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Comment by Randall Smith on April 2, 2014 at 8:55am

Here I am trying to cut back on my salt intake AND wheat products (gluten), but reading all your comments to tempt me. I love pretzels, too, but have difficulty in finding salt free ones. My lunch usually includes 4 crackers with either humus, sardines, or peanut butter on top. I rationalize that the toppings are good for me, counterbalancing the negative effects of the cracker. How sad, huh!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 1, 2014 at 3:57pm

Thanks for that articles Joan.  I used to subscribe to Mother Earth News and read an article about a man that built a clear double-dome house somewhere in Utah.

It was an underground house with a small dome that let light in a 10 foot hole in the center of the house.  It had a large dome over that, with trees and plants in between.  He said it let in more light than most houses, he could see the mountains from his bedroom, and his heating bill was almost zero.

I was very impressed and would seriously consider it if I had the money.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 1, 2014 at 3:03pm

Spud, the quonset was our chapel, it had a little cross on top and an entry room where we could close one door before opening another... the usual trick in Alaska to keep the warmth inside. It was a well insulated building. We had a lot of fun in that place, especially when we had our potlucks or parties. 

For Less Than $35K, We Built a Quonset Hut Home

Quonset Hut Insulation

I think a quonset would be a very fine small home.

railroad boxcar homes

Siloh homes

There are so many things that can be transformed into a home. Just let the imagination fly! You have a good start on getting your dream place. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 1, 2014 at 2:28pm

Daniel, sorry you lost energy before you could make the rhubarb into something yummy, however, I hope you took the time to lie down, or sit, whatever is your preference and just renew and rejuvenate! Your body is your best friend telling what you need to know about yourself. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 1, 2014 at 2:26pm

Ritz is my favorite. 

Comment by Reg MM on April 1, 2014 at 2:06pm

Trader Joe's makes a Rosemary Raisin cracker that's so good with goat cheese. Also I could eat an entire sleeve of Ritz Everything crackers (don't judge).

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 1, 2014 at 2:04pm

Starbucks is using old shipping containers for new locations.  One just opened here in Chicago.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 1, 2014 at 12:51pm

Years ago I heard that you could buy used shipping containers for a song, but I couldn't find any that were inexpensive, and moving them to your property was costly as well, so I gave-up on them.

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 1, 2014 at 12:43pm

When I was a little boy, my dad would split oyster crackers and put a chili bean in the middle to make a sandwich.  I liked them.

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 1, 2014 at 12:42pm

Pat, Spud, I don't recall sleeping in quonset huts.   In boot camp, the barracks were on stilts.  I don't know why.  If I recall correctly, that had something to do with alligators and scorpions.  I might be wrong.

In the town where I grew up, a few people lived in them.  The insulation issue did come up.

These days a lot of people are converting shipping containers into living quarters.   I imagine they are sturdy and inexpensive, but the insulation issue comes to mind again.


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