Category Archives: By Ourselves, For Ourselves

Thoughts for the Day

Here are a couple to live by:

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Live Free or Die, Episode 1: “Pack Rats Are Good!”

National Geographic TV’s primitive-living reality show “Live Free or Die” featuring my son-in-law Gabriel (with an unexpected but delightful cameo appearance by my daughter Luna) “dropped” this week, and so far it looks great! The first episode, which aired this … Continue reading

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Reality Show: Live Free or Die

The early name on this show was “The Primitives,” but the libertarian in me likes “Live Free or Die” much better. One of the show’s leads is Gabriel, whom I’ve cheekily called Tarzan of the Chumash. But I’m quite serious … Continue reading

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National Geographic: The Primitives

It’s a new reality series announced for this fall. Let’s just say I have a personal connection. THE PRIMITIVES (National Geographic Television) (Global) Across America’s backyard, communities have walked away from our society of drone deliveries and Keurigs. These individuals … Continue reading

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SGBlocks

Hi-Cube Container commercial buildings! Also, follow the construction of the Sea Container Cabin here.  

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House in a Can

I like this idea for a retreat. Even better, the can-in-a-can model. Fill the gap with insulation and you’re fireproof, quake-proof (mostly) and comfy, without all the radon issues from going underground. Plus, it looks like a grain silo. Nobody … Continue reading

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Strategic Terrorism

Change is coming.  This is a very scary read, and provides all the justification Stewart Baker (spit, spit) requires to insist on NSA Uber Alles, but you really really need to read it. Lots will be familiar to any reader … Continue reading

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Happy Thoughts!

I am thankful that the future looks so bright!

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There But For The Grace of God…

I don’t often feel schadenfreude, but I wonder what the German portmanteau word is for comfort in the misfortunes of others, which I am guessing is the motivation for people to watch all those “reality” shows. I suppose they play … Continue reading

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Cheap Convection Heat

This guy says he can heat his home using clay flower pots and tea lights The Wife must have a thousand of those tea lights from Ikea. Now to the hardware place to stock up on clay posts.

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