Thoughts on Survival Kit Basics

I attended the Primitive Skills Meetup tonight [http://www.primitivechicago.com/events/63421742/] talking about Wilderness Survival Kits. One of the attendees asked about a ‘rule of thumb’ for the size of a survival kit. The unfulfilling answer was ‘it depends’. We discussed from an Altoids tin to a rucksack. The ‘Rule of 3s’ was laid out in class and […]

Solar Panel Slideshow

Some heat generation numbers for a day that’s  ~10 degrees F outside, 25 degrees in my uninsulated garage: Full overcast but bright – 40 degree air coming out of the panel (+15) Partial sun, enough for shadows – 60 degree air coming out of the panel (+35) Full sun, 90+ degree air coming out of […]

Aquaponics Store Idea

I’ve been looking at all the empty storefronts on main street Dundee on my way to work lately. I’ve been imagining having my own store front in one of those. I’d sell Aquaponics stuff. Ready made sets from tiny little things for apartment kitchens to fairly large backyard setups. I’d sell all the various parts, […]

Android phone quite updating… again… Fixed!

My 2nd Samsung Moment Android Phone quit updating the android apps in the market again. I click update, and it says “Download Failed” or was it “Installation Unsuccessful”? I can’t remember, one of the two. I hadn’t seen this on the ‘new’ phone, which is an ebay replacement of my original which had a worn […]

Aquaponics Solids Lifting Siphon Overflow Box AKA Johnny Jump Box

It all started with a chat on the homepage of aquaponicscommunity.com with Johnny and Paul. Johnny  said he was trying to figure out how to make a solids lifting siphon overflow box. Now, at first I didn’t think it could be done – having built a weir siphon overflow box in the past. But than […]