Bryan Paul

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I love the library idea.  I was planning on donating a book or two to local libraries, but 200 would spread the book to a much larger audience.  I'm not exactly sure how Google's algorithms work with libraries, but if we're lucky this will improve the SEO of Paul's kingdom even more.

Of course for my personal benefit I'd love Erica's plans, more books and the like too ;)
1 year ago
I fast sporadically nowadays (once a month or two for 24 hours), but I have gone for several days in the past (just vitamins and water).  I found that my hunger pains went away after a day or two even with keeping up with a pretty intense training regime.  I wasn't tracking weight or anything like that, just felt like the best way to cleanse any junk from my body would be to just not put any in for a while.

The greatest benefit I feel I got from the experience was to break the cycle of habitual eating.  I only felt the desire to eat when I was truly hungry instead the 3 meals a day or more that many of are trained on from an early age.  The effect has carried over for years now, and I still only feel like eating once or twice a day.
1 year ago
I second Daniel's idea of a branched greywater system.  PVC pipe and fittings can be attached to drains with virtually no tools and run outside to your reed bed easily.  Then you don't have to worry about hauling stinky buckets outside every few days.
2 years ago
Good point Len.  And since stratification chamber RMH designs are so new, maybe I'll have get the numbers myself of how hot the top vs. the bottom gets.
2 years ago
I love the look of log homes too.  But the expense and maintenance of a conventional log home is pretty prohibitive to a lot of people.  I found this site a long time ago that advocates owner-built, butt and pass method cabins.  If nothing else I hope it gives people wanting to go the log cabin route some ideas.

https://www.buildloghomes.org
2 years ago
When using barrels for the stratification chamber, do they require barrel prep like removing paint, or are the temps low enough that they won't off-gas?
2 years ago
Wofati is number 1 for me, with the fermentation cookbook a close second.
2 years ago

Kelly Hart wrote:

Bryan Paul wrote:I like the idea of earthbag construction, but I wonder if this book includes alternatives to polypropylene bags and Portland cement stabilizers?  



There are alternatives to polypropylene bags but they will not last as long, nor are they as strong as the synthetic fiber. Generally clay is sufficient as a stabilizer, but the use of lime is also possible. The book does cover these topics.



Thank you Mr. Hart.  I look forward to reading your book.
2 years ago
I like the idea of earthbag construction, but I wonder if this book includes alternatives to polypropylene bags and Portland cement stabilizers?  
2 years ago
It doesn't seem like much work is required.  Does the inside need finishing to make it habitable?  It looks like it has electricity although the light fixture above the door is not the best choice.  Does it have insulation or internal fixtures?
2 years ago