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Beau Davidson wrote:I think I'm just curious if there are people that will benefit from the mycelium method, as a standalone apart from the door.  



Yes! I think so, for sure. I would be interested in that as a standalone product, but also think the door and hinge would be a great combo (perhaps the 2 of them could be something separate and the mycelium on its own).
 
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The video has been updated, more images added ...  all sorts of changes.  Howzit lookin?

click here for the preview of the kickstarter.  (the other page is gonna be the final url and it just says "coming soon")

I think we're ready!

The most important part is the rewards.  Once somebody picks a reward, kickstarter won't let you edit it.
 
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You're hearing it hear first - Toby Hemenway's excellent Permaculture Voices presentations, "Backing Away from the Energy Cliff" just added as an earlybird reward!  Check it out: https://permies.com/t/211621/Toby-Hemenway-Backing-Energy-Cliff

Do you like the earlybirds so far?  What else would you like to see on the earlybird list?

Let us know over here:  https://permies.com/earlybird
 
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Over on the official Kickstarter page, a couple of comments made us wonder if a few extra lines in the story might be appreciated. Can you let us know your thoughts?

Kari Durfee said:
If it is a movie that just inspires us to go out and learn how to do those things then I would pass. There is already so much out there that inspires. What we need is the down and dirty, nitty gritty details of how to do each thing that is mentioned in the advert. I want the details shown and a link to a pdf.

Steven Every said:
It's not clear what this is. I get the topics but is it a documentary type of movie or detailed instructions.



Here is a paragraph from the end of the story as it stands right now:

So we put our heads together to devise a way to share what we are doing and learning with the world.  One of the instructors said "Hey, why don't we make a movie!"  So he set up his camera and captured the best of every project, including extensive interviews with the instructors.


Do you think we should add to the end of this paragraph, something like:

For the DIY enthusiast, the informative content of the movie is supplemented by the excellent rewards including detailed plans of many of the projects to get your teeth into. Higher level backers can also benefit from interactive webinars with some of the instructors.
 
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624!!!!
 
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I definitely think there would be!
 
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it hasn't been said on this page, so I'm gonna say ...

We will launch this kickstarter



       Tuesday at 2!




 
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Our last kickstarter did very well, and I think that is in large part because that kickstarter had more than 1300 followers before the kickstarter launched.  I guess I feel like I would like to get better and better at doing this kickstarter thing - so having 1400 followers would say that I am getting better at this.  

And if we can get the kickstarter to be really good, then a lot of people that have never heard about permaculture will hear it through this.

 
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I think that later today we will share some preliminary plans and an early release excerpt from the movie!
 
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paul wheaton wrote:Our last kickstarter did very well, and I think that is in large part because that kickstarter had more than 1300 followers before the kickstarter launched.  I guess I feel like I would like to get better and better at doing this kickstarter thing - so having 1400 followers would say that I am getting better at this.  

And if we can get the kickstarter to be really good, then a lot of people that have never heard about permaculture will hear it through this.



I found it here.  Two hours before launch we had 1359 followers.  I think we are about halfway to that now - with three days left until we start.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:please follow

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   683 followers!



 
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Dang, check out Jack Spirko's great post about the movie/kickstarter/ptj!!!

thesurvivalpodcast.com/just-got-interesting



Thanks, Jack!!!
 
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In her latest podcast, Nicole Sauce shares her Kickstarter support here: https://www.livingfreeintennessee.com/2023/03/07/jack-spirko-and-john-willis/
 
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We want you to experience what your support can help us create!



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For a limited time, we're offering a gift (or more accurately, as Paul says, a bribe :) ) - an early version of the 3D plans for the Roundwood Picnic Table featured in the movie. I think it's the most beautiful piece and its functional simplicity represents what permaculture is all about to me.





Here is the temporary download link:
Click Here to download your plans!
Note, this link will self-destruct the moment the kickstarter launches Tuesday at 2.  So hit the notify button, download, and enjoy!



This is version 0.5, and there's still a lot of work to do, including more detailed in-between processes, information on various related subjects relayed by experts, an iterative conceptual Roundwood Picnic table design by Paul Wheaton with smart ideas to make it even better, detailed explanations on how and when to process trees, and much more!



