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We are about to start a kickstarter for the DVDs from the big rocket mass heater workshop. We want to not only reach our goal, but it would be awesome if we went way over our goal.

To that end, it seems like a good step would be to start networking with other web sites.

So there will be four DVDs: "fire science", "sneaky heat", "boom squish" and "hot rocket".

For sites the size/influence of permies, I think it would be good to offer all four DVDs plus producer credit in the DVDs - provided that they give a mega push. For smaller sites, we can offer one or more DVDs.

So now the real question is: which sites do we contact?

It seems that if we can make arrangements with some of the bigger sites before the kickstarter starts, we can link to them on the kickstarter page and get them gobs of exposure.

Suggestions?

 
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Hi Paul,
Awesome approach.
I like this facebook page because it has a nice sharing/interactive/troubleshooting tone/info/slant to it:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/502734133080025/?ref=ts&fref=ts
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paul wheaton wrote:We are about to start a kickstarter for the DVDs from the big rocket mass heater workshop. We want to not only reach our goal, but it would be awesome if we went way over our goal.

To that end, it seems like a good step would be to start networking with other web sites.

So there will be four DVDs: "fire science", "sneaky heat", "boom squish" and "hot rocket".

For sites the size/influence of permies, I think it would be good to offer all four DVDs plus producer credit in the DVDs - provided that they give a mega push. For smaller sites, we can offer one or more DVDs.

So now the real question is: which sites do we contact?

It seems that if we can make arrangements with some of the bigger sites before the kickstarter starts, we can link to them on the kickstarter page and get them gobs of exposure.

Suggestions?

 
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A few I keep an eye on (that may be good outlets):
werd.com (new manly techy things)
uncrate.com (new techy things)
kk.org/cooltools (tools that are cool)
artofmanliness.com (manly things)
freecabinporn.com (It's just pictures of cabins, naughty naughty cabins. They do feature cabin related books once in a while)

Off the top of my head,
-Ryan

 
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I came here to say this.
 
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Boing Boing blog

Dark Roasted Blend blog

they should be interested in this

Boing Boing promotes kickstarters all the time; maybe DRB too

 
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Mark Lipscomb wrote:

Eric Rice wrote:The Survival Podcast Forum

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I came here to say this.



Jack was my first thought. I sent him an email yesterday and have not yet heard a peep about it.

 
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Ryan Barrett wrote:
A few I keep an eye on (that may be good outlets):
werd.com (new manly techy things)
uncrate.com (new techy things)
kk.org/cooltools (tools that are cool)
artofmanliness.com (manly things)
freecabinporn.com (It's just pictures of cabins, naughty naughty cabins. They do feature cabin related books once in a while)



I think several of those will be very cool!
 
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I think if Jack doesn't get back to you then maybe peeps could start peeping in his forum about the Kickstarter.

Just a thought.
 
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LFLondon Hatfield wrote:Boing Boing blog

Dark Roasted Blend blog



Good ones Lawrence! Thanks!
 
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You may want to try gettin ahold of Eric at Gardenfork. He as a pretty high rated video podcast. He is kinda a tech geek from what I understand
 
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Farm Dreams Forum

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I listen to the Nature's Harmony Farm Podcast and they promote this forum.
Nature's Harmony Farm

These peeps are into sustainable agriculture, homesteading, and life preparedness.
 
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Paul, aren't you sort of a big deal over on Reddit? I am not a Reddit contributor but you might get some traction over there.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:

LFLondon Hatfield wrote:Boing Boing blog

Dark Roasted Blend blog



Good ones Lawrence! Thanks!



Well, Bjork used a Kickstarter project to raise $600000 to port Biophilia to Android/Windows 8.....big bad publicity, project pulled, raised $20000,
such resources should be reserved for starving artists and musicians

Here are a few more:

Mother Earth News

Permaculture Activist

maybe even Rodale publications, Organic Farming

Taunton publications: Fine Gardening, Fine Woodworking

and here are a number of:
Magazines (and Websites) About Homesteading and Self-Sufficiency
http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2009/02/26/magazines-and-websites-about-homesteading-and-self-sufficiency/
(from a Google search for "homesteading publications")

Magazines With Websites:

Back Home
Backwoods Home
Small Farm Today
Hobby Farms

This is a good one:
Countryside & Small Stock Journal
http://www.countrysidemag.com/
Check this out; your DVD would fit perfectly in here as an ad:
Countryside Library
http://www.countrysidemag.com/library.html

And this is one of my favorite sites: homesteading & survival tools
Multitool.org
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php

there are many others like this, all worthwhile with good equipment for the DIY'er
 
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http://www.survivalistboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=120 is the most active forum that I visit.
 
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I've got a thing for www.milkwood.net a/o http://www.milkwoodpermaculture.com.au/
Very well loved folks in NSW, AU
Also, unfortunately a well kept secret but incredibly fabulous www.windward.org in WA state
 
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GardenWeb.com is a very active discussion site that seems to have good mainstream content. Seed & bulb swaps, horticultural advice.
Don't know if they'd care about rocket mass heaters, but if they are getting the greenhouse / aquaponics interest they might.


