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A geodesic dome is a portion – typically around half – of a geodesic sphere, which is defined as “an arrangement of triangles that approximates a true sphere”. The video shows a step by step guide to how to build a 24 foot geodesic dome using PVC pipe and Zip Ties. You can also use other materials and more sturdy domes can be constructed using steel, with a fitted canvas cover.
Geodesic domes are regarded as structurally superior to box shaped structures. Being comprised of triangles, they are incredibly stable since the triangle is the only polygon that retains its shape by nature. This gives the dome a unique stability that makes it highly resistant to forces like earthquakes, wind, and even tornadoes.
After the World War II, the legendary architect and engineer R. Buckminster Fuller was seeking a way to create affordable housing that could be fabricated efficiently and rapidly from simple components. Fuller investigated began to work with “spherical” shapes made with a latticework of strips which formed triangles. He named the geodesic dome from a Greek word which means “earth dividing”. A geodesic dome is constructed in a similar manner to a football, with hexagons and pentagons creating the overall shape; however each hexagon and pentagon are divided into triangles.
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Nowadays as the push for sustainable living continues, domes offer affordable and smart ways to house humans. When compared with a similar sized rectangular-shaped house, the dome home will have 30 percent less surface area. That means that a third less heat is transferred to and from its surroundings, saving the dome homeowner about 30% percent on their average heating and cooling bill. Since they are extremely efficient, geodesic domes are enjoying the kind of popularity not seen since their prime in the late ’60s’.
However, geodesic domes still have their downsides: The dome’s unusual makes it difficult to integrate standard building components and following code requirements for chimneys and sewer vents can be challenging. Also, privacy takes some ingenuity because a singular dome is not easy to partition suitably – unless several smaller, interconnected domes are created (which works very well). A further challenge is that angular walls can be difficult to utilize, and headroom may be limited near the edge in certain designs (this is overcome when the dome reaches a certain size).
As a result of these challenges, Geodomes have not really taken off as a housing design, though they are out there. However they do make excellent temporary structures for camping and events. Ok, here’s the video:
This Crazy Off Grid Device Literally Makes Drinkable Water From Fresh Air:
According to NASA, the U.S. is expecting a 100-YEAR LONG MEGADROUGHT.
It's already begun. Ask the farmers in California. They know.
Every survivalist knows that water is of critical importance. You NEED an independent water source that you can count on!
As an interesting "survival rehearsal" - imagine that you turned the tap on right now and nothing came out. How long would you last?
But what if there was another water source literally hidden in plain sight. That's right, I'm talking about the atmosphere!
The amazing thing about getting water from the natural moisture in the air... is that it is ALWAYS available.
This gives you real water security!
Learn more about how to tap into "Nature's secret water reservoir" and stay hydrated when TSHTF!
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An amazing discovery in an abandoned house in Austin, Texas: A lost book of amazing survival knowledge, believed to have been long vanished to history, has been found in a dusty drawer in the house which belonged to a guy named Claude Davis.
Remember... back in those days, there was no electricity... no refrigerators... no law enforcement... and certainly no grocery store or supermarkets... Some of these exceptional skills are hundreds of years of old and they were learned the hard way by the early pioneers.
We've lost to history so much survival knowledge that we've become clueless compared to what our great grandfathers did or built on a daily basis to sustain their families.
Neighbors said that for the last couple of years Claude has tried to unearth and learn the forgotten ways of our great-grandparents and claimed to have found a secret of gargantuan proportions. A secret that he is about to reveal together with 3 old teachings that will change everything you think you know about preparedness:
What REALLY Happens When You Bury a Shipping Container? (Hint: It's A Bit Crazy...)
Shipping containers are all the rage - but if you are thinking about buying one, you MUST watch this video first:
Do not, I repeat do NOT do what these lunatics did! Can you spot the "fatal mistake" they made?
There's a general belief that if you bury a shipping container you can create an awesome root cellar / storm shelter / survival bunker.
But is a shipping container strong enough to handle the pressure?
Watch the video to see what happens:
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If you haven't heard of Claude Davis yet do yourself a huge favor and watch this video.
One of the smartest guys I ever had the pleasure of meeting, Claude set-up a unique prepping system that changed his life forever.
I already tried it myself and let me tell... you I was completely blown away... His surprising tactics could make your life easier and give you the peace of mind you deserve.
Don't just take my word for it... watch his short video and decide for yourself.
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