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Make Crockpot soap in 24 hours

Ever wanted to make your own soap? Thought it was too slow or complicated? Here’s a fast and easy method using a “hot process” in your typical crockpot. A cheap digital scale for about $15 and you are in business!

All-natural soap is actually surprising easy to make. 12-18 big bars of organic soap are made with ingredients that cost less then $10 .


Hot Water and Methane, plus Compost, from Wood Chips?

Jean Pain – The Power of Compost

Jean Pain – A French innovator who developed a compost based bio energy system that produced 100% of his energy needs. He heated water to 60 degrees Celsius at a rate of 4 liters a minute which he used for washing and heating. He also produced enough methane to run an electricity generator, cooking elements, and power his truck. This method of creating usable energy from composting materials has come to be known as Jean Pain Composting, or the Jean Pain Method.


Camping: Portable Shower and Toilet

We have been doing some camping this summer, and the question came up about showers and toilets. First off, you need some privacy. There’s a number of tents on the market designed for this purpose. One of the units we used was the Texsport Hilo Hut Privacy Shelter. This tent is high enough to stand up in for a shower, and wide enough for a porta potty. For shower options, there’s the solar method (put the Zodi pump in a black 5 gallon pail), the propane method, and the campfire coil method. One can use a handheld sprayer, or the shower pole. We used a Luggable Loo as our portable toilet, which is a 5 gallon pail with snap on toilet seat and lid, but any camping potty would work. Use a biological breakdown enhancer, not a chemical deodorant.

Zodi Hot Tap w/Piezo Ignition Single Md: 6185

Zodi Shower Pole with Tripod Stand and Nylon Storage Bag

5 gal PORTABLE TOILET Outdoor Camping Recreation

Reliance Products Luggable Loo Portable 5 Gallon Toilet

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