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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
Aquaponics
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

https://www.minds.com/blog/view/850111687854739456

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 Tea...my recipe
https://www.minds.com/ElewMompittseh/bl ... 6288104448

And some others of mine...

Herbal Prep - Oil Infusion
https://www.minds.com/blog/view/843160898240270336

Herbal Prep - Liniments
https://www.minds.com/blog/view/850140373680304128

Herbal Prep - The Fall Medicine Chest 1
https://www.minds.com/blog/view/850814116077916160

Herbal Prep - The Fall Medicine Chest 2 - Onions
https://www.minds.com/blog/view/850823655082840064

Herbal Prep - The Fall Medicine Chest 3 - Oils and Butters
https://www.minds.com/blog/view/850865526447316992

Herbal Prep - Know Your Plants and Methods
https://www.minds.com/blog/view/850129616716607488

Herbal Prep - Tangerine & Clementine - Cancer Prevention
https://www.minds.com/blog/view/853506929195122688

Herbal Prep - Asthma
https://www.minds.com/blog/view/858033337007394816

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: 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.

BioChar Journal article re: Forest Gardens

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:02 am
by CreoleGenius

Re: Soliciting Contributions

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:41 pm
by Gekko
I have an Aquaponics system that is up and running using Mirror Carp. The problem will be getting through the UK winter (first winter)
The setup is in a huge Poly Tunnel but the fish are outside in a separate shed because the Poly was way too hot this summer.
Will insulate the shed soon and see how we go through the winter, will be a good test.

Aiming to build a sunken geothermal greenhouse next year and set up a new aquaponics system there.
Like the one the Nebraska gentleman built
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD_3_gsgsnk

Also making some potash soap, will write it up when it actually works. looks like a mess right now.

Re: Soliciting Contributions

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:47 pm
by SunUp
Just want to recommend the book "Cold Times Preparing For The Mini Ice Age" by Anita Bailey, Phd. This book covers everything needed for whats coming. Apologies if someone else posted this and I missed it. Thanks to Diamond at Oppenheimer Ranch for the information about the book.

Re: Soliciting Contributions

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:40 pm
by Elew
Easy DIY Toothpaste

This is what my grandparents always used

2 T baking soda
5 - 10 drops of Peppermint oil, or Anise oil (but you can add whatever essential oils you like or need)

Put it in a container with an airtight lid, shake it well, then to use it you just wet your brush, dip it in the powder and brush well.