculture Part 2 - Multiple Functions

Part 2 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design Guidelines. Each element has multiple functions.

Permaculture Part 3 - Relative Location

Part 3 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design Guidelines. Saving time and energy with context.

Permaculture Part 4 - Problems & Solutions

Part 4 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design Guidelines. Trading disadvantage for advantage.

Permaculture Part 5- Relative Location

Part 5 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design Guidelines. Mix as many differing plants as possible.

Permaculture Part 6 - Relative Location

Part 6 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design Guidelines. Stacking plants vertically for strength.