I lost my glasses in the ocean; help me choose a new pair!

I lost my glasses kitesurfing in some enormous waves at Waddell Creek yesterday! I went through the complete spin-cycle: caught in a wave, spun so fast underwater I didn't know which way was up, almost run out of breath, lose glasses, etc... I forgot to write my email address on them, so if you find a pair of glasses somewhere along the Northern California coast let me know! I've worn my glasses in the ocean for more than 6 years without incident; in fact, I lost so many pairs of contacts to the ocean, that I started favoring my glasses. Below you can see me just coming back to shore wearing my glasses -- on this particular day, I was so tired after 6 hours of kitesurfing that I couldn't get the food into my mouth properly. I choose that pair by wandering into an optical store and demanding "1960's NASA engineer glasses." They were probably more "graphic designer" glasses, but cool nonetheless. Help me choose what I should get next! I'm partial to http://www.optical4less.com/ because they're super cheap and believe me when I tell them "my prescription really hasn't changed and I don't need another eye exam."

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago



Source for sturdy tubes + clear stuffs

I'm going to be dropping a submersible (on a rope for now, no motors yet...) about 600 meters into open ocean. This 'Sub' will need a clear viewing window for a camera, and be sturdy enough to withstand about 700 PSI, according to WikiAnswers (apparently, one vertical meter- 1.09 PSI, right? I'm missing something, aren't I.) So, how thick/ what type of tube will I need, and where can I get it? The project is secret for now, don't ask why I'm doing it.

Posted by Rotten194 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


The best Christmas present ever.

The crew of HMS Ocean found out that they would be back in port after over seven months at sea. This is their reaction. From the video's description: After lots of time away last year (214 days) -- planned for 7 week deployment exercise with other nations Diverted to Libya and further operations Back 9 Dec after 7½ months away - 225 days with 176 at sea 400 people onboard (at peak during the amphibious exercises just under 900 onboard but approx 650 during Op Ellamy) Steamed just over 40,000 miles Burned approx 6,000 tonnes of fuel Operated 16 different type of aircraft off the deck Realities of deploying: 15 babies born while the ship has been away (fathers did get home to see mum and baby) 5 people were sent home so they didn't miss their own weddings. 1 sailor whose son's third birthday is on homecoming. Family meeting ship Ships company have missed: Summer holidays. Children's exam results Children finishing school and starting university The Padre missed his daughter's graduation. The ship's company made a Christmas DVD when they heard they would be home for Christmas. Happy Christmas, folks.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Oceans?

If the earth is made of by a lot of dust collecting in space due to gravity how did water form on earth?

Asked by mayney93 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Do you have an appreciation of the ocean and are all about open-source? I'm looking for people to share ideas with me.

Hi, I’m working on a project about making society more aware of the ocean. This project is my master graduation project. The envisioned project will involve the open-source community; this is why I am looking for people to talk to on this matter and to share ideas. If you are already convinced, please send me a message. I promise you, I will not spam you to death. I am looking for people that have an appreciation or connection with the ocean and are all about DIY and open-source and are willing to share ideas with me. Some more info on the project: As I see it we (society) are very connected to the ocean, most of the everyday objects are in someway shipped across the ocean. Eventually ending up as plastic bits in the ocean. Even before the Industrial Age we’ve been exploring the world with ships on the ocean.  We’ve been shipping diseases, slaves, religion and tobacco around the world in small wooden ships. The ocean also acts as the source of life, in other words, all of the creatures on land came from the ocean. The ocean provides us also with an import source of protein to feed the world; fish. The ocean houses tiny creatures called plankton that are critical for the planet. Most people don’t realize that a mouthful of seawater contains millions of bacterial cells, hundreds of thousands of phytoplankton and tens of thousands of zooplankton. Although we have this strong connection with the ocean we have yet to explore 90% of it. In our ordinary lives we’ve been so disconnected of the environment around us, the only thing the majority of people see are the beaches, the endless blue, until of course, some oilrig blows up and washes oil up on the shore. The project I am working on sees opportunity in creating a connection with the ocean somehow. This is not an easy challenge, I cannot do this alone, I am asking a community of people that think outside the box, are hands-on and are compassioned about what they do for help. Message me if you would like to be involved!

