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July 13, 2011

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FOOD

10 perennial veggies to grow.
http://articles.sfgate.com/2007-11-24/home-and-garden/17268636_1_jerusalem-artichoke-tubers-soups

14 tips for starting seeds
http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/14-tips-starting-your-own-seeds

Solar energy greenhouse update (Manitoba/North China plan)
http://www.hydro.mb.ca/your_business/farm/solar_energy_greenhouses.pdf

Hairy Vetch
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/afcm/vetch.html

How to make apple cider vinegar.
http://www.uvu.edu/marketing/pdf/2010/oct-2010/slt-2010-10-10-d-006-antigone.pdf
Excellent article, and as a bonus, a recipe for baking lasagna using polenta instead of noodles.

Beginning Farmers
http://www.beginningfarmers.org/

Making cider vinegar at home.
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/pdf/5346.pdf

Apple Cider Recipe
http://thehealthyeatingsite.com/apple-cider-vinegar-recipe/

Aquaponic Gardening Community (forum and info)
http://aquaponicscommunity.com/

Vertical gardening
http://www.insideurbangreen.org/vertical-gardens/

Hand pollination of squash
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/gourds/msg0611545713356.html
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/vegetable/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs398 (and corn)

Fruit without pruning techniques
http://www.permies.com/bb/index.php?topic=2590.0
(forum discussion)

Reusable canning lids
http://www.reusablecanninglids.com/

Building hoop houses out of electrical conduit
http://chiotsrun.com/2010/04/17/building-hoop-houses-out-of-electrical-conduit/

Layman's guide to cultivating olives
http://www.mikpens.com/olive%20oil%20files/Cultivation%20and%20Care%20of%20the%20Greek%20Olive%20Tree.html

Growing grapevines from cuttings (video)
http://www.mikesbackyardnursery.com/2010/10/grow-your-own-grape-plants/

Herbs and Kids: links and info about herbs and kids
http://www.herbco.com/t-herb-gardening-guide.aspx

Winemaking
http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/

Olive oil using a vertical press.
http://www.ferrari-tractors.com/PDF%20Articles/Olive%20oil%20using%20a%20vertical%20press.pdf

Food Storage Made Easy. Offers a free email class in food storage.
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/

The Story of Farming
http://www.historylink101.com/lessons/farm-city/story-of-farming.htm

How to grow luffa: the natural sponge.
http://www.luffa.info/luffagrowing.htm

Growing and processing flax.
http://www.herbcompanion.com/Gardening/Flax-Growing-and-Processing.aspx

Growing flax
http://subsistencepatternfoodgarden.blogspot.com/2009/10/growing-flax.html

Vertical Veg: container and vertical growing of vegetables
http://www.verticalveg.org.uk/

How to regrow celery from the store.
http://rawfoodrehab.ning.com/group/thegarden/forum/topics/how-to-regrow-store-bought

Field dressing a deer: a pocket guide
http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/uk100.pdf

Canning pickles and saurkraut.
http://msuextension.org/publications/HomeHealthandFamily/MT200902HR.pdf

Growing potted patio fruit orchards
http://www.davewilson.com/homegrown/gardencompass/gc10.1_sept_oct_02.html

Edible flower chart
http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/blflowers.htm


Recipes to make from hibiscus flowers
http://www.hibiscus.org/recipes.php

Ten ways to help pollinators survive.
http://www.renewablesathome.com/ecology/10-ways-help-pollinators-survive-thrive


How to make a bumble bee house.
http://crawford.tardigrade.net/bugs/BugofMonth36.html


Alan Chadwick Archive (one of the greatest horticulturists of the 20th century)
http://web.mac.com/logosophia/Alan_Chadwick_Archive/Welcome.html

Transcripts of a few Alan Chadwick lectures
http://www.ibiblio.org/ecolandtech/orgfarm/permaculture/Alan.Chadwick/

Leaf Snap: an field guide app
http://leafsnap.com/

Resources for Grass-based Dairy.
http://www.cias.wisc.edu/category/crops-and-livestock/dairy/

Seeder/planter links
http://www.fedcoseeds.com/ogs.htm
http://www.johnnyseeds.com/search.aspx?SearchTerm=Jang+seeder
http://backtothefarm.net/jang-seed-spacing-and-rollers.html
http://www.woodwardcrossings.com/Pages/Pages_11-04/Farm/Homesteading/Jang%20Seeders/JP-1.html

Seed links
http://www.mvseeds.com/
http://www.heirloomseeds.com/
http://www.stclareseeds.com/
http://www.horizonherbs.com/group.asp?grp=59&pgNUM=2

One Straw Revolution
http://www.onestrawrevolution.net/MasanobuFukuoka.htm

How to grow celery.
http://www.indepthinfo.com/celery/growing.htm
http://rareseeds.com/vegetablesa-c/celery.html
http://www.underwoodgardens.com/Celery/products/112/

Cover cropping systems for the South.
http://homesweetfarm.podomatic.com/entry/2011-01-31T13_17_35-08_00
A presentation at the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners 2011 conference. Audio presentation and powerpoint.

