Category Archives: Physical Technology

Budget-Savvy, Earth-Friendly Housekeeping Tips for Dog Owners

It may seem like muddy paws and hairy furniture go hand-in-hand with dog ownership. You can actually keep your home clean and enjoy your pooch, and it doesn’t mean you need to invest tons of time, money or energy in housekeeping. This article’s tips are designed to allow you and Fido to spend more time playing and less time cleaning and still keep your home looking sharp.

Spoon carving – Donal’s Notes

Hand carving spoons is partly about relationships, between people, generations, hands, and wood. For a story involving a lineage from Gandhi to Richard Gregg to Scott Nearing to Bill Coperthwaite to Peter Forbes, see this article. This article is about how to carve spoons from green wood. What is green wood? Tools Axe: Robin Wood […]

Is Your Home Making You Sick? 5 Common Causes and How to Fix Them

Your home is your safe space. It’s where you find shelter and comfort, create memories with your family and de-stress after a long day — and it may also be making you sick. Here are five ways your home (or your workplace) could be harming your health and what you can do about it. 1. […]

Carving Spoons and Relationships

In A Man Apart, written by Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow, Peter talks about how his mentor and friend, Bill Coperthwaite, gifted him a spoon that Bill had carved from pear wood. Bill Copperthwaite gave Peter this gift along with the following story of the lineage of this tree… After spending time with Mahatma Gandhi, […]

Top Tips for Homeowners Embracing an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Suzie Wilson’s top tips for embracing a greener home: from flooring to reclaimed materials to moving on.

Alternative Natural Mattresses – Donal’s Notes

Mattresses can be made of a variety of materials, with two primary advantages over modern mattresses: (1) they can be non-toxic, and (2) less expensive (but some are more expensive). Permies has a discussion on alternative mattresses and most of these notes are digested from that discussion and related links. Making a straw mattress is […]

A Four Generation Connection and Personal Account of an Open Source Ecology Workshop (2017)

A four-generation connection to building and a first-hand account of participating in an Open Source Ecology prototyping workshop, focused on the construction of a compressed earth brick (CEB) press and a power cube.

Emergency Communications

See summary parent article on prepping priorities. The two goals for communication are receiving information to learn what you can about the current situation and transmitting information (“I’m here”, “let’s meet there”). (1) Your most powerful communication tool is your cell phone You already know how to use this incredibly helpful device. Consider loading it […]

“Mantra”; A Plan to Save Our Planet (Music Video) by Kennie DeLoatch

This “Mantra” Is a chant or a reminder to our collective consciousnesses, to take a personal responsibility for the wellbeing of plants, sentient beings and the resources on planet earth, on which we depend.  Three simple verses can potentially motivate our psyche and  activate our physical activity, resulting in the purposeful human act of providing […]