Puerto Rico, HAM Radio, Daily Steps, GSM News (e16)
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1. Icebreaker: puerto rico coverage — systems break down
100% agriculture — no one talking about
grid down / gas distribution / logistics “reboot”
2. Daily Steps over video iceland’s aurora:
Shawn: overcame anxiety after realization, got some non-gmo seeds, started planting away!
Shaun: doing experiments with DC voltage applied to seeds
James Coleman: lives in Canada, and is now a criminal for listening to this Podcast, and for questioning the Global Warming narrative
“Galileo & Copernicus were thrown into jail for saying the Earth revolved around the Sun.”
Phi: has written letters to local papers, trying to get climate truth in Opinion Piece — awesome work Phi
k-Bird: was inspired by the video of vertical towers i posted to try his hand, thrilled to hear
I: spent 90min today on the two spirulina tanks, which is too much. in these times, need systems that will run themselves.
looking/feeling more and more like the self-sufficient homestead of the future is going to look more like an acre and a goat, than battlestar galactica, but hope springs eternal that tech will help soften our landing.
3. GSM news
* other articles that are driven by the #gsm hashtags — see wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/Grand_Solar_Minimum_Symptoms
4. HAM Radio
Radio is powerful. The ability to communicate independently is desirable.
I have and recommend a handheld Baofeng; they are programmable so that you can set the frequencies of local repeaters, and have these handy in an emergency/grid-down situation.
Also mentioned: coverage of HAM operators saving lives in Puerto Rico.
5. Book of the Day: Encyclopedia of Country Living
This is a really great guide, tips for self-sufficient homestead:
http://amzn.to/2fSTWeG 40th ann edition or
http://amzn.to/2fRhu3F find paperback for $5
6. Item of the Day: Baofeng BF-F8HP handheld ham radio
Let’s go ahead and make the recommendation of a handheld radio official. Being able to communicate without grid power/internet is important, and worth $60: