This simple invention doesn't require electricity, which is better for the health of the environment compared to traditional methods of burning dirty coal to generate electricity. In addition, this device acts to solve societal problems associated with scarcity of electricity. Furthermore, the device is rather simple and seems plausible even for the world's most impoverished. Lastly, the cooling device acts to solve social equity problems by altering traditional gender roles. Instead of having to spend the majority of their time collecting fresh food to prepare, more young women are able to attend school.
One tool we use for finding consent in larger groups is consensus . Most anarchist decision-making is built around this method. Consensus is a way of determining what everyone in a group is comfortable with doing. “Do we want to blockade this building?” “Do we want to sign our group’s name on this public letter?” “Do we want to publish this book?” A group that respects the autonomy of every individual within it will generally act via consensus in some form or another. Some people mistake consensus to be basically the same as voting but where everyone agrees instead of a majority. This thinking however, is still built around voting, which is a form of competitive decision-making that is not designed to respect people’s autonomy. Consensus, instead of being a way to convince everyone to agree to the same plan, is a way of exploring what the logical limits of any given group are. If all members of a group cannot agree on a specific action, then it clearly needs to take place outside of that group, if at all. Unlike consent on an individual level, however, it is not always the case that a group seeking consensus needs everyone to be enthusiastic about the given action, and “standing aside” on a decision is common and respectable behavior.
Same here. Married & moved East to heavy forest from desert ranch. We’re on a very high ridge, and I never got the evac orders when we had a massive flood. There was almost no warning, except the downpour didn’t stop, we got about 14″ in less than 20 hours. I was ‘trapped’ up here for weeks, it was nice and peaceful, hubby was on deployment. I used my 1 burner GasOne butane stove indoors, the Big Kahuna wok stove outside when it wasn’t raining, didn’t use the grill. I usually cook Asian, which cooks very fast, mostly stir fry. If everything’s sliced pretty thin, it cooks thoroughly in 2-8 min, depending on stove and if meat is in it. We’ve got lousy grass, but chickweed, dandelion, plantain, cattails, Jerusalem Artichokes… lots of fresh forage for the wok. My 12″ carbon steel wok backpacks with us, only ‘pot’ we need, plus a kettle (I have 7 carbon steel woks). We have a revolving pantry that’s used daily, not packed away storage foods. I use Freezer Bag Meals a lot, keep a lot packed for meals, hiking & situations. Do a search on Google & Amazon for the site and books. Much better & way cheaper, than MRE’s.