Table of Contents
Chapter One - Electricity Power And All That
Chapter Two - Let There Be Light!
Chapter Three - Water: How to Get It; How to Store It
Chapter Four - Cookin' With Gas... And Wood... And More
Chapter Five - Heat For A Cold Winter
Chapter Six - Keeping Cool and Collected
Chapter Seven - Refrigeration and Frozen GoodiesMinus Electricity
Chapter Eight - Keeping the Lines of Communication Open
Chapter Nine - Generating the Big P - Power and Batteries
Excerpt From Chapter 6
Keeping Cool and Collected
Heat doesn't have to become something you dread. If it's 95° outdoors and 80° indoors in the summer that's a significant temperature difference. You might not feel like doing aerobics at 80o but you could take care of your regular daily activities with minimal discomfort.
If there is a way you can keep indoor air moving you'll feel even more comfortable. When building a home put windows where the prevailing wind can enter and leave. Make your eaves twice the size your plans suggest and you'll add shade and protection as well. Twelve-volt and solar fans are ideal additions during this time of year and often give just enough air movement to keep you really at ease.
Move your bed to the coolest room in the house (who cares what the neighbors think!) and you'll come through hot weather without too many complaints.
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