Permaculture started in Australia / NZ and we stirred up some interest there with our recent trip inquiries that's going unfulfilled. We'll forward to our private contacts, but I think Australian and UK permaculture websites could be a huge market for something portable like this if you can do a shipment there. If you're willing to deal with the shipping issues, a Google search suggests:

Permaculture Forums, Permaculture Courses, Permaculture ...
permaculturenews.org/
The home of permaculture news and information - collaborating to spread ... In Australia we really need to get back to our European roots of coppiced forest ...
Courses - For Sale - Contact - WWOOFing

Permaculture Australia – enabling new initiatives in design for ...
permacultureaustralia.org.au/
Permaculture Australia. Enabling new initiatives in design for sustainability: ... Accredited Permaculture Training (APT™) ... PermaFund tax-deductable donation ...

The Permaculture Association of South Australia
www.permaculturesa.org.au/
The Permaculture Association of South Australia Incorporated (PASA) is a non-profit voluntary organisation based in Adelaide, South Australia, which aims to ...
Permaculture College Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture_College_Australia

Permaculture College Australia Inc is a not-for-profit sustainability training organisation which conducts the accredited vocational training and community ...
The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia
www.permacultureglobal.com/.../3-the-permaculture-research-...

I also recently bookmarked this page - smaller but I liked the layout, and the page owner contacted us about rocket stoves: http://permacultureprinciples.com/index.php
 
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Easily the best site I've seen on high temperature combustion is www.stove.ru The site has excellent drawings, clear and complete tech explanations, and pictures of what the gadgets look like when you really build them. It seems to be the work of Igor Kuznetsov, who is somehow associated with the North American Masonry Stove Association. Incredible amount of quality information about how to burn wood like a civilized person.
 
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eric pyne wrote:Easily the best site I've seen on high temperature combustion is www.stove.ru The site has excellent drawings, clear and complete tech explanations, and pictures of what the gadgets look like when you really build them. It seems to be the work of Igor Kuznetsov, who is somehow associated with the North American Masonry Stove Association. Incredible amount of quality information about how to burn wood like a civilized person.



That is an amazing site. Thanks for the link and description.
 
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Remember that Mother Earth needs to be coddled, they haven't thought of you as speaking with the Mother's voice in times past, if I remember correctly, Paul. I am a fan of the seventies-era Mother Earth News, but I don't like the posturing and blatant sexism I see a lot of now.

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I am suggesting these sites because folks who visit are self-reliant people, not necessarily permaculture people...but they could become permaculture people.

NaturalNews.com
InfoWars.com
PesWiki.com

And of course...

TheSurvivalPodcast.com

But then you already thought of that one...right?

This is a great idea!
 
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any of the "Transitions" local groups: they're all about enlightening us to the crisis, but don't know how to build anything (at least in my humble local experience...)
 
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How about working with the Permaculture magazine website? permaculture.co.uk We get 1,200,000 pageviews a year from 155 countries around the world and post every day. We would happily write a bit of editorial, host your YouTubes and link back to permies.com. Indeed we have already and our viewers loved it! Have a look at the 500 showers from a compost pile. http://www.permaculture.co.uk/videos/500-showers-heated-one-small-compost-pile-how-tutorial
 
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Maddy Harland wrote:How about working with the Permaculture magazine website? permaculture.co.uk We get 1,200,000 pageviews a year from 155 countries around the world and post every day. We would happily write a bit of editorial, host your YouTubes and link back to permies.com. Indeed we have already and our viewers loved it!



Maddy:

Could you also add a link to my own permaculture mailing list?
900 subscribers
started in 1992
large valuable message archives, downloadable
mirrored with a Google Group, Blog (soon a Site and Google+ page)
PERMACULTURE
http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/permaculture
"This forum exists for individuals and groups interested in the study and practice of permaculture. It will be a useful resource for consultants, designers, writers and teachers of this discipline,
conceived and stewarded by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren and enhanced by a growing global community, offering their knowledge, skills and experience."

Lawrence London
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newbie member, first post - which is appropriate because it was a link re: rocket stoves that brought me *here* a couple weeks (of reading) ago. . . I think these sites are similars, if not same as?

http://relaxshacks.blogspot.com/ --------> Derek loves the recycling, cheap, found stuffs, combined with small creative spaces, has a pretty big network thing going. . .

http://survivingthemiddleclasscrash.wordpress.com/page/3/ --------> Barbara Peterson (Farm Wars) in a more personal, practical mode - she has fingers in many pies, including podcasts. . .

now I've not read everything on anyone, here or elsewhere - so I hope I'm not going outside any lines drawn that I've yet to encounter!
I'm really loving reading here whenever I find a chunk of time and a coffee mug, this is my new hang.
 
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I think primitive ways is a very cool site. They tell you how to make bows from saplings and lots of other crafty things.
 
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Matthew, from the bottom of my buried ancestral memories I thank you. Primitive Ways is now my favourite website that isn't permies. I mean, instructions for three distinct varieties of effective bow you could totally make in a homesteading or survival situation, and articles explaining the benefits of sinew, the physics behind the organic spring we call the bow, how arrows work and are made, and dozens of things intimately applicable to homesteading and survival. What's more permaculture than finding a replacement for firearms effective for most non-combat uses (unless you're scary good) that you can source and construct strictly from materials found in the wild or recycled from the waste of civilisation?

Sorry, I do go on some times. But Primitive Ways = good.

-CK
 
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My suggestion.......

http://www.heirloomseedswap.com/list/23
 
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Could also go for one of the big boys.. www.coasttocoastam.com Millions of listeners.

I have heard David Blume (I like Paul's information better) on there couple times and some others mention permaculture here and there. With all the other support Paul is getting (permaculture magazine, et al) it would give the idea some credence.

Only way to go is aim for the stars. When fly past the stars will wonder why set the goal so low...
 
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How about www.fromscratchmag.com It is an online magazine...all about life on the homestead.

 
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archdruidreport.com
 
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Here are a couple of sites and folks who have great interest:

http://peakmoment.tv/
been around for years and have a good following


http://www.naturalbuildingblog.com/
one of Owen Geiger & Kelly Hart's sites

You may also think outside the box and go to sites and networks for folks with different abilities, such as autism spectrum.
Many of these folks in the spectrum would be very interested in developing ROcket Mass Heaters for themselves and others.

 
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Hi folks,
This looks like PW's best work yet! Seems like a window of opportunity to establish human contacts and send electronic press kits to:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/
http://www.popularmechanics.com/
http://www.popsci.com/
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters
http://dsc.discovery.com/green/
http://science.discovery.com/
http://www.ema-online.org/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/green/


Another idea would be to get green film fests and distributors (such as: http://www.greenplanetfilms.org/) to pledge to buy wholesale and/or screen the dvds and send an email blast to their lists.

Here's a somewhat outdated but worthwhile international green media contact list. There are probably better ones out there but this is a start:

http://www.remyc.com/greenmedia.html


More relevant green tech/energy sites via alexa search:

http://www.alexa.com/search?q=green+technology+news&r=site_screener&p=bigtop
http://www.alexa.com/search?q=sustainable+energy&r=site_screener&p=bigtop
http://www.alexa.com/search?q=green+energy&r=site_screener&p=bigtop
 
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Here is a weird thing. If you search for the video on youtube it doesn't come up.
 
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YES! Magazine has been around more than 15 years and has a worldwide network. Actually part of this network was part of IN CONTEXT thirty years ago.
They have an article in a recent magazine entitled, "Permaculture helps us remember who we are."

http://www.yesmagazine.org/for-teachers/teacher-stories/permaculture-helps-us-remember-who-we-are

OTHER NETWORKS,

GEN --Global Ecovillage Network
gen.org

Findhorn and other widely known communities and ecovillages have a large network base.

ALSO,
groups such as

MayanMajix.com
has 'articles' section'. In the "earth articles" section there are many article links for permaculture and other ways of changing the world.

http://goldenageofgaia.com/ has a worldwide following, podcasts, etc.


 
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Contact the folks at 350.org. http://www.350.org.

Bill McKibben is the main Dude in charge. He wrote what is considered to be the first non-academic book on Climate Change over 20 years ago. Yesterday, they were in Washington to do a march on the White House, protesting Big Oil, but more specifically, the Keystone Pipeline. 40,000 people showed up, from across the US and Canada. Speaking of numbers, 350.org has 250,000 "likes' on FaceBook, and 125,000 followers on Twitter.

350.org isn't interested in just doing marches, rather, they be interested in building a Sustainable Movement focusing on Sustainable Energy and Renewable Resources. I'm thinking a device that generates sufficient heat from 1/10th the wood normally used, while generating 1/100th the pollution of normal wood heater, would probably interest an organization interested in reducing the ecological footprint currently imprinted heavily by Big Coal and Big Oil, and branching more and more into Natural Gas.
 
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or did you mean the suggestion to contact Rocket J. Squirrel for an endorsement?


 
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http://www.ResponsibleTechnology.org

http://www.NextWorldTV.com

http://www.TED.com

http://www.Mercola.com

http://www.GaryNull.com

http://www.Univision.com (you'd want to do a Spanish Language version to really make this connection work)

Native American and First Nation (Canadian) sites
 
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Inhabitat
Lifehacker- they've posted Paul's stuff before
I second Cool Tools and Boing Boing
Mrmoneymoustache.com (moustache would also be a great podcast interview)
I think Oprah should have Paul on her show. Go big or go home.
 
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