Black Monday 1360, Sunflower, Potato Towers, Nutritious-yet-Hardy crops, IAF wiki

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Today: Black Monday 1360, Sunflower, Potato Towers, Nutritious-yet-Hardy crops, IAF wiki

ITEM of the DAY: Kingbo 45W LED grow lights:
Kingbo 45W LED Grow Lamps:
$29 — http://amzn.to/2vNTnYU
Use for my spirulina and microgreens

New IAF wiki! http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/

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IAF010: 8/19/2017
Mapping a path forward to prosperity, building resilient communities; sharing knowledge in the GSM

SHOW NOTES:

1. ICE BREAKER
Black Monday, 1360
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hail-kills-english-troops

2. COMMUNITY FEEDBACK
Farmer’s Almanac: http://iceagefarmer.com/docs/FarmersAlmanac/
Potato Towers using Tires
Geodesic dome greenhouse,
No-till method: lasagna gardening

3. QUESTIONS: send yours iceagefarmer@gmail.com, or use the SpeakPipe box on http://iceagefarmer.com to send a voicemail:

* most nutrient- and calorie-dense crops?
* cold-hardy varieties?

Send your questions, suggestions, ground reports to iceagefarmer@gmail.com

3. COLD-HARDY VARIETIES: (YMMV):

Tomato: Northern Ruby, Sub Arctic Plenty, Tigerella
Summer Squash: Desi, Gray Zucchini
Winter Squash: Uconn, Zucchino Rampicante

see more IAF Video #5: Sourcing Seeds & Cold Hardy Varieties:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAfKoSP_U8I

4. CROP FOCUS: Sunflower
Sunflower Microgreens Nutrition:
http://markitonutrition.com/sunflower/
http://sproutingseedsoflove.com/nutrition/sunflower-microgreen-sprouts-nutrition-information

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Plant Growth “Hacks,” Censorship, Greenhouse Collapse, Grand Solar Minimum News (Ep 9)

Pippi’s compost, German Schrebergarten, Biodynamic farms, Earthberm buildings and Monolithic/Geodesic domes, Grand Solar Minimum news, Bubonic Plague in Arizona, (more):

BOOK OF DAY: Mike Oehler’s $50 and up Underground House Book:
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ITEM OF DAY: Silicate! Build plant immune systems, important given decreasing energy we’re receiving from sun:
$19 for 1lb: http://amzn.to/2vFD7aD

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IAF009: 8/15/2017
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SHOW NOTES:

1. DAILY STEPS:
Pipi’s Compost: kitchen scraps, horse manure, leaves, azomite, vermiculite, coconut coir, perlite. I also water the compost pile to keep it moist before adding to the worm bin. I left it outside all winter with a plastic sheet covering it and they withstood the cold!

Mike Oehler’s interview by Kirsten Dirksen:

and his book, Free, “the $50 Underground House Book”
https://archive.org/details/The_50_and_up_Underground_House_Book

3. GROUND REPORTS:
See Oppenheimer Ranch’s report here + Subscribe!

4. NEWS: (16:00)

CENSORSHIP
Both RIGHT and LEFT sites affected by demonitization and censorship.

YouTube Begins Purging Alternative Media as the Deep State Marches Toward WW3


They are ratcheting up distractions. Stay focused, prepare your family, stay centered emotionally.

CROP LOSSES
US: Peach harvest
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-40891686/a-failed-peach-harvest-devastates-the-us-south

Ontario rains/flooding:
https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2017/08/13/rains-then-flooding-killing-crops-for-many-ontario-farmers.html

Belgian Apples 68% loss
http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/Health%2Band%2BEnvironment/1.3044170

Polish Apples 75% loss
http://www.freshplaza.com/article/175688/Poland-Massive-shortage-of-apples-for-first-time-in-50-years

Apple/Pear Harvest at < 50% Netherlands

Dutch apple harvest lowest in decade, prices set to soar

Serbia, Lucifer Heatwave, 60% loss
http://www.news-sentinel.com/news/us-and-world/extreme-heat-decimating-crops-in-parts-of-europe_20170810&profile=-1

SEA LEVEL:
Receding from EAST coast of S. America
https://watchers.news/2017/08/14/historic-ocean-receding-in-parts-of-brazil-and-uruguay/

Yet monster tides on WEST of S. America

Oceans in Opposition: Giant Pacific waves crash in Chile while another historical Atlantic Ocean receding is reported in Brazil (videos)