Asked by frits297 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Do you have an appreciation of the ocean and are all about open-source? I'm looking for people to share ideas with me.

Hi, I’m working on a project about making society more aware of the ocean. This project is my master graduation project. The envisioned project will involve the open-source community; this is why I am looking for people to talk to on this matter and to share ideas. If you are already convinced, please send me a message. I promise you, I will not spam you to death. I am looking for people that have an appreciation or connection with the ocean and are all about DIY and open-source and are willing to share ideas with me. Some more info on the project: As I see it we (society) are very connected to the ocean, most of the everyday objects are in someway shipped across the ocean. Eventually ending up as plastic bits in the ocean. Even before the Industrial Age we’ve been exploring the world with ships on the ocean.  We’ve been shipping diseases, slaves, religion and tobacco around the world in small wooden ships. The ocean also acts as the source of life, in other words, all of the creatures on land came from the ocean. The ocean provides us also with an import source of protein to feed the world; fish. The ocean houses tiny creatures called plankton that are critical for the planet. Most people don’t realize that a mouthful of seawater contains millions of bacterial cells, hundreds of thousands of phytoplankton and tens of thousands of zooplankton. Although we have this strong connection with the ocean we have yet to explore 90% of it. In our ordinary lives we’ve been so disconnected of the environment around us, the only thing the majority of people see are the beaches, the endless blue, until of course, some oilrig blows up and washes oil up on the shore. The project I am working on sees opportunity in creating a connection with the ocean somehow. This is not an easy challenge, I cannot do this alone, I am asking a community of people that think outside the box, are hands-on and are compassioned about what they do for help. Message me if you would like to be involved!

Posted by frits297 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Why does Kiteman Have an ocean in his avatar?

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Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Veteran searching for land in Florida with septic and water, electric.....for tent or small cabin living?

Hi! Are there any tracts of land in Florida for sale well and septic that I could tent or yurt live? I am a veteran...and as you know they are getting to reduce or compensation to less then half..from what I have been told..I fall into that category. So....just trying to prepare... 07 lost everything I had..stage 4 cancer....don't want to wonder the streets. Any ideas appreciated....boat living, rv living....Florida - near water or ocean I don't have a lot of money for a down payment. Thanks Ron  rfcollins1956@gmail.com

Asked by RonaldC83 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


Instructables Shark Watching Trip!

First off, we didn't see sharks, but that doesn't mean we didn't have a good time! Yesterday (11/20/13) the Instructables crew went out on a rented boat (there were people to drive this boat) and went out to the Farallon Islands to try to see sharks because the site was able to get 1 Million visits in a single day!  So this was thanks to all of you! It was not the best day (bit rainy and cold), but we all had a good time and only 4 of us got sick!  Yay! Pictures provided by everyone!  Gif by Renee.

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Underwater Jetpack Project. [HELP NEEDED]

Im planning on making an underwater jetpack something like this. However I'm a bit to dumb to figure out all the ESC and electronic components of brush-less motor systems.   Im also limited because this is a school project and in order to be reimbursed the materials need to come from amazon.  I will be using it in a chlorinated pool for demonstration but salt water resistance would be nice.  My requirements are as follows:  1.  Propeller must be covered as I may do another project after this one that requires fingers (im thinking 6in diameter pvc pipe with chicken wire or a metal grill over the ends) 2. Modifiable for different circumstances.  (I already cut up an old backpack and screwed a plywood board to it for mounting the propellers and  batteries, however I may decide to go with hand or foot mounting instead.   3. A trigger operable switch. (Cordless drill style although I don't care that much about speed control.   I'm planning this project to be for a senior year high school project (next year) so I have plenty of time. Do you guys think something like this would work for the propellers?  Their for air so I would expect significantly reduced performance in water.  However if they are to high rpm/low torque to spin properly in water perhaps I could keep the enclosure and switch out the motors for higher torque ones.

Posted by TypeNameHere 1 year ago


Does anyone know what this is?

This is something that Ive had for years now. It either came from Colorado, St. Thomas, or Florida. It seems to be either bone or cartilage. Does anyone have any ideas as to what exactly it is? Thanks

Asked by freeza36 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Partial solution to trash in water? Maybe.

