[permaculture] Techniques for capturing moisture
jn at jnweb.com
Mon Jul 17 15:32:32 EDT 2006
This is a little late but, for some reason, the mail system kept
rejecting this simple message - something ithasn't done in my many years
on this list.
To answer your question of a few days ago Yes, I slept in the trench
with groundsheet over the top. Lots of condensation in the cool desert
108 MIle Ranch BC, Canada.
Inside British Columbia:
> Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 18:31:58 -0500
> From: "Forest Garden" <forestgarden at gvtc.com
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] Techniques for capturing moisture
> To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
> Hi Jeffry,
> I am having a bit of difficulty grasping the logistics of the desert
> sleeping arrangements you wrote about. You dug a sleeping hole /
> trench.. and you slept in the trench with your ground cover above you
> capturing water? er what?? sorrry for being so dense, but I am curious.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "J Newman" <jn at jnweb.com
>> To: "permaculture digest" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
>> Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 2:28 PM
>> Subject: Re: [permaculture] Techniques for capturing moisture
>> I spent a little time camping out in the Namibian desert. It was
>> accepted practice to dig a sleeping hole and cover it with your
>> groundsheet, weighted around the edge of the hole with rocks. I awoke
>> each morning dry and - of interest to this discussion - my (canvas)
>> groundsheet was sagging with a good few litres of water.
>> - Jeffrey
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