RAIN/FLOODS/LANDSLIDES
100s perish in Sierra Leone
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4789142/Hundreds-likely-dead-Sierra-Leone-mudslide.html

45 fatalities in landslide, India
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/landslide-india-himachal-pradesh-mandi-passenger-buses-buried-monsoon-a7891376.html
https://watchers.news/2017/08/13/mandi-landslide-himachal-pradesh-india/

11 deaths, flooding in Iran
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/08/12/531463/Iran-Khorasan-Razavi-flooding-fatalities

HAIL
Kansas,

DROUGHT, Ethiopia, kills 2+ MILLION animals:

Drought hits Ethiopia, claims 2m animals

LIGHTNING
4 die, plus multiple cattle, in Ethiopia
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/14/c_136525417.htm

And more in India
http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/aug/11/3-minors-killed-in-lightning-strikes-in-uttar-pradesh-1641711.html

WINDS BEYOND MEASURE in FINLAND
https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/saturday_night_storm_downs_trees_cuts_electricity_in_the_south/9773250

PLAGUE detected in fleas in Arizona?
https://www.rt.com/usa/399567-fleas-bubonic-plague-arizona/

Jill Elizabeth confirms this and mentions several locals have died over the years.
Thanks also McGowan , alerted me to “Thieves”

The Story Of Thieves


https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/thieves-essential-oil

5. PLANT GROWTH “HACKS:”
http://www.blog.lege.net/content/StimulatingPlantGrowthWithElectricityMagnetismSound.pdf

Ep #8: Self-Defense: Unbrainwash!, Damage Report, Frost Blankets

BOOK OF THE DAY: Seed to Seed
ITEM OF THE DAY: Thermocube, $13

Standard little plug thing that turns on at 35′, turns off at 45′ (only powers heater when needed):
Or, on at 78/off at 70, fan.

How [not] to avoid Climate Panic, farming crickets, electroculture, bison, frost blankets all summer, a damage report from a homestead in the Ozarks, and questions on potting soil and self-defense. links below:

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IAF008: 8/9/2017
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SHOW NOTES:

1. DAILY STEPS:
Pondering Crickets / cricket powder. Not capital intensive, very little sqft required, fast-growing protein farming.
Chickens love em. Tons of uses
see: Jakub Dzamba — https://vimeo.com/72446994
http://teca.fao.org/read/7927
https://www.treehugger.com/green-food/cricket-cookies-and-urban-insect-farming.html

Also investigating Electro-culture, hat tip to Shaun C. for returning my attention to idea that low-level voltage increases yields:
http://www.rexresearch.com/articles/elcultur.htm
http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4520&context=rtd

2. “Ice Breaker”: History
Selections from Dennis Avery’s “Here’s How to Avoid Climate Panics:”
https://townhall.com/columnists/dennisavery/2017/08/07/heres-how-to-avoid-climate-panics-n2365479

3. GROUND REPORT

4. NEWS:

Bitcoin up hugely — if you held through the “fork” as I recommended, congrats.

VOLCANIC ACTIVITY:

Powerful eruptions at Bogoslof (USA) and Shevelush (Russia) volcanoes

EARTHQUAKES: two large ones in China

Two strong M6.5 earthquakes rock China within less than 10 hours – 9 dead and 180 injured, 31,500 tourist evacuations

AL GORE’S MOVIE FLOPS [*]
To me this indicates that the establishment has truly LOST the NARRATIVE — people are tired of the lies,
and ready for the truth.

EARLY WINTER:
Russia already experiencing freezing temperatures, in early August [*]
http://hmn.ru/index.php?index=1&ts=170809122905
via https://www.iceagenow.info/freezing-northern-european-russia-early-august/

Get Ready for the Fall … in Temperatures! [*]
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4766998/Showers-Monday-NYC-higher-temps-later.html#ixzz4pIg7a0dO

CONTINUING INTENSE WINTER in SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE:
The BLIZZARD of OZ — ThunderSnow!
https://watchers.news/2017/08/08/blizzard-of-oz-thundersnow-storms-australia/

FLAILING CLIMATE SCIENTISTS GO FULL FELON
https://realclimatescience.com/2017/08/government-climate-scientists-go-full-felon/

LIGHTNING
Strange as lightning kills 3, injures 2 in Bulgaria

Strange as lightning kills 3, injures 2 in Bulgaria

Five killed, 5 injured in SEPARATE lightning strikes in Munger:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/five-killed-5-injured-in-separate-lightning-strikes-in-munger/articleshow/59945446.cms?from=mdr

Ep #7: “Lucifer’s Snow,” Grief, Romans, and the Case for Cows

Today: blackberries, climate as a factor in the decline of the Roman Empire (and ours!), Lucifer heatwave vs. August snows, and whether a cow makes sense for a self-sufficient property, in Ice Age Farmer Ep #7!

