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    Default Placeholder for a long discussion on Semi-permanent Shelters.

    Hello Gents,

    My purpose here is to post up some info that I have acquired over the years on alternative and inexpensive building methods. It seems appropriate to start a discussion and see where it may lead.

    Chapter one: Strawbale as a practical building material.
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    We used to make forts from hay bails as children.
    Here's one you may find interesting.
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    Your on the left coast, aren't there a bunch of hippies in that area making mud houses?
    I remember seeing an article they were mixing straw with a clay/dirt mix to build the walls.
    There was another that used old tires, he'd put down a row then pack dirt into them, add another row and do it all over again
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    Man has been building straw/mud huts for thousands of years. It's not a hippy thing. The families who settled the great plains built sod houses not much different than you see in the movie Braveheart.
    Maybe a topic for chapter 2.(?)

    As for bailed straw, it has considerably less moisture content then hay.
    Roughly, that translates to less mold/mildew issues. And in large quantities, less chance of spontaneous combustion. I know a guy who lost a barn because he stored hay that was too wet.
    As it decomposes, it can also be culled out and used for bedding, gardening, fuel and probably a half dozen other things like weed control etc,,,

    Obviously, this is a 'no smoking' area.

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    I don't know,,,heard about them "left coasters" coils, heard some awfull stories about um. Can you picture bellson dancining aroud a mud hut and campfire in his back yard in a loin cloth and with a FAL in one hand, in the middle of the night in a coldasack AAHHHHHH SCARRY THOUGHT!! Can ya imagine!! Whats the lowdown jrs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twa2471 View Post
    Can you picture bellson dancining aroud a mud hut and campfire in his back yard in a loin cloth with a FAL in one hand, in the middle of the night in a coldasack AAHHHHHH SCARRY THOUGHT!! Can ya imagine!! Whats the lowdown jrs?
    Ah hell, he does that now. I'm afraid to see what he does when he gets out of civilization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twa2471 View Post
    I don't know,,,heard about them "left coasters" coils, heard some awfull stories about um. Can you picture bellson dancining aroud a mud hut and campfire in his back yard in a loin cloth and with a FAL in one hand, in the middle of the night in a coldasack AAHHHHHH SCARRY THOUGHT!! Can ya imagine!! Whats the lowdown jrs?
    Too much information, I am gonna have nightmares tonight

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    I should have expected as much jrs,ya said before you had to keep an eye on him once and a while!! sorry sprat just have an extra toddy to steady your nerves before bed time!! See , I told ya coils, left coasters,,,,, gezzzzz!!

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