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

Revised; originally published on 25 January 2015. Newer text is in green font; newest text is in blue font. 

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

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) …

Here is a variant on this, using a tub, a water glass, a sheet of heavy duty plastic, twine or tape, and plastic tubing:

Image: Homemade water still: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/cf/a4/46/cfa4461e2f7578c34b3e9dae5ba24e9c–water-still-camping-survival.jpg ..

Here are more references on the topic:

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

PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY

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

………………………..
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.

……………………………..
……………………………..

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,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s