Ice Age Farmer Ep #7

IAF007: 8/4/2017 — Full Moon Show!
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SHOW NOTES:

1. Daily Steps: folks from IAF community share experiences, lessons, and progress towards food security
A few folks starting moringa, glad to see.
Great Laker: successfully merged five young pullets in to a coop of older hens and they are all getting along, ( harder than it sounds) I sewed a bunch of gauze (tule) bags and put them over my heirloom pepper plants to keep them from cross pollinating. I did some cleaning in my greenhouse of the stuff left behind from growing seedlings earlier. The rest of the day I sat around watching youtube videos, especially ones about raising rabbits. A project maybe for next year.
Rockers 78: put terraced shelves along the afternoon sun side brick wall with 5 shelves and grew different veggies on each shelf, trying something new. You would be surprised on how much food one needs to grow to support a family. I would recommend to grow 60% of whatever grows well for you, that you can trade others who garden
Jim: attempting to build with
Me: blackberries. scratched all over, fingers are purple. need more, they go fast on my son’s pancakes
ton of starts in the AP
Moringa — the two biggest were getting some spots, leaf rot. may be that had been watering from above, saw a mold that can result. did repot them, both in one huge pot — mistake?
Moved the two dwarf moringa starts in high-intensity lighting zone, since they’re struggling
IAF advisory: don’t use 2″ nft

2. “Ice Breaker”: history section
Solar Hibernation responsible for the decline of both the Roman Empire and the modern West ?
By Dr. Sam Khoury
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/opinion/30322133

3. NEWS:

SNOW IN AUGUST / TOO COLD:
Snow in Colorado:
http://www.9news.com/mobile/article/weather/weather-colorado/its-august-and-there-was-snow-on-monarch-pass/462042816?scroll=0
We failed to bring the heat:
https://www.agweb.com/mobile/blog/the-hueber-report/we-failed-to-bring-the-heat/

SOLAR WATER HEATERS DESTROYED BY QUICK FREEZE:
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbournes-frosty-winter-blast-sees-solar-hot-water-panels-burst-around-the-city-20170703-gx3dfd.html
also tons of pipes
Our infrastructure simply will not keep up.

DATA: Entomologists warning pests are more dangerous due to cool weather:
“Planting dates were late in many areas and cool weather has slowed plant growth, leading to delayed maturity in many areas. These late maturing crops may remain vulnerable to pest injury longer than usual,”
https://www.agweb.com/article/stink-bugs-on-the-move-in-soybeans-naa-rhonda-brooks/

LUCIFER Heatwave — the lightbringer. 50C/122F – issuing WARNINGS across S. Europe. > 40’C, wildfires sparking, evacuations
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/lucifer-heat-wave-parts-europe-red-alert-49051297
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/13/southern-europe-swelters-heatwave-sparks-wildfires-spain-greece-italy

CULT OF CLIMATE CHANGE:
GERMANS more afraid of climate change than terrorism / mass immigration:
https://www.rt.com/news/398380-germans-climate-change-poll/
PETS NEED TO GO, according to Prof. Greg Okin, UCLA, they produce too much CO2!
http://investmentwatchblog.com/crazy-cat-looney-liberals-now-say-that-americans-must-give-up-their-pets-in-order-to-stop-global-warming/

HAIL NO:
Haxton, CO on 8/2/2017:

LIGHTNING
Los Angeles Beaches closed by LIGHTNING:

RAIN/FLASH FLOODING
People, cars rescued after flash flood sweeps through Flint area
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2017/08/people_cars_rescued_after_flas.html

4. Questions:
Zach: how to inform others, it sounds crazy to them, they don’t believe it, i don’t want them to think i’ve gone insane
great question. can only share as much with someone as they are willing to hear. but do that!
the important part is that WE ALL SHARE THIS INFORMATION — when people hear a little bit from 3 different directions, they start to pay attention, and will TURN ON and investigate themselves
that is among the reasons i do this show.
it’s not until they TURN ON that they can be receptive, it’s just the way it is

I’m empathetic person,
I’ve been thinking a lot about this as well, because there’s a huge component of GRIEF
Grief’s first stage is denial.
Denial is supported by the MEDIA, who are also DENIAL, and in fact FULL FORCE AGENDA WARMING
as well as by the PEOPLE AROUND YOU WHO DON’T KNOW

why grieve? for the future we no longer have, for our children, for the ability to live in the reality that everyone else around us still is plugged into; it’s a matrix moment
why fear? for loss of abundance, food, water, loss of civil society and physical security, famine/war, the cryptocratic state using hunger to control people, …
can be helpful, to write or enumerate, as i just did: write down what’s been lost, or what you fear
then do the same for what we can celebrate:
collapse of the absolutely, perfectly corrupt economy
demise of anyone who watches reality television
a return — a requisite one, but a return nonetheless — to living in harmony with nature, and human community
a rebirth
hold these things close.

Back on grief/denial :: it’s really important to wake up each morning and “set an intention,” remind yourself of your own conclusions and convictions, and follow through on acting on them, throughout the day.

I really feel for all of us, who are gaining this knowledge, and really celebrate those of us who integrate it into their life, and make positive changes.

these are hard conclusions, but they are supported by hard data.

as for continuing to appear sane to those around you, i’ll offer you F Scott Fitzgerald:
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. F. Scott Fitzgerald

with that, Ep 8 IAF, Mapping a path forward to prosperity through resilient, self-sufficient communities; sharing knowledge in the GSM

Photo Credit: Eddie Larsen, Facebook.

Ep #6: ‘Abrupt Earth Changes’ from 14th Century, Happening NOW Again; Building on a new Property, News, more

IAF006: 8/3/2017
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http://iceagefarmer.com/docs/black-death-and-abrupt-earth-changes-2.pdf

Also mentioned: HeartMath’s research into heart/ANS synchronization with Geomagnetic Activity:
http://iceagefarmer.com/docs/McCraty-HRVtoGeomagneticSolar.pdf

3. NEWS:

SPACE LIGHTNING over Australia (7/19):

VOLCANOES
3 Volcanoes on first day(s) of August: #Sinabung (#Indonesia), #Poas (#CostaRica), #Sheveluch (#Russia)

Dramatic volcanic eruptions around the world: Sinabung (Indonesia), Poas (Costa Rica), Sheveluch (Russia)

LIGHTNING:
35 Fatalities, 48 hours, India:

Anomalous lightning kills 35 people in 48 hours in Odisha, India

FLOODING:
213 Gujarat (West India) — we tend to focus on the human aspects, but the CROP LOSSES are huge here as well
https://watchers.news/2017/08/01/gujarat-flood-death-toll/

CLIMATE FRAUD
Australian Weather Bureau found to be FALSIFYING CLIMATE DATA, just the latest fraud:
Eight degrees of cooling magically disappears
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-01/aussie-weather-bureau-busted-tampering-climate-data
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/31/australia-weather-bureau-caught-tampering-with-climate-numbers/ http://joannenova.com.au/2017/08/scandal-australian-bureau-of-meteorology-caught-erasing-cold-temperatures/

SCIENCE:
Study finds [more!] evidence that the Sun is externally powered, electric universe:
https://watchers.news/2017/08/01/study-provides-evidence-for-externally-powered-sun/

WINTER ALL OVER THE GLOBE — adapt 2030’s latest:

4. Questions:
(a) “Ethan Asher” writes in:
Is home owner ship the only way to start preparing for what’s coming. I ask because a lot of the hydro/aqua ponics set ups I’ve seen don’t seem feasible in a 2 bedroom apartment.
“Max Smith” nails it!
Apartment living is perfect because now you will have to overcome many limitations of your living space to grow food. What you learn in the overcoming is going to be your best harvest. Get started–please.
Adding to that, on two fronts:
1. skills. become valuable to community. imagine food pouring forth from your hands with ease, under any number of conditions. become that person.
look into urban farming, urban homesteading, and urban prepping.

(b) Back to Paul D, where do I start with my new property?
I want to throw this out to the audience — what are your favorite sources for picking up new sustainable practices?
My 2c, consider: PDC. philosophies
Also: urban farmers, Growing your Greens, have lots of videos, good understanding of how to fit good growth in small space
Library: old books: encyc of country living, catalog of mother earth news. Lots to learn, these will give you giblets, hints at directions to try.
Jack Spirko survival podcast, knowledgable guy, great community of folks, expert council — inspiration for this show.

