John Carson

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"Do not follow the well-beaten track of others towards success - like the rainbow, it is often an illusion always just beyond our reach. Make your own path and
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Missing canoeist Al Smith is credited for saving the lives of friends Brook Dilworth and Nicole Belcourt, when the trio’s canoe capsized Saturday. The two women managed to make it to shore at the River Stone Golf Course on the Smoky River. The search continues for Smith. (Facebook photo)

Missing canoeist Al Smith is credited for saving the lives of friends Brook Dilworth and Nicole Belcourt, when the trio’s canoe capsized Saturday. The two women managed to make it to shore at the River Stone Golf Course on the Smoky River. The search continues for Smith. (Facebook photo)

A great way to save money on utility bills is to use solar power for your home. One item that can really be useful is to have a solar thermal water heater.

DIY Solar Thermal Water Heater: Free Hot Water For Life This project is super simple and uses readily available materials, its the kind of things that could easily be scaled up to meet lots of hot water needs. If you love hot water like me, this is a pro

My small solar setup - YouTube

This starts with some announcements from the vendors who had tables at the conference and then we celebrated Tesla’s Birthday by playing the trailer to a very important documentary called Teslafy.

Tote-able Toilet Seat and Lid Emergency Essentials

This Tote-able portable toilet seat & lid gives you the ability to turn an ordinary bucket into a portable toilet anywhere. The Tote-able Toilet seat & lid give you the comforts of home even in an emergency or outdoors. Lid features a rubber gasket to

In a long-term disaster you can use buckets for all sorts of things. This post describes 15, and after you read it you'll never throw a bucket away again.

15 Brilliant Uses for Buckets. In a long-term disaster you can use buckets for all sorts of things. This post describes and after you read it you'll never throw a bucket away again.

"An Innovative Way For Heating Greenhouses Using Solar Energy During The Winter For Summer Crop Production" - “Wall of water” made of black PE water tubes. "...a simple, sustainable, nonpolluting, no emissions system for growing summer crops in winter by raising the temperature using only solar energy."

As a result of increasing fossil fuel prices and restrictions on emissions of and other pollutants, there is a need to find alternative systems fo.

Passive heat: With milk jug storage, spray the milk jugs with flat black paint, and add one tablespoon of Clorox-type bleach per jug (to prevent algae growth in the warm water).  Secure the cap back on the jug with a ring of caulk.  Place the milk jug on a bookcase type frame not more than two jugs high.

Milk jug water storage in solar greenhouse A passive solar hobby greenhouse requires an east to west orientation. In northern Colorado latitudes, an east to west orientation receives more solar energy than a north to south orientation.