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DIY Shed Made From Old Wood Pallets…

Around the first part of March 2009 Butch Bridges from Lone Grove, Oklahoma, came up with the idea of building a garden/tool shed out of old wooden pallets. He was needing a good shed for various things since they moved house, and he thought that wood pallets just might fill the bill, and he would be recycling […]

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Primitive Technology: How To Make A Forge…

I invented the Bow Blower, a combination of the bow drill and forge blower to make a device that can force air into a fire while being easy to construct from commonly occurring natural materials using only primitive technology. I began by fanning a fire with a piece of bark to increase its temperature. It […]

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DIY Solar Water Lightbulb Provides 55 Watts Of Light…

What do you get with sunshine and an old plastic bottle filled with water and chlorine? Thanks to Alfred Moser and a group of MIT students, you get a 55-watt solar bulb that refracts sunlight! It’s powerful enough to light up a home but more than that it’s environmentally friendly, inexpensive, and easy to make. […]

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How To Start A Fire With A Sandwich Bag & Water…

The intensity of sunlight on Earth is about 1300 Watts per square meter. When you focus the sun’s rays using a magnifying glass (or in this case a sphere of water) you can increase the intensity roughly ten thousand fold. When focused on dry tinder, this increases the temperature of wood to its autoignition point, […]

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