Spirulina: Harvesting & Maintaining your Culture

On maintaining and harvesting Spirulina, in order to provide a constant supply at home of this superfood algae — one of the more nutrient-dense things one can grow in a small space, in order to be more self-sufficient and ensure your family’s food security. All links below!

DOCUMENTS:
Temperature/Light growth graphs: http://iceagefarmer.com/docs/spirulinaGrowthAnalysis.pdf
Growing Spirulina condensed manual: http://iceagefarmer.com/docs/GrowYourOwnSpirulina.pdf

ITEMS MENTIONED:
– Lights: (dual) 45W Kingbo LED light per tank, a mere $30 right now — http://amzn.to/2uUcosg
– 50 micron screen: http://amzn.to/2f5LzeW
– 200W heater: (claims rated up to 75gal, but I’m using this for my 40gal, deliberately over-sizing to avoid burning out): http://amzn.to/2u1JNCi
– ph Digital + Waterproof 0-14 meter — also useful for Aquaponics : http://amzn.to/2f6EMSg
/ or : pH Test Strips 9.2 – 10.6 microFine pH strip : https://www.microessentiallab.com/ProductInfo/F04-MCRFN-092106-MID.aspx

NOTES:
– top off with clean water as needed (evaporation)
– bubbles on culture: needs to be stirred
– globules in culture: needs to be harvested

– pH:
over 10? ready to harvest.
starts around 8.6, after adding baking soda into initial medium
over 11? too high, may need new medium

– heater: oversize deliberately. you’ll be running at max temperature — mine burned out.

– “rest”ing the culture — reduce temperature to 65-80, reduce light

– keeping a backup
– 1L on standby — or run multiple tanks!

MY VIDEOS ON SETTING UP TO FARM SPIRULINA:
– recipe for the medium: https://youtu.be/ff8SzDBq3fY
– chelating Iron for Spirulina: https://youtu.be/TCUNsrgvGrc
– recipe for the FOOD (nutrient replacement mix): https://youtu.be/wcXzQw9cJ3s

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Ep #5: Great Famine of 1315, Grand Solar Minimum news, the Bitcoin “fork,” goats, chickens, peppermint, a hydroponics failure, and more

Ice Age Farmer Podcast Ep #5: Great Famine of 1315, Grand Solar Minimum news, the Bitcoin “fork,” goats, chickens, peppermint, a hydroponics failure, and more! Feedback/questions: iceagefarmer@gmail.com

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IAF005: 7/29/2017
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SHOW NOTES:
1. Daily Steps
– Jhere McKenzie: growing sprouts, enjoying the addition of raw living food, and resulting energy!
– Cheryl writes with some terrific information on goats: Nigerian dwarf, pygora, LaMancha. and Icelandic chickens!
Peppermint problem!
Hydroponics failure: 2″ NFT outgrown by kale!

2. “Ice Breaker”: history section
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_of_1315%E2%80%9317

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3. NEWS:
GO TO HAIL:
Turkey, 10cm (4″) diameter:

Plane nose collapsed by hail:

“Freak” Italian hail storm in late July:

Italian beach turns white after freak hailstorm sweeps across Grottammare (video)


Spain:
https://watchers.news/2017/07/24/rubielos-de-mora-spain-hailstorm-july-23-2017/

EARLY WINTER — FREEZE ALREADY HITTING RUSSIA IN LATE JULY!!!!!!
Madagan: https://www.iceagenow.info/rare-early-freeze-russia/
via http://hmn.ru/index.php?index=1&ts=170728120250

VOLCANO:

Iceland shaking:

Largest earthquake swarm in years rattles Fagradalsfjall volcano with more than 500 quakes in Iceland

Sinabung volcano: http://strangesounds.org/2017/07/apocalyptical-lahar-destroys-16-houses-after-eruption-of-sinabung-in-indonesia-video.html

WTF:

Finland building giant underground city — “in case of Russian invasion”

Finland builds massive underground CITY to prepare for Russia invasion (video)

