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    80% Complete, Demonstration Project

    We have chosen disabled adults to be the beneficiaries of this demonstration project. Self sufficiency and teamwork that creates employment, housing and a very high quality of life are the goals of http://zeitgeistgeorgia.com/DowntownTZM.pdf

    We now have this project debt free, which is central to being a demonstration for a resource based economy. With the foundation poured, the land and all the construction paid off, permits and licenses secured, we are to the point of welcoming ideas that we can incubate along with this project. Our focus is providing medical care for disabled populations by training disabled populations but we do have some interesting side projects, and we would like to invite other people to find a home for their projects here. One of our side projects is a very interesting biomass heater, in operation, that can produce steam very efficiently. We are looking to use a steam powered electrical generator to take us off the grid and off fossil fuels. Did you know that about 3lbs of dead wood from forest floors has the same BTU as 1lb of gasoline? Steam power is a lot more efficient than combustion engines! We can produce a bugout generator on a small car trailer keeping the total weight under 1,000 lbs. Add an electric chainsaw, plug in your electric vehicle to the trailer and 320 lbs of wood (about 8 cu/ft or 8 small trunks) gets you the same distance as a tank of gasoline. And when you arrive at your destination you have your heat and power with you, add a reverse osmosis unit for water and you are off the grid and on green renewable energy. (Our heater also takes carbon and ash out of the smoke which exits the generator very cool.)

    We have room to expand for more office, factory or housing space. If your idea does not add debt to this project, lets hear it?

    Please take the time to make suggestions.

    Good luck in your projects, but above all, push yourself away from the computer and take action!


    Alan Kindree info@zeitgeistgeorgia.com

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    adverse possession

    Just doing some research on this topic.
    May have a shot at a piece of property.
    15 years in Michigan, just need to find the right place/s to squat
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squatting
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    Also Reverse Oz is high maintenance, trust me
    Try a Slingshot and Sterling Engine.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slin...lation_system)
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    I have had a $350 Reverse Osmosis unit running for over 15 years with only 2 RO filter changes. My secret is that I prefilter through three filters, the last one charcoal before the water gets to the unit. It is a usual 6 month filter change without the prefilters. The unit will run on a gravity feed of the water but you need a 30' height to get the 15psi it needs.
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    This process requires that a high pressure be exerted on the high concentration side of the membrane, usually 2–17[Inflammatory word removed. Please be civil and respectful]bar[Inflammatory word removed. Please be civil and respectful](30–250[Inflammatory word removed. Please be civil and respectful]psi) for fresh and brackish water, and 40–82 bar (600–1200 psi) for seawater, which has around 27 bar (390 psi)[6][Inflammatory word removed. Please be civil and respectful]natural osmotic pressure that must be overcome. This process is best known for its use in[Inflammatory word removed. Please be civil and respectful]desalination[Inflammatory word removed. Please be civil and respectful](removing the salt and other minerals from[Inflammatory word removed. Please be civil and respectful]sea water[Inflammatory word removed. Please be civil and respectful]to get[Inflammatory word removed. Please be civil and respectful]fresh water), but since the early 1970s, it has also been used to purify fresh water for medical, industrial, and domestic applications.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_osmosis

    my experience is with de-sal on boats, 600 - 1200 psi.
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    Fresh and brackish 30 - 250 psi.
    The inflammatory word bot needs an upgrade.
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    Or to maybe just Chill the Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu _ k Out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RhythmAnarchy View Post
    Just doing some research on this topic.
    May have a shot at a piece of property.
    15 years in Michigan, just need to find the right place/s to squat
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squatting
    The UP is apparently and amazingly affordable....we have friends who found an old house/garage on 2 acres for $14,000 near Silver City...w/in walking distance to Lake Superior.....Wife and I like to camp up there for our Anniversary...
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    Quote Originally Posted by droneBEE View Post
    The UP is apparently and amazingly affordable....we have friends who found an old house/garage on 2 acres for $14,000 near Silver City...w/in walking distance to Lake Superior.....Wife and I like to camp up there for our Anniversary...
    I'm a UP'er, lived in the copper country in the late 70s, Houghton/Hancock area. Lots of abandoned copper mine
    company towns there. In the 1930s it was larger than Detroit. Almost became the capital city of Michigan at that time but there was more profit strip mining developing countries.
    The Keweenaw Peninsula in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
    Most all the land was still owned by the copper mine at that time, probably still that way today. Good place for a shot a squat.
    There were many abandoned farms, 80 - 160 acr. owned by the company you could lease for 99 years @ $1.00 a year.
    Might go for a visit soon.
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    I use an under the sink RO unit sold by Sears that operates on faucet pressure. Lots of these units out there that do not need 600 psi.
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