We’ve got bees!

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GREAT NEWS! Though it was too late to get pictures, my boys and I were able to pick up two starter hives, truck them ~80 miles North, and install them last night! We didn’t look for queens, we just checker-boarded some empty foundation frames in, added a deep super, and refilled their feeders. One of…

Make your own hot water: Just add water and sun

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Hot water comes in very useful for laundry, cooking, washing, and bathing. When you have a home with a hot water heater, it’s easy enough. When you’re camping, or in an emergency situation, it’s not that easy. Not long ago I showed you how to make a water filtration system using some ceramic filters, some…

Thoughts on Water Collection and Storage

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Those of you who know me know that I hold to two seemingly contradictory philosophies in most things that I do: Use the right tool for the job Improvise I’m a big fan of MacGyver’s ability to find solutions to problems using only what was available around him. However, those solutions are generally short-term and…

Free Exchange-like syncing to Windows Mobile

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This article details how and why I switched from Mail2Web’s Hosted Exchange to Google’s services. If you just want to know how to make the switch yourself, jump down to the “Making the Switch” section. Background Ever since the first Windows Mobile phone that I owned (called “Pocket PC Phone Edition” back in the day)…