[permaculture] Techniques for capturing moisture

Forest Garden forestgarden at gvtc.com
Thu Jul 13 19:31:58 EDT 2006


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.

Sincerely,

Marjory


----- 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
> 108 Mile Ranch
> BC, Canada
>
> Jeffrey Newman
> Inside British Columbia: http://www.jnweb.com/british-columbia/
> Weblog: http://jnblog.typepad.com/provocations/
>
>
> >   1. Re: Techniques for capturing moisture ( roxann )
> >   2. Re: Techniques for capturing moisture (E. E. Mitchamore Jr)
> >   3. Re: Techniques for capturing moisture (dwoodard at becon.org)
> >
> >   5. Re: Techniques for capturing moisture (Lawrence F. London, Jr.)
> >   6. Re: Techniques for capturing moisture
> >      (sinergyinaction at netscape.net)
> >
> >
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