Outdoors, Green Living, Homesteading, Sustainable living, Green Building


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I’m now a columnist on Brink of Freedom.net
Links to articles I have written on Brink Of Freedom
Zai Square Foot Garden 5 End of Summer
End of summer photos and review info.
Zai Square Foot Garden 4
Getting some tomato’s and radishes. More irrigation ideas and design sketches.
Irrigating the Garden 2013
All about our trouble, research and toward a cost effective solution for our irrigation needs.
Zai Square Foot Garden 3
More of this years garden two weeks later. A start on irrigation.
Zai Square Foot Garden 2
More of this years garden one month later.
Java Accounting Ledger Ver 2.0
This is 2nd version of a small free accounting app I wrote
The fine art of Logistics and Orientation
About lifting and moving stuff
Zai Square Foot Gardening
About digging 1’x1′ holes and using them like planters along with square foot box gardening.
Range Finding, Mil Dot, Duplex Reticle, Parallax, MOA
I talk about two common scope reticles and how to use them in range finding. And about scope windage and elevation adjustments.
12 Guidelines for realistic prepping from TSP
About practical prepping for most
likely scenarios first.
Fasting for Dieting
My arguments for fasting for dieting.
Java Ledger a Simple Free Accounting Program I wrote
The first version of a simple free Java accounting app I wrote. Shows the data file formats.
5 Areas of Concern in Wilderness Survival
Priorities when caught in wilderness alone and off guard.
6 Main Areas of Life when Prepping for Survival
From Jack on the TSP 6 Areas for Prepping
Rock House on Ozark Highlands Trail
A rock shelter we are planning on camping in.
A natural Bridges on Hurricane Creek OHT
We are planning a trip to this site for camping. Its a Natural bridge off of Hurricane Creek off of Big Piney on the Ozark Highlands Trail
Rock Creek December 19th
Cold, Wet, Rainy, Windy, but we did it anyway.
Long Pool on Big Piney Nov 12th
Great Trip
Richland Creek Nov 3rd
Richland Creek off of Buffalo National River
Critter Gitter Bag
A bag of basic hunting/fishing craft for survival.
Investing Stocks Money Metals Land
My view on Investing and Money
Home Accounting
How I do the bills and basics of Accounting
List of Small Projects I’d like to do sometime
Small Projects List
Self Sufficiency
My take on Self Sufficiency in our Modern World
Project Task Managment
Metaphor for Managing Projects
Types of gardening
A long list of types of gardening listed
and defined.
PC Game Free Civilization
A free computer game that I love based on
Sid Myer’s Civilization II.
.177 Air Rifle AKA BB/Pellet Gun
About a Chinese pellet gun I just bought and own for the 2nd time. And other similar guns.
Food Harvest Preservation
Storing and Keeping food longer. Including pickling, canning, freeze drying, dehydration.
Square Foot Gardening
A start on an addition of 200 square feet to this garden. We will use square foot garden method. I will add to this article throughout the year.
Survival Camping Arkansas and Area
A list of items to pack for emergency or light weight camping and survival living off the land. I talk about wildlife in Arkansas.
The Java Programming Language
I introduce you to modern programming and show progression to what is the Java Programming Language. A good description for anyone.
Java In Ten Minutes(ITM)
I explain very briefly how to install Java, build a basic simple java Application for the console, and execute that application. With a text editor such as notepad, and a basic knowledge of a few console commands, anyone should be able to do this. At the least it will help you to understand what programming is.
Wood burning stoves, ovens, fireplaces, cook ranges
I talk about energy efficiency in the design of wood burning ovens, fireplaces, stoves, and cook ranges for heat and cooking.
Metal work shop tool wish list
I talk about early metal working in America and an idea I have for a quick and dirty metal work shop. I list tools that anyone would like to have in such a shop.
Log cabins, Logging and Milling
I talk briefly about Log cabins, more about Logging and a little about milling. I list tools.
Small DIY Metal Buildings
I talk about small metal buildings that can be easily made from scrap, including A-Frame, Lean-to, Half Round or Quonset Hut and Geodesic Dome. I list some tools for metal roofing and metal work. I have a drawing of a home made from two sea containers or ocean containers.
Ham Radio
An introduction to modern Ham Radio for truckers and everyone else. I talk about mobile radio and how to work around mod constraints.
Home Energy
Electricity production at home common and other. I talk about all options and point you to the right info. I talk about solar, wind, hydro and more.
Home Fuel
Fuel production at home common and other. I talk about all options and point you to the right info. I discuss bio diesel, bio gas, ethanol and more.
Home Water Production
Water production at home common and other. I talk about all options and point you to the right info. I talk about collection of rain water, pumping and more. I have pump diagrams.
Water Filtration Purification Flocculation Sedimentation Distillation Condensation
I talk about methods in the cleaning and sanitizing of water that you obtain. I talk about hauling water.
Home Sewer
Sewage treatment at home common and other. I talk about all options and point you to the right info. I talk about city sewer, septic, composting and more.
Home Security
Home security for everyone, tips and info.
Earthen Construction
Old and new types of earthen construction. I talk about Earthship, Earthbag, Adobe and more. I have an  illistration of a basic design 1500ft2 Earthship.
Timber frame, wood construction
About timber frame and engineering with timber frame and info. I list tools, members of frame, joinery and more.
Green? Houses
My no hype take on the green building/living scene. I talk about passive solar design principles.
Mongolian Yurt
A version of a yurt that I intend to build, parts and materials list, other yurt ideas.
Larry Gray’s Common Sense Guide to Dieting and Nutrition
My thoughts on dieting and nutrition.
How restaurants should make and care for tea
My gripes about and solutions for the poor tea service problem across America.

10 responses

  1. Well I call “Computer Format” an “Overhaul” or “Rebuild” borrowing from the automotive industry, as in “Engine Overhaul”

    November 23, 2011 at 11:00 pm

  2. Thanks. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1493165604 I’m on facebook but as Larry Gray, not Larry D Gray

    November 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm

  3. Thanks.. much of it is time for the research, and I just began a job that cut my time for that. Though I’m making audio books now that I can listen to while I drive with text reader software.

    November 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm

  4. Thanks

    December 5, 2011 at 12:49 am

  5. Motion by Sam@85ideas is the name of the theme on wordpress.com I do some custom html within the post and pages as well.

    December 27, 2011 at 8:07 pm

  6. no twitter

    January 9, 2012 at 11:50 pm

  7. I make some of the graphics myself.. Use free app for it. CAD SDT Lite. For other stuff I just use google image search. I also do screen captures and paste them into ms paint and modify them a bit.

    January 21, 2012 at 7:31 pm

  8. I have been checking out a few of your articles and i can state nice stuff. I will definitely bookmark your site.

    February 6, 2012 at 12:48 am

  9. Blogging a year, I write/edit a few hours a week, sure, use my opinions, they are free.

    February 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm

  10. Sure you may quote me.

    February 14, 2012 at 2:08 am

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