This is an introductory clip showcasing a roundwood picnic table from our upcoming movie. If our Kickstarter campaign gets funded, we plan to include a wealth of additional information, such as animated visualizations of the design, insights into Jim and Paul's vision for future projects, and detailed step-by-step demonstrations of the build process. We're also excited to share our knowledge about roundwood carpentry, and this is just one of many projects we'll feature in the movie. Our goal is to present each build from the jamboree in great detail and share them with the world.






And here is the podcast where Paul and Jim talk about the table.




The best part of all this is that this is just one of the plans on our list. Which one are you most excited about?



rocket hot tub
shaving horse
spinning wheel made from bicycle parts
mycelium insulated door and Proenneke hinges
log beehive
rocket kiln
hugelkultur
spring terrace / humus well



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all the earlybird rewards:
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info about earning money by promoting our kickstarter to your community:
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link to the kickstarter preview (leave feedback here at permies.com/ks-prep):
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like free stuff?  we give things away on the dailyish all the time:
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The higher the number of people who click notify me now, the better our odds on getting funded and making all this content available to you!  So again, please click "notify" here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/low-tech?ref=f03bjl


click here  
then click:
 
 
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thank you for all you do but every time I click on the link for the temp pdf it's empty...
Staff note :

We’ve tweaked the link, pls try again

 
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Susan Boyce wrote:thank you for all you do but every time I click on the link for the temp pdf it's empty...



It's working now.
 
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please follow

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   923 followers!



 
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Amazing plans!! Thank you! I'm very much looking forward to seeing some more/backing this one.

I'm most excited about the rocket hot tub!! Or the log beehive. Or the shaving horse. Proenneke hinge. CAN'T DECIDE! Love them all!
 
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957 notifications.  It seems like maybe folks are appreciating the plans?
 
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We are at 1021! .
 
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Jules Silverlock wrote:We are at 1021! .



This is an amazing feeling!  
 
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paul wheaton wrote:click here for the preview of the kickstarter.  (the other page is gonna be the final url and it just says "coming soon")



I made a bunch of changes to the bottom of "the story".  Trying to describe the rewards.  Did I make any typos or otherwise screw stuff up?
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:click here for the preview of the kickstarter.  (the other page is gonna be the final url and it just says "coming soon")



I made a bunch of changes to the bottom of "the story".  Trying to describe the rewards.  Did I make any typos or otherwise screw stuff up?



"yourelite" under exec. producer . . .
 
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Beau Davidson wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:click here for the preview of the kickstarter.  (the other page is gonna be the final url and it just says "coming soon")



I made a bunch of changes to the bottom of "the story".  Trying to describe the rewards.  Did I make any typos or otherwise screw stuff up?



"yourelite" under exec. producer . . .



Fixed!  Anything else?
 
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For me, the trailer movie stopped just short of delivering the punch line - it ends with a question (does anyone want this) without saying what the listener should do about it.

As this is the advert for the movie - and it self a movie, if the trailer doesn't showcase the quality the full length movie will achieve, then I think it won't have done enough.

The trailer felt like flip, flip, flip, flip, flip - with no time to digest each taster clip.

Maybe showcase the best 3 by slowing things down a little then tell the watcher the next few clips will go by quick. Those fast clips will introduce the topics quickly introduce the topics.

I'm probably not making total sense - but since I'm in regardless, not sure what else to say.
 
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Mary Combs wrote:For me, the trailer movie stopped just short of delivering the punch line - it ends with a question (does anyone want this) without saying what the listener should do about it.



I thought we were pretty clever having the stuff appear on the chalkboard that says "This stuff is expensive!  Give us monies!"
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Jules Silverlock wrote:We are at 1021! .



This is an amazing feeling!  




      1171!




 
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      1200!



 
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I am especially excited about the rocket hot tub!
 
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Kay Gelfling wrote:I am especially excited about the rocket hot tub!



I agree Kay! I'm already envisaging where it will go once complete :)
 
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I think it's possible we may beat the gmc kickstarter for most people watching the launch...
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Our last kickstarter did very well and it had 1359 followers before launch.

At this moment, this kickstarter has 1331 followers, and have about two days to go.  

Gonna sleep good tonight!

 
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1362!!!
 
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Wow!! The 13th kickstarter is already shaping up to be the best one yet! With one day left, it has surpassed the 1359 followers before launch that the 12th kickstarter had.
 
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