(01-06-2013, 06:57 PM)misterbumps Wrote:(01-06-2013, 06:41 PM)Octo Wrote:Quote:the Aga cooker was invented in 1922 by the Nobel Prize-winning Swedish physicist Gustaf Dalén (1869–1937)
I was actually to his grandson's house in Sweden a long time ago. I was working as a nanny for a woman who knew them so I tagged along. Amazing house and very nice people.
that's almost six degrees of separation stuff!!!
off point, but a few years ago I used to work for a company building mud and stud and straw bale houses. We used to construct these buildings from start to finish with no electrical tools involved. I would hew and adze twenty foot oak trees and we could get a frame up within a couple of weeks. The mud wall proccess was amazing (straw, coal, sand and water added) and even the plaster was made with straw, water, lime and mud. Many of the houses around where I used to live are made like this and stand for many hundreds of years. I was taught how to properly hew a tree so the timber we got was pure heart wood that can even resist a fire. The mud walls were particularly inventive allowing for warmth in winter and coolness in the summer. I know several people who live in these houses, some of which I helped to build and all they have is a single fireplace and the house is kept very toasty. If TSHTF I have my plan to head back to the countryside with my two axes, a saw, a hammer, hand drill and a couple of of other bits of equipment and build a nice retreat deep in some woodland. One of my last houses had bore water and It is actually a fairly straight process to manage. a couple of solar planels and some large batteries and I'm away. Just need a medic to come with me incase I have an accident.....!
Here are some manuals you might find useful:
First aid full manual
Where there is no doctor
Where there is no dentist
Aids to survival
NATO Emergency War Surgery
Be your own bodyguard
Ship captain's medical guide
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