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Comment construire une pompe à eau qui fonctionne sans électricité!

Comment construire une pompe à eau qui fonctionne sans électricité! | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

Débrouille - Eau : Voici une pompe qui fonctionne par elle-même et qui amène l'eau de la rivière au robinet!

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trés intéressant système fonctionnant avec la pression exercée par l'eau

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Bushcraft Soap: How to Make Soap (in the Woods)

Bushcraft Soap: How to Make Soap (in the Woods) | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Simple ways to make soap using white ash and left over fat from cooking.
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not sure who have the time to go through this process in a camp situation, but it is goid to know
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Awesome Clay Refrigerator Requires Zero Energy to Keep Food Cool

Awesome Clay Refrigerator Requires Zero Energy to Keep Food Cool | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
MittiCool refrigerator is made entirely from clay and can keep food cool without using electricity.
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a "portable" version of traditional cellars

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La France, le lin et l'élégance

La France, le lin et l'élégance | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

Un mois de juillet. Des champs de fleurs bleues s’étirent à perte de vue. On dirait de la lavande. Mais, c’est du lin. Un nom qui évoque des contrées lointaines : l’Egypte, la Chine... Pourtant, nous sommes en Picardie. Avec le Nord-Pas-de-Calais, la Haute et la Basse-Normandie, cette région constitue le plus grand bassin linier de la planète.

 

 


Via Ellesse
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Lin = fibre + graine + centre de la tige pour matériaux d'eco-construction

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The Windmills of Iran

The Windmills of Iran | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Where there's wind there's energy and the people of this region of Iran have been utilising it for centuries.
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basic yet efficient design made of clay, straw and wood.
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Argentina’s “Methane Backpacks” Turn Cow Farts into Green Energy

Argentina’s “Methane Backpacks” Turn Cow Farts into Green Energy | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

Cows farts, albeit stinky, are rich in methane gas, a greenhouse gas and a fuel source. Trapping those cow farts though is like trying to catch a wave upon the sand, but now researchers in Argentina are tapping into this un-utilized potential and capturing the gas with methane collecting backpacks

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thought about it when I was a kid :) Took quite some time for someone to go at it, but there is great potential!!!

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Got Hemp Milk? The Benefits of Hemp Milk

Got Hemp Milk? The Benefits of Hemp Milk | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

Hemp milk is an incredibly nutritious and tasty alternative to cows milk as it supplies the body with essential nutrients without the harm that dairy causes to the body.

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Hemp is one of the most useful plant to grow on a homestead. Here is yet another use for it - milk

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Watch Me Build My Own High Efficiency Wood Gasifier - PowerItYourself.com

Watch Me Build My Own High Efficiency Wood Gasifier - PowerItYourself.com | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

I plan on building and testing a high efficiency gasifier similar to Larry Dobson’s wood gasifier PLANS.  I plan on providing you with all the manufacturing details and REAL TEST RESULTS! I want to forge the path for all DiYers to build and demonstrate the usefulness  of this product.

and demonstrate the usefulness of this product. 
Prob - See more at: http://powerityourself.com/gasifier-build/build-high-efficiency-gasifier/#sthash.rBzZ6mAb.dpufand demonstrate the usefulness of this product.  and demonstrate the usefulness of this product. 
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DIY plans and video - good material

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Tiny Windmill Siphons Renewable Energy To Your Apartment

Tiny Windmill Siphons Renewable Energy To Your Apartment | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Dutch company claims to have a wind turbine that is 80% more efficient than existent turbines.

Via jean lievens
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nautilus design FTW

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Love these items, a distributed power grid is coming, I just hope it gets here in time.

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A Swing Set that Generates Electricity

A Swing Set that Generates Electricity | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
At 6 volts we had 0.3 Amps and 1.2 Watts. We were able to run 12 volt LEDs well, as well as 9 volt EL wire, and a 9 volt electric keyboard at the same time. We believe that with an additional gear reduction we will consistently produce 12 volts.
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Aquapini and Walipini Open Source Hub

Aquapini and Walipini Open Source Hub | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Aquapini and Walipini open source building, planting, maintenance, and evolution portal. How to build and maintain aquaponics and in-ground walipini combination structures.
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Great project. Lots of resources and details on this page.