Alternative field crops.
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/Indices/index_ab.html

Guayule
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guayule
Alternative plant source for latex rubber, grows well in the southwestern US.

History of Farming
http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blfarm1.htm

Downloadable files on agriculture
http://www.mediafire.com/?b21b6jdhily3h

East Branch Ginger
http://www.eastbranchginger.com/
Source for ginger plant starts and info on growing ginger.

USDA Alternative Crops Database
http://plants.usda.gov/java/altCrops?entry=initial


MAKING STUFF

The Ginergy Books: everything (literally) you need to know to build your own machine shop and tools starting with scrap metal.
http://www.lindsaybks.com/dgjp/djgbk/series/index.html

Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary, complete online 1881 edition
http://www.princetonimaging.com/library/mechanical-dictionary/

Hand-powered drilling tools
http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2010/12/hand-powered-drilling-tools-and-machines.html

3 useful inventions
http://www.emilycummins.co.uk/about
Non-electrical refrigerator, water carrier, toothpaste tube dispenser

Encyclopedia of Practical Receipts and Processes (1872)
http://www.archive.org/details/encyclopediaofpr00dickrich
Complete online text.

How to make a sword.
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~jasen01/armoury/warswords.htm

Cooley's Cyclopedia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information (1892)
http://tinyurl.com/62yu2gg
Googlebooks pdf download

COMMUNICATIONS

Quick start guide to short-wave listening.
http://swling.com/QuickStart.htm
Short and basic, but complete.

BODY CARE

From Nature with love
http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/recipe/default.asp
Recipe database for body care products.

Frugal beauty tricks from our mothers' kitchens.
http://www.frugalmom.net/blog/beauty-fashion/beauty/frugal-beauty-tricks-from-our-mothers-kitchens/





EDUCATION

The Harvard Classics, a/k/a Dr. Elliot's Five Foot Shelf: 52 books considered, in 1909, to be fundamental to becoming a learned person.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Classics


101 ways to keep kids busy.
http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/FreePubs/pdfs/UA229.pdf


Manual for Civilization. From the Long Now Foundation, a list of various attempts to preserve knowledge.
http://blog.longnow.org/2010/04/06/manual-for-civilization/



ENERGY

Wood-gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank
http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2010/01/wood-gas-cars.html

Wood gas as an engine fuel
http://www.fao.org/docrep/t0512e/T0512e00.htm

Build your own windmill.  Actually, it's a micro wind-membrance.
http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2007/10/build-your-own.html

9 ways to start a fire without matches.
http://artofmanliness.com/2008/04/29/9-ways-to-start-a-fire-without-matches/

How to make fire with a balloon.
http://www.primitiveways.com/fire_from_balloon.html

Wind Turbines
http://www.windturbinesnow.com

How to make a 16 brick rocket stove
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSMR2ANIZ7E

Heating values of wood
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/wood-combustion-heat-d_372.html

Video on building a biogas digester.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2SMQGUuY3g

Videos on Energy Issues (many videos!)
http://arcusepito.com/index.php?key=Aquaponics+System

Video on building an anaerobic digester, part 1
http://www.youtube.com/user/LordVaader#p/u/1/SrVC4XKR2s4

Toilet that makes biogas
http://www.cityfarmer.org/biogasPaul.html


BUILDING

How to build a floating trash island
http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/how-to-build-a-floating-trash-island.html

How to build an earthbag house.
http://www.earthbagbuilding.com/resources.htm

The Submarine Shack: water cooled metal structures for desert environments.
http://www.utopiasprings.com/submarineshack.htm

The secrets of Roman concrete.
http://www.romanconcrete.com/Article1Secrets.pdf

Wattle and daub building (England)
http://www.tonygraham.co.uk/house_repair/wattle_daub/WD.html

Rodent-proof construction.
http://elkhorn.unl.edu/epublic/live/g2017/build/g2017.pdf
Drains and feeding equipment.

