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Ben Law & Undercurrents |
Saturday, 21st January 2012
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First we show an Undercurrents bushcraft video about how to take the tasty sap from the birch tree skillfully. The A to Z of Bushcraft team cover how to drill and then leave the tree in good repair.Then we share Ben Law's birch sap wine recipe that he makes every year – as delicious as a good...
 
http://www.theoutdooradventure.net |
Sunday, 15th January 2012
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Dreaming of the weather getting warmer and venturing out into the Great Outdoors? Here's a simple film explaining how to make a portable high efficiency wood gasifier backpacking stove. It is small light and only needs a handful of twigs to boil a few cups of water. A great alternative for longer...
 
Household Hacker |
Tuesday, 10th January 2012
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Here is a video version of how to make the world's cheapest and easiest refrigerator from two terracotta pots. It uses minimal resources and runs completely without electricity. It's called a zeer pot, or the pot-in-pot and was rebirthed by Mohammed Bah Abba, who put the laws of thermodynamics...
 
Household Hacker |
Wednesday, 4th January 2012
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Enjoy DIY projects? Want to start on small-scale renewable energy projects and maybe progress to more lofty heights? Here's an ideal place to begin by harnessing your heavy pedaling and generate some juice for your cell/mobile phone. With this nifty bike device you can ride around all day and...
 
http://www.permies.com |
Wednesday, 28th December 2011
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Paul Wheaton from Permies.com takes a visit to Brian Kerkvliet's Inspiration Farm in Bellingham, Washington. There he finds Brian's little compost pile that provided 500 hot showers in the warmer months. Compost heat can, indeed, be captured to heat water in moments by running black pastic pipe...
 
Darren Doherty |
Saturday, 24th December 2011
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Ever wondered what pattern in permaculture design is really all about? Using nature's wisdom and understanding patterns is a powerful tool in permaculture design. RegenAg and permaculture specialist, Darren Doherty, explains how patterning work in nature and how we can harness this amazing resource...
 
Sepp Holzer & Bernd Müller |
Monday, 19th December 2011
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Sepp Holzer and Bernd Müller explain how a water retention landscape is constructed and the dramatic effects a landscape of this kind can have in a short time, even in an area that is being desertified using the Tamera ecovillage as an example. Sepp Holzer's incredible work offers a local and...
 
http://www.ted.com |
Monday, 12th December 2011
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Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice – and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. We talk a lot about...
 
Geoff Lawton |
Friday, 9th December 2011
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In 1975, Geoff Lawton discovered a remarkable oasis in the Moroccan desert, a remnant of an ancient sustainable agriculture, the 2000 year old food forest farmed by 800 people. He returned to document it 28 years later. Date palms are the main overstorey species with an understorey of carob,...
 
Mat McD |
Tuesday, 6th December 2011
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In Manchester a variety of organisations are at the forefront of changes in the way food is produced and distributed in the UK. This short film highlights their important work and offers us a more sustainable model for the future when cheap transport is a thing of the past and the food supply is...
 

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