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2022 PTJ projects - poor man's poll

 
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sepp holzer bone sauce



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solar golf cart

convert an electric UTV to have a roof mount solar panel
 
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window quilts
 
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sky lodge

A sort of outdoor classroom made from canvas

 
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natural dye (yurt? sky lodge?)
 
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oil cloth (yurt? sky lodge?)
 
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basecamp giant log entrance gate
  - with rock jacks
  - get that top log up there without power tools

 
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outdoor kitchen log trough sink and counter top.

I'm not sure if we can do the log trough sink to our standards.  So this might be nothing more than taking a log and whittling it down to be a giant countertop with a normal sink embedded in it.

 
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dry stack rock stairs
 
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dry stack rock retaining wall
 
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home made cement
 
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flow forms

 
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big shade projects
  - alternatives to air conditioning
  - effective outdoor cooling
  - shade over the building and near the building

 
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Big arbor for grapes and kiwi
 
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planting a living fence
 
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planting perennial seeds
 
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convert a regular bicycle to have electric assist
 
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a bodger track, full of smaller green wood woodworking.  Spoon carving, making a shaving horse, making small furniture, making a pole lathe and projects on a pole lathe ...
 
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a fine woodworking track.  Boxes with dovetails, etc.  Maybe 20 projects that people can do.
 
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A honeybee track.  Build hives and work with honeybess naturally.
 
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homesteading and skip tracks
 
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classroom tracks with rmh design, foundations.  Other presentations.   All sorts of classrooms stuff.
 
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Feel free to add your own ideas to this list.
 
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rocket heater improvement or modification - less work than building a new one, but still lots of experience and getting into the innards.
 
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Build a humus well.  An experimental design to pull water from dry land.
 
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Build a pond
 
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Build a natural swimming pool
 
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natural plasters and natural paints
 
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How about a rocket oven that can pivot the engine out to be a grill/burner?  Two uses from one core.
 
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How about a rocket system (mass or no mass?) that generates electricity.  Via Stirling engine, TEGs or something else.
 
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Car and truck repair track.  Troubleshoot issues with Toots, Ranger Doug, Judy, etc and fix them over the course of the two weeks.
 
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Turn waste wood into electricity.  Wood gas, char gas, TEG, Stirling, etc
 
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Cordwood construction project.
 
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Simple, non-skiddable 3 room bunk house for the boots barely uphill from the Fisher Price House.  With willow feeder and central RMH.
 
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More information on "wind harp" if it pleases you to provide such.
Only thumbed-up because I don't know what it is and "Search threads and posts" refers back here.
Staff note (L. Johnson) :

It comes up on web searches. Basically a free standing passive musical instrument. In the vein of a wind chime.

Staff note (Jay Angler) :

Also called an "Aeolian harp" - scroll down to pg 2 of this document for more explanation
https://www.usca.edu/mathematical-sciences/faculty-sites/henry-gurr/aeolian-harp/file
Dang - now I want one!

 
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paul wheaton wrote:high quality 8 inch, full size “rocket engine”
  - powers a kiln
  - powers a forge (like for swords)
  - powers a forge (like for melting aluminum)



Adding a basics course for beginner forge artists once it's completed. Preheating molds to drive off moisture to prevent injuries and making items for the homestead, coat hooks, pliers, garden implements, recasting broken machinery parts etc.

If I could spare the time away from work, I'd come for this one for sure. I'm wanting to build one in my backyard so I can utilize free pallet lumber instead of buying propane.

 
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Practical basket weaving of several sorts of "useful on the farm" type baskets.
This might  include "making twine" out of different material, as some baskets use twine-like material as part of the finishing/handle process.
 
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You all know about BADs (beaver analog dams) or PALS (post assisted log structures)...?
https://www.anabranchsolutions.com/beaver-dam-analogs.html
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Info on BDA
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Politics is a circus designed to distract you from what is really going on. So is this tiny ad:
Better Wood Heat: DIY Rocket Mass Heaters (8-Movie Set) by Paul Wheaton
https://permies.com/wiki/134176/Wood-Heat-DIY-Rocket-Mass
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