Do it yourself home insulation.
http://www.diyhomeinsulation.com/

Free ebook on passive home construction.
https://www.thenaturalhome.com/passivesolar.html

Retrofitting a trailer house to be sustainable.
http://www.smallhousestyle.com/2011/01/18/sustainable-cabin-at-texas-tech-by-urs-peter-flueckiger/

PERMACULTURE

Free software for use in permaculture designs
http://permatechie.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/free-permaculture-design-software/

Rams Horn: a journal of food systems analysis
http://ramshorn.ca/
 
TRANSPORTATION

Bambook bike trailer
http://www.carryfreedom.com/bamboo.html

Build your own bike trailer.
http://greenknowe.org/content/build-your-own-bicycle-trailer



Extension Document Archives

Alabama Cooperative Extension
http://www.aces.edu/pubs/

Alaska Extension
http://www.uaf.edu/ces/

Arizona Extension
http://cals.arizona.edu/pubs/

Arkansas Extension
http://www.uaex.edu/Other_Areas/publications/publications_list.asp

California Extension
http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/

Colorado Extension
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/pubs.html

Connecticut Extension
http://www.extension.uconn.edu/

Delaware Extension
http://desu.edu/cooperative-extension

District of Columbia Extension
http://www.udc.edu/cooperative_extension/coop_ext.htm

Florida Extension
http://ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu/

Georgia Extension
http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/office.cfm

Hawaii
http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/site/BrowsePubs.aspx

Idaho Extension
http://www.cals.uidaho.edu/edComm/catalog.asp

Illinois Extension
https://pubsplus.illinois.edu/

Purdue Extension (Indiana)
https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/

Iowa Extension
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/store/

Kansas Extension
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/p.aspx?tabid=16

Kentucky Extension
http://dept.ca.uky.edu/agc/pub_area.asp?area=ANR

Louisiana Extension
http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/communications/publications/Publications+Catalog/

Maine Extension
http://extensionpubs.umext.maine.edu/ePOS?this_category=30&store=413&form=shared3%2fgm%2fmain.html

Maryland Extension
http://extension.umd.edu/

Massachusetts Extension
http://www.umassextensionbookstore.com/store.php?crn=221

Michigan Extension
http://web2.msue.msu.edu/bulletins2/department/publications-10118.cfm?killnav=1

Minnesota Extension
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/about/offices/

Mississippi Extension
http://msucares.com/counties/index.html

Missouri Extension
http://extension.missouri.edu/main/DisplayCategory.aspx?C=1

Montana Extension
http://www.msuextension.org/

University of Nebraska
http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/pages/index.jsp

Nevada Extension
http://www.unce.unr.edu/publications/index.asp?Topic=Agriculture&Searchby=categorysearch&Searchtext=AG

New Hampshire Extension
http://extension.unh.edu/resources/

Rutgers Extension (New Jersey)
http://njaes.rutgers.edu/pubs/

New Mexico Extension
http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/

New York Extension
http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/extension/about.html#

North Carolina Extension
http://www.ag.ncat.edu/extension/publications.htm

North Dakota Extension
http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/

Ohio Extension
http://extension.osu.edu/

Oklahoma Extension
http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/View/Collection-297

Oregon Extension
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/results.php?cat=Agriculture

Penn State Extension
http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/Publications.asp

Rhode Island Extension
http://cels.uri.edu/ce/

South Carolina Extension
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/

South Dakota Extension
http://www.sdstate.edu/sdces/store/Publications/

Tennessee Extension
https://utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/Pages/default.aspx

Texas Extension
https://agrilifebookstore.org/publications_browse.cfm

Utah Extension
http://extension.usu.edu/

Vermont Extension
http://www.uvm.edu/extension/

Virginia Extension
http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/

Washington Extension
http://extension.wsu.edu/locations/Pages/default.aspx

West Virginia Extension
http://www.ext.wvu.edu/county_offices

Wisconsin Extension
http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/

Wyoming Extension
http://www.uwyo.edu/ces/

Canada (their equivalent of Extension)
http://www.cps.gov.on.ca/english/planmenu.htm

American Samoa Extension
http://www.amsamoa.edu/community.htm

Guam Extension
http://www.uog.edu/dynamicdata/CNASANR.aspx?siteid=2&p=371

Northern Marianas Cooperative Extension
http://crees.org/sec.asp?secID=1

Servicio de Extension Agricola (Puerto Rico, info in Spanish)
http://www.uprm.edu/agricultura/sea/

Virgin Islands
http://www.uvi.edu/sites/uvi/Pages/CES-Home.aspx?s=RE


MEDICAL

Where there is no dentist. (Complete online text.)
http://modernsurvivalonline.com/Files/medical/wtndentist_2010_Web_Full_Book.pdf

Nicotine withdrawal and recovery symptoms
http://whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Symptoms.html

Smoking Cessation at About.com (this was the site I used when I broke my 40 year 2 pack/day tobacco habit).
http://quitsmoking.about.com/

How to deliver a baby.
http://www.wikihow.com/Deliver-a-Baby

Website of James Williams: High Function Autism
http://www.jamesmw.com/
Excellent and practical resources for coping with and understanding autism.