FLOODING:
115,000 dislocated people in Myanmar:
https://watchers.news/2017/07/25/myanmar-flood-july-2017/
https://www.sott.net/article/357466-Major-flood-damage-following-heavy-local-rainshowers-in-Western-Norway
110″ of rain, 4 days, India:
https://www.sott.net/article/357712-110-inches-of-rain-in-just-four-days-hits-Mount-Abu-in-Rajasthan-India
Nevada receives 2ft (60cm) !!!! in the Elk Ridge:
https://watchers.news/2017/07/26/flash-floods-las-vegas-valley-july-2017/

Fire:
France
https://www.sott.net/article/357507-Ecological-catastrophe-Thousands-forced-to-evacuate-as-massive-wildfires-rage-across-French-Riviera-and-Corsica

Ray Kraft: we may need tens of millions of Greenhouses:

We may need tens of millions of greenhouses

Low yields:
https://www.agweb.com/blog/the-allendale-wake-up-call/wheat-council-confirms-low-yields/
Partly due to drought in the dakotas: https://www.agweb.com/article/worsening-drought-conditions-in-parts-of-us-stressing-crops-apnews/

Study: there is NO RESILIENCE in current agricultural system:
https://www.agweb.com/article/could-climate-change-crumble-corn-yields-blmg/

4. Cryptocurrency: bitcoin advice pre split

Short answer: My personal preference is to fully control your bitcoin on 8/1, ie be in full ownership of the private keys. For more, see:

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-beginners-guide-surviving-bip-148-uasf/

IAF Ep. 4: Intro to Alternative Building Materials

Ice Age Farmer Podcast Ep #4: Alternate building methods like cob, adobe, and straw bale; Christian issues a challenge, latest news, and a question on soaking seeds for microgreens. Feedback/questions: iceagefarmer@gmail.com

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IAF004: 7/24/2017
Mapping a path forward to prosperity in an uncertain future.

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SHOW NOTES:

1. Daily steps towards self-sufficiency: Are you following social conditioning, or actively working towards a more resilient future? Make a point of breaking routines, integrating new knowledge and data as we encounter it, and consciously choosing how to most effectively spend each day: moving towards self-sufficiency as quickly and efficiently as possible!

SOCIAL CONFOMRITY — WATCH!

2. News:

* Southern Hemisphere: record winter from hell. See headlines (fatal hail/flooding, crop losses) from Australia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, New Zealand.

* Extremely dangerous hail continues to increase in frequency — how to integrate this new data into our model.
Hail scar:
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/hail-scar-south-dakota-storm-damage

* Study linking the period of dinosaur extinction to large geological changes on Mars, further evidencing

3. Viewer Question: Do you soak seeds when starting microgreens?

Mostly! This question started a long IAF discussion of microgreens. Listen for details; it depends on the seed: Peas (24hrs), sunflowers/radish (8hrs), … but do trials and see what works for you in your environment, and with your seed.

4. Special feature: Introduction to Alternate Building Methods

I have been rolling around the USA staying with folks of all sorts, and living in structures that are NOT the American dream–and can even be DEBT FREE living!

Among the structures I’ve visited:
– cob
– adobe
– straw bale
– repurposed bus
– teepee

(I don’t discuss the latter two in this program). These methods are all ancient, and can be mixed/used together. While some structures make more sense in certain climates, oddly, the main reason that one tends to find, for example, adobe in New Mexico, and straw bale in California, is due to building codes and regulations.

Earthship time-lapse:

Since this is clearly just an intro, merely mentioning these techniques, here are some resources to dig further:

— Choosing the appropriate building material:

— Kirsten has videos both on choosing a natural building material:

— … and on the earthships:

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Ep. 3: JPL/NASA’s James Shirley writes on the Grand Solar Minimum

IAF shares a letter from James Shirley of JPL after announcements, steps towards self-sufficiency, and Grand Solar Minimum news. SEND IN QUESTIONS for next viewer-question show: iceagefarmer [at] gmail.com

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1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
IAF Podcast now available on Stitcher!
http://iceagefarmer.com/stitcher
as well as iTunes podcast!
http://iceagefarmer/itunes

Spread the word to your friends who are … PodPeople

2. STEPS: Aquaponics, chickens for eggs, goats + goat cheese, kombucha & kefir, bok choi, beet greens.

NOW is the time to start: Broccoli, cabbage, bok choy cabbage, brussel sprout

3. NEWS
* Winter in Southern Hemisphere:

* Australia’s winter going from worse to worst, below -12C
https://www.sott.net/article/356552-Coldest-temperature-in-years-across-Australias-south-east