 Hey everyone, I had a couple of ideas for getting trash out of our storm drains/oceans/streams/rivers, the first one, this one has a couple of flaws: This is a very basic idea to skimming trash off the surface of water, a net. Preferably one with small holes to limit the amount of trash flowing out of it with the water. BUT, fatal flaw: It can also catch wildlife in it, and I'm still trying to figure out how to work around this. Any suggestions? Second, a filter of sorts for storm drains/streams: Imagine a metal mesh wedge, kind of like a snowplow wedge, that would go in front of drains and such (I'm thinking more for the type of streams and drains that have those big tunnels going under roads and sidewalks and emerge on the other side). The wedge could allow water to flow through, but direct trash off to the sides to collection tanks. I'll try to illustrate it below.                       - - - - - - - - <0 (the lines would be the stream, then the wedge, then the drain/tunnel opening. I couldn't do the tanks...) I'm eager for any suggestions/tips, improvements, and thoughts on these!

Posted by Zem 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


The feeling of waves? Answered

How do you scientifically explain the feeling of still being in the waves at the ocean or the wave pool after you've left the big blue?

Asked by Fizzxwizz 9 years ago | last reply 3 months ago


Geology in action: A mid-ocean ridge you can visit on vacation!

UPDATE Jun 2011:  ScienceNews has a very nice feature about Afar, with an excellent narrative summary of items since the current spreading event began in 2005. UPDATE Nov 2009:  Science magazine only keeps their news articles free for a short time.  The link below requires paid access to read.  Wikipedia has an article on the volcano. A news article in this week's (May 2009) Science magazine online reports on a very unusual volcano. Located directly in the center of east Africa's Great Rift Valley, it is spewing a unique kind of lava. The Great Rift Valley is a place where one of Earth's tectonic plates is actively dividing in two -- the eastern tip of Africa and the Arabian peninsula is separating from the rest of Africa. In several million years there will be a brand new ocean (not a "sea") like the Atlantic, and the Great Rift Valley will become its mid-ocean ridge. This African volcano is essentially an example of the undersea volcanoes that run down the spreading center along the middle of the Atlantic (Iceland is a set of them that are above the ocean surface). If you want to see what was happening when the Atlantic Ocean was forming, and Brazil was being broken away from West Africa, go visit Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania. ADDED:  Besides the world's only active (on land!) natrocarbonatite volcano, the Great Rift Valley also has examples of sheeted dikes forming and breaking through to the surface.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Camping resource

This is a good website on how to do stuff and how to take care of camping equipment. http://www.outdooreyes.com/outdooradventureindex.php3

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


What do you think the Pro's and Con's of a small tent are for camping? Answered

Yes, First camp for this year. Finally warm enough.

Asked by Yerboogieman 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


The TITAN 4 Undersea Robot Arm

Http://dayto.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/the-titan-4-undersea-treasure-robot/Pictures taken by me :D

Posted by Atomman 9 years ago


How do you use Google Sketchup? Answered

So today, I downloaded the new Google Earth with Google Ocean and Google Mars. I saw Sketchup on the side. So I downloaded it and tried it. Fun, fun, fun. But I need some tricks and tips and tutorials. I NEED HELP!!!!

Asked by Flumpkins 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Floating Garbage Island Twice the Size of Texas Aimlessly Spins in Pacific Ocean

The largest dump in the world isn't outside New York or London or Shanghai but in a desolate stretch of the Pacific Ocean nearly a thousand miles from the nearest island. Held together by a slowly rotating system of currents northeast of Hawaii, the Eastern Garbage Patch is more than just a few floating plastic bottles washed out to sea; the Patch is a giant mass of trash-laden water nearly double the size of Texas.Full Article:Plague of Plastic Chokes the Seas in the LA TimesQuick Blurb:Oceans of Garbage on Vestal Design

Posted by noahw 10 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


Oreos Without Milk!

This is just a quick question and possibly a suggestion too (I'm really bored because I'm waiting for these ISO's to finish downloading). Has anyone else tried Oreos with a drink other than milk? I just tried Oreos with Cran Apple juice, and I think it's better. Any other opinions? (Reminder: I'm very bored.)