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Solar Cookers, Ovens, and Food Dryers

Solar Cookers, Ovens, and Food Dryers | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Plans for building solar cookers, solar ovens, and solar food dryers.
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lots of easy to build solar systems
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Fill Line with Water

Fill Line with Water | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

The Pain Mound can be used to heat hot tubs, greenhouses or hydronic heating systems. Plan out your location carefully ahead of time so that you are close to the thing you will be heating.

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not clear if it would achieve similar results with kitchen scraps and greener waste that wood chips... guess not. Would have to find some carbon fiber to compensate...


Still, a pretty robust yet simple system to get heat for quite some time (18months!)

 

more on the compost heating system here:

http://www.compostpower.org/node/24

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Working with Bamboo - DIY Techniques

Working with Bamboo - DIY Techniques | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Working with Bamboo a DIY guide teaching different techniques for cutting, splitting, joining and bending bamboo.
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great resources!
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Nitrogen Fixing Species for Agroforestry Systems

Nitrogen Fixing Species for Agroforestry Systems | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Paul Alfrey shares a variety of nitrogen-fixing plant species beneficial to an agroforestry ecosystem.
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useful list of nitrogen fixing plants

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Building the GEK Gasifier in seven parts

Building the GEK Gasifier in seven parts | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

This project is part of a series of instructables from ALL Power Labs showing how to create a Honda Accord that runs on wood gas

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nice Instructables

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How to build a Blackhouse

How to build a Blackhouse | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Blackhouses were built in Scotland up to the end of the 19th century when they were replaced by stone and lime motar homes.
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beautiful construction work

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No-Till Lasagna Bed Gardening -- Easy, Peasy

No-Till Lasagna Bed Gardening -- Easy, Peasy | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

In a hurry to get at least a little bit of a garden in at our new place, the obvious option was to build a lasagna bed garden. I’ve done this before and had good luck with it; with lots of relatively flat area (yay!) to choose from, it was super easy to get started. Here’s what we did.

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1- cardboard layer

2- high nitrogen high moisture layer

3- mulch layer

4- top soil layer

 

additional links at the end of the article

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N-rgle, un Troll entre Breakcore et Permaculture

N-rgle, un Troll entre Breakcore et Permaculture | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it

Former techno-music producer quits to start an organic farm in Italia. He pitches his approach to "real" organic farming, not the one authorized and controlled through administrations. He calls it Post Apocalyptik Gardening and is about to release a Manifesto. Can't wait!

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Post Apocalyptik Gardening pinciples:

1- Bonding trust between producers and consumers - short distribution cycle

2- Create a "label" based on AgroEcology, Forestry Agriculture and Perma Culture

3- 100% recycling

4- Use as littly gas as possible

5 -No till. Use only hand-tools and animal power

6- Use only old species for fruit trees and veggies - promote "spontaneous vegetation"

7- have livestock on the farm to produce fertilizer with manure AND be self-sufficient

8- Take full advantage of the spontaneous flora

9- Collect and use rainwater

 

Still Work In Progress but off to a good start!

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101 PERMACULTURE DESIGNS, downloadable imgur album

great resources with traditional permaculture features such as spiral herb garden, but also some less advertised design elements - worth checking out.

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Raspberry Pi Controlled Aquaponics

Raspberry Pi Controlled Aquaponics | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Aquaponics system monitored and controlled by a Raspberry Pi small computer.
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Great and inspiring set up. And the future addition of Ph sensor will perfectly complete it.
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How To History

How To History | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Video Tutorials on arts and crafts throughout history
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hundreds of great video tutorials on various skills needed when SHTF

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A Swing Set that Generates Electricity

A Swing Set that Generates Electricity | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
At 6 volts we had 0.3 Amps and 1.2 Watts. We were able to run 12 volt LEDs well, as well as 9 volt EL wire, and a 9 volt electric keyboard at the same time. We believe that with an additional gear reduction we will consistently produce 12 volts
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Wasilla Alaska Garden Adventures: Alaska Grow Bucket Update

Wasilla Alaska Garden Adventures: Alaska Grow Bucket Update | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
self watering system using no electricity
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pretty cool system. easy to build and having the huge advantage of using no electricity. I have a gravitycfed top dripping system using ceramic cones, but this might work better.
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Technologies méconnues pour la vie en autarcie

Technologies méconnues pour la vie en autarcie | resilience through self-reliance | Scoop.it
Multiples système parfois méconnus pour une plus grande autonomie
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in French: lists of systems contributing to self reliance... with links.
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