Rocket Stove Mass Heater Workshop How To Tutorial

Published 10 years ago in rocket mass heater , Video , wood heat - 0 Comments

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 […]

103 – Eco Poser Test

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Paul and Jocelyn are here after a few weeks without podcasts. Paul’s been accumulating things he wants to put in a podcast, but he’s been too busy to sit down and make one. The web) empire continues to grow. It’s hard to decide whether to put energy into making new stuff, or promoting the stuff […]

102 – Thrive

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Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell review the film, Thrive. They also mention the graphic novel by Derrick Jensen, “As the World Burns: 50 simple things you can do to stay in denial.” Jack Spirko’s listeners and Transition Town groups would possibly be aligned with this movie. Foster Gamble, the main speaker in the film, explains […]

101 – Letter From a Birmingham Jail

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Paul Wheaton reads Martin Luther King Jr’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail, prefaced by the letter to the editor by local clergy that it is in response to. This letter is very applicable in these times, as well as those in which it was written. Relavent Threads Egalitarianism vs. Celebrating Diversity Paul’s Political Podcast Relavent […]

100 – CFL Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs

Paul talks with Andrew Monkhouse, an epileptic friend of his from the world of software engineering. Andrew shares his story of discovering what triggered his attacks. He shares about the frequency of fluorescent lights, and how it affects him. Fluorescent lights take a while to warm up enough to its full brightness. Paul gets into […]

099 – Lessons from the Forest

Paul talks with Jack Spirko ofthesurvivalpodcast.com on lessons from the forest. Some points: 1. Contour is king. The healthiest trees on Jack’s forest were already on the contour lines. 2. The forest floor is a lake. There is about an inch of rainfall in the first 3 inches deep of forest. You don’t irrigate what’s […]

098 – Hot Water

Paul talks with Caleb and Krista about rocket mass heaters and getting hot water out of the deal. They talk about possible explosion. Caleb describes what a pressure release valve is. Paul “explodes,” himself (regardings CFLs). They get into Jean Pain’s compost approach to heating water. Paul talks about solar hot water and legionella bacteria. […]

097 – The Man Who Planted Trees

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Paul reviews “The Man Who Planted Trees,” a beautifully animated short film, with Caleb and Krista. Paul gives a synopsis of the story. The film focuses on a man, Elzèar Bouffier, who by planting trees over the years brings back creeks to the desolate place he started with. Paul comments on biochar. They talk about […]

Tags: art , trees , water

096 – The Man Who Stopped the Desert

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Paul reviews “The Man Who Stopped the Desert” with Caleb and Krista. The film is about Yacuba, in the Sahel, just south of the Sahara Desert. He practiced zai, which is similar to permaculture. It involves making pits for water harvesting before the rains came. Yacuba was great at observation. They did something similar to […]

095 – Listener Feedback Integrity Frugality

Paul Wheaton talks to Jocelyn Campbell again about listener feedback. Paul found out he has lots of conservative listeners, which surprised him, in particular one man who had a few words to say about Christianity. Paul and Jocelyn talk about integrity. Paul talks about his kickstarter campaign. Paul talks about his land situation, and his […]

094 – Electric Heat, Peeing Outdoors and Permies.com

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Paul Wheaton talks to Jocelyn Campbell about several things–starting with how happy he is about being treated well recently. He then talks about some negative feedback he has had via the internet. People tend to hold Paul to a higher standard than they hold themselves. Paul explains a few things about his article: I cut […]

093 – Urban Permaculture – Geoff Lawton

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Paul Wheaton talks to Kane Jamison of Seattle Homestead, Lacia Lynne Bailey, and Jocelyn Campbell, reviewing the Urban Permaculture DVD with Geoff Lawton. Lacia uses a paddock shift system for urban pastured poultry, and raises urban dairy goats. Paul talks about permaculture and lawns. He likes the “mowable meadow.” Lacia calls it the “photosynthesizing gathering […]

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