Monday, August 26, 2013

The Man With The (Peak-Oil Business) Plan

James M. Dakin has quite a blog, posting basically daily Monday through Friday.  Pedaling to Work was a particularly notable entry.  He has some great ideas for running a bicycle-based business to prepare for collapse.

Make a Simple Solar Oven

This is a pretty well illustrated guide to making a double-wall solar oven using simple materials:

Monkey Ninjas

Alas, their website seems to be gone, but Carl and Phil still live on in Youtube:

Bearly Survived

A biker wearing a helmet camera crashes into a bear crossing the road.  The bear wanders off and the motorcyclist's injuries were not life-threatening.  See the video at

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Going Bananas

A local southwestern Pennsylvania town celebrates the 109th birthday of the banana split.

The Answer To Climate Change

The Coalition of the Willing believe they have the answer to climate change, and they have made a video about it.  Science Pope reviews it.

Then They Mock You

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi
There Are Now Approximately 3 Million Preppers In The United States, Why Are They Hated So Much?

Priceless Nature

The beauty of nature is priceless.  And no amount of money can bring back an extinct species.  But the services that are provided for us by nature, we can estimate how much it would cost if we had to do them ourselves.  Larry Goulder and Tony Juniper talk with Climate One about how to do that.

Moped Rules in PA

At some point I'd like to have a velomobile, which would be classified as a moped, so I'll want to know the rules of the road for mopeds in Pennsylvania.

Got Eggs?

Got way too many eggs?  I know I do at times.  Here's a place that has a lot of egg recipes: Simply Recipes.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The New Red Green

Oh, dear, what could the madder be?  Chemists have figured out a way to use plant pigments to make lithium-ion batteries: Ancient Red Dye Powers New “Green” Battery

Even Less to Love About Fracking

In case you didn't have enough to worry about, how about this one: your home insurance dropping your policy because your neighbor has a well? Grist reveals how Fracking Boom Could Lead To Housing Bust.

NWO Handbook

There isn't a conspiracy for global governance.  It's all out in the open.  Here's one of their handbooks:

Our Global Neighborhood : The Report of the Commission on Global Governance

Yet Another Chicken Tractor Design

This one is from Lazy B farm.  It's not particularly elegant, but the design does look pretty simple, and there are lots of pictures to follow.

Solar Powered Mobile Machine Shop

CampExist did something pretty neat: he put a machine shop inside a truck and made it solar powered.  He shows it off in this video:

He used the shop to build an electric bike.  Unfortunately he had to sell it off, but it is a cool concept.

Friday, August 23, 2013

How Come I'm Not Here?

Where have I been hiding out lately? At the Doomstead Diner....
and that's probably not going to change anytime soon...
I think I will start posting here again, and mirroring my posts on a thread there.