Welcome to LarryDGray.net
Blog articles I have written.
What is this homepage about? It will be very little about me actually. It is more about
a web site where I can write articles about hobbies and things that I am otherwise interested in.
I have decided to keep it simple with flat pages, no columns. My main url "www.larrydgray.net" will be a
table of contents for the site. Each page will be organized as (article,comments,links,books). I hope to
spark your interest in something that I am also interested in. I hope to direct you to the
proper information. And I have found that if I write about something I also learn about it in
great depth. I hope to get feedback of which some I will publish. I hope that some of this
will be a community effort where we all
pitch in with some of the information and research. I will be publishing each article on lulu.com as a
booklet. I will also post it as a free pdf download. I have decided to go ahead and work on the outline below.
At the very least the outline would give someone some clues as to what to search for on the internet in their
own study of the same topics. I may also begin making pages
with a single paragraph and begin to provide links and recommended books for each item in the outline.
This site will be divided into 4 main categories. Below is a list of things I intend to
write about. I do not intend to be comprehensive. I intend to tell a small story, or
otherwise provide a small bit of information to get you started in your research or hobby.
You will note that some subjects I put under one category or another yet they could just as easily go in two or more.
For example ham radio could be both indoor and outdoor. Cooking in Homesteading could be in Indoor and Outdoor hobbies.
Hunting, Fishing, Shooting etc I have placed under Homesteading, even though
they could go under outdoor hobbies. Sometimes I may put one catagory in more than one branch but use (see other branch) label.
Later I may do some kind of cross referencing or indexing. I have worked very hard just to
come up with this outline based on years of personal study as well as some of the links and
book references which I will post. The topics of building/green building/sustainable living/homesteading/cooking/gardening are so huge I can hardly
do them justice. I do believe that the reader/viewer will find this to be interesting however. I have provided some links to blog articles in the outline below.
- Ham Radio
- HF (General Class License)
- VHF (Technician Class License)
- UHF (Technician)
- SHF (Technician)
- Rock Climbing
- At Home
- Cooking (huge topic)
- In the Woods
- pan fish
- game fish
- trash fish
- On the Range
- types of ranges
- Hydrogen fuel cell
- Steam engine generator
- Combustion engine generator
- Solid Fuel
- Count Rumford Fireplace
- Count Rumford Brick Stoves and Ovens
- Count Rumford style AGA brand metal wood oven and cook stove
- Russian Fireplaces
- Other Stove Designs
- Liquid Fuel
- Wood alcohol
- Gas Fuel
- Natural Gas
- Wood gas
- rain barrel
- catch and cistern
- ram pumps
- grey water
- black water
- septic tank
- flushless urinal
- low flush toilets
- composting toilets
- fueled incinerating toilet
- solar incinerating toilet
- sludge ponds
- plant filter
- green house
- community (road side stands/farmers markets)
- neighbors (bartering)
- Heat Exchangers
- Air Conditioning
- Passive/Active Solar
- horse(animal) powered
- machine equipment
- construction materials
- automotive alternators (used for generators)
- inner tubes (used for gas storage as bladders)
- 2nd job
- spouse income
- income from investments
- selling self made products
- selling produce
- selling livestock/animals
Other systems to mention
- Risk Assessment
- Nature of how humans react to threats.
- No Cost Security
- Low Cost Security
- Electronic Survelance
- House Sitters
- Replacement/Emergency Fund
- Land Line Phone
- Cell Phone
- Ham Radio
- CB Radio
- 12 volt dc
- 24 volt dc
- 120 volt a/c
- 240 volt a/c
- Compact Florescent
- sun (solar)
- Dry Stacked Rock
- Rock and Mortar
- double pane
- tripple pane
- insulated gas filled
- insulated operable shutters
- insulated curtains
- Role Rubber
- Wood Shingles(Shakes)
- Canvas (Yurts/Tents/Awnings)
- Asphalt Shingles
- monolithic pads, beams
- monolithic domes
- lime and fly ash
- ICF walls
- waddle and dob
- earth bag
- earth tube
- dirt floors/sub-floors
- rammed earth walls
- rammed tire walls (earth ships)
- rammed blocks
- fired bricks
- flagstone floors
- field stone
- shelf rock
- Green Houses
- poly tubes
- Geodesic Agra-domes
- straw bale
- sea containers
- converted buses
- stick frame
- metal frame
- campers/mobile homes
- fully buried
- earthen(sod) roofs
- bermed walls
- french drains
- cavity walls
- pond liners
- vapor barriers
- spay on plastics(bed liner type materials)
- storm shelters
- Passive Solar
- south facing glass
- reflective surfaces
- thermal mass
- Trombe walls
- Other Stuff
Links of Interest
russian stove bed
Russian fire place
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Far below the Earth’s surface, where the sun rarely penetrates, is a world of twinkling glow worms, precious gems and limestone caves and mountains, a land inhabited by nature alone. Within this world are visions to rival many landscapes decorating our horizon; lakes lie still, great networks of caves know no borders and rivers and rivulets carve an ever-evolving terrain.
