Energy: Wood Gasifier, Biochar...Preparations for Grand Solar Minimum

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    Spread the word.

     
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    Hastings, MN, has two turbine-generators mounted underwater on catamaran barges about 50' downstream from the draft tubes of the original hydroelectric plant at Lock & Dam No. 2. This adds 2.15 megawatts to the original 4.4 megawatt output. This may be pretty cost effective electricity at low capital expense.
     
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    Its always funny listening to a stoner try to talk.

    I'm sure he does find climate science confusing! But that speaks to him and not the science.
     
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    This is also called making charcoal yourself.
     
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    All you need is a bit of firewood for cooking game and fish on, and for the start of jerking meat.

    Some people even jerk and dry fish, but that's not very palatable.
     
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    I just bought a sun powered oven on Amazon. If I ever get enough sun here in PA to use it I'll let you know how it does. At least they were honest and admit its best used as a slow cooker. I got this one because it was less expensive than most of the others, and folds flat for transport to a campground, etc. As they pointed out, it's good for outdoor cooking where fire prohibitions are in effect....
     
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    With a lot of sun I bet it would at the least be good for jerking meat, but I would still want some smoke on the meat to start with -- ordinary deadwood, nothing special.
     
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    Probably good for a noon meal. Maybe not for scrambled eggs & bacon early. Worth a try.

    Gathering firewood can be a chore by mid-season, lot's of walking loaded and deadheading.
     
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    One of only 3 of the rap songs I liked.Ice Ice Baby.:banana:.

    I eat lots of greens,fresh just picked lettuce and toms.
     
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    You can can your own meat and it will last over a year. Plus it is tender and tasty. We canned 65 pounds a couple years ago bought it on sale.
    We also like solar. we are not young anymore so have to work smart.
     

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