[permaculture] Compost Shower Video

trevor william johnson john2116 at msu.edu
Tue Feb 19 16:04:17 EST 2008


so after the pile is done heating would you remove the coils, turn  
and then rebuild the pile?  i think this is an amazing idea!
trevor johnson

On Feb 19, 2008, at 7:09 AM, Darren Doherty wrote:

> G'day,
>
> I took a 50 degree Fahrenheit shower in Ottawa (Canada) over  
> Christmas when
> it was -4 degree F (-20 Celsius) and it was far from what I would call
> warm...I even went back and tried a couple more times just to be
> sure......It was certainly invigorating....perhaps its my antipodean
> upbringing in Bendigo where on a cold night only gets down to about 23
> degrees F. I prefer my poison hot....Yin:Yang - its what makes the  
> world go
> round!
>
> All the best,
>
> Darren Doherty
>
>
>
> On 19/02/2008, Lawrence F. London, Jr. <lflj at intrex.net> wrote:
>>
>> Darren Doherty wrote:
>>
>>> At the start of the October 2007 Permaculture Design Certificate  
>>> Course
>> at
>>> Quail Springs Learning Oasis and Permaculture Farm we faced a small
>> problem
>>> - we had 30 people needing showers and no hot water.
>>
>> Cold showers are tolerable. I have been taking them outdoors all  
>> winter
>> long.
>> When the ambient temperature is 40 degrees or so then 50 degree water
>> feels warm, really.
>> That is a cool way to take a shower and save energy; good for mind  
>> and
>> body.
>> And you have a great view of the sky and yard too. Truly inspiring.
>>
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