I can't help but think the he would have loved building his own rocket mass heater with a heated bench or sleeping platform instead of the open fireplace if he had had the knowledge about it.His comfort level would have gone up. He wouldn't have needed the bags of cement and would have used WAY less wood. He expressed concern for harvesting so much wood without replacing it.
Sometimes I get caught up in the "they used to do it better" mind set, especially considering the non-sustainability of the way we do stuff now. It is refreshing, however to recognize occasionally that there are still positive, innovative improvements being developed, such as the rocket mass heater.
When he looked on Amazon to replace it, he learned there was a 4 DVD set (<<affiliate link - support the empire!). Neat!
We've had two movie nights at wheaton labs so far with DVDs one and two and the gappers and other folks have really enjoyed them.>
you wondered in you daylyish e-Mail, if the film was legit. You are probably save to assume - yes.
Since I can't access it from germany, as there are some local legal issues with the music contained in the video, (gema problems) we can assume, that youtube already checked the video.
This movie played a big part in my journey towards Permaculture and self reliance. I would say a light bulb going on moment.
It also made me, an IT guy by trade, feel wholly inadequate when it shows Proenneke's arms to be twice the size of mine while I am half the man's age.
A must see for anyone remotely interested in anything that permies.com represents (all the time).
Ray Cecil wrote:I dont know if I could be alone that long. Maybe if I never knew the love of a good woman I wouldn't know what I was missing. I love my family and friends. I think we humans are social creatures. At least for me, I like alone time, but not a permanent alone time. Seems a bit selfish to me....why not spend time with good people?
I would agree except that recently I realized I've never known the love of a good man. Now I'm torn. I have the little'uns and either they would have to come, or I'd have to wait until they grew. Then I'd have to decide if I wanted to go that far out and miss their adulthoods...I think I've missed my chance to test myself that far. Spending time with good people is priceless; but sometimes not knowing which are the good people makes the solitude a much safer bet.
Karen Donnachaidh wrote:I'm getting "This video is unavailable". Is it just my internet signal that doesn't allow it to load, or...?
I'm not seeing it either. It looks like it got taken down.
I know that youtube is VERY strict about copyright. So I feel if something appears on youtube, it is legit. And sometimes the folks that own the video will allow something to appear for a few days so that folks can get tasted up to go buy it. Here it is at amazon:
Here is the full 4-DVD set plus the book: