Open source blueprints, new threadSubmitted by Prometheus on Sun, 04/24/2011 - 03:51
I didn't want to hijack the other thread for this, but I checked out the links below:
Based on the other conversation. The video is excellent, and I love the idea, but after getting a few source files regarding the nuts and bolts of this, I can see that the development phase is going to be a long, uphill struggle for these guys.
I'm actually pretty well qualified to give this thing a jump start, and I am fearful that we don't have much time to get some practical ideas modeled, drafted and distributed.
So, it's a new thread, for anyone who wants to jump in. Let's try to avoid any pie-in-the-sky super inventions that will change the world into a land of milk and honey for all but can't actually be built. I am willing to design and convert to .pdf files for immediate and open distribution any plans for tools that you think you may need in a possible state of economic collapse.
Good ideas might include water filtration, farming equipment, cooking, etc. My personal criteria is that these tools and machines should be possible using scrap and rudimentary tools, and I will design accordingly.
So, let the ideas fly. I may need some help with some things that are beyond my expertise, and I have contacted the guy in the links above, but I do this every day, and can do it fast.
What I need to know is- from your perspective, what things are you going to need to have to maintain the health and safety of your family if the worst possible scenario plays out. That means, no tap water, no electricity, no phones, no internet. I'll do what I can to get it started, and we'll do the open source thing along the way.
It would be helpful if anyone has a site with a file server that would be willing to donate a little corner for this project- it's been too long since I've done any coding, and I don't want to have to waste time on it.