Posted by Gjdj3 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Whats the appropiate paint/substance used for waterline painting

A recently constructed 24' hull (plywood on frame, 3 sections) that belongs to a set of outriger cannoes now need a coat of paint for the already marked waterline. the boat has yet to be primed. im thinking  "couple layers of regular exterior paint should do it" but it'd be a shame if i did'nt ask all you satly's here at instructables what you thought. (priming under way)

Posted by Jumpin Jehosaphat 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Plastiki crosses Pacific

Plastiki, the boat made with 12,500 plastic bottles, has successfully sailed across the Pacific Ocean. The journey started in San Francisco and has ended in Sydney after 130 days and 8,000 miles on the water. The goal was to raise awareness about the problem of plastics in the oceans, such as the Pacific Garbage Patch. Congratulations to David de Rothschild and the rest of the crew. Plastiki Completes 8,000 Nautical Mile Journey Protesting Plastic Pollution

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


How to make a Custom Figurehead for our boat? Answered

Don't want to spend a fortune and yet want a durable classy custom designed FIGUREHEAD for the bow of our boat.  Hubby wants MY IMAGE of the head/bust with my long braids and possibly Angel wings that wrap around the bow on each side.  Someone suggested it be made out of PVC?  How does MY face/hair/bust get duplicated?  Does anybody do Wood Carving like this anymore?  

Asked by pbilling 5 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


How about LESS food recipes?

How about LESS food recipes.  Of today's list of INSTRUCTABLES, about half are just recipes. How about categories that we can opt out of?

Posted by Nate Ocean 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


The Inverted Map

This map reimagines the Earth with the idea that the oceans are the land masses and the continents are the oceans. It's interesting to see a world map where everything is connected and it would be possible to walk the entire circumference. It reminds us that what is "normal" comes from our own personal experiences.Whether the map is a Mercator map, a Peters map, or a map of something besides the Earth, that map can have a huge effect on how you perceive it. Just like statistics, maps can be deceiving so make sure you're questioning the sources and get the best information you can. link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Can heavy duty plastic be sealed to make an inflatable object? Answered

I'm interested in making bumpers for a super long slip and slide.

Asked by BoondockSaint 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Squids in danger

Squids and other cephalopods have been found with high levels of "chemical contaminants" in their bodies. Since many ocean dwellers eat squid and octopi, scientists are worried that the entire food web is being comtaninated.Full story at Cnn.com

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Growing numbers of jellyfish linked to global warming

The growing number of jellyfish in the oceans has scientists worried, as they say it is an indication of how badly the ocean is being treated. They are showing up in places where they have never been seen before, and this is being attributed to a number of causes, including global warming and overfishing of the jellie's natural predators. LinkyI can personally attest to this one. I went to the beach and got stung by these little nasties. There must have been thousands and thousands of them swimming around. When they sting you, it HURTS. I had whip marks on my arms and legs for hours. Stupid jellyfish...

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago


How to make an animated aquarel world map?

I want to make an animated aquarell world map with changing flowing colors, not on photoshop... how can I do this? And then The color would blend in to the Ocean, for a website like this https://imgur.com/a/gQLz1

Posted by DIAGONALLIS 11 months ago | last reply 11 months ago


huge aquarium

I was looking at this huge fish tank at a music club in seattle. it was huge, and it looked awesome. it was alt water and looked like something you'd find in the ocean. well, I wanted to do something like this. any Ideas for making a really big fish tank really cheap? I was thinking on the lines of plastic personally...

Posted by mexx.admin 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago


How do I make a tuna lure to use when sailing across an ocean?

Most sailors who fish use a 200 pound hand-line. Making lures looks easy but I bet there are things a newbee won't understand about hooks, skirts, lures, crimps, etc.

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Amazing Papercraft Castle

This deluxe papercraft castle in Japan was made over the course of four years. It has its own lights and even an electric train! But seriously, that's enough of an explanation, just hit the link below for lots more pretty pictures. Go! A Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean via boingboing

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


The Biggest Challenge of All... Who can make a submarine?

Good at math?(Or at least decent). Like getting wet? Then you should try and make a submarine. Who wouldnt want one? Now this doesnt have to be ocean worthy, just strong enough to work in lakes and ponds and slow moving streams.

