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Dear all,

Please find below a partial listing of websites/blogs that I have found to be useful.
Please remember to read before asking basic questions, many of these links will take
you months to read, weeks to search, minutes to disrupt (don't be lazy).

Do not be disrepectful of ownership of intellectual property; follow this as a guideline: it might be OK to make
and play with a physical/virtual copy for your own use, but beyond that, better beware of the consequences!
Search for "Creative Commons License", and, if in doubt, always be sure to list attribution at the very least.

Renewable/Alternate energy:

http://builditsolar.com/-------START HERE, a free clearinghouse featuring DIY alternative energy projects, huge
http://www.altestore.com/learn/--------commercial distributor, lots of good info for design/application as well as cost

Technical RE forums (please read FAQ's and use the search functions before posting questions):

http://donkey32.proboards.com/--------"rocket" technology primarily for heat and cooking
https://permies.com/--------awesome permaculture site encompassing food, energy, shelter and transportation
http://otherpower.com/--------RE website, store and forum(US)
http://www.thebackshed.com/--------RE website, and forum(AU)
http://www.microcogen.info/--------off grid and micro cogeneration forum
http://www.windgen.org/--------VAWT info and forum

Appropriate technology and sustainable development (mainly NGO's):

http://practicalaction.org/--------incredible works, the legacy of E.F. Schumacher the author of "Small is Beautiful"
http://kickstart.org/--------more incredible works, and a model for small scale businesses
http://www.mayapedal.org/--------where our "used" bikes go and what they can do
http://www.appropedia.org/Welcome_to_Appropedia--------appropriate technology wiki

Shelter and Daily Design in general with a left of center bias:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Worldcubed/181059505288185?fref=ts--------a friend of mine posts on FB under this name, another clearing house, primarily architectural
http://inhabitat.com/------from soup to nuts leaning on the architectural

Specific inventors/manufacturers [please don't waste these peoples' time, I'm offering them to serious builders):

http://www.windstuffnow.com/main/--------great inventor, lots of innovation and links, kits
http://ghurd.info/--------great guy, Glenn is a "guru" on many forums, support his work and buy some of his controllers
http://www.heliossolarworks.com/--------PV manufacturer in my home town of Milwaukee WI, in the tri state area, high quality, save on shipping if you can pay and pickup at their dock

Other technical/specific/crafts/too tired to categorize:

http://www.solarheatengines.com/--------one of the best open source Stirling engine links I've found
http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Solar_Cookers_World_Network_%28Home%29----------solar cooking central
http://sheldonbrown.com/dynohubs.html--------best starting point for DIY bicycle lighting
http://www.sciencetoymaker.org/index.html-------simple, cheap fun with science, we're all kids at heart
http://www.boydhouse.com/stirling/--------easy to make stirling engines and links
http://www.permsteading.com/--------Matt's forum, he's done great things "half barrel" system etc.
http://anvilfire.com/--------best clearinghouse for forges/heat/metalworking, huge!
http://zoellerforge.com/miniforge.html--------one of the best burner resources from the above
http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/--------gotta explore to see the value of this.....from the esoteric/historic to the eminently useful


http://www.permsteading.com/index.php--------Matt's forum, of "half barrel rocket stove" fame
http://www.clarrypelletstove.com/--------got Moose?
http://unforgettablefirellc.com/--------sweet small secondary combustion stove for small or mobile/marine application
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Andor, It seems that many of your links don't work. I think it might be related to the way you set your links up in the post.
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Hi all,

I still can't get back in to edit the links to "clean them up", y'all should still be able to use them by the old copy and paste method, just don't copy the dashes.

edit: I can edit this post but not my original, the "edit" button is missing...logged in using IE, yeah, yeah I know, I'll try chrome when i have time....
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Make a new post/thread with the corrected links and completely delete this thread. This thread has not had any real comments as of yet so its not like we are going to lose any good additions/comments.
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