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Timothy Dowty

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I have a long time interest in being cheap and building things. I like woodcraft and am an armature Blacksmith (Go ABANA). Survivalists and herbalists fascinate me.
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This is such a difficult topic for families to deal with.  I have had conducted more death investigations than I can recall, the process is usually the same in that the family of the deceased is usually in shock and at a loss with what to do with their loved ones.  If the deaths are suspicious (I can only speak for CT) the Medical Examiner takes the body's for autopsy and then facilitates with final arrangements.  If the deaths are non suspicious and the body's are released by the state and the families are left with making a decision on final arrangements. Our local funeral homes have excellent staff. They are wonderful in assisting people, however, i always wished there was some resource people could have prior to the event.  Thank you for putting out this book, I look forward to reading it.  
4 months ago
I have not lived on board.  However, I have spent a lot of time on the water and in a few different marinas.  I was going to mention that it is always safer on the boat when you are not solo.  If you have a mate life is a lot easier (as long as you get along).  The other thing I'd mention is there are marina communities where if you rent a hook you get access to the amenities, like bathrooms, showers, laundry, repair services, etc.   I am not sure how mobile your life is but this is worth looking into.  I hope you fall in love with the sea.  
6 months ago
I saw this idea on Pinterest. So a few bucks later and some digging through the shed yielded me a little heater. I am amazed it works!

Who has a better one? Me lovely misses wants to know who has a prettier one. Ha
1 year ago
I have not done this. However, I have seen enormous marijuana grows that use fish in their hydroponic set ups. I know that there are several books and net articles on setting these systems up. If people can use it to grow weed I don’t see any reason it wouldn’t work for other plants. Good luck!
1 year ago
If you are having difficulty in harvesting an animal due to emotional ties I believe asking a friend of like minded habits who has no ties to the animal to do the harvesting is totally acceptable.  Offer to reciprocate should they need it done.  

A tip on overcoming the aversion to shooting your bird.  Prior to harvesting due some target practice on targets that look like Turkeys.  You will psychologically acclimate to pulling the trigger.  In a controlled environment a .22 to the head is easily accomplished and doesn't damage any meat. Good Luck.  
1 year ago
This entire thread makes me happy regardless of what philosophical construct you align with that the philosophies  are being discussed via pop culture references is sooooooooo awesome.  Star Wars, Star Trek, Matrix all in the same thread.  If we add some Blade Runner and some Highlander bits I may never leave.
1 year ago
Its hard to beat the honey carts that were posted higher on the thread for moving the waste water.  They have been a staple of the RV world or decades and are fairly bulletproof.  I will mention that if you are looking for a good wet pump with a low power draw you may consider rigging a bilge pump from a boat distributor.  The pumps are fairly inexpensive, rugged with solid impellers and often come coupled with a float switch that will auto activate the pump when you have standing water.  The pumps are rigged for 12V batteries which readily accept solar trickle charges.  I bet you could get the whole rig into a 2 foot square footprint in your tiny house, or under it depending on your set up.   Good luck, post some pics of your remedy.  
2 years ago