113 – Permaculture as a Household Word

Paul Wheaton talks with Jocelyn Campbell mention Paul’s pheasant video. They talk about farms having a “bone yard.” How could you imagine getting to a world where permaculture is a household word. Paul says that is his hope with the hugelkultur into the brains of 50 million thread. Jocelyn talks about how people don’t understand […]

Sepp Holzer – Part 1 – Early Permaculture Innovations

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Sepp Holzer, the permaculture leader, in the USA – talking about his earliest discoveries as a boy genius! Sepp Holzer covers the use of rocks on steep slopes and thorns to protect from deer. Sepp Holzer also initiates an income model at the age of six!

112 – Trolls Backyard Ponds Local Food Compost

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Paul Wheaton talks with Jocelyn Campbell about listener questions. Jocelyn asks people to change their names to a believable first name_last name. Paul shares about Helen Atthowe. A big thank you to Josiah Wallingford for all the work he’s done overhauling the podcast wordpress site. Message to everybody: go to the new itunes thing, not […]

Tags: being eco , local , Ponds

111 – Integrity and Being Alone

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Paul Wheaton talks about holding true to your value set or having friends. Paul’s started communities and left and they’ve fallen apart. He talks about when he feels it’s appropriate to say, “Fuck off” versus when he is encouraging spreading the hugelkultur article to 50 million people. He talks about independent thought, integrity ¬†and consensus […]

One Cob Cottage at Cobville, with a Rocket Mass Heater

People have been asking me for a video of a completed rocket mass heater, so I hereby submit this tiny video clip. There is the rocket stove with huge bench, a beautifully shaped cob structure complete with a few folks visiting in it.

wood burning stoves – super efficient rocket mass heater

Ernie and Erica Wisner have created over 700 rocket mass heaters, quite probably the most efficient woord burning stoves made. Ernie and Erica moderate the wood burning stoves forum at permies.com and help thousands of people build these stoves. This video is of their latest wood burning stove. They’ve had snow on the ground for […]

Rocket Stove Mass Heater Workshop How To Tutorial

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Rocket Stove Mass Heater – I attended this workshop in February 2009. The primary instructor was Ianto Evans, author of “Rocket Mass Heaters: Superefficient Woodstoves YOU Can Build” other instructors included Ernie, Erica, Max and Kiko. Basically, this is a super efficient wood burning stove, with a cob bench bench thermal mass to hold the […]

Egg Slides Around on a Cast Iron Skillet

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First, fry a single egg on a cast iron griddle, and then a six egg scramble on a cast iron skillet. Using a bit of bacon grease. Salt and pepper on the skillet. Focus on proper heat and on cleanup. Proper spatula examined. Powered by the article “cooking with cast iron ain’t so hard!” I […]

110 – Consensus and Assholes

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Paul Wheaton talks with Jocelyn Campbell about deviating from the norm. Paul prefers to be “an asshole” than to sugar coat things. The most polite people can project the most hostile things. Reddit‘s Paul Wheaton-bashing is actually helping promote Paul. Jocelyn and Paul share two stories about how people hate having the owner obviously in […]

Tags: community , ethics

108 – Listener Questions and Starting from Scratch

Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell answer listener questions. While Jocelyn prepares the questions, Paul quickly covers the “Ban Paul Wheaton” Reddit thread which originated from the desire of someone for Paul to run the Permies forums in contrast to his artistic vision and community building philosophy. Question 1 from Bill who wrote a lengthly response […]

107 – Fluorescent Lighting

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Paul Wheaton talks with Jocelyn Campbell about a recent dinner they had with people who had a full energy audit on their house. They talk about CFL vs incandescent lightbulbs. They talk about the quality of fluorescent light. The audit didn’t mention anything about lifestyle habits or changes, like using a drying rack instead of […]

106 – Social Justice Big Picture with Kelda Miller

Paul Wheaton talks with Kelda Miller, who has taught several PDCs and is a current instructor. She spent 2 years at the Bullock Brothers Homestead. Kelda talks about ethics and admits she is a fan of Ayn Rand, the author of Atlas Shrugged. She quotes Starhawk on saying that gardening is the easy part of […]

105 – Sepp Holzer Permaculture Chapter 1 Part 5

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Paul Wheaton and Kelda Miller continue reviewing chapter 1 of Sepp Holzer‘s Permaculture. Kelda starts by describing her blind taste test of a watered vs. unwatered tomato (unwatered wins). Paul shares about the Sepp Holzer event this spring, and the PDC before it. Sepp will definitely be talking about ponds, aquaculture, and micro-hydro. Sepp’s book […]

104 – Rocket Mass Heaters with Ernie and Erica

Buy Ernie and Erica’s detailed plans Paul Wheaton talks with Ernie and Erica Wisner about rocket mass heaters. They talk about the boom-squish podcast Paul did with Caleb Larson on heating water with a rocket mass heater. They talk about heating coils, and the importance of a tall and vertical heat riser. Ernie talks about […]

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