Wheeless Textbook of Orthopaedics
http://www.wheelessonline.com/
Complete online text. 11,000 pages, 5,000 images.

Convert a swimming pool to a greenhouse.
http://lotsoflifeinoneplace.blogspot.com/2011/01/greenhouse-in-swimming-pool-winter.html

Basic first aid.
http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bds/nurses/documents/firstaid.pdf

The Turkey Book
http://students.washington.edu/aomega/turkey.shtml
No, this is not mis-filed. The Turkey Book is "a manual for medical students, by medical students, a compilation of helpful hints, high yield facts,
and introductions to many clinical topics that you will encounter in your clinical years of medical education.
Use it as a starting point and supplement with other more exhaustive references as needed."

Natural approaches to treating radiation sickness and exposure.
http://www.naturalnews.com/031728_nuclear_contamination_glutathione.html#ixzz1GzCjzdhR



BLOGS

Modern Survival Online
http://modernsurvivalonline.com/

The Female Survivalist
http://thefemalesurvivalist.blogspot.com/



VETERINARY

Guide to dog symptoms
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/guide-to-dog-symptoms/page1.aspx

Guide to cat symptoms
http://www.petplace.com/cats/guide-to-cat-symptoms/page1.aspx


GENERAL

Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps
http://files.howtolivewiki.com/Dealing%20in%20Security%20JULY%202010.pdf
Method of analysis of risks, resilience, and to decide on adaptations.  Very good, must reading.

Guide to country living.
http://www.sccdistrict.com/c_life.htm

Top ten survival documents (complete online texts)
http://www.silverbearcafe.com/private/12.10/downloads.html

Survival Database Downloads -- complete text of books and pamphlets
http://modernsurvivalonline.com/survival-database-downloads/

Large collection of online files relating to Fukuoka and Permaculture
http://files.uniteddiversity.com/Permaculture/

Preppers info
http://preppers.info/Free_Downloads.html
Free downloadable files.

Emergency Home Preparation
http://www.emergencyhomepreparation.org/

GEAR

Really good base info.
http://www.adventurealan.com/

Gear list examples.
http://www.ultralightbackpacker.com/weights.html
http://www.brettonstuff.com/index.ph...king/gearlist/
http://www.the-ultralight-site.com/backpackinggear.html
http://onestep4me.tripod.com/gearlist.htm

Ultralight backpacking forums.
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...ums/index.html
Whiteblaze homemade gear forum
Bplite DIY gear


VERMICOMPOSTING

Worm Digest. One of the largest portal sites for vermicomposting.
http://www.wormdigest.org/

Acme Worm Farm
http://www.acmewormfarm.com/index.html
Commercial site with info and supplies.
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How to make and take care of a worm neighborhood
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/worms/neighborhood/index.html

Oregon Soil Corporation Reactor
http://www.klickitatcounty.org/solidwaste/FilesHtml/Organics/OscrJunior.pdf
How to make a worm bin from a tote.


FERTILITY

How to make a urine-diverting composting toilet.
http://ecovita.net/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/PrivyKit-Baja-Box-Directions.pdf

Toilets that make compost.
http://www.ecosanres.org/toilets_that_make_compost.htm

Managing cover crops profitably. (SARE)
http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books/Managing-Cover-Crops-Profitably-3rd-Edition

Homemade liquid fertilizers
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/liquid-fertilizers-zm0z11zhun.aspx?newsletter=1&utm_content=03.11.2011+FG&utm_campaign=FG&utm_source=iPost&utm_medium=email#ixzz1FvOnIk5o

WATER

Guide  to rainwater harvesting.
http://dcmga.com/north-texas-gardening/water-in-the-landscape/rainwater-harvesting/


Rain and Graywater Harvesting Systems
http://www.livingsol.com/index.php/home-energy-systems/rain-water-harvest-greywater-systems

Akvopedia (water and sanitation wiki)
http://akvo.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page


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