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Humans vs Equipment

When a business invests in equipment, it is assumed that equipment will generate an immediate return on investment. Especially because the equipment has been designed, tested, and certified to perform its task. Inevitably, when you invest in one piece of… Continue Reading →

EarthSeed .5: Full Scale Mobile Space Settlement Analog

On March 20, 2017, I acquired this 84 passenger diesel school bus.  Why for? As my new Mobile Space Settlement Analog. There will be multiple phases in its development:  First to make sure it is mechanically sound.  Second a paint… Continue Reading →

The Bus – Mechanical

A few weeks ago I purchased a school bus.  It was an as-is deal, and despite best efforts, starting the engine was not in the cards.  So I had it towed to a mechanics shop – trebidation filling my chest…. Continue Reading →

These are NOT antiques

It’s fun to watch antiques roadshow occasionally and share in the discovery of some tiny item from the attic that is worth hundreds, or chuckle when that old lamp turns out to be a low end copy of a fancy… Continue Reading →

Grooming and Habits

Close quarters becomes problematic after just a few days.  And when water usage must be judicious, it can become challenging.  So I started to evaluate some of my habits, not just the time I take, but the amount of water… Continue Reading →

Adjusting to a Settlement Mind Set: Grooming

As we look forward to establishing settlements on the Moon, Mars, and other destinations, we need to strongly reevaluate the way we live. Not just how we handle our food, waste, and water, but we must consider the very habits… Continue Reading →

Spring Cleaning

I have had the misfortune to move myself and family many times throughout my life.  Sometimes across town, and sometimes across the country.  Each time there was the agonizing issue of going through our STUFF and deciding what things just… Continue Reading →

Preparing for the Space Settlement Lifestyle

As the construction of the Tiny Home Prototype neared completion, the idea struck me that I needed to make some changes to be able to live in this truly tiny space for any length of time.  The fact is, that… Continue Reading →

Waste Processing with a Composting Toilet

One of the challenges of building a Biome that can be self-sustaining is handling wastes.  We’re talking about food wastes, garden wastes, and human wastes of feces and urine.  Any habitat off of the Earth must be able to not… Continue Reading →

Moon, Mars, or LEO?

Many argue that we need to colonize the Moon first and then Mars.  Others offer that we should settle on Mars first.  And there are yet others who think the holy grail is in Earth orbit.  Then there are those… Continue Reading →

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