I am working on creating an online network for the real-world network of
appropriate technology engineers. I haven't charged anything for doing
this work, as it is a labor of love, but their may be an opportunity to
barter my service for something else in the near future.
Where value and desire exist, humans will ALWAYS find a way to obtain the objects of their desires and values. It's common even in prisons, where almost every social privilege is taken away from inmates. Inmates create new currencies INSIDE prison walls to exchange goods and services such as cigarettes, weapons, and physical protection. Here is a paragraph from an article I read that expands on this concept:
One of my ideas would be to turn off the water supply in individual residences, and only have rations of water available from a centralized location in a city or town. Even if for a day, people would get the experience of having to walk a distance for a ration of water, and even for flushing their toilets!
Never mind that the water would already be clean for consumption, while most of the world cannot afford that luxury, at least the inconvenience of having to walk to get the water… Continue
This past weekend I attended the 4th annual symposium of the International Network on Appropriate Technology. Many presentations were made, and among them were various water purification systems. One that stood out was a solar-powered Ice Maker that turned water into clean ice, so that people in rural and remote parts of the world can refrigerate food and milk. The ability to have refrigerated food and milk also helps to generate local economies, as people can sell more of their food products… Continue
"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
The exchange works directly for state and public workers and servants. It gives them credit in exchange for the amount of public work they contribute to the community. The more constructive they are based off a base rate the more credit they recieve.