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Would you live in a shipping container? You might want to after seeing these architectural marvels.
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Supercircuits offers the latest security camera, CCTV, and video surveillance system technology to solve your security challenges
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A mission organization dedicated to reaching, supporting and encouraging truck drivers.
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Kenwood - TM-D710A
New England Repeater Directory
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Is the original CINVA Ram still available for making compressed earth blocks? And have there been any new developments in sealing CEB walls against moisture?
Here' s where you can find or build a press for making compressed earth blocks, and some helpful advice on sealants.
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Backwoods Living Home
Thriving Simply in a Complicated World
Dehydrated Food - Emergency Essentials
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Orbiter - A free space flight simulator
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DOE Solar Decathlon: 2009 Photos of the Day
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EVE allows you to discover, explore and dominate an amazing science fiction universe while you fight, trade, form corporations and alliances with other players.
Milestone - The Open Platform company - Home
Milestone Systems is the world market leader for open platform IP Camera and Network Camera
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Per Capita Income Around the World
Per capita income figures for the countries and regions of the world.
Incorrect Lift Theory
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Test text and background color combinations.
Outdoor Fabric at Outdoor Fabrics Direct
Outdoor Fabrics Direct specializes in outdoor fabric including brands such as Sunbrella, Outdura, and Jor Collection. We carry fabric by the yard and provide customers with water proof, weather proof, uv resistant, sun resistant, and more. We also provide samples.
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Joomla! - the dynamic portal engine and content management system
Using Color in Information Display Graphics and ATC/ATM Interface Design. Design methods, color science, and color guidelines.
Lumber Smith Home
For $1950, the Lumber Smith Portable Sawmill outshines more expensive rigs -- it is designed to be put in the back of a truck by one man and taken to the tree.
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Terrafugia Flying Car Gets FAA Approval
The FAA's granted the Terrafugia Transition roadable airplane the exemption it needs to bring us closer to our dream of flying cars.
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The team over at Terrafugia, the company developing the Transition Roadable Aircraft (aka the Flying Car) has been given permission to gain some extra
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Home Energy Use Monitors
PowerMeterStore.com features home energy monitors that tell you how much power is being used in your home and by specific appliances.
Monolithic Dome Institute
This page offers photos and links to articles and information about Monolithic Domes.
Sale plane with retractable jet engine
Model Jet Engine
Mechanical devices demonstration
Moon base Alpha
Be a Martian (NASA)
How to calculate board footage.
Little Rock Arkansas Caving Club
M&M Custom Cowboy Campers
Another Cow Boy Camper site
Ultra light backpacker camp stove
E Ham Radio
Small Wonder Labs DX mini radio kits
Kangus QRP Kits
Small DIY Boat projects
Home made Lead Acid Batteries
FEMA Wood Gasifier PDF
More Outrigger Cannoes
Lin City (sim city type free game)
BZ Flag (free tank game)
Nuclear war Survival Guide
Shooter Ready Free Snyper training software
Make your own camping gear
A free MULE game
Free Civ (free game based on Sid Myer's Civilizaiton II)
Learn proper Screw Names at a Glance
Kino Free Linux Video Editing Software
Zone MinderFree Linux Home Security Cam Monitoring and Recording Software
Xara ExtremeFree Vector Graphics Software for Linux, (not free for windows) Cavers use this for
drawing maps of caves. Good for web grahics, buttons etc.
ARRL American Radio Relay LeagueHam Radio web site
Granburg Chain Saw Mill
Beam MachineMake Beams with Chain Saw
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Open Office (free office software)
Free CAD software
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