Monthly Archives: November 2012

The World As You Know It

The world as you know it can change, Radically even. Look at Katrina or Sandy, Bam! You are off the grid with limited resources and waiting for help. Power, What power? Gas, What gas? Food? Water? Sanitation? Lighting? Cooking? Transportation? … Continue reading

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I Survived the Turkey Apocalypse

I’m back. It was good to go up the ridge for a few days. I was attending a smallish gathering of family and friends. One turkey down and no left overs. There was lots of good eats. I spent the … Continue reading

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DIY Hydrogen on Demand

This is a project within a project. I need a torch for brazing so I found out that hydroxy makes a fair Torch. So I was almost all day on the road,  Taxi driving….I drive for some locals car pool. … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, DIY, Freedom Machines, H-H-O, Homebrew, Hydrogen, Preparations, S.H.T.F.H.P.V. Project | Leave a comment

2nd Post for Today, Got Hydrogen?

Got Hydrogen? Safety first. Use real spark arresters. Seal everythang up with goop and tape and clamps. Or watch the Vid…. Don’t be sorry. BE SAFE! That out of the way… This looks real good for the hobbyist. Remember the … Continue reading

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The Old Improviser

Or where I got it from. That’s easier than pie. My Grandfather was known by that appellation. That man could look at just about any task, take stock of the materials at hand and go right to work. He had … Continue reading

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S.H.T.F.H.P.V. Project

S.H.T.F.H.P.V. Project Hope ya’ll like the new name. Here’s where I’m at today. Since I have all but ruled out aluminum as a Material. I’m left with some low cost options like EMT ( electrical metallic tubing ) and steel … Continue reading

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Freedom Machine Project

( Work in progress ) It’s off to a slow start, But that will change. I was up most of last night using conversion tables once again, as I scraped my plans… I was using a borrowed tablet device to … Continue reading

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Freedom Machines

Freedom Machines, the DIY kind. The Recumbent trike was a blast. I think I first heard about it on face book ( I’m not on it anymore) and was intrigued. But there was a lot of opposition to the design. … Continue reading

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The Walking House Revisited

You “get it” or you don’t. I could easily picture me building one of these. Mechanics of it are no problem, Software now, That gets complex. Those folks at N55 really think outside the box. Technical specifications: Basic module: Height: … Continue reading

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Heat, Power, and Shelter After the Event

We see it on the news, Another survivor crying…Cry if you want to but, with just a quick look around I can see ways to survive. Heat: there’s fuel for fires in the debris and dumpsters. If you know how … Continue reading

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