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directions HOME 2014

Started by water, singing-on-the-rocks Jun 17, 2014. 0 Replies

Howdy Folks and Welcome Home to the 43rd Annual Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes.If you find some of the information in this email hard to read due to formatting issues, read the HTML version at …Continue

What do you see happening for this New Year?

Started by Judith Dennis. Last reply by dwendel May 9, 2013. 2 Replies

Just hoping everyone has a few words to share about the past year and what they feel is overlooking us for the future New Year.  I think there is a lot more disassociation with people wanting to be…Continue

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Comment by little wing on April 29, 2015 at 10:42pm

That's an amazing vid, Two Birds!  Note he has used it to forge a knife; melt small amounts of precious metals; make jewelry.  Another vid shows a garbage can size... for self sufficiency, can't imagine needing bigger than that! ...outside of a kiln, that is.

Comment by Two Birds on April 29, 2015 at 6:55pm

Anyone who has need for a small forge, this is an awesome video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIRTcmR6sSk

Comment by Maco on March 27, 2015 at 10:50am

Looks great my friend :)

Comment by ☯ Firelight ☮ ♥ ☼ on March 19, 2015 at 6:18pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cTViewK8M0 that's a link to my setup. A friend came to visit and made this one. I've other videos as well. My greatest success was my solar heater. We have shaved off 2/3 of our cost from last year this time.

Comment by sour daddy on March 19, 2015 at 11:58am

thanks firelight and two birds, I have 1 big battery  but I think it bit the dust. I have 3 15 watt panels and a 400, watt inverter.  so I guess it will be a new start. hum I guess ill have to think about it some more. peace

Comment by Two Birds on March 19, 2015 at 10:26am

Firelight has the right idea...a combination works best. The biggest thing I would recommend is having enough batteries to store the power and a good voltage regulator/ power unit.

Comment by ☯ Firelight ☮ ♥ ☼ on March 18, 2015 at 3:54pm

Sour, I use both because the wind don't always blow and the sun doesn't shine. But they support each other very well.

Comment by sour daddy on March 18, 2015 at 9:53am

anyone have an opinion on which to use, solar panels or wind turbine  thanks

Comment by sour daddy on March 18, 2015 at 3:35am

peace, im moving to Colorado  next month and will be off grid. this will a new adventure  for me and ill be learning how to live a simpler life from what I do now. I have the water taken care of and now ill be working on a cheep way to have lights and a way to heat. this is the cabin ill be staying in. comments welcome.

Comment by Two Birds on March 12, 2015 at 8:13am

Just a bit of info concerning gasoline/ diesel/ etc. I read a report that although crude oil is currently rising at about 13%, gasoline is rising at 137% and expected to get even worse. So if you haven't found alternative fuels, now might be the time to look into it....

 

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