Posted by McGyver2 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


How could one make merperson-like elbow pieces? Answered

In many myths mermaids and mermen, sea people, nymphs river lords and ladies, and ocean gods and godesses have fin-like flaps of skin on their elbows to help them move through the water. If anyone knows how to make this or where to buy it, please tell.

Asked by NicOmbra 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Who are your "Tech Heros?"

When I was young I idolized Jacques-Yves Cousteau, in part because of the undersea technology (aqualung, minisubs, habitations, etc.) but also since he was one of the first to warn of overfishing and open-ocean pollution. Do young people have technology heros today? (Linus T. and Bill G. come to mind, but I was hoping for someone more interesting...)

Posted by gmoon 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


the weirdest dream...

I had this creepy dream, and i met eric and he got mad at me and started to try to kill me and the instructables robot was doing something (i forgot) and a bunch of scary stuff happened. so i woke up and ate a muffin, hotels give me bad dreams....by the way, i came back from reno on friday, and went to westport near ocean shores

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


Opinions

Okay I need your guy's help, my upgrade for my cell phone is coming up in like a month and I'm stuck between these two phones, so comment and tell me which one you like best. http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/Cell-Phone-Detail.aspx?cell-phone=Motorola-Cliq-Titanium http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/Cell-Phone-Detail.aspx?cell-phone=Samsung-Gravity2-Deep-Ocean

Posted by bigdylan91 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


UK couple transforms public bathroom into home

This UK couple did a pretty remarkable thing when they transformed a former public restroom into their current hoe with an ocean view. Sure they'll have lots of loo hokes in the future, but they also have a pretty killer location. Kudos to them for turning something that people wouldn't have thought twice about into something they would covet. A loo with a view via inhabitat

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


NASA/JPL SAY THEY CAN NOW REACH PLUTO FASTER BECAUSE ? Answered

Listening to a Science Friday discussion of Pluto's 150 mile deep ocean, there was an offhand mention that we can now get a probe there faster because of some astrophysics technology. Pluto is now considered a miniature planet. Anybody know what this relatively new space probe speed travel technology is ?

Asked by iceng 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


Building a convection model for plate tectonics and ocean currents

I'm building a model to show our museum visitors how convection works related to plate tectonics.  (It can also be used for ocean currents.)  I'm stuck on the heating source, though, because we cannot have open flames. The model is a cell of water, about 0.5" wide X 10" long X up to 8" high (depending on water depth). I would to implement some type of circuit with a resistor that produces heat at the bottom, and inside the cell, and battery powered.  At the top at either end would be ice cubes, to cool the water so it falls back down and recirculates.  To see the currents, the ice cubes have blue food coloring, and I use a long pipette to inject coloring at the bottom near our current heat source, and mug of hot water. I'm having trouble finding information on: - what type of resistor (how many ohms?, anything specialized for being submerged?) - how large a battery/ies for a 4-hour day on the floor (rechargeable, of course) - other steps to prevent corrosion It will need an on/off switch and a battery connector, too, of course... I'm sure I may be missing some other important things to consider, too. Any feedback would be great. Thanks~ -Adam-

Posted by adam.blankenbicker 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Watch water resistance? Answered

I recently got a new watch for my 18th birthday. On the back of it, it said "5 ATM". I looked it up, and supposedly it should be water resistant to 50 meters or 165 feet. However, all places I went to online said to only have it around sinks, "slight splashes", shallow water, and to not use it for snorkeling. I live near the ocean and would most likely use it for that; not for any real diving though. Shouldn't a 50 meter tested watch be able to handle a few feet of water, or is it because it's saltwater that it would not be able to?

Asked by The Dark Lord 4 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


The madness!

I just realized all the topics i just CreatedXD1 Why Do People have(had) Birds in there avatar?2 Why does Kiteman Have an ocean in his avatar?3 Why does Kiteman Have a Leaf in his avatar?4 Why does Everyone have the same thing in their avatar?5 Why does kiteman Have old Pictures in his Avatar?6 Why does kiteman Have his old avatar back?Too bad it ended, I could have broke a world record on posting so many related topics in the same week XD =P

Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


LED Idea Contest

While we're having our own LED contest with the Get the LED Out! Contest there's another one happening across the ocean over in Germany that's being put on by OSRAM, called LED - Emotionalize Your Light. Top prize is 3,000 Euro.Unlike our contest you don't need to actually make anything for this one. Create an account and submit an idea along with a drawing or a render of what you have in mind and then it's off to the races. It's a multi-stage affair with voting and judging and opportunities to expand on your idea, but all you need to begin with is an idea. LED - Emotionalize Your Light

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


How do I make a cheap, easy power kite? Answered

I don't live in a very windy place, but I have a weeklong yearly trip to the ocean and would like to try power kiting. I have never used a power kite, but have done a fair bit of stunt kiting and target practice on stationary kites. I want to build some thing quick that I wouldn't spend a ton of time on that I would only use for a week out of the year, that could pull possibly a sandboard or buggy, etc. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

Asked by mad magoo 9 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Make a collage of Oak Island suitable to hang as a decoration on a wall ?

3D Island Picture Box, Diorama, Wall art, Curse of Oak Island Theme, Framed by Ocean, Money Pit depicted.. Hoping someone in crafts knows a good instructable on creating such an wall depiction as a gift 2 months hence... The Money Pit was discovered by two boys from Canada a long time ago on Oak Island  and now is a treasure hunt reality show.. In fact there are tour groups visiting this now well known island... It is my desire to make a 3D version of this island and embed a replicate of one of the micro treasures found over the years.

Asked by iceng 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


Crazy fun, or a slow cruel death - I can't decide...

This is just crazy - two Ocean Engineering students created a "hamster-powered submarine" from "materials derived from common household objects" that connected a hamster wheel in a sealed, air-supplied vessel to a propeller, allowing hamsters to take themselves on aquatic jaunts.  (via BoingBoing Twitter feed) Seriously, it's a submarine powered by a hamster in its wheel.  I can't decide if the hamster is having loads of fun, or is being driven mad with terror. It doesn't seem very fast, though... They documented the build on their own website, but if you would like to see an instructable on it, go to the video and leave a comment to say so...  

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Boat made from 12,500 plastic bottles to sail across Pacific

The Plastiki is a boat that is held afloat by 12,500 plastic 2-liter bottles. Built by Adventure Ecology and captained by David de Rothschild, the boat will travel 7,500 miles from San Francisco to Sydney. Its mission is to create awareness about the vast amounts of plastic that get thrown into landfill or end up in the oceans. In addition to the wind power, the Plastiki will also be propelled by crew members bicycling along. Rain will be caught to provide water and sprouts will be grown in a vertical garden. Check out the link below for a lot more info. Plastiki via inhabitat

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


how salt can be extracted from vegetable or animal sources? Answered

I am planning for the coming zombie apocalypse and have decided to run into the mountains around my home with a group of people.  Said mountains are a long way from the ocean, but we will need a long-term supply of table salt.  I know that many plants contain naturally occurring sodium, which we could use to escape deficiency, but I want a way to obtain salt crystals for purposes such as drying meat.  Without leaving my mountain haven, how can I accomplish this?

Asked by tincanz 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Outrigger specs seem a little etchasketch??

Three piece plywood outrigger canoe, current rig has a 16 foot hull consisting of the two outer pieces, and is 22 inches wide. It’s hooked up with a tacking rig, a 14 foot mast, and an 11’-10” boom. Originally, it would total 24 feet with the third middle section, but I’m not building that. With a hull 16' long coupled with a fat 22" width, and a simple tacking rig, am I guna get much speed on this thing? What’s more is that the closest body of water is "Steal house lake" and other various lakes in and around the Killeen, Ft. Hood, Austin (Texas) area, everything’s bigger in Texas, but they're still just lakes, coupled with a 24' monster designed to cut and glide over ocean class behemoths (also why I kicked the 8' mid section that i really, really don’t need in these tiny waters). So what do you think, the plans I’ve got are solid, clear, and decisive, the boat and rig are all drawn up, and I’m about to start the first piece of the hull tomorrow (soon as I get the wood). Should I stick with this 16' by 22" hull, should I add the 8' even though I’m just on a lake (a big one ill grant, but a lake all the same), should I jump for a strip-planked composite, or go somewhere else entirely, what should I do, what should i do?? p.s. Rig also computable with an oceanic lateen, or “Crab-claw” rig, lest that’s what i think it’s called.

Asked by Jumpin Jehosaphat 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago