I can’t stand throwing stuff away. I’ll stockpile things in my garage (to a point) confident that eventually I’ll discover a way to recycle or repurpose them. Case in point, I have a growing pile of torn denim jeans that may be beyond repair, but they have great potential for a second life. In fact, … Continue reading
At my house the acorns are starting to fall and I’m wearing sweaters again. Before too long I’ll be putting away the outdoor furniture and taking down the clothesline. I’ll be back to drying laundry inside by this time next month, but I don’t mean my dryer will be doing double duty. I have an … Continue reading
Climbing into a hot car that has been baking in the sun is no fun. Makeup can instantly begin to melt, bare skin can burn upon contact with vinyl, fresh clothes will become soaked with spontaneous body perspiration and driver and passengers alike can turn cranky. What would any normal person do under these circumstances? Blast the air … Continue reading
Doug, a subscriber, sent me this question: Environmentally, is dry ice or water ice a better choice when camping?
Great question, Doug, and not so easy to answer! Dry ice is made from carbon dioxide (CO2) obtained from the waste gases of chemical processes (such as from the production of ammonia), from the combustion of … Continue reading
I’m reading a manuscript that puts plastics into three categories, the good, the bad and the ugly. The ugly plastics are things that are unnecessary and avoidable because substitutions are easily found in the marketplace. Imagine a world where we eradicated the demand and manufacture of ugly plastics. It would be a much different world—a better world—than the one we current live in. Watch this video and see what I mean.