The Foraging Companion Home Guide

July 21st, 2013

The Foraging Companion Home Guide
Foraging Companion Home Guide

This new printable guide is designed as a handy standard paper sized reference guide. It is densely packed with important facts on over 300 wild and naturalised edible plants, with more in-depth information on about 50 plants, and much more. There are two versions: one for temperate N. America and one for temperate Europe.

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Problem solving simplex

Problem Solving and Design

Why is problem solving and design often lumped together? I think Herbert Simon hit the nail on the head with this quote:

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones
Herbert Simon

A problem is simply a situation we would prefer to be different, as is an object we design - we want one which suits our (or someone else's) purpose better. So we design a way to get from here (less desirable) to there (more desirable). That makes everyone a designer.

In this post find out how to use a structured aproach to problem solving.

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Mobile Foraging Guide and Hedgerow Herbal

Introducing the New Foraging App

At last this long awaited Mobile Foraging Companion is finally available for the iPhone® on the App Store℠.

The guide is available in two versions - for temperate North America and for temperate Europe. Designed as a handy reference guide. It is densely packed with important facts on over 300 wild and naturalised edible plants, with more in-depth information on about 50 plants, and much more.

Comprehensive, yet concise, you won't find more relevant information with such a small foot print anywhere else, and ready at your finger's tip.

Click here to find out more.

pixels and resolution

The Simple Guide to Pixels, Resolution and dpi

There is some confusion over the meaning of pixels, resolution and dots per inch (dpi). Pixels and resolution are closely linked and relate to the screen or monitor, as well as images and other material displayed on them, whereas dpi relate to printable material.

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collecting birch sap

Tree Sap

There are various ways to tap a tree for its sap. This is a really simple one which does not require any drilling and plugging.

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Human Powered

This page is, for now, just a list of useful links to websites on various human powered vehicles and devices which I have collected over the years, plus some comments about the links.

Check out the links here....

Solar Site Design

If you want to design a building or a site for optimum solar placement, or want to install a solar power system, you need to know if the sun will be shaded out by surrounding structures or trees in the winter months. In the winter you can simply look at the sun's position to see how high it is above the horizon. But what do you do if you are designing the site or want to install some panels in the summer. Will they still get the sun later in the year?

You can use the moon to find out. How?

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Slip Method update

The slip method book has taken a partial backseat for the moment. Not because I lost interest, far from it. It has grown into something a lot more exciting, even if I say so myself. I will split off the basic nuts and bolts section, with a little on how to use it to organise your schedule, but the rest will go into a full-blown course. Yes, there is more than enough material for a course, though having said that, the course will not actually be about the slip method as such, but utilises slips, because they are just perfect for the purpose. You don't have to be a slip method or productivity fan to benefit from it, so stay tuned. In the meantime check out a few bits I added to the slip holder page.

ergonomic steampunk rollerbar mouse

Ergonomic Mouse

Experiments with creating a better mousing experience and combatting RSI.

Elderflower Champaign and flower

Wild Harvest in June

The delectable Elder is now in flower. Don't miss out on the delicious drinks you can make.

March harvest

Lush spring greens

Find out about some of the wild bounty you can find this time of year. Fresh greens are particularly plentiful.