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Soliciting Contributions

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:22 pm
by iceagefarmer
Thanks to Mark H. for drawing up this quick starter list:
Home made soap
DIY electric power
Water heating
Food dehydrating
Food storage
Solar Thermal gain
Solar cooking
Colloidal silver
DIY Deodorants
DIY Toothpaste
Snow boots
Anaerobic digesters
Sunken greenhouses
Cold frames
Harvesting seeds for sprouting
Sunken habitats
Charcoal Making
Rocket Stoves and cooking
DIY Oil lamps
Natural health remedies
Insect cultivation
Water purification
Sources of fertilizer
Cold weather seed list
3 month prep list
long term prep list
Snow melting setup for water
Indoor Rabbit farming
Making fire
Indoor Chicken farming
Pig farming
Perimeter Alarms
Pet food solutions
DIY reinforced glass (anti hail)
Solar kilns for drying wood
Battery banks and upkeep
Alcohol production
Compost Toilets

Re: Soliciting Contributions

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:23 pm
by kalediscopei8
Wow I have alot to look into!

Re: Soliciting Contributions

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:20 pm
by Elew
Wildfire tea recipe...for the smoke induced bronchial symptoms, preventing escalation to bronchitis or pneumonia

Anything I post here is my own, so you are welcome to change wording, use photos or not, etc...I add alot of warning stuff to my posts for general sites because many people who know nothing about herbals might be trying it...but your readers might not be so novice

Re: Soliciting Contributions

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:59 pm
by Elew
Flu recipe ... 6288104448

And some others of mine...

Herbal Prep - Oil Infusion

Herbal Prep - Liniments

Herbal Prep - The Fall Medicine Chest 1

Herbal Prep - The Fall Medicine Chest 2 - Onions

Herbal Prep - The Fall Medicine Chest 3 - Oils and Butters

Herbal Prep - Know Your Plants and Methods

Herbal Prep - Tangerine & Clementine - Cancer Prevention

Herbal Prep - Asthma

So there are a few, you are welcome to use any you feel might be helpful...

Re: Soliciting Contributions

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:52 pm
by Gekko
I believe it would be a good idea if members of this forum wrote up 'manuals' on how to build/make some of the things in the above lists and also add to the above list.
We can go online and find this information but some designs out now are not specific for GSM conditions.
Also if we do get a grid down situation the internet will not be available.
Members could print out the manuals that are relevant to them (or print out all of them for future reference)
A file of DIY manuals and Hacks stored away could be a life saver when we need the info the most.

For example I am working on an instant hot water rocket burner so that I can fill a bath with hot water using sticks as fuel.
When I am finished (I plan to build the final version over the winter) I will write it up, step by step, how to make it, in a printable PDF format and upload it to the Ice age farmer wiki site.
Then all of you can at least print it out so that if the SHTF your community has simple instructions on how to build them. Materials, dimensions, methods etc.
I plan to tick off a few on the list above.

If we do this we actually have to make these things and not just copy from the internet, so we actually know what we are taking about and have tested them out.
Where possible it would be good to build these things using everyday available materials/components.
Car alternators and batteries, Gas tanks, cans etc, rather than complicated specialist components that would be hard to find when the grid is down.
Maybe some of you have already made some useful DIY alternatives or just useful hacks that you can share?

Could be simple projects like making soap, tooth past, a tooth brush or washing powder and testing them
If we don't have the internet and the shops are empty this info will be invaluable.

Also even if we don't want to actually build any of these things now we could print and read these PDFs so that we can add the hard to find materials/components to our prepping lists.

Re: Soliciting Contributions

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:13 pm
by Andy F
How to Build an Inexpensive Colloidal Silver Generator All credit goes to Beacon of Truth here
All parts can be purchased from an electronic store such as Radio Shack for less than $10.00 total.

Parts List:

Three 9-volt Battery Snap Caps:
Two Alligator Clips with Leads attached:
One roll of Electrical Tape:
Three 9-volt batteries
Nylon Polishing Pad.
2 - 99.99% Pure Silver electrode wires

Assembling the Generator

1. Attach the caps together (as pictured at left). Twist the red leads to the black leads, leaving one red lead, and one black lead free. This will result (when batteries are connected in series) in a total of 27 volts coming off of leads. This is the power source.
2. Connect one of the leads (which is attached to the alligator clip) to one of the free leads coming from the power source.
3. Connect the other lead (which is attached to the other alligator clip) to the remaining free lead coming from the power source.
4. Wrap all connections with electrical tape (so that there are no exposed bare wires). You can also use electrical tape to tape the batteries together to make the unit less cumbersome.

