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Helping Refugees with Permaculture/Rocket Stoves/Whatever Will Help!

 
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This is my first post to permies. I'm a clinical social worker by trade, but hopeful off-grid permaculture farmer and healer of the land in the future. I'm looking for ideas and input in terms of how to help the Syrian refugees in Lebanon in particular. My oldest and dearest friends are from Lebanon originally, although have been in the US for most of their lives now. In talking with one of my friends tonight about how to help, but wanting to do it effectively and directly, I wondered if rocket stoves could help. Problem is that in Lebanon there isn't an abundance of trees and wood is expensive. I wondered if any of the bright and lovely people on this site had any ideas for inexpensive, easy to build and fuel, heat sources for tent living in winter, in Lebanon (yes, it gets cold there in winter!) My friend will be calling around to her friends in the Bekaa valley to find out what items are most in need, but she agreed that heating is a massive problem right now. Please respond if you have any thoughts on how to help in terms of inexpensive heating or anything else, that would help. Thank you!!

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I know dried large animal poo has been traditionally burned in wood less areas.....mostly ruminants
 
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Chadwick Holmes wrote:I know dried large animal poo has been traditionally burned in wood less areas.....mostly ruminants



Interesting idea. I'm looking for materials that would be long burning. Any idea if this is the case with animal dung?
 
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Hmmm, I would just guess that it would depend on how you burn it like a lot of solid fuels.....

Sorry, I know that's not the best option!
 
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Cheryl Guerriero : Not much Good news here I am afraid ! See this post from Michael Graves and my replies ! //// Link below :


http://permies.com/t/52274/rocket-stoves/ADVICE-Lorena-aka-Patsari-ONIL


Perhaps the two of you can discover a path that the NGOS have not yet tried !

I wish this was A Lot more Positive, For the Good of the Crafts ! Big AL
 
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the nature of Lebanon is contain an abundance of trees because they have a lot of rain and snow.
 
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