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Old 10-28-2011, 08:51 PM   #261
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Why do all this high tech stuff?—a Franklin stove can keep things warm and you can cook on it and heat water on top too. The states put wooden poles along the highways and all you have to do is chop them down. Take the signs (they obstruct the view) for recycling. Dried fruit and jerky and you don't need a fridge. Lots of fruit and road kill along the highways too. Live off the land!

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Old 10-28-2011, 08:57 PM   #262
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Us robots need gadgets to keep us amused
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:12 AM   #263
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Why do all this high tech stuff?—a Franklin stove can keep things warm and you can cook on it and heat water on top too. The states put wooden poles along the highways and all you have to do is chop them down. Take the signs (they obstruct the view) for recycling. Dried fruit and jerky and you don't need a fridge. Lots of fruit and road kill along the highways too. Live off the land!

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Gene, you travel quite a lot, so closing the energy loop to the barest inputs for all systems should be of interest. Cut the societal ties in favor of self-produced gas for heating, lighting & cooking. Etc.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...ml#post1065007
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:08 AM   #264
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Gene, you travel quite a lot, so closing the energy loop to the barest inputs for all systems should be of interest. Cut the societal ties in favor of self-produced gas for heating, lighting & cooking. Etc.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...ml#post1065007
Some fascinating ideas in the links. We are on an unsustainable consumption loop that has to crash someday.

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Old 10-29-2011, 06:23 AM   #265
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I was curious about building a custom sofa....

Ok well the google search started with " build a sofa "

That lead me to " schneider trailer "

That lead me to " Stefanie Schneider - Daisy In Front Of Trailer "

Dam you gooogle....

What was I curious about again???

instantdreams.net - artist Stefanie Schneider

She looks mean. The body is a distraction from the reality. A very powerful distraction.

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Old 10-29-2011, 06:34 AM   #266
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Talk about sustainable energy!! jim
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:55 AM   #267
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She looks mean. The body is a distraction from the reality. A very powerful distraction.

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I think her skivvies are reflecting enough light to boil water... Coffee anyone???
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:10 AM   #268
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Some fascinating ideas in the links. We are on an unsustainable consumption loop that has to crash someday.

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Yes! I found that taking a large house off grid resulted in one of two outcomes 1. You had to sacrifice more than most were willing to in basic comforts. Or 2. The system became so large and maintaince hungry that it was self defeating. Other than constantly checking weight, the 30' trailer looks like a good platform for two adults.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:40 AM   #269
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The system became so large and maintaince hungry that it was self defeating. Other than constantly checking weight, the 30' trailer looks like a good platform for two adults.

For whatever period of fulltiming, platform seems to be the way to look at it (the use of a travel trailer). And another couple on board if desired (for design purposes; for us). While these vehicles aren't expected to perform as do sailboats with the ability to venture open waters, they are not so far from it in other respects: perform anywhere, anytime. And without compromising design (rubber roofs, etc).

While it's not hard to see that some systems complement others (solar as backup to utility connection) extending the supply of carried energy (batteries and propane), they may become primary. Or, as with Pascals Wager, I suspect it would be better to consider so from a design standpoint (for use or for re-sale) that "alternatives" be nearer central.

I'm fascinated by (but not in the least familiar with) 3D printing . . so who's gonna run up a set of Load Range D tires? That, and decent batteries at an affordable price may be -- in what I hope is a somewhat distant future -- the end of easy travel if other factors don't weigh in earlier.

I know I like the idea of a TT being the core of a new "home" most anywhere. Temporarily, or much, much longer.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:58 AM   #270
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There will be a day when you trade your bottle of LP for a bottle of Fermi Gas and battery weight won't be a problem ever again.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:51 PM   #271
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Great job there Darkspeed!

I hope you got a deal on the AS given what you had to do to just to move it and get it home.

Keep it up!

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Old 01-07-2013, 09:30 AM   #272
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Sadly, tomorrow marks the first anniversary of Darkspeed's absence from Airforums.

One is reminded of

The Scarlet Pimpernel

We seek him here, we seek him there,
Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.
Is he in heaven? — Is he in hell?
That damned, elusive Pimpernel

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Old 01-07-2013, 11:44 PM   #273
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You are right!!!

I didn't even see the dates.... Does anyone know what happened to him?

I wonder if all the little furry woodland creatures that he had evicted caught up with him?

I hope all is well and hope to see the updated progress sometime.

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Wow....
Life catches up with us all...
lets hope the light side of darkspeed returns soon!
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Been awhile…any updates out there?

Looked like a interesting build.
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:38 PM   #277
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Years and years pass and Darkspeed remains dark. No more reports on the trailer or his sister.

People come and go on the Forum, but Dark' made a quick impact.

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