Subsistence Living: Water, Housing, and Sanitation … by Alice ..

Revised; originally published on 25 January 2015. New text is in green font. 

  • Subsistence Living
  • Water Lifts
  • Solar Stills
  • Housing
  • Sanitation
  • Do-It-Yourself Building and Project Plans

25 January 2015

Dear Ones,

Here is information on subsistence living that I found intriguing. For myself, I’ve printed what looked important out.

SUBSISTENCE LIVING

“Subsistence Economy,” Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subsistence_economy

“Grit: Rural American Know-How,” http://www.grit.com/

“Mother Earth News,” https://www.motherearthnews.com

“Farmer’s Almanac,” http://www.almanac.com/

WATER LIFTS

“Archimedes Screw,” Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedes%27_screw

“Egypt’s Nile Valley Basin Irrigation,” by Sandra Postel, http://www.waterhistory.org/histories/nile/t1.html

“Noria,” a water lift, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noria

“Sakia Water Pump,” Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakia

“Shadoof,” a counterpoise lift, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadoof

SOLAR STILLS

puits_solaireSolar Still, by Solar_still.svg: Daniele Pugliesi, retouched (1)

HOUSING

“Hut,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hut … see also the links at the bottom of the page

“These Quonset Inexpensive Kit Homes Start at Less than $8,000: http://buildinghomesandliving.com/metal-buildings/these-quonset-inexpensive-kit-homes-start-at-less-than-8000 

SANITATION

“Simple Pit Latrines,” WHO, http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/hygiene/emergencies/fs3_4.pdf

“Low Cost Toilet Technology,” http://www.gramalaya.in/pdf/appropriateLowcost_toilet_technology.pdf

DO-IT-YOURSELF BUILDING AND PROJECT PLANS

 

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTE

(1) “Solar Still,” by Solar_still.svg: Daniele Pugliesi, retouched, from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Puits_Solaire.jpg … This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.

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sustainable living, Archimedes screw, drinking water, low tech water, Nile irrigation, noria, primitive sanitation, primitive water, sakia, shadoof, simple well, solar still, survival skills, water for the world, water lifts, solar stills,

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