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Neil Noble


Practical Action was originally called the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) and its head office is at the Schumacher Centre for Technology & Development, named after Fritz Schumacher the founder of ITDG and author of Small is Beautiful.



Instructables should also be mentioned.






Instructables thirded.

In 1999 most people were laughing about the (probably (apparently) unnecessary) disaster preparedness the alleged the Y2K event.
At that time I said "Why is it a bad idea to be ready for when something big goes wrong?" It's not going to be WW3 (probably) but overall it's not if but when. Sooner or later things will go wrong. A hurricane, earthquake, whatever 5 days worth of water and three days of food is never a bad idea.

Protip: a hand crank generated shortwave internet capable device is under $200. Food fuel and that and you are ready for almost anything.

Paul Badon


I made a Baking oven / water heater from a steel barrel cut round not length ways, with a hammer, a broken butcher knife ,a nail ,a screw driver ,some sheet metal screws and a couple of sections of 3 inch vent pipe. I cut the barrel apart by hammering the knife into the metal made the door opening and vent opening the same way . Holes for the screws were made with the nail. Set the bottom on the top for the oven.hammered the metal around the bottom flange for holding it into place. I Can post the better instructions on Face Book >Survivor Polk County if any one is interested .



Anyone have a revised link for the Alex Weir library? The combined download link seems to be down

kris de decker





Is it still available on the new link? Because I only found four articles which are not in english.



The CD3WD isn't working. On other palces I found a list of the books (you can't download them from there) and the suggestion to ask the autors to help provide them (since they were meant to be free).



The link with the book list: http://www.journeytoforever.org/farm_library/cd3wdbooks.html



All of the FastOnline.org links don't seem to be working any more. They all go to the main page of a non-english blog(?) it seems. All of the other links are also bad.



2012 dated iso and torrent available on archive.org



torrent apparently availaible for Alex Weir materials


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