Paul, and co. (Mark, Kyle, Katie and Opalyn) continue their grand overview of the empire, covering the last parts of tier 0 on the abyss list and a discussion on the four parts of the lab.
There's some debate as to whether the heat from a wofati, once soaked into the ground, is carried away instantly, or over a long period of time. Paul believes that John Hade (?) has proven that the second view is correct as the soil acts as thermal inertia that lasts for years rather than a few days. Specifically, John believes that heat travels through the ground at approximately 20ft per year. Unfortunately, this also means that it’ll likely take a long time to get up to your preferred temperature as the ground will just absorb heat until it in turn warms up.
Pretty much done - some details still being worked on, such as names to be burned into logs or final coats of oil on some art, and Josiah is almost done with part 1 of the movie to the point that he can show an impressed Paul a preview of it.
Goal is for 12 cords of firewood (1 cord being 4ft wide, 4ft tall, and 8ft long), with 4 currently prepared. Getting more prepared is something of an issue considering how few boots there are at the moment. That said, there’s probably enough for the winter so long as they’re careful about burning it. More is almost certainly going to be needed to cover the fuel needs of the RMHJamboree.
Eliminate propane at basecamp:
There’s currently propane heaters in both the fisher price house and the library that cause problems on top of not fitting with Paul’s vision for the place, and replace them with backup electric heaters and just use rocket heaters for main heating.
Dr. Hugh Gill Kultur
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Jocelyn Campbell Chris Sugg
havokeachday Penny McLoughlin
Julia Winter, world's slowest mosaic artist
Polly Jayne Smyth
I think it was in this podcast you said you're getting a Liberator for the Lab, I'm looking forward to your review of the new Liberator. After trying to find any way to work a DIY rocket mass heater into a rental situation, it looks like the UL-listed off-the-shelf product is the only way it would be even remotely possible.
Community Building 2.0: ask me about drL, the rotational-mob-grazing format for human interactions.
Paul mentioned in this podcast that without a gate on the fence around Allerton Abbey, deer will eat the garden. One possibility is to plant Jerusalem artichokes and apples that hold their fruits on the tree into the winter at the entrance so that the deer eat that instead of the garden.
Earthworks are the skeleton; the plants and animals flesh out the design.
Here’s good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee. – Martin H. Fischer