* Chile — first snowfall in Santiago in 20 years — 330,000 people without power

330,000 lose power in first Santiago de Chile snowfall for 20 years


https://watchers.news/2017/07/16/chile-storm-santiago-snow-july-2017/

* Argentina — UNPRECEDENTED cold: -25.4’C
… while POWER OUT for up to 30% of some municipalities (San Carlos de Bariloche)

* Flash flooding:
in Moscow: https://watchers.news/2017/07/17/russian-capital-moscow-flooded-yet-again/
in AZ : https://watchers.news/2017/07/17/flash-flood-cold-springs-arizona-july-15-2017/
in China: https://watchers.news/2017/07/17/jilin-china-record-rain-damage-july-2017/

* powerful Positive Lightning
https://www.sott.net/article/356554-Lightning-bolt-kills-4-family-members-in-Uganda
https://www.sott.net/article/356555-Lightning-bolt-kills-50-goats-in-north-China

* Animals
https://www.sott.net/article/356600-Dog-attacks-have-increased-by-57-in-Australia-since-2003

While roasting 7lbs beef bones to make broth:
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/16/will-sun-put-brakes-on-global-warming.html
notice the “conservative media” DOES mention “Grand Solar Minimum”
cryptocracy will fashion this into a divide-and-conquer, red-vs-blue issue,
THIS MAY BE WHY AGW HAS BECOME A RED-VS-BLUE ISSUE!
wow. the pre-scripting.

4. LETTER FROM JAMES SHIRLEY, NASA/JPL

See video for his letter.
Here is the paper he referenced:

http://iceagefarmer.com/docs/Scafetta_ESR13.pdf

Ice Age Farmer Ep #002: July 14, 2017

Today: steps towards self-sufficiency, Grand Solar Minimum news of climate-caused secondary effects, Mark Zuckerberg visits a farm, an IAF advisory about previously recommended equipment, and your questions on reflective insulation, grid down scenarios, and prolific greens. Get in touch: iceagefarmer [at] gmail.com

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1. NEWS SECTION:

* algae bloom killing cattle in lake county, OR
first reported case in Lake County, a result of heavy rains after few seasons of drought
https://www.agweb.com/article/algae-o…

* as if we needed anything more, Mormon crickets are at record high levels — dangerous on roads, and eating crops
https://www.sott.net/article/356362-U…
Why? deep snow cover helped insulate and protect the eggs,

^ both examples of how changing conditions will result in unexpected behaviors in a complex system

* M-class solar flare — look for outages like the April 21st power outages:
https://watchers.news/2017/07/14/m2-4…

* zuckerberg visits a Wisconsin farm, talks about wanting to know where his food comes from
discipline — work morning to night
yes but baby, when you have that first salad from your own garden, you taste the freedom
and you want more
and when you go through days eating only food you’ve sourced, grown, prepared
it’s worth it
really interesting about the timing here — we see big investments in indoor farming
zuckerberg talking about food sources
RIGHT as crops are being decimated
75% georgia peaches — http://www.walb.com/story/35592005/mo…
and RIGHT as NASA talks about Solar Minimum
+ they are broadcasting the pre-scripting for mass crop-loss, food shortages, famines,

* speaking of crop losses, briefly, remember it’s also about the quality of crop
Germany struggling with heavy rains, making high-protein wheat hard to come by:
https://www.agweb.com/article/german-…
Fueling price increases:
https://www.agweb.com/assets/1/6/Main…

* Southern hemisphere, winter
Australia having a HELL of a winter Chile too:
https://www.iceagenow.info/record-col…
breaking cold record set in 1924

this does not bode well for our coming winter. Start getting ready now.

https://www.sott.net/article/356347-M…

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2. IAF Advisory 45W kingbo — some of them are shoddy. a corner is electrified, sometimes my whole rack shocks me

speaking of electric shock, don’t use water heaters in too little water, they break, and then will shock the shit out of you

3. Questions

[gabriel L] what kind of reflective coating is that ?
Reflectix, brand insulation
see here among its uses, when used under the circulating pipes under a radiant heat floor, it has an R value of 21
have a feeling we’ll be revisiting this material–or something like it, hopefully cheaper–when exploring a radiant-heated greenhouse, water circulated through a solar water heater or compost heater

[merlyn] nice setup but how does this work when grid goes offline

[Jack-L] most prolific greens?
sweet potato, and then a tuber
radish, plus super short to harvest
holland greens typhon

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