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Category Archives: Engineering

South Dakota and Ohio National Guard are converting non-potable water into safe potable water for residents in Comerío, Puerto Rico.       From: PR informa To volunteer: If you can, or know someone who can, donate cargo space on a plane for food/medical supplies, etc. direct to Aguadilla: Please donate to help us continue our disaster […]

Nick Tamble shows how to make a PVC framed greenhouse. From the description: Step by step construction of a 14 x 42 foot temporary greenhouse structure using PVC piping and recycled materials investment about $300 and 14 Man Hours of work. If you are considering a structure to start your vegetables in late winter, consider […]

Why not put in your own well? You can use it for your garden, your washing and sanitary needs. Before using it for cooking or drinking, you should get it tested. This video, by tigercreekfarm, shows how to use a hand auger to drill the well. In this video he went down 14 feet. After […]

In northern climates, such as we have in northwestern Montana, there is always a risk of frost, even in the summer months. We have covered our raised beds with sheets of plastic, but that is a hassle. This year we plan on some raised bed covers. An easy way to extend the growing season in […]

Here are two videos about water filtration. The first is a DIY Emergency 5 Gallon Water Filter / Filtration System for $35. This system removes particulates, but not bacteria or protozoa, so bleach will need to be added (4 drops per quart of water). [ot-video type=”youtube” url=””] – The second video is from PreparedMind 101, […]