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Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 11-24-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,305
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PATH TO FREEDOM: 6,000 pounds + on 1/10 of an acre

Are you familiar with the Southern California family that raises 6,000 - 10,000 pounds of food a year (350 varieties plus chickens and goats) on their 1/5 acre city "homestead?" For individual...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 10-28-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,265
Posted By Peace of Mine
One Fish,Two Fish, Explain how this fits the model, please

Reply to Elilren:

"Did they share with you the technological basis or so to speak the blueprints of the projects they aim to fulfill? I am just curious if they are a subcontractors or the real...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 10-28-2008, 03:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,265
Posted By Peace of Mine
A visit to the venus project with two grandchildren

I had a chance to visit the 25-acre Venus Project in Venus, Florida. I took my grandchildren, 8 and 12, at the time. Both were so intrigued as Jacques explained his project, with the use of...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 10-21-2008, 04:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,991
Posted By Peace of Mine
Foldable Houses

Lots of good info on this topic. Thanks, Sylph 16, for posting the links to the simple foldable buildings manufactured in Canada. I wonder why more aren't content with simpler, smaller dwellings? ...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 10-06-2008, 03:16 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 25,947
Posted By Peace of Mine
My Grandchildren were "Blown Away" with Jacques and Roxanne's Venus Project

Jacques Fresco, and Roxanne Meadows, who are featured in ZII, wrote the book: The Best That Money Can't Buy. They built a Model of their vision in Venus, Florida, near Okeechobee. ...
Forum: Visions of the Future 10-05-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,352
Posted By Peace of Mine
Yes, for me, a feeling of release and anticipation, like a kid at Christimastime!

Even in the midst of picking up a few extra supplies, I noticed a lifting yesterday, as if something fundamental had shifted. I simply welcome and embrace what is to come, knowing that I am...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 10-05-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,769
Posted By Peace of Mine
Such a Timely Reminder...

Thanks for naming what many of us are feeling. Yes, somewhere in our spiritual journey, we learned to zero in on the place within the body that holds our discomfort. It is such a simple tool, but...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 09-28-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 24,112
Posted By Peace of Mine
Dwelling portably

One enterprising couple has been living in the mountains of Oregon by choice, in temporary shelters, for years without being detected or run out of their habitat. They have been editing a...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 09-28-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,996
Posted By Peace of Mine
Mountain Springhouses were purpose-built refrigerators

Where I grew up, a cold mountain spring was utilized as refrigeration, even after electric refrigerators came into common use. My Grandpa built an 8 X 10 block and brick building on top of the...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 09-28-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,805
Posted By Peace of Mine
Website for 34-room Retreat Center

We no longer own the 34-room complex we built, but I found a website with pictures to give you some idea of the land, the layout, and what we did with it:
www.oaksresortnc.com

It was part of a...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 09-28-2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,805
Posted By Peace of Mine
Re: Radiant zones - land ideas

Seva, have you ever visited Jacques Fresca's The Venus Project, in Venus, FL? If you are close enough, it would give you GREAT INSIGHT into what is possible. He and his partner built several...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 09-28-2008, 12:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,019
Posted By Peace of Mine
Where to buy Washing Soda???

I have looked EVERYWHERE for the washing soda. Anybody got a good lead on where to buy it?

Plain old baking soda is excellent as a toothpaste, and as a scouring agent. I use a container with...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 09-28-2008, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,891
Posted By Peace of Mine
Re: Preparing to Live with the Natural World

For years, I lived quite content in the Appalachian mountains on the North Carolina/Georgia border, making peace with the noisy crickets who sought warmth in the winter, or lady bugs so prolific they...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 09-27-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,996
Posted By Peace of Mine
Keel-kooled refrigeration

Most refrigeration systems require a condensing unit that throws off the heat. The keel-kooled unit is installed underneath the boat so that the heat disipates in the water. The colder the water,...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 09-26-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,996
Posted By Peace of Mine
Re: Need advice - How to live Non-Electrically

We live quite well now "off the grid" on our boat. We utilize wind and solar to run lights, tvs, fans, laptops, refrigeration, whatever our power needs. Yes, as long as it is available, I LIKE my...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 09-19-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,991
Posted By Peace of Mine
Re: Hobbit 'Habitat' House

You've already discovered the way to do it. Of course nobody would say a word about you building your daughter a playhouse! And who would know if you moved into it and rented out your main house? ...
Forum: Archived Threads - Read Only 09-19-2008, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,411
Posted By Peace of Mine
Re: Michael Ruppert: Now is the time - there is hope!

Thanks for posting this one, PLM! Since Mike is no longer active on FRW, I would have probably missed this one. He is an inspiration to all of us who know his dogged persistence to get the facts out...
Forum: Archived Threads - Read Only 09-18-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By Peace of Mine
In the middle of the Foreclosure Belt

When I bike around the local neighborhoods here, I see grass growing out of bounds, newspapers piling up around driveways, and vacant houses row after row. It is foreclosure city, second highest...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 09-18-2008, 04:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,991
Posted By Peace of Mine
Places where it is possible to use Earth-friendly alternatives

I've been researching areas where Earth-friendly building doesn't pose too great a challenge. Ecuador, for instance, uses the mud from the foundation to create adobe bricks in the driveway of the...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 09-16-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,924
Posted By Peace of Mine
Domes for the World - Eco-Shells

Another project provides long-term shelter for hurricane and tsunami victims in Haiti and in Indonesia. The Monolithic Dome Institute teaches the local people how to construct the shelters - you can...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 09-15-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,207
Posted By Peace of Mine
Re: Commercial Aquaponics Training, Save the Planet

GREAT INFO, Mahini! I had read of a similar system, so was pre-sold on the concept because it gives such reliable production. Having worked with an in-ground pond system to raise Rainbow Trout,...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 09-12-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,385
Posted By Peace of Mine
We ARE off the grid, using solar and wind, via boat

We set up our 44' sailboat to live completely grid-free, using solar and wind, and back-up gen if needed. We could use some more solar panels. Has anyone actually checked out the "homemade solar...
Forum: South America 09-11-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,559
Posted By Peace of Mine
Re: Costa Rica Info on coming in by sailboat

We'd like to come to Costa Rica by sailboat. Are there other boats moored in the bays, not docked at marinas? Are there good sea breezes so one does not need air-conditioning? (We don't need it on...
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