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Experiments in Self-Reliance
Experiments in Self-Reliance

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Building a self-reliant community requires decisions on what types of technology to use. Some technologies require energy or specialized knowledge that can be easily lost.

Even a simple blender is just a paperweight without a source of electricity (unless it's human-powered of course!). So which technologies should be cultivated?
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Check out this video with David Groth where he demonstrates a technique for milling a redwood log into slabs of wood with a homemade Alaskan Mill. Very cool.
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How to turn food and bathroom waste into energy abundance
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A walipini, meaning “place of warmth” from the Amaraya Indian language, is an underground greenhouse with a transparent covering that stays warm by passively soaking up the sun’s heat and absorbing the earth’s thermal energy.
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"Practicing simplicity is much more than just being frugal with money and consuming less – as we have just seen, it is also a State of mind." - Dr. Samuel Alexander
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While some things are built to break as soon as the guarantee expires, other stuff is built to last. Here are 16 examples, many of them guaranteed for life.
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Curing meat is the product of cultures dealing with the problem of extending shelf life of meat by making it inhospitable to microbes. Evidence of meat curing can be found as early as 40,000 BC in Europe in the form of cave paintings in Sicily. Here's how it works.
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