Category Archives: By Ourselves, For Ourselves

Roman Dodecahedron

One of these and some cordage would be a bloody useful piece of kit for the pocket or backpack. For the last 20 years I’ve kept a pair of cheap Wal-Mart glove liners (usually seasonal items, about a buck a … Continue reading

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Still Enjoying the Decline

Just a reminder of what I’m about nowadays; the sentiment’s still quite the same as when I quoted this Irish fellow. As he seems to have taken his own advice and is off doing better things with his life than … Continue reading

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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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