This doesn’t have anything to do with survival but I think it’s interesting. I needed a bridge to get to the west side of my property so I built a wooden truss covered bridge. Now I can get the tractor over to the hardwood side of the land.
32′ long, 9 1/2 wide inside, Towne Lattice truss — probably could have built a house for what it cost but I can sit on my porch and see a covered bridge – priceless.
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I did learn a lot building this bridge. I lost lots of sleep over the design of the trusses but they worked better than I had hoped. I absolutely loved using the old time methods for construction. I figure the bridge will be around for 150 years or so. The only woodworking experience I have is making violins and home built aircraft. It’s a whole different set of skills when you deal with about 6 tons of lumber.
Awesome job! I’d love to have that kind of skill/knowledge. Unfortunately I’d end up with a bridge that sloped down stream!
Badger, regarding the stoves there are some people/manufacturers who might be affected, but all in all I don’t think this will be as bad as some think. You can see the EPA’s page on this here: http://www2.epa.gov/residential-wood-heaters
In the end though we’re heading clearly to a point where our lives are regulated and directed by the government… from what we eat, where we hunt, if we burn wood, what doctor we see, etc.. I’m 100% on the Libertarian train, this government is out of control.