In the video below we use store bought corn tortillas, but we have done articles in the past about how to make your own tortillas for an even cheaper meal. Continue reading
Rob Roy runs the Earthwood Building School at www.cordwoodmasonry.com. Here is an explanation on Cordwood from his website.
“Cordwood masonry is an old building technique whereby walls are constructed of short logs (called “log-ends”) laid up widthwise in the wall within a special mortar matrix. The wall derives excellent insulation and thermal mass characteristics from insulation sandwiched between the inner and outer mortar joints. Cordwood houses are low in cost, use indigenous materials, and are easy and fun to build.”
The show is scheduled for Monday at 10pm central time at this link.
If you cannot listen on Monday, you can always download the podcast for listening at your own leisure. Continue reading
I picked this book up just to buy something is a really cool store I visited in East Tennessee. I am sure glad I did. This book is the same book I used to make the Tofu and bean milk, as well as the bean flour I used to bake the bread, which opened the door to the acorn flour I used to make the bannock.
A few weeks ago we showed how to make a small rocket stove using a recycled #10 can and a few old soup cans.
It was a cool project, but I quickly got a couple emails from people wanting to see how to actually use the darn thing.
It is pretty simple.
Its called a rocket stove because the design causes a draft much like a rocket, so it WANTS to burn. Continue reading
Ice packs are a very useful item to keep around – and today’s article will show you how to make your own using a foodsaver bag and some simple household ingredients. If you don’t have a vacuum sealer, then you can use zippered freezer bags, but it will be more prone to leaking. Continue reading