Giving at Christmas

Giving at Christmas

If you have no other priorities, consider giving a little food in a package to your local food-bank. Within our reach we have the hungry, oppressed and the needy. Some have earthquake or flood calamities. Most have economic stress and uncertainty. If we have food,...
Make a low cost air filter

Make a low cost air filter

I’ll start out with a disclaimer: Do this at your own risk. However irresponsible it may seem, making my own air filters has worked for me. I was forced into looking for alternatives for an air filter for my old Tellis vacuum cleaner. The ones they offered me...
Make a rat bait station for free

Make a rat bait station for free

I made two rat bait stations. I designed both to be shower-proof. See what it looks like close -up, and how to make one cheaply yourself. Rats enters the plastic pipe at either end. I cut the pipe ends so there is an overhang to keep rain out of the pipe. Think of it...
Micro hydro generator

Micro hydro generator

Consider ways to increase self reliance and reduce your power bill by using alternative means of powering appliances. The efficiency of most micro-hydro generators ranges from 30–70%. They are viable as small-scale electricity generators that can provide electricity...
Save power with a hay-box-cooker

Save power with a hay-box-cooker

Hay-box cookers are insulated boxes. They have no heat source. They retain initial heat for a long time and the food cooks. While hay was used in days past, you might like to try using a large Esky i.e cooler, two small pots that fit inside it, and a few small...