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    • Fri, Sep 13, 2013 - 12:58am

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      Worm Bins

    I'll be reporting on my experiences here in the Texas heat with worm bins. It would be great if any fellow Texans know about local conditions to be aware of in this type composting.

    • Fri, Sep 13, 2013 - 12:55am

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    Thanks, Adam. The pictures and specifications really helped me to visualize how this would work. The helpfulness of the postings here has really pleased me. I feel like I came to the right place to learn these skills.

    • Fri, Sep 13, 2013 - 12:39am

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    Thanks much, PlannedObsolescence, for this detailed, hands-on description. This is exactly what I was looking for – practical details by someone who has actually done the work. It helps cut through the maze of products and courses and gets right to what needs to get done. I plan to get started as soon as possible, novice though I am in these matters. Thanks for the guidance and I'll be contributing my own experience once I have some.

    • Sat, Sep 07, 2013 - 10:07pm

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    Thanks, Jim. I had already checked Amazon, but the one you found was a better buy so I appreciate the effort. I'm getting ready with small but steady steps.

    • Mon, Sep 02, 2013 - 03:58pm

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    Thanks, Maria. This sounds like what I'm looking for. However, when I click on the link in the posting, I get an ad for a Florida apartment complex. Please let me know where I can do to check out this product. Thanks again.

    • Sun, Sep 01, 2013 - 01:06am

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      Thanks, Adam. I found what I

    Thanks, Adam. I found what I needed.

    • Sat, Aug 31, 2013 - 04:42pm

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    Thanks much for suggesting this link. After watching the session, I agree that it contained very helpful information for managing a worm bin. However, when I saw how much work and art was involved in it, I decided that I would go with a backyard compost bin without the worms. Once I get more advanced in my permaculture skills, I will revisit this so I appreciate the pointer.

    • Mon, Aug 26, 2013 - 02:51am

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      Good question and the answer

    Good question and the answer is no, there would be no internet and likely no microwave tower access in the case of a power outage. However, I have downloaded a lot of resources onto my various devices – books on permaculture, music, stories, and many other items that could be useful and require no network access. The phones also have some of these resources such as music. In addition, I've been exploring the Commotion project which has created a low-end way to create local area networks. This would allow neighborhood sized web access and sharing resources at that scale. It's being used now in Athens and Detroit, as conditions in those places foreshadow what the future may look like. The future may well lie with low-power do-it-yourself networking.

    • Sun, Aug 25, 2013 - 06:34pm

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    Thanks much, Aaron, for your detailed and helpful advice. I read the emergency lighting web site and the article on the GoalZero backup system from PrepareDirect. Both were very helpful. The GoalZero system looks like the right choice for someone who wants emergency backup for lighting and other low-wattage devices such as laptops and power tools. However, what I'm currently seeking is a way to get my electronics up and running fairly quickly in an emergency in a price range of $100 – $300. I have more ambitious plans for later and at that time, I would probably want to look at a large scale solar panel installation which would be connected to the grid.

    This is a large and growing product category, so I'm happy to share my experiences with others in this group so we can all learn from each other.

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