Making Saline Solutio
Step 1: Mix six (6) ounces of distilled water with one (1) teaspoon of sea salt. Do not use common table salt when making colloidal silver as it contains heavy metals and chemical additives.
Step 2: Stir in the saline solution, for one minute, with a plastic/non-conductive utensil.
Step 3: Fill the dropper bottle labeled "Saline Solution" and set it aside for later use. Dispose of the remaining solution.

How to make Colloidal Silver

Step 1: Using a plastic or glass cup (non-metal), pour in 8 oz. of room temperature distilled water.
Step 2: (optional) Add 1-2 drops of saline solution to the distilled water and stir using a plastic/non-conductive utensil.
Step 3: Plug the batteries in snap connectors, making sure the free leads are not touching each other.
Step 4: Clip a silver electrode wire onto each of the insulated alligator clips.
Step 5: Insert the silver electrode into the glass. Placement of the wires is not critical, but they must not be touching each other as the process of making colloidal silver will stop. (You CANNOT receive an electrical shock when making colloidal silver as the colloidal silver generator operates on DC current at very low voltage.
Step 6: You will see a gray mist inside the glass as sub-microscopic particles of silver begin to peel away from one of the silver electrodes. Hydrogen bubbles will begin to rise from the other silver electrode.
Step 7: After the desired amount of time, (recommended time is 5 minutes to produce 5ppm) switch the colloidal silver generator off by unplugging one of the 9 volt batteries.
Step 8: Remove the two silver electrode wires from the water. You now have learned how to make colloidal silver! Pour your colloidal silver into the bottle marked "colloidal silver". Store the bottle in a cool dark place as prolonged exposure to any light source will affect the colloidal silver much like light affects camera film.

Clean Up:

Step 1: Remove the silver electrode wires from the alligator clips.
Step 2: Using a nylon polishing pad, remove the oxidation from the silver electrode wire with the dark stain.
Step 3: Dry the silver electrode wires with a napkin and place them back into an envelope for future use.
Step 4: Disconnect the Battery from power source. You are now finished making colloidal silver.

Note: There is some difference of opinion as to using saline solution in making colloidal silver. We do not make any recommendation but that you should be convinced in your own mind. Seek out the facts and make your determination.
I solder all my connections, except to the silver wires.

Re: Soliciting Contributions

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:20 pm
by Andy F
Rabbit Times
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Re: Soliciting Contributions

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:31 am
by Elew
Gekko wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:52 pm

If we do this we actually have to make these things and not just copy from the internet, so we actually know what we are taking about and have tested them out.
All of my blog posts are printable, and I make them ;) I agree...also, if people have questions they know where to go and who to ask if it is first person info.

Re: Soliciting Contributions

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:19 pm
by Andy F
Walden Labs DIY Solutions for Self Reliance.

Do It Yourself Projects,
where some suggestions are typical commercial survival items, like Water Filtration Straws etc.
But WL also gives projects for alternative DIY to those.





NOTE: I'm not affiliated with Walden Labs in any way, at all. They have a number of DIY projects.
I found them a few months ago. I'm still researching a few key DIY's for my needs vs wants of fancy.
My 1st focus is needs. also to plan near future do-able inexpensive projects.
I'm interested in DIY wind power on smaller scale.

Re: Soliciting Contributions

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:32 pm
by Andy F
Anaerobic Digestion (Small-scale) ... l-scale%29

A small-scale biogas reactor or anaerobic digester is an anaerobic treatment technology that produces
(a) a digested slurry (digestate) that can be used as a fertilizer and
(b) biogas that can be used for energy. Biogas is a mix of methane, carbon dioxide and other trace gases which can be converted to heat, electricity or light. Small-scale biogas reactors are typically designed to produce biogas at the household or community level in rural areas. The airtight reactors are filled with animal manure from the farm. Kitchen and garden wastes can also be added and toilets can directly be linked to the reactor for co-treatment of excreta.

Guidelines on the Use of Urine and Faeces in Crop Production Sweden origin.
43 pages. Can Download, Save & Print PDF Guidelines ... SR2web.pdf

My thoughts, it is a Swiss company who provide drawings of workable plans. The Swiss are noted for Permaculture & Environmentalist, as is Sweden.