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I liked this one because the guy actually has a MAG and speaks from experience. For sure I'm one of the guys that pushes hard for a MAG. Probably because I've got a lot going and I'd rather have 500 perennials for five families than the 100 or so we have now. If your in central Canada and don't mind travelling once in a while check out my looking for a MAG post
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Today we are creating a two hour long video about how to build a Rocket Oven.  This design is for indoor use although we show versions that have been modified to be weather resistant.  A Rocket Oven will do all of your baking without the environmental disaster associated with natural gas or electric ovens.  For those of you living or considering off grid, this uses fuel that is plentiful and readily found - as opposed to off-grid's dirty little grid secret: "propane".  As an added bonus, the environmental impact is far smaller than any other type of oven.

Rocket Ovens use the same "engine" as a rocket mass heater.  An  insulated j-tube that pushes the burn temp so high that the smoke and creosote from a fire is also used as fuel.  The exhaust is very clean and the heat is hyper focused on the task at hand.  The designs in this video are "white oven" designs - the exhaust does not mingle with the food.
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That's my great grandfather's barn. Must be over 50yrs old and straight as when it was first built. He helped enough others and built enough community to get this feat done. His kids and even great-grandchildren see this barn and know anything is possible. If he could build this with horses. There are no excuses for any of us.

That is one of the stories I'm going to outline below. I'm going...
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STANDING RANGERS ORDERS, MAJOR ROBERT ROGERS, 1759
1. Don't forget nothing.
2. Have your musket clean as a whistle, hatchet scoured, sixty rounds powder and ball, and be ready to march at a minute's warning.
3. When you're on the march, act the way you would if you was sneaking up on a deer. See the enemy first.
4. Tell the truth about what you see and what you do. There is an army depending on us for correct information. You can lie all you please when you tell other folks about the Rangers, but don't never lie to a Ranger or officer.
5. Don't never take a chance you don't have to.
6. When we're on the march we march single file, far enough apart so one shot can't go through two men.
7. If we strike swamps, or soft ground, we spread out abreast, so it's hard to track us.
8. When we march, we keep moving till dark, so as to give the enemy the least possible chance at us.
9. When we camp, half the party stays awake while the other half sleeps.
10. If we take prisoners, we keep' em separate till we have had time to examine them, so they can't cook up a story between' em.
11. Don't ever march home the same way. Take a different route so you won't be ambushed.
12. No matter whether we travel in big parties or little ones, each party has to keep a scout 20 yards ahead, 20 yards on each flank, and 20 yards in the rear so the main body can't be surprised and wiped out.
13. Every night you'll be told where to meet if surrounded by a superior force.
14. Don't sit down to eat without posting sentries.
15. Don't sleep beyond dawn. Dawn's when the French and Indians attack.
16. Don't cross a river by a regular ford.
17. If somebody's trailing you, make a circle, come back onto your own tracks, and ambush the folks that aim to ambush you.
18. Don't stand up when the enemy's coming against you. Kneel down, lie down, hide behind a tree.
19. Let the enemy come till he's almost close enough to touch, then let him have it and jump out and finish him up with your hatchet.
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How to use Member Maps including adding yourself to the map and choosing which category you would like to drop a marker down on.
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Added a "Members" tab. Choose Members in the navigatin bar. This will display all of our members and allows you to view their content, follow them, message them, etc etc.

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This is a great tool eliminating the need for a rotor tiller. I can see a future where every household has one next to the hoe.
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Very beautiful video of what can be done when people stick together!
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We are going to be reaching out and finding experts in different fields to start creating clubs at ThriveThrough. Take a moment to fill out the poll so we know what you are most interested in seeing.
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Family from near Cochrane Ont looking for a MAG! 
What we have to offer: 100 acres with and old farm house/ double garage/ 38.5ft green house/ 2600sg ft raised bed garden/ all the wood a group would ever need/two wood stoves/ all the space to plant a garden/ perennials you would ever need/ a space for a tucked away secluded cabin on the 100acres. (it's a small town so not so bad but incorporated on agricultural land. So bending and pushing the envelope is needed and preferred/ families and family loving people are very welcome/ canning & dehydrating equipment/ piano & guitars for music lovers like us/ unlimited high speed internet/ willingness to contribute to a MAG with work/ financial means.  We are 1/3 owners in a trapping cabin with a beach. I love helping people that like to help others. I'm a nurses aid so